Ars gratia artis

Art for the sake of art.

But what makes for good art, and how are we to understand it when we see it?

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Saturday 26th April at 6:00pm

Church of All Saints Parish Centre

Art appreciation discourse with Cheese & Wine

by Emma Curtis

Emma is an artist and teacher from Seattle, WA. She holds a degree in fine arts, with a concentration in oil painting, from Hillsdale College and is fast making a name for herself as a leading proponent of the return to realism.

Lenten & Holy Week Schedule

Lenten Devotions begin on Ash Wednesday

  • Stations of the Cross – Wednesday & Fridays throughout Lent at 6:30pm
  • The Divine Office of Compline – Wednesday at 7:00pm
  • Lenten Evening Mass – Fridays throughout Lent at 7:00pm

Passion Sunday 6 April 2014 – Mass times as usual

Palm Sunday 13 April 2014 – Mass times as usual with Blessing and Procession of Palms beginning at 10:00am

Masses during Holy Week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) at 12:10pm & 7:00pm

Holy Thursday 17 April 2014 - Mass of the Last Supper at 7:00pm, (followed by the stripping of the altar and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.)

Good Friday 18 April 2014

  • Confessions beginning at 1:00pm
  • Stations of the Cross at 2:00pm
  • Preached Reflection at 2:45pm
  • Solemn Afternoon Liturgy at 3:00pm

Easter Vigil 19 April 2014

  • Blessing of the New Fire and Paschal Candle at 10:30pm
  • Blessing of Lustral & Baptismal water at 11:00pm
  • Easter Vigil Mass at 12:00am

Easter Sunday 20 April 2014 – Mass times as usual


Tu est Sacerdos in aeternum

The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

Ordination to the Preisthood

31st May 2014

in the Cathedral of St Cecilia, Omaha, NE

by His Excellency Bishop Schneider

This year the Fraternity of St. Peter will call nine men to priestly ordination. Several of these men visited the parish of All Saints for our patronal feast day in November 2013.  Fr. Harkins will be in attendance and is prepared to give a tour of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, NE to any members of the parish who also wish to attend the ordinations. The schedule for ordinations and first masses has not yet been released but parishioners are encouraged to attend the ordination and first masses. If you are interested in attending Priestly ordinations in Omaha on Saturday 31 May 2014 as part of a parish group please contact us by email at

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

This year the Church of All Saints will be preparing communicants for their first holy communion on the External Solemnity of the Feast of Corpus Christi, 22 June 2014. Parents wishing their child to receive their First Holy Communion at the parish of All Saints should enroll them for the 10 week preparation classes. These classes will be conducted by Fr Bauknecht in the parish centre at 9:15am beginning on Sunday 9 March 2014. A full schedule of class dates is given below. The book used in the preparation classes is the “New St Joseph’s First Communion Catechism”.

First Holy Communion Registration – Click Here

Sunday 9 March
Sunday 16 March
Sunday 23 March
Sunday 30 March
Sunday 6 April

Break for Easter

Sunday 4 May
Sunday 11 May
Sunday 18 May
Sunday 25 May
Sunday 1 June

In addition to and running concurrently with the First Communion preparation classes Fr. Harkins will give a series of lectures on the liturgy to parents and young children. These classes entitled “Eden to Calvary – a liturgical journey” will be held in the Auditorium of the parish centre beginning at 9:00am on the weeks of First Communion classes. All parishioners are invited to attend whether or not they have children enrolled in the First Communion classes.

St Joseph’s Guild Meeting Dates

The St Joseph’s Guild is open to all men of the parish over 21. The main tasks of the St Joseph’s Guild are to provide hospitality and maintain the exterior infrastructure of the parish. The Group meets on Wednesdays throughout the year to sing Compline, receive spiritual direction and agree the work schedule for the parish.

2013-14 Meeting Schedule
·       September 25
·       October 16
·       November 20
·       December 11
·       January 15
·       February 19
·       March 19
·       April 23
·       May 21

St Martha’s Guild Meeting Dates

The St Martha’s Altar Guild is open to all women of the parish. The is no minimum age. The main task of the Guild is to prepare the Church for High Day and Holy Days of the liturgical calendar. Membership of the guild involves participation at the preparation days and quarterly spiritual conferences.

To join please contact us
Saturday 19 Oct 2013            Preparation Day for the Feast of All Saints/All Souls
Saturday 14 Dec 2013        Preparation Day for Christmas
Wednesday 18 Dec 2013        Ember Day Meeting at 7pm
Saturday 11 Jan 2014        Preparation Day for the Feast of the Holy Family
Saturday 08 Feb 2014        Preparation Day for Lent
Wednesday 12 Mar 2014        1st Week of Lent Meeting at 7pm
Saturday 12 Apr 2014            Preparation Day for Holy Week
Saturday 07 Jun 2014        Preparation Day for Pentecost
Wednesday 11 Jun 2014        Ember Day Meeting at 7pm

Extraordinary Form Mass Times

FSSP Coat of ArmsEffective on September 14, 2013, the Mass and Devotionals schedule for All Saints Catholic Church will be as follows:

Mass Times

Sunday: 7:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Monday: 12:10 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM & 12:10 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM &12:10 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM & 12:10 PM
Friday: 12:10 PM (7:00 PM on First Fridays)
Saturday: 8:00 AM

Holy Days & First Fridays: 7:00 PM

Masses provided by the Archdiocese in the Ordinary Form

Saturday: 5:00 PM (Vigil)
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Holy Days: 8:00 AM


