First, about us...

Deacon Paul Rooney was ordained in 1979 in the San Francisco Archdiocese, and was incardinated in 1980 into the Omaha Archdiocese. He was born and raised in Saunders County, Nebraska and his wife Patricia O'Brien Rooney is a native of San Francisco. Paul is a Navy vet (Korean War era) and has a BSBA from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) as well as a Master of Arts (Theology) from Creighton University. They have two children and five grandchildren.

          Deacon Paul's career path was with FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) as the Regional Director in three Regions (the last being Chicago). He took early retirement in 1989 so that he could devote full time to volunteer charity work.

          Patricia is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and has taken a regular turn as leader and teacher of the Childrens' Sunday Liturgy. She has shared many ministries with Paul, including Bereavement Groups and Respite Care.

         Other past ministries which Paul has engaged in include: Nursing Home visitation, Hospital visitation, Hospice volunteer, Baptism classes, communion to home-bound parishioners, RCIA, Returning Catholics programs, and Apologetics. He authors a weekly "Didja Know?" article (also available on this website). Paul has also directed Retreats for deacon couples, and taught several 4-to-9 week clusters of Adult Ed offerings (e.g., Marian; Reconciliation; Eucharist; Church History; Discernment of Spirits; etc). He was an Instructor in Bible Study at the Archdiocesan level (Omaha Catholic Biblical School), as well as at the Parish level (Lectionary approach).   He has been involved in originating and editing Deacon newsletters.


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! To give glory to God, we have a five-point daily program to "anchor" our spirituality. The first four items are: daily Liturgy of the Hours (OOR, MP, and EP), daily celebration of Eucharist, daily study of Holy Scripture from the Lectionary, and daily Rosary.  The fifth point is Adoration: when time permits, we try to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament in adoration.

The Blessed Virgin Mary will always be at the center of our lives, because she always leads us directly to our Savior, Jesus Christ. She is asking all of her children to pray the rosary daily.
If you would like to read about a healing from serious angina pain that I (Paul) received, you can find it here: HERE.

Paul & Patricia Rooney

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