Parish Affiliated Organizations

  • American Heritage Girls
  • Athletic Committee
  • Boy/Girl Scouts
  • Catholic Daughters of America
  • Catholic Social Teaching Ministry
  • Knights of Columbus/ Columbian Squires
  • The Guild
  • Men’s Golf League Participant
  • Primetimers Participant
  • Pro-Life Ministry
  • PODS-Point of Distribution
  • Human Needs Committee

  • American Heritage Girls +

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    For our most recent news click  pdf here (1.91 MB)   to read about American Heritage Girls! 

    We are troop NE1980, chartered by St. Wenceslaus Parish. We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month in the Social Hall. 

    AHG offers girls ages 5-18 an exciting progressive program of:

    Social Development through organized special events

    Girl Leadership opportunities at all levels of programming

    Life Skill Enhancement through multi-level badge program

    Character Development through community service and citizenship programs

    Develop Teamwork & Building Confidence through varied outdoor experiences

    Spiritual Development through biblical-based programming and religious recognition programs

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    For more information please contact:

    Sandy Kolb- Troop Coordinator  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Amy Glock- Vice Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Marie Stamm - Troop Shepherd - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Tom Whitcomb- Troop Treasurer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Or visit the website at www.americanheritagegirls.org

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  • Athletics +

    Participation in athletic programs contribute to physical, social, and spiritual growth, which helps develop the student-athlete as a Christian.

    Our parish athletics is open to Saint Wenceslaus School students and religious education students.

    Concussion Management

    On April 14th, 2012, Governor Heineman signed into law LB260, the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act. Below are some links to information about this act. During registration you will be asked to check that you have read these documents.

    Nebraska Concussion Information
    Athlete Fact Sheet
    Parents Fact Sheet
    Coaches Fact Sheet
    Coaches Clipboard Sheet

    All athletes and coaches must successfully complete the registration process before being allowed to participate in practices or games!

    For additional assistance, contact:

    President, Athletic Committee:
    Chris Pokorny at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 402-289-5098
    5-Day School Athletic Director:
    Steve Schumacher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 402-850-3966
    Website Administrator:
    Jennifer Sopcich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Boys Basketball: Trevor Barton: 402-333- 0415 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Boys Track: Jill Edstrand: 402-320-7492 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Cross Country: Ken Wentz (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and phone (402) 321-4761
    Football: John King: 402-330- 6946 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Girls Track: Kevin West: 402-934-9378 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Steve Bunda: 402-430-2404 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Girls Volleyball: Tricia Montague | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Robin Stec | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Soccer Club: Mike Smolsky: 402-740- 2901 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Trap Shooting Club: Joseph Labedz: 402-651- 7083 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Volleyball +

    Registration is open! We are excited to offer opportunities to play volleyball for girls of all skill levels. The St. Wenceslaus teams participate in the PAL volleyball league. Register according to the grade you WILL BE IN for the 2016-2017 school year. Students who will be in grades 5-8 will tryout and be placed on teams according to skill level. Students in 4th grade do not try out and will play on teams with balanced skill levels.

    All INCOMING 5th graders through INCOMING 8th graders must register prior to tryouts. INCOMING 4th graders will not have a tryout, but must be registered by July 1, 2016.

    Parent Meeting - Monday, April 25 in the St. Wenceslaus Library from 7:30 to 8:30PM. St Wenceslaus is changing the volleyball jersey this season. Cost is apiece. More information will be sent out after team formation. Samples will be available at the parent meeting and uniform orders will be placed after team formation.

    Please note that only one tryout session will be held for each grade. A tryout t-shirt will be included in your registration fee and is provided at tryouts. If any parents are interested in volunteering to coach, assistant coach, or be a team parent, please register now! You must be Safe Environment trained.

    For Questions, please contact Robin.

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    Robin Strec
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  • Football +

    Read this document prior to registering. It contains policies, team formation, practice, and game information. 

    http://tinyurl.com/football-document

    Contact
    John King
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  • Cross Country +

    Registration:

    23 Weeks 2 Days 
    April 30, 2017 - October 10, 2017

    Play:

    6 Weeks 
    August 25, 2017 - October 10, 2017

    Description:

    Welcome to 2018 Cross Country!!!

