SERVITE  CENTER  OF  COMPASSION  ONGOING  PROGRAMS

(During this Pandemic programs will be held as it is safe to do so. Notification will be on our website and through email. Spiritual Direction and Counseling are available now.)

 

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

( During this Pandemic programs will be held as it is safe to do so. Notification will be on our website and through email. Spiritual Direction and Counseling are available now.)

Spiritual direction is an ancient ministry of companioning others along their spiritual journey. It is a relationship that provides time and space for a person to share freely, in a safe environment of confidentiality and respect, the dynamics of his/her life and God’s presence and action in it.

Directors are certified and the sliding fee scale is $25- $50 for a one hour session.

 

For more information or to make an appointment contact:

Kerry Larkin, OSM at 402-669-1385 or klarkin@osms.org

Valeria Lewandoski, OSM at 402-951-3093 or lewandoski@osms.org

Ann Marie Petrylka, OSM at 402-740-7991 or sam@stleo.net

Caroline Turnovsky, OSM at 402-660-9695 or cturnovsky@cox.net  

 

INDIVIDUAL & COUPLES COUNSELING & COACHING

Life is filled with many uncertainties, challenges and transitions. During these times seeking professional help is a sign of strength and can lead to relief and renewed ability to cope with work, school, family and friends. Professional counseling addresses concerns like stress, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and more. Personal coaching includes working with life transitions and strategies, decision making and communication skills. Sessions are conducted in a confidential and respectful environment. Our counselors are licensed, use a sliding fee scale and bill insurance when available.

 

For more information or to make an appointment contact:

Barbara Kennedy, OSM, MS, Life Coach, at 402-332-8276 or bkennedyosm@gmail.com
Valeria Lewandoski, OSM, LCSW, LIMHP, at 402-951-3093 or lewandoski@osms.org
Lisa Sheridan, OSM, LPC, LIMHP, at 402-951-3066 or lisaosm@gmail.com

 

 

INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE RETREATS

Give yourself the gift of time away at the Servite Center of Compassion to nurture your spirit,  reflect on your life, deepen your spirituality, or relieve stress. An individual private retreat can take many forms: a day or part of a day, a week of retreat, or even a 30 day retreat.  Accommodations include: a private room, buffet food service, Chapel,  Healing Garden, walking areas, and individual spiritual direction if you wish. Costs are negotiable depending on the type of retreat.

For more information contact:  

Margaret Stratman, OSM at 402-951-3026 or scc@osms.org

 

WEEKLY CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

Join with others in an hour of silent prayer/meditation within a traditional framework of sitting and walking meditation. The purpose of this type of prayer is to engage with the deepest aspect of the self, the eternal Divine Essence. Prayer is offered every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Servants of Mary Chapel. No registration required. Attend as regularly as you wish.

 

For more information contact:

Nancy Marsh, OSM, at 402-630-9071 or marshosm@gmail.com

 

 

CAREGIVER & MEMORY CARE PROGRAMS

Nancy Flaherty, Certified Dementia Practitioner offers several programs in this area. The "Caregiver Solutions Group" is a wonderful resource for those caring for loved ones. The caregivers gather, take a topic of the group’s choosing and receive input from Nancy and members of the group. They learn how to deal with a variety of caregiver issues and obtain specific skills and knowledge while engaging in supportive discussion.  The group meets the first Thursday of each month from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. There is no cost. 

With an aging population there is an increasing need to learn more about the different types of memory loss and how to provide compassionate care for loved ones. Several presentations are offered by Nancy to help caregivers and families whose loved ones are affected by these realities. They include the following topics: normal aging versus memory loss, kinds of dementia, ambiguous loss as a part of dementia, and planning for the care of loved ones.

Caregiving is especially stressful during these challenging times. Nancy offers individual consultations with families and is available for scheduled teleconsults. She can help you with care plans, caregiver challenges, questions about dementia, placement options and more. 

For more information contact:

Nancy Flaherty, MS, CDP, at  402-312-9324, or  www.flahertyconsulting.net 

 

 

WISDOM CIRCLES

This is an opportunity for women who wish to gather monthly for a sharing of prayer, wisdom, and a love of creating crafts for charity. Meetings are held each month on the 2nd Wednesday from 1:30 – 3:00 pm and the 4th Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. No cost.

