Third Annual St. John the Baptist Golf Classic Raises $15,000 for Catholic Education


The third annual St. John the Baptist Golf Classic brought together 92 golfers, more than 50 sponsors and many volunteers to raise money for Catholic education in the Plattsmouth community.

The golf classic, held on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Bay Hills Golf Course, was a winner in every way — breaking records in funds raised and attendance.  According to Knights of Columbus event organizer Mike Vaughn, the golf classic was a tremendous success, raising more than $15,000 to support St. John the Baptist School.

After cancelling last year’s tournament due to the pandemic, not even the humidity or stormy weather could stop players from making it a successful and memorable day. Players enjoyed on-course pin prizes, a Hole-in-One Contest, raffle drawings and swag bags.

Following the tournament, 173 golfers and friends enjoyed a banquet at St. John’s school which included a steak dinner catered by Church of the Holy Spirit. Mayor Paul Lambert was the emcee at the banquet. Also in attendance was Congressman Jeff Fortenberry.

Golf Classic Results:
A Flight First Place
:  Jeff Scanlan, Troy Steel, Derek Sutton, and Jeff Cherek with a 15 under

A Flight Second Place: Team Welch:  Larry Welch, Buck Welch, Ben Welch and Jack Welch

B Flight First Place: Joe Jelinek, Josh Jelinek, Andy LeBlanc and Blain Tanner

B Flight Second Place: Amanda Scherlie, Kendall Scherlie, Julia Rodehorst and Drew Rodehorst

Top Mixed Flight: Team Benedict: Larry Benedict, Erica Benedict,  Harrison Benedict and Lauren Benedict

Thank you to all who supported and participated in the Golf Classic. A special thanks to the Knights of Columbus for making this event possible.

Save the Date – HALLOWINE is October 29th

Mark your calendars now for a spooktacular Wine Tasting Event on Friday, October 29th! HALLOWINE is presented by St. John the Baptist School and Slattery Vintage Estates. Watch for more details coming soon!

Register for STJB Golf Classic by August 3rd

HURRY… there’s still time! Registration for the St. John the Baptist Golf Classic is due no later than Tuesday, August 3rd.

The annual Golf Classic is this Saturday, August 7th at Bay Hills Golf Course in Plattsmouth with a 12 p.m. shot gun start. A steak dinner will follow at St. John the Baptist School gymnasium.


  • Individual Participant – $80 (Includes golf and dinner)
  • Foursome Participant $320 (Includes golf and Dinner)
  • Dinner Only/per Individual – $20

Click HERE to register an individual or team.

If you have any questions, contact [email protected]

All proceeds support St. John the Baptist School.




Totus Tuus Summer Camp

Join us for Totus Tuus Summer Camp this June!

Entering Grades 1-8: June 21-25 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am to 3:00pm Entering Grades 9-12: June 20-24 (Sun-Thurs) 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Totus Tuus, which means Totally Yours, is run by a team of four college-age students: two ladies and one gentleman in college, and a seminarian. Students of all ages will very much enjoy the program – this team of four has a fun (and yet holy!) method of teaching the Faith!

Click below to download a form and learn how to register.

Totus Tuus 2021 informational flyer

Mass Obligation and Seating Information

Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Church of the Holy Spirit:

I am writing to tell you that we are getting ready for the return of the Mass obligation the weekend of Pentecost (May 22-23).  As you may know, that obligation was lifted as the COVID pandemic began to spread widely in our country in March of 2020.  For two months that year, there were no public Masses at all.  Now with the wide availability of the vaccines and other developments, the threat of serious illness, or even death, although still real, is much less.  Throughout the past year, we have been able to have Mass and other services with relative safety to our health.  Our school has been in session all year.  Thanks in no small part to many people cleaning regularly, social distancing, and other measures, there seems to be even a marked reduction in colds and seasonal flu that has been reported here and other places.  God has been good to us and we especially single out thanks to the Mother of God for her comfort and prayers for us, her children.

If you are just returning for the first time this weekend (or next), you are welcome to sit anywhere in the main section of the church without worrying about social distancing, especially if you are fully vaccinated.  We will keep the “every other pew” and social distancing on the side sections, for those who are still concerned about possible health issues, at least for a while as needed.  We have been able to accommodate all who have come so far, and this will continue.  Pentecost Sunday (May 23) will be the last day we offer the 10 A.M. special Holy Communion service, but please let us know if you need the sacraments.  We are hoping to restore Holy Communion to the sick at home soon.

Historians will write the story of our nation and our world and see things that we do not see now.  I have already seen a great deal of grit and courage, and confident trust in the Lord.  Our perpetual adoration program had people praying continuously in front of the Blessed Sacrament (with a few exceptions due to weather) all during this time.  The Lord was always here with us and will continue to be here with us until the end of time.  God bless you all!

Fr. Houlihan