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ST. PEREGRINE MINISTRY

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SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

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.

Explore Spiritual Direction opportunities or set up an appointment:

Kerry Larkin, OSM at 402.951.3054 

Valeria Lewandoski, OSM at 402.951.3093

Ann Marie Petryka, OSM at 402.884.5101 

Margaret Stratman, OSM at 402.951.3026

Caroline Turnovsky, OSM at 402.505.5248 

 

PERSONAL COUNSELING

Counseling is a professional, supportive relationship that assists  individual, couple, or family in dealing with life’s challenges, transitions, emotional and relational difficulties. Our licensed professional counselors, in a safe and confidential setting, strive to help clients attain relief, a sense of greater empowerment, and a renewed ability to enjoy life. They are able to bill most insurance companies and at times can offer grants to help subsidize counseling costs.

Explore Counseling opportunities or set up an appointment:

Valeria Lewandoski, OSM at 402.951.3093

Lisa Sheridan, OSM at 402.951.3066 

 

CAREGIVER PROGRAMS

The "Caregiver Solutions Group" is a wonderful resource for those caring for loved ones. The caregivers gathered take a topic of the group’s choosing and receive input from the facilitator and members of the group. Learn how to deal with a variety of caregiver issues and obtain specific skills or 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. Nancy Flaherty, MS, CDP is a Certified Dementia Practitioner who specializes in dementia care and offers education in this field. Nancy also works with individuals and families. She can be contacted at www.flahertyconsulting.net, 402.312.9324. 

 

"Caring for the Caregiver" aims to support caregivers in challenging and, sometimes, difficult life circumstances. It is a morning of respite and relaxation with presenter input, group sharing and a delicious luncheon.  Facilitated by Staff. 

 

MEMORY CARE PROGRAMS

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. We offer several components in our Programs to help caregivers and families whose loved ones are affected by these realities. These opportunities are facilitated by Nancy Flaherty, MS, CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner) at www.flahertyconsulting.net, 402.312.9324. 

"Are There Different Kinds of Dementia?"  explains the various types of dementia, the symptoms of each, and how to respond in a caring and compassionate way.

"Is This Normal Aging or Something Else?" explores the differences between age related changes in memory and the early signs of dementia. 

The "Ambiguous Loss" workshop deals with the confusion, loss, and grief experienced with dementia. While the loved one is still physically present, he or she is psychologically absent. Ambiguous loss can also be experienced in other life situations.

 

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Therapeutic massage is an ancient remedy and health practice. It is used to deal with medical situations, relieve stress, diminish aches and pains, facilitate the body’s own healing powers, and promote general health. A one hour session is $50. For more information or to make an appointment, contact trained massage therapist Linda Hess, OSM, LMT at 402.951.3092 or mmlinda@osms.org.

 

WISDOM CIRCLES

This is an opportunity to take time out of your hectic schedule to join a group of women doing a variety of crafts, for both charity and personal use, while sharing their wisdom. The gifts of the group are: learning new crafts, developing or deepening friendships, helping people in need, and becoming aware of your own inner wisdom through prayer and sharing. All are welcome to join. Please bring a friend.  Day circles are from  1:30 - 3:00 p.m. the 2nd  Wednesday of each month and evening circles are from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. the  4th  Wednesday of each month. Wisdom circles meet September – May. These are drop-in groups, no registration is required.  Contact Sr. Lisa Sheridan, 402.951.3066, if you would like more information.

 

REFLECTIVE EVENING PRAYER

A reflective prayer service held in the Servite Chapel every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00p.m., September –The prayer is a combination of scripture, readings, prayer, music and quiet. If you would like to get to know the Servants of Mary a little more there is an optional fellowship held in the Servite Dining Room directly after the prayer service.  For more information contact Sr. Lisa Sheridan, OSM, 402.951.3066.

 

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.  Facilitated by Nancy Marsh, OSM and Val Lewandoski, OSM. Every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Servants of Mary Chapel. No registration required. Attend as regularly as you wish.