For more information contact:   

Lisa Sheridan, OSM at 402-951-3066 or lisaosm@gmail.com

 

 

EVENING PRAYER

Servite Sisters and Associates come together for a time of reflective prayer including readings, music,and quiet once a month on the third Tuesday at 7 pm. Prayer is followed by fellowship in the Servite Dining Room. All are welcome. No cost.

For more information contact:

Lisa Sheridan, OSM at 402-951-3066 or lisaosm@gmail.com

 

ST. PEREGRINE MINISTRY

We are privileged to pray with individuals and families seeking the intercession of St. Peregrine, the patron saint of those dealing with cancer. A Mass is celebrated for those who are ill and for their loved ones the third Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows Convent in Omaha, Nebraska. Three times a year, in January, May and September, the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is included in the liturgy. In May, the month of the feast of St. Peregrine, we offer a special morning program along with the liturgy. At the November Mass, there is a special remembrance of those enrolled in the program who have died within the year. 

Thousands of people throughout the world have found comfort and support through enrollment in our St. Peregrine Prayer Community. Persons enrolled in this program are remembered in the daily prayer of the Sisters and in the monthly St. Peregrine Mass. Those enrolled receive a medal of St. Peregrine, an enrollment card, and other prayer cards, “Prayer in Difficult Times” and  “Prayer to St. Peregrine”. We invite you to enroll yourself or a loved one in this program. You can do so on the Servants of Mary website at www.osms.org

For more information contact:

Linda Hess, OSM, at 402-951-3092 or mmlinda@osms.org

 

 

RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES

The Servite Center of Compassion is available for rental to groups for purposes that are compatible with the mission of the Center. Featured amenities include: a large gathering space capable of accommodating 80 people at round tables, small meeting rooms, av equipment, sound system, wi-fi, kitchenette, complimentary coffee and tea, Chapel, Healing Garden, and Servite Gift Store.

For more information contact:

Margaret Stratman, OSM, at 402-571-3026 or scc@osms.org

 

 

SERVITE GIFT STORE

Items for sale in the Servite Gift Store include:  

* books and a variety of DVD's and CD's  by Sr. Joyce Rupp, OSM

* prints and paintings by Sr. Barbara Loomis, OSM

* greeting cards, afghans, baby blankets, dolor rosaries and a variety of small gift items 

* business hours are flexible

For more information contact:

Nancy Marsh, OSM, at 402-951-3065 or osmbooks@osms.org

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Nancy Flaherty, MS, CDP, is President of Flaherty Senior Consulting, as a certified dementia practitioner she offers educational presentations and family consultations.

Linda Hess, OSM, is Director of the St. Peregrine Ministry and previously ministered as a teacher and liturgist and is a licensed massage therapist.

Barbara Kennedy, OSM, MS, has been providing therapy for the past 40 years and is skilled and experienced in dealing with a variety of issues, especially communication, anxiety, depression, and grief.

Kerry Larkin, OSM, received her spiritual direction training through the Creighton Christian Spirituality Program and was Associate Director of the Jesuit Retreat Center in Oshkosh, WI for 8 years.

Val Lewandoski, OSM, is Assistant Director of the Servite Center, received spiritual direction training in the Benedictine tradition, and is a licensed professional counselor.

Nancy Marsh, OSM, is the manager of our Servite Gift Store and has ministered as teacher, pastoral minister, chaplain, and mentor.

 Ann Marie Petrylka OSM, is a pastoral minister at St. Leo the Great Parish, Omaha and received her spiritual direction training through the Creighton Christian Spirituality Program.

Lisa Sheridan, OSM is Director of the Servite Associate Program and is a licensed professional counselor.

Margaret Stratman, OSM, has been Director of the Servite Center since 2009 and previously ministered as a religious educator and counselor.

Caroline Turnovsky, OSM,  received her spiritual direction training through the Creighton Christian Spirituality Program and has ministered as a educator, pastoral minister, and service agent.