Date of Chartering
Legatus of Lincoln began formation in late 2003 with an introductory dinner hosted by Lincoln Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz. The first full year of programs started in 2004 with the Lincoln Chapter chartering on June 21, 2005 becoming the 48th charted chapter of Legutus.
The chartering ceremony was held at the Blessed John XXIII Diocesan Center with Bishop Bruskewitz concelebrating the Mass with Monsignor Liam M. Barr, V.F., chaplain, and Rev. Jerry Pokorski. The ceremony included the commissioning of officers and induction of 24 CEOs and spouses. A dinner and a keynote address by Legatus founder Thomas Monaghan followed the service.
On June 16th, 2015, the Chapter celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary. The special event included a video greeting from Tom Monaghan (Legatus Founder) and John Hunt (Executive Director), along with a panel discussion by four past presidents.
The Lincoln Chapter was honored to be the hosts of the 2016 Summit held at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Lakes Hotel on Orlando, FL.
Speakers who have addressed the chapter include Immaculée Ilibagiza, who shared the lessons and beauty of forgiveness, and Fr. Larry Gillick’s simple but profound talk on seeing God in our everyday lives.
There are currently two men’s forums and one women’s forum. The forums meet monthly in their small group setting to share and discuss aspects of their faith, family, and business.
“7 Steps to Help Young People Return to the Church”
with Brandon Vogt
Brandon Vogt is a bestselling author, blogger, and speaker. He works as the Content Director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
Brandon lives in Orlando, FL with his wife, Kathleen, and their five children (one of whom is a YouTube sensation.)
His work has been featured by several media outlets including NPR, FoxNews, CBS, EWTN, Vatican Radio, Our Sunday Visitor, National Review, and Christianity Today, and he is a regular guest on Catholic radio. Brandon
“A Legatus Pilgrimage”
Join us as we travel just 25 miles west of Lincoln to St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, NE. We will begin with Mass in the beautiful Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, followed by dinner with the Seminarians. There will also be opportunities for tours of the Seminary.
Tuesday, February 21st
5:00 – Tours of the Seminary
5:40PM – Holy Rosary
6:00PM – Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
6:45PM – Dinner and Presentation
7:30 – Presentation
8:00 – Tours of the Seminary
“Obedience: Faith or Foolish”
with Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J.
Our annual Day of Recollection will be on “April Fools Day”. This is a great opportunity to deepen your faith this Lenten season. The first part of the retreat will take place at St. Joseph Church. The social bonding time and lunch will be held at Dino’s Eastside Grille.
Part 1: Spiritual Bonding
9:00 Coffee & Rolls
9:30 Obedience—conference #1
11:15 Obedience—conference #2
Part 2: Social Bonding (Optional)
“Laughter: The Sanity of Family”
with Dr. Ray Guarendi
Dr. Ray Guarendi is the father of 10, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and nationally syndicated radio and television host. His radio show― “The Doctor Is In” ― can be heard weekdays. Please see our radio affiliate listings (EWTN Radio) for a station in your area. You can also listen live online or on Sirius/XM satellite radio, channel 130. Dr. Ray’s national television show, “Living Right With Dr. Ray,” is entering its
“The Hour of the Laity Has Struck”
with Peter Herbeck
Peter Herbeck is the Vice President and Director of Missions for Renewal Ministries. Peter oversees the work of lay mission teams throughout the world who work to equip Catholic lay people, bishops, priests, and religious to respond to Saint John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization. He has traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe for the past thirty years, assisting and training local churches in proclaiming
“You May Call your Next Witness: The Socratic Method and Evangelical Catholicism”
with Bob Sullivan
Bob Sullivan grew up in Wahoo, Nebraska. He graduated from Bishop Neumann High School in 1986. He attended college at Doane College and Creighton University before receiving his Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Creighton University School of Law in 1995. He has practiced law across the state of Nebraska since 1995 and has moved from a
“A Tradition Unlike any Other”
Join us for our Annual Summer Social, as we play our own version of “The Masters”. If you’re not a golfer, don’t worry, we won’t be going past the putting greens. We’ll also have plenty of time to catch ups with your fellow Legates and to enjoy dinner together. May the best player win the green jacket!
Tuesday, July 18th “Christian Spirituality and the Creative Process”
5:30PM – Confessions and Holy Rosary
6:00PM – Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
John XXIII Diocesan Center
3700 Sheridan Blvd.
with Holly Schapker
Holly Schapker resides and works in Cincinnati, OH. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Xavier University’s Art Department. She continued her painting education by studying under Michael Scott for ten years, whose fine art teaching process has a strong focus on painting outdoors. Her work has been the subject of many regional publications, including print, television, and radio. Holly has been invited to demonstrate her painting techniques and creative process to universities
“Christian Spirituality and the Creative Process”
Special blessings to these Legates with birthdays in February:
Jim Essay ~ 5
Justin Jones ~ 5
Jody Olsson ~ 5
Keith May ~ 7
Sue O’Connell ~ 14
Pam Kidwell ~ 16
Gene Buhman ~ 20
Denise Costello ~ 25
Donna McClure ~ 27
A Legatus forum is a confidential group of 8-12 individuals meeting monthly to discuss matters of family, business, spiritual and personal interest. Forums deepen the Legatus experience. They provide a trustworthy Catholic, resource for advice on business and personal issues from a Catholic faith perspective as well as prayerful concern for each other.
For more information about joining a Men’s Forum, please contact Ed Malk or for our Women’s Forum, please contact Carol Zink.