Saturdays: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
30 Minutes before all Masses


Divine Office

Office of Terce:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM
Office of Compline:  Wednesdays at 7:00 PM (also following Holy Day Masses)

Miraculous Medal Devotions

Wednesdays after 12:10 PM Mass

Benediction and Act of Reparation

Holy hour from 6:00 PM. Benediction at 6:50 PM on Holy Days and First Fridays

First Saturday Devotions

Litany of Loreto following 8:00 AM Mass

Solemn High Mass – 10:30 AM on August 11th, with Very Rev. Fr. John Berg FSSP

Very Reverend Father John Berg FSSPAll Saints Catholic Church will be celebrating a Solemn High Mass at 10:30 AM on Sunday, August 11th. We will have Very Reverend John Berg FSSP, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter as our guest.

All are invited for coffee and refreshments in the Parish Center following the 10:30 AM Mass.

About the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

FSSP Coat of ArmsMission of the Fraternity

The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (Fraternitas Sacertodatlis Sancti Petri in Latin) is a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, that is, a community of Roman Catholic priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the world.  The mission of the Fraternity is two-fold:  first, the formation and sanctification of priests in the cadre of the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite, and secondly, the pastoral deployment of the priests in the service of the Church.

The spiritual formation of the priests in the Fraternity is based in the Sacred Tradition of the Church, and is founded upon four pillars:

  • A deep love and devotion to the Blessed Eucharist in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
  • Faithful following of Christ the High Priest, source of all grace, our example and our inspiration.
  • Filial love and true devotion to Mary the Mother of Priests and patroness of our seminary, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
  • Loyalty and fidelity to, and dependence on, the Magisterium of the Church and the successor of Saint Peter, our Patron.

The Coat of Arms of the Fraternity

The two crossed keys principally evoke Saint Peter, Patron of our Fraternity. They also refer to the Holy See, to which we have been united with indefectible fidelity since our foundation. The absence of a tiara and the color of the background, however, clearly distinguish our arms from those of the Apostolic See. The blue background, a Marian color, reminds us that the FSSP is under the protection of the Mother of God (Constitutions #4). Lastly, the tears commemorate the difficult historical circumstances of our inception: “Qui seminant in lacrimis, in exsultatione metent” (Ps 125, 5), as well as Saint Peter’s triple assertion of love for the Lord (Jn 21, 15-17). This number may also evoke the three central aspects of our charism – hierarchical fidelity, doctrinal rectitude and the Gregorian liturgy.

Founding of the Fraternity

In 1988, Pope John Paul II established the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter as a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, and approved its constitutions. The Fraternity was founded in response to the Holy Father’s call to ecclesial unity and the new evangelization. Hence, our name denotes a filial love and loyalty to the Supreme Pontiff. The primary patron of the Fraternity from its inception was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, then head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, later becoming Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

History of the FSSP in North America

In 1994, with the permission of Bishop Timlin, Father Josef Bisig announced the establishment of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary at Elmhurst. It was soon apparent that the growing number of seminarians mandated a separate building. In 1998, at the invitation of Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, the decision was made to construct a seminary in Denton, and in the fall of 2000 the new seminary opened.

Since its formation, the North American District has experienced a continuing increase in the establishment of parishes and apostolates. Under Father Devillers, first North American District Superior, and his successors, Frs. Paul Carr and George Gabet (the current District Superior), parishes and apostolates have been established in seventeen dioceses in the United States. In addition to the aforementioned dioceses they include, the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado and the Dioceses of Rapid City (South Dakota), Little Rock (Arkansas), Lincoln and Omaha (Nebraska), Youngstown (Ohio), Paterson (New Jersey), Kansas City (Kansas), Atlanta (Georgia), Tulsa and Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), Corpus Christi and Dallas (Texas), Colorado Springs (Colorado), Indianapolis (Indiana), Sacramento (California) and Boise City (Idaho). All Saints Catholic Church became the newest parish to be served by the Fraternity, with priests taking over administrative and pastoral duties of the Parish in July 2013.

In 1995 the pastoral work of the District truly became “North American” with the invitation to the Fraternity by His Grace, Archbishop Marcel Gervais, Archbishop of Ottawa (Ontario), to minister in Canada. With the invitation of other members of the Canadian hierarchy the Fraternity has established parishes and apostolates in Ottawa and St. Catharines (Ontario), Calgary (Alberta) and Vancouver (British Columbia).

Through its first decade the number of District priests has also increased tremendously. From its original two members the District now has 75 priests engaged in pastoral or seminary work. This number continues to grow each year through ordinations.

For more information about the history, mission and apostolate of the FSSP, please visit the FSSP North America page and the FSSP International page.

All Saints Mass Schedule for July 2013

Extraordinary Form Latin MassThe new pastor Fr. Peter Bauknecht, in consultation with the Parish council, is drafting a new parish Mass schedule. This schedule will be available on August 3, 2013. Until that time, members of the parish and future parishioners are welcome to attend the private Masses being offered at All Saints in the Extraordinary Form.

For the month of July the following private Masses will be offered with confessions 30 minutess before Mass.

Extraordinary Form
Sunday: 7:30am & 10:30am
Mon-Fri: 12:10pm
Saturday: 8:00am

There will be no change in July to the current schedule of Ordinary Form Masses celebrated by Fr. Jim and Fr. Mike of the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis.

Ordinary Form
Saturday: 5:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am