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Fr. Jerry Ness takes the ALS challenge at Mass in the Grass


The picture