Date of Chartering Jun 21, 2005
Diocese of Lincoln Bishop James D. Conley
President Paul Dongilli
Chapter Chaplain Monsignor Liam Barr
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 in Orlando, FL.
Past events have included such notable speakers as Immaculée Ilibagiza, Dr. Edward Sri, Fr. Mike Schmitz and Al Kresta. Our 2017 program schedule can be found below.
We currently have 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. For more information about our Forum groups, see the news article below.
We’d love to have prospective members be our guest at one of our events. For inquiries, contact the Chapter Coordinator or go to the “Join Us” tab at the top of the page.
“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”
“Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic”
with Teresa Tomeo
We’ll be joined by the Omaha Chapter of Legatus for this event featuring Teresa Tomeo. Teresa is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper and spent 19 of those years working in front of a camera as a reporter/anchor in the Detroit market. In the year 2000, Teresa left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company,
Special blessings to these Lincoln Legates with birthdays in March:
Lanelle Herink ~ 4
Joan Malk ~ 14
Karen Plachy ~ 14
Janet Allison ~ 15
Pat Lundak ~ 18
Alan Slattery ~ 22
Rex Largen ~ 24
Shirley Huss ~ 25
Ruth Slattery ~ 25
Pat Clare ~ 30
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.