     

    St. Wenceslaus Cross Country registration is now open for all Boys and Girls who will be in 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade in the Fall of 2018. 

    Registration Cost: .00 – includes entry fees for all meets. 

    2018 Tentative Meet Schedule:

     

    Late August – Glenwood Meet (Glenwood, IA)

    September – Central Meet, Lincoln Meet, Bryan Meet (Omaha, NE)

    October – State Meet (Walnut Grove – Papillion, NE)

    Weekend group training runs and practice dates: TBD.

    Optional family fun runs will begin July 7, 2018.  

    Uniform Requirements – Navy Cross-Country Singlets - If you need a new jersey (all new players, and any returning players who need a new size), please order at the time of registration. The jersey cost () is in addition to the registration fee. Jerseys run from true to size or slightly small. If the cost of the registration and/or jersey is a financial hardship, please contact Mr. Huben.

    All levels and abilities are welcome and the focus will be on encouraging each athlete to love running and perform to their best. Most meets are a 3k (appx. 1.8 miles). 

    If you have any questions please contact Ken Wentz at 402-321-4761 (text accepted too) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Basketball +

    2016/2017 Winter Basketball

    Registration Cost (Uniforms included): 
    6th – 8th Graders:  
    5th Graders:  

    Basketball tryouts is open to all St. Wenceslaus Parish members.

    Please contact Trevor Barton at 402.680.6712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

  • Track +

    Track is open to 6th-8th Grade Students.

    Registration cost:  .00

    Boys Coach:  Jill Edstrand 402-320-7492 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Girls Coach:  Steve Bunda 402-430-2404 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Soccer +

     

    Welcome to the St. Wenceslaus Soccer Club. SWSC is a developmental and recreational soccer club offering kids from PreK-8 the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a fun yet developmental environment. 

    - Our Micro-Program is open to all 4 day preschool, High Five and Kindergarten aged students who are parishioners of St. Wenceslaus (3 day preschool children may register as well, but only after receiving special approval from the soccer club). Our Micro Program is an in-house league with an emphasis on- having fun, learning ball skills, soccer basics and teamwork. 

    - Our older players (1st grade through 8th grade) participants in the CYSL (Catholic Youth Soccer League) and compete against teams from other parishes around the city.

    - Our philosophy is simple: (1) Have fun, (2) Develop Players, (3) On-field Results... in this exact order. (and without sacrificing Item 1 or Item 2 for the sake of Item 3)

    - Our mission is to build a greater sense of community within St. Wenceslaus, to positively influence the kids we are so blessed to serve and to promote a service for others mentality. 

     

    Follow us on Facebook @swscomaha and Twitter @swscomaha to stay updated with St. Wenceslaus Soccer Club! 

    Registration information can be found on the Athletics website.

    www.stwenceslaussports.siplay.com

    Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

    Tom Worthington- President (402)980-5189 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Galen Helton- Micro Soccer Coordinator (402)578-6702 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Joe Hall- Girls Registrar (402)676-0441 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Fred Nelson- Boys Registrar (402)213-9507 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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  • Boy/Girl Scouts +

    Provide for an effective program designed to build desirable qualities of character, training in citizenship participation and develop in them personal fitness. 

     

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  • Catholic Daughters of America +


    The largest organization of Catholic women in America. Our purpose is to participate in the religious, charitable and education apostolate of the church.

    Meetings: 2 nd Monday of the month, September through June
    Contact: Anita Corbitt: 402-330- 1428 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas and the world. We are dedicated to strengthening our spiritual life through Christ and His Church.  Founded in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus in Utica, New York, they donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.”

    Catholic Daughters women enjoy each other’s company at meetings and work hard for their parishes and communities. Deeply spiritual, together they share faith, love of God and a distinctly feminine spirituality alluded to by Pope John Paul II when he spoke of the necessity of “feminine genius” in today’s world.

