Lenten Fish Fry Returns

Our Parish will continue our time-honored tradition of the Lenten Fish Frys, beginning Friday, February 24th through a March 31st. There will be no fish fry on Good Friday, April 7th.

Fish Frys are held in the St John the Baptist School Gym (500 S. 18th St.) from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Dine in or carry out is available. Plus, live entertainment every Friday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and a raffle drawing for steaks every 30 minutes!


  • Choice of entrée: Fried AlaskanPollock, Baked Salmon or Fried shrimp
  • Meal includes choice of baked potato, mac and cheese or soup.
  • All meals include cole slawbread, and dessert.
  • Complementary water and coffee.
  • Beer, wine, bottled water and soda available for purchase.


  • Large Plate – $12.00
  • Small Plate – $8.00

Credit cards, checks and cash accepted.


Calling Children in Grades 3-8 — Join the Children’s Christmas Choir

Attention all parish students grades 3-8!  Please join us for Christmas Choir for the children’s Mass on Christmas Eve.  We will be singing hymns from 3:30-4:00, and then leading song during the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve.

We will have three rehearsals:

Tuesday, December 6th

Tuesday, December 13th

Monday, December 19th

All rehearsals will take place at 3:15 in the church and dismiss at 4:00.  Please make arrangements for prompt pick-up or aftercare.  Please attend as many as possible, but if you are unable to attend rehearsal, you may still join us in the choir section for Mass.  

This is a great opportunity for Confirmation students to receive church service hours!

For questions, contact [email protected]


Installation of 2023 PCCW Officers

Congratulations to our newly installed 2023 PCCW Officers!

Pictured from L-R: Vice President Patty Lambert; President Liz Rubin; Treasurer Marlene Haller; Secretary Velora Riese; and Fr. Timmerman


Annual Stewardship of Treasure Pledge

Stewardship is a way of life, and this week we are kicking off our annual “stewardship of treasure.” In the links below, you will find this week’s bulletin with a letter about stewardship of treasure from Fr. Timmerman, as well as a Pledge Card and Automatic Deposit Form.

bulletin 2022-11-13

2022-23 Stewardship Pledge Form


We are asking all parishioners to prayerfully fill out and return their pledge card to the parish office. Your commitment to stewardship first of all helps you to plan out and be intentional about your giving to the Church. Secondly, the pledge cards also help the parish with budgeting for the future.

The automatic deposit form is a great way to give to CHS via online giving. Some parishioners travel on the weekend, and if they miss a Mass at Holy Spirit, the church loses out on their much-needed weekly support. Some people choose to give monthly, just like many of their other automatic expenses that come out of their account. Online giving is an easy and safe way to exercise this “envelope-based” area of stewardship of treasure, and it can be planned for the entire year, helping to ensure that your intended donations get done even if you are away for a weekend or longer. If you have any questions about online giving, please contact Noni Thiesen at [email protected].

PS – If you are already giving to the church online, thank you! Would you please consider increasing that amount for the upcoming new year? Our parish family is the same as your family at home; our expenses go up every year, and your increased support helps to offset those increased expenses.


Working with God’s Holy Angels – September

You’re invited to attend a special one-hour talk on Holy Angels, followed by Q&A.

September 29th is the Feast of the Archangels, followed on Oct 2nd by the Feast of the Guardian Angels. The angels play an integral role in salvation history–and in our lives–but how often do we engage with or even acknowledge these amazing benefactors? Join us shortly after the 5:00 PM evening Mass on Saturday, September 24th, to prepare for these special feast days with a 1-hour talk on the holy angels, then Q & A. Snacks and childcare provided.


Fall Roast Beef Dinner – October 2nd

Join Church of the Holy Spirit and celebrate fall with a Roast Beef Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the St. John’s gymnasium at 500 S. 18th St., Plattsmouth. This event is open to the community.

Dinner is $12/per adult person and $7 for children age 10 or younger. Cash or check accepted.

Dinner includes: Roast Beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, green beans, Dinner roll and Apple Crisp and Cobbler.

We hope you can join us!



STJB Golf Classic Sets Record for Largest Turnout

(L-R) STJB community supporter Joel Makovicka with Fr. Sean Timmerman, STJB Chief Administrative Officer, and Mike Vaughn, Tournament Chairman.

Following the four-person scramble, golfers, parishioners and school families pack the gym to enjoy a steak dinner and raffle drawings.

The tournament, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 1966, was held at Bay Hills Golf Course. Fr. Anthony Bedient’s team took first place in the tournament.

(L-R) Joy Scanlan, Fr. Anthony Bedient and Shayla Scanlan Lusso (STJB alumna) accept their 1st place award.

Our amazing volunteers from the parish and school.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this annual event such a success! Specials thanks to Mike Vaughn, Tournament Chairman; the Knights of Columbus; PCCW; and all the golfers; volunteers; sponsors; STJB alumni; friends; and community supporters who made this event possible!!

Save the date for next year’s tournament on August 5th!



Letter from Fr. Timmerman – July 24, 2022

Dear Parishioners,

Several years ago, due to the current social environment with respect to active shooter incidents in the work place, schools and places of worship, Father Houlihan asked if anyone on the Parish Council would be interested in attending a church security seminar.  We had a volunteer who attended the full day event held in west Omaha.  The seminar was quite eye opening, and it was recommended we develop our own program to look at general safety issues. It was also decided to look at some basic security measures that could be taken to enhance the procedures that were already in place. Father Houlihan made the decision to begin the CHS Safety and Security Team for our parish as well as St John the Baptist School, and as your new pastor, I have given the program my wholehearted endorsement!

Since the time of its inception, the team has grown to twelve individuals, including four police officers that belong to our parish. They are actively involved at each Saturday and Sunday Mass, and have developed several discrete measures to help proactively protect our parishioners from violent activity should it arise.  It was also determined that we need cameras outside the church to have enhanced situational awareness, while also serving as an anti-theft deterrent.  You probably remember that our maintenance shed was broken into a while back, and we lost some very expensive equipment.  We are also upgrading the security cameras for the school to help protect our teachers and students. Finally, we will be reviewing security procedures with Dr. Nina Beck, our new school Principal, administrative staff and teachers before school begins this fall.  As always feel free to contact me or my staff if you have any further questions.

God bless you,

Fr. Timmerman