Holy Trinity Brainard

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On October 12, 2019, members of Holy Trinity gathered in the park to pray the rosary for our country.  It was part of a national program to pray the rosary in public on the anniversary of Our Lady's appearance at Fatima.   

On May 5, 2019, the high school graduates from Holy Trinity were honored at Mass.  We wish them well as the begin the next stage in their lives. 

On April 6, 2019, students who attended prom started their evening with a Mass for them and their families. 

On February 17, 2019, Holy Trinity celebrated World Marriage Day with a brunch for married couples.  Pictured with Fr. Snitily are parishioners that have been married for more than 50 years. 

On January 6, 2019, the new PCCW officers were installed: Samantha Vandenberg, Secretary; Connie Janak, President; Fr. Snitily; Nancy Vrbka, Treasurer; Shari Havlovic, Vice President.

On Tuesday, October 16, Bishop Robert Finn conferred the sacrament of confirmation on thirteen students at Holy Trinity.  The students are in fifth, sixth, and seventh grades. 

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, members of Holy Trinity gathered in the park to pray the rosary and offer prayers for our country.  The rosary was part of a national effort to pray in public places for our country on the 101st anniversary of miracle of the sun in Fatima. 

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, our parish celebrated Corpus Christi with a Eucharistic procession to three altars outside the church.  Prayers were said at each altar and Mass concluded with benediction inside the church.

First Communion was celebrated at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on April 8, 2018.

The original housekeeper's bedroom was being used as the pastor's bedroom.  It is now a guestroom.  The door to the bathroom was removed, the bathroom was enlarged, and the closet door now became the door to the bathroom.  The wood floors are original.

The original porch off of the pastor's room had been used as a storage room for decades.  The ceiling was raised to the original height, heating and cooling were added, and the wall between the two porches was removed to make one large functional porch. 

The parish office (original kitchen) remained where it was.  The door to the living room was removed.  Tile in front of the entrance was added.  The bathroom (original pantry) was converted into a storage room for office supplies and the copy machine.

The wood floor in the front entry had paper, linoleum, plywood, and laminate over it.  It is now restored to its original beauty. 

The southwest guestroom was made into the pastor's bedroom.  This room was originally the pastor's bedroom when the house was built.  The ceiling was raised to the original height.  The wood floors are original. 

The kitchen remained in the same location, but was expanded.  The window over the sink was made larger, the ceiling was restored to its original height and much more storage was added.

The dining room has become a living room and kitchen.  The wall between the old kitchen and dining room was removed.  The ceilings were raised to the original height and the porch now has heating and cooling.

The ceiling in the northeast guestroom was raised to the original height.  It now shares a bathroom with the northwest guestroom.  The wood floors are original. 

The living room of the rectory has become the dining room.  The ceiling was raised back to the original height, the door to the parish office was removed, and the angled wall in the corner was removed.

On February 18, 2018, members of the Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Alois J. Klein council #8889, made their corporate communion at the 9:00 a.m. Mass.  They also led the rosary before Mass. 

The Holy Trinity PCCW honored 24 couples married fifty or more years on February 11 with  breakfast and a floral  bouquet.  Father Snitily gave the couples a blessing at the weekend Masses to celebrate World Marriage Day.   Milo and Lorraine Pelan will be celebrating their 70th anniversary this year.


Back row:  Leonard and Carolyn Dvorak,  Bill Perk, Gerald Kudlacek, Jerry Meister, Don Soukup, Don Dolezal,  Art Svoboda, Ernie Bongers, Bernetta and Bud Divis,  Sharon Bruner

Front Row:  Joyce Rezac,  Cec Perk, Mary Ann Kudlacek,  Mary Lou Meister,  Vangie Soukup, Margaret Dolezal, Alma Svoboda,  Kathy Bongers, Jim Bruner

Not pictured:  Bruce Rezac, Milo and Lorraine Pelan, Bill and Martha Prochaska, Marion and Betty Kobza, Richard and Cecilia Steager, Reynold and Helen Holeka, Arvid and Judy Bejvancesky,  Adrian and Gladys Blatny, Allen and Ellen Bongers,  Don and Connie Divis, Leo and Martha Kovar, Ben and Elaine Kouma,  Gerald and Phyllis Swanda, Jerome and Sharon Svoboda

The Knights of Columbus sponsored the annual free throw competition at East Butler High School on January 13, 2018. 

Thank you to those who helped decorate the church for Christmas.  Pictured are Carolyn Dvorak, Marcia Bohuslavsky, Bev Struebing, Sharon Bruner, and Kathy Dvorak.  Not pictured: Norm Bruner, Vern Dvorak, and Dave Struebing.

On October 23, 2017, the Holy Trinity Quilters met at the Klein Center.  They commemorated the completion of their 800th quilt and presented Fr. Snitily with a check for $500 to buy ceiling fans for the rectory. 

Back row:  Father Steven Snitily, Jean Kubik, Denise Bruner, Mary Ann Kudlacek,  Sharon Bruner,  Jan Kriz, Kathy Bongers, Joyce Rezac, Betty Lou Kobza,  Carolyn Dvorak.  Front row (L to R) Genevieve Behne,  Emily Rezac, Rita Helman, Sally Vandenberg,  Cece Steager, Donna Steager.  Not pictured:  Mae Pernicek,  Betty Lou Kobza,  Judy Severin,  Fran Walters, Rose Vanis, Jeannette Hein.

Members of the Knights of Columbus met on the morning of October 21, 2017 and cleaned up the roadside along the section of Highway 92 that they sponsor. 

The annual choir party was held on 9-24-17 at Winfield's in David City.  After the meal, Sharon Svoboda presented Betty Lou Kobza with a gift card and certificate of appreciation for her 27 years of service as an organist. 

Renovation of the rectory started on August 15.  These photos show the upstiars guest bathroom, which will become the pastor's bathroom.

Renovation of the rectory started on August 15.  These photos show the parish office.

On February 16, 2020, Holy Trinity celebrated World Marriage Day with a brunch for married couples.  Pictured with Fr. Snitily are parishioners that have been married for more than 50 years. 

On January 5, 2020, the new PCCW officers were installed: Fr. Snitily; Katie Fencl, Vice President; Samantha Vandenberg, Secretary; Pam Jakub, Treasurer; Shari Havlovic, President

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Street Address:

108 E. Brainard St.

Brainard, NE 68626

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 39

Brainard, NE 68626