    The program includes concerns of today’s church and society as well as issues that affect the well-being of women and children.

    Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.

    Catholic Daughters offers the women of St. Wenceslaus:

    • Contemporary programs that cover a vast scope of activities beginning at the parish level and expanding into all concerns of today's church and society.
    • Regular meetings which are held once a month, September to June.

    You are encouraged to join.

    We encourage all Catholic women 18 years and older to join the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Catholic lay and religious women 18 years of age or older, who love and support the Church and wish to participate in social and charitable activities, are welcome to join.

    For more information visit our national website:  www.catholicdaughters.org

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  • Catholic Social Teaching Ministry +

    CSTM helps to raise awareness and understanding of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) by providing opportunities for prayer, education, service, and advocacy for justice and peace.

    Meetings: Monthly
    Contact: Mary Eileen Andreasen at 402-991-3425 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    And be sure to like our facebook page!  CLICK HERE

    The Catholic Social Teaching Ministry (CSTM) group regularly.  Please call for information.

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  • Knights of Columbus +

    Catholic men fraternal organization. Programs and projects include church, family, community and youth.
    Meetings: 1 st Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
    Contact: Bob Cronin: 402-321-3251 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

     

    Columbian Squires: This international fraternity of Catholic young men, ages 10-18 strives to provide the spiritual, cultural, civic, social and physical improvement of its members, and the development of their leadership qualities.
    Contact: Ed Kolb: 402-861- 9976 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    Our fraternal organization is founded on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.  Those are summarized on the back of our membership form: "You will share in the sense of pride in knowing that their Order is second to none in support of Our Holy Father, our Bishops and Priests; in working for our fellow man, especially those most in need; and in binding together to preserve traditional values in the face of attacks against the family and innocent human life."

    Our Council has over 200 parish men, belonging to the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization with over 1.5 million brother Knights and 10,000 Councils.

    Simply put, our Council tries to be the "right hand" of the parish priest with service to the Church and the local community. Participation includes family, spiritual, social, civic-oriented, athletic and recreational events.

    The St. Wenceslaus Knights of Columbus has:

    • Assisted our parish priests to address needs and aided seminarians.
    • Contributed to school needs such as playground and cafeteria equipment.
    • Supported the pro-life movement.
    • Volunteered time and food to homeless shelters.
    • Provided bus trips to local athletic events.
    • Helped with parish boutiques and assisted with parish fun days.
    • Provided scholarships.
    • Assisted with Honey Sunday to help the mentally and physically challenged.
    • Provided pancake fundraiser meals and Lenten dinners.

    Visit our website HERE.

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  • The Guild +

    Our Mission: Our mission is to provide hospitality to all individuals and families of our parish. 

    We strive to accomplish this mission through service, spirituality and socialization; and invite all members of our parish--men, women and children--to participate in our activities.

    Our on-going monthly activities include:

    • Priest Mealsproviding a meal for our busy priests on Monday and Wednesday nights
    • Funeral Meals - donate food, work shifts at lunch preparing, serving, and cleaning 
    • Stephen Center - coordinate and serve dinner on the 4th Saturday of each month
    • Donut Sundays - encourages socialization with parish members while enjoying donuts, coffee and juice on the 2nd Sunday of each month
    • Monthly Social - fellowship with activities ranging from our annual outdoor mass, meal kits for those in need or simply a craft activity or game. A great way to meet fellow parishioners.
    • Board Meeting - monthly administrative meeting to organize, plan and review budget

    We support and celebrate the members of our parish and our priests through a variety of additional activities... hosting the Spring Graduation Dinner, sponsoring a booth at Vaclav, providing refreshments for the Parish Mission and celebrations for our priests.

    We invite you to join us at any and all of our activities including our Board Meetings--we can even make it easy for you by sending occasional reminders of our upcoming activities. Just let us know which types of events you wish to know about by signing up for our mailing list!

    Have additional questions about The Guild? Contact Julie Dvorak at 402-305-3028 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Activities +

    Each month of the school year The Guild hosts a social activity to garner fellowship among our parishioners. All are welcome to attend! Click on a Sign Up below to RSVP for an activity.

