Education and Advocacy at Holy Family.

 Francis Mendenhall spoke on Sunday, February 4, 2018, after 10:00 am Mass at Holy Family Church.   The title of her talk was: “The Carbon Fee and Dividend Action Plan”.  A plan to mitigate global warming is crucial.  Since a carbon tax with revenue going to encourage renewable energy is not politically feasible a revenue-neutral carbon fee with revenue being returned to the people as a dividend, instead of to the government, is the best response.

Francis Mendenhall volunteers for the Citizens Climate Lobby .  Read more at

Trudy Shaw of the Personal Renewal Committee is leading a reading group on the Sundays of Lent at 9:15 am before 10 am mass.  Readings are from the booklet Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merten.

OTOC has action groups on mental health care, environment and sustainability, medicaid reform and fair tax policy, housing and revitalization, immigration and refugees, and predatory lending..  Visit for more information.

Immigrants, Dreamers, and those on TPS (Temporary Protective Status), 300,000 total, need help.  Their continued status is now threatened.  OTOC asks us to contact our members of Congress.  Ask them to urge the President and the Department of Homeland Security to protect Dreamers from deportation and renew TPS status.

OTOC Celebrates Community – Lighting the Way, Saturday March 24, 2018, 6-9:30 pm, at Kaneko, 11th & Jones. The celebration will have a Silent Auction, Food, Live Music, and good fellowship.  Tickets are available for $25 from Mary Ann or Don Zebolsky, 402-551-4252, or from OTOC , 402-344-4401, and $30 at the door on the night of the event..

Please support Omaha Together One Community (OTOC). Holy Family joins other organizations as a member. We work together to improve the quality of life in our community.  Dues from member congregations account for about one third of OTOC’s income.  The balance relies on the investment of individuals and organizations that share OTOC’s vision. Your support of OTOC with a donation of any size is deeply appreciated! Send them directly to OTOC, 3647 Lafayette, Omaha, NE 68131.  Updated information about OTOC’s recent efforts and planned events may be found at their website

Parish Meetings

Parish meetings are held twice a year at Holy Family, in January and May. They are open to the entire community.  It is the way Holy Family informs all about parish affairs, and the way we make decisions. There is a pot-luck in the Social Hall to celebrate after the meeting.

The last parish meeting was Sunday, January 28, 2018, after the 10 o’clock mass.  The next parish meeting will be on May 27, 2018.  These meetings are open to all members of the Community.  Please come and participate in the meetings, and the meal in the social hall afterward.