Parish Updates

What to expect when we re-open our church:  


Ascension Thursday – May 21, 2020 Parish letter – details concerning public Masses at St. Bonaventure


Ascension Thursday – May 21, 2020










May 17, 2020 – Project 2020 


May 2, 2020 – Click the link below to read the letter or watch the video of Fr. Mike reading the letter to all parishioners.

May 2, 2020 Parish letter


Happy Easter!  During the Octave of Easter, we have bottles of holy water available outside of the church offices M-F from 9AM-12PM.  Holy water is a sacramental, and it’s not just for priests, deacons and religious! Learn more from USCCB website or Vatican website.  Please follow all social distancing guidelines and limit one per family.

Divine Mercy Sunday









Come pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, sponsored by the three Catholic parishes, at the corner of highway 30 and 81 (see diagram). 

Stay in your car and listen to Spirit Catholic Radio 99.3 FM. A rosary on Spirit Catholic Radio will follow the Chaplet.  A large Divine Mercy Image will be displayed in the parking lot. Cars can begin lining up at 2:30pm.

Learn about Divine Mercy at

The Word Among Us & Magnificat

We do not have any more copies of The Word Among Us, but you can access the digital version for free online at Please check it out!  Magnificat is also providing free access online at


COVID-19 Updates & Resources

East Central Department Health District website

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 map

State of Nebraska COVID-19 website

Check out the latest photos from Project 2020!

Click on the various links below to view Project 2020 Campaign Information Project 2020 Campaign Brochure Our Church, Our Story Historical Video – English Version Our Church, Our Story Historical Video – Spanish Version  

Take a break from the craziness and enjoy these videos:

Music with Fr. Mike Swanton


Office fun at St. Bon’s


Ideas for more fully participating in Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday!

Access the text for the liturgy from Magnificat ( or The Word Among Us ( or visit and click the calendar to get the readings for the day.

We encourage your family to participate in online liturgies [Holy Thursday 7PM, Good Friday 3PM, Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 8PM, Easter Sunday-available after 6AM –].

Check out more ideas from…/holy-week-at-home-free-resource (FREE)! 

Holy Thursday – read the Gospel, share a meal, and wash each other’s feet; a great time to teach about forgiveness and service. Get song lyrics for our Holy Thursday Mass here.

Good Friday – read the Passion, pray the Stations of the Cross, Chaplet of Divine Mercy or the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.

Easter Vigil – light candles, read the Exsultet, read through the readings, baptismal promises and litany of the saints. [Exsultet, baptismal vows, and litany text below]

The Renewal of Baptismal Promises-PDF


Litany of the Saints-PDF