    High School Graduations are right around the corner! Please join us for our annual graduation mass and dinner for all St. Wenceslaus high school seniors and their families. Click on the link below to RSVP!

    Graduation Dinner - RSVP

  • Service Opportunities +

  • Documents & Resources (Coming Soon - Under Construction) +

    Below are a variety of tools and resources available to our members.

    • Forms
    • Donut Sunday Tools
      • Co-Host Resource Guide & Expectations
      • Donut Sunday Event Report
      • Donut Sunday Set Up Option #1
      • Donut Sunday Set Up Option #2
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  • Men’s Golf League Participant +

    Golf league offers a chance for members of St. Wenceslaus to play golf, meet other parishioners and have fun.
    Meetings: N/A
    Contact: Dean Jacobson: 402-964- 9110 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Primetimers +

    Primetimers provide parishioners age 55 and older the opportunity to find new friends and continue existing friendships through social, religious and community activities. A committee of approximately 25 members meet on a monthly basis to plan upcoming activities and to prepare a calendar of events for the upcoming year.

    Meetings: Planning Committee meets the 1 st Monday of each month.
    Contact: Larry and Sharon Wilwerding: 402-330- 3518 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Primetimers main objective is to offer friendship and support to our members.

    Activities are published in the weekly church bulletin. These have included:

    • Membership dinner and meeting each year in September
    • Witches Brew - (Halloween soup and sandwich dinner)
    • Potluck dinner and game nights
    • Christmas party and White Elephant gift exchange
    • Chili Cookoff, cook-outs, wine and cheese tasting
    • Movie Night and dinner
    • St. Patrick’s Day catered dinner
    • Casino Night
    • Cinco de Mayo Party
    • Parish Ministry Picnic and Mass (with Primetimer Groups from other Omaha Parishes)
    • Golf outings and Putting contests
    • Attend Musicals at the Papillion Amphitheater
    • Membership Appreciation Dinner
    • Lauritzsen Garden Tour and Lunch at the Bohemian Café

    We support and care for our members

    We send cards to members who are ill. We also send flowers or reading material to members who have been in the hospital. Follow-up calls are made to members recuperating at home and assistance given when needed. Mass cards are sent to the immediate family of members who have died.

     

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  • Pro-Life +

    Greetings everyone,

    May your Holy Week experiences lead to a Blessed Easter.

    Here are the Pro-Life updates from our meeting.  Lots going on with Pro-Life.

    1. Younkers Community Booklet report – We turned in 225 booklets sold, earning us a total of 336,125.  Our best total, and besides we just heard we will receive a bonus check for 1.52, a split of the profits for the event.
    2. Art Contest winners – The 4 winners will be announced in the bulletin soon.  They will receive a gift card from Walmart and their artwork will be made into prayer cards to be handed out on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and the beginning of Spiritual adoption.  Congratulations!
    3. Pro-Life Living Rosary at St. Leo’s on March 18 – 3 people represented our parish to pray for the end of abortion.
    4. 40 Days for Life on March 20th – Thanks to the 20 people who signed up to pray at Planned Parenthood and the 26 who signed up to pray in the Adoration chapel.  Every prayer counts.
    5. Pat Castle spoke at St. Matthew’s on March 20 for Life Runners – no report available.
    6. EPS Baby Shower till March 27th - Please be generous with baby items.  Thanks goes out to Matt Smith who secured and set up the crib for us, and many thanks to John and Pat Christopherson for taking all items to EPS.
    7. Signatures for State Senators to pass the budget and stop funding Planned Parenthood in the state of Nebraska – 710 signatures in the foyer and 73 were sent in on line.  Many thanks for all the volunteers who helped make this a successful activity.  If you didn’t get a chance to let your state senator know, it is not too late to contact them and ask them to vote for the budget with the Pro-Life language to stop funding organizations that do abortions.
    8. Pro-Life Essay Contest ends Sunday, March 25th – They will be read and winners will be announced later,
    9. Little Feet for Confirmation -They are being purchased from Nebraskans United for Life and will be given to 8th graders for Confirmation Day.
    10. Pro-Life license plate – I have one.  Start by going on line to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for the state of Nebraska to select the type of plate you want to buy.  You will need your credit card to make the purchase. I selected the generic one that costs .  It will take 6 – 8 weeks for the new plates to be made. The DMV will notify you as to when to call them to let them know what station you want your plates sent for you to pick them up.  You take in your old plates for the new ones.  The exchange of plates cost me .
    11. Stations of the Cross will be said on Good Friday at noon at Planned Parenthood at 3105 North 93rd St. and at Carhart’s clinic at 1001 Mission Ave in Bellevue.  Great time to remember the crucified Christ and those dying in the abortion mills.  Do you need a ride?
    12. Mother’s Day Ad in the Omaha World Herald – Nebraskans United for Life will be purchasing a page ad to support Life.  You can add your name, or honor your mother, or honor mothers who have died.  The cost is per line and you will find the form in the church bulletin in a few weeks.
    13. Omaha Health Expo -  Do youth need service hours?  Nebraskans United for Life will have a booth at the expo at the Baxter Arena, 67th and Center, on Sat./Sun. April 7 and 8th.  They are looking for volunteers to help pass out literature to the 8,000 to 10,000 people who attend this free event and free parking.  Call Anne Marie at 402-399-0299.
    14. Physician-Assisted suicide – This topic has been in the news and there has been some meetings in Hastings, Columbus and Lincoln already.  If you see any news articles, or know of any meetings, please let me know. We need to be on top of this.

    Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom.  If you have any questions, let me know – 402-330-7153.

    Angie 

    Pro-Life Links

    • Project Rachel:   http://hopeafterabortion.org/
    • Journey to Love: Journey to Love© is a peer ministry offering practical guidance and compassionate care focusing on the needs of expectant parents as they seek to honor the life of their baby no matter how frail or how brief. Contact Elizabeth Murphy for more information, 402-551-9003, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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  • PODS- Point of Distribution +

    A Word from our Pastor

     The health and safety of St. Wenceslaus community members is very important. One of the many things that can threaten health and safety is a Public Health Emergency such as a flu epidemic, contaminated water supply or an anthrax terroristic threat.  You can be confident that we have a plan in place to limit the impact of public health emergencies on our parishioners, students, teachers and their families.  Our goal is to protect the health of all during such an event.

     Members of the St. Wenceslaus Volunteer Nurse Ministry, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Daughters, Primetimers, Support Staff and the Director of Pastoral Ministry have been working with The Douglas County Health Department to create a plan to serve as a closed point of dispensing, or Closed POD, in the event of a formal emergency declaration by the governor.  Closed PODs are located on the organization’s property and will be operated by the Parish.  Trained volunteers will hand out water or medication (free) to parish and school families to keep you and family from getting sick.  Participation in the program involves pre-planning, training and coordination with local health departments.

     If you have any questions about the St. Wenceslaus Church and School’s plans to serve as a Closed POD, or if you are interested in volunteering to help with emergency preparedness planning, contact Mary Stieren at 402-697-7514 or one of the Command Team Leaders: Joan Mack and Mary Dobleman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Sincerely,

     

     

    Click HERE for the Anthrax Medication Screening Form

    pdf PODS- Point of Distribution FAQ (29 KB) .

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  • Human Needs Committee +

    Human Needs Committee Core Group Goals:

                    a.      To assist the parish in development of its charitable and assistance programs.

    b.      To bring attention to situations, projects, organizations, and individuals that are in need of help and

             arriving at a decision as to whether we can be of help and how.                      

    c.      To attend the six yearly meetings. We meet every other month.

    d.      To assist in finding volunteers for the standing committees that are overseen by Human Needs,        

              leadership for the standing committees when needed and staffing for committee projects.

    e.      To assist in the annual outreach program/programs.

    f.       Minutes of the meeting are sent out by email

     

    If you would like more information about any of the ministries above please contact Mary Stieren or Rose Berkey at 402.697.7514 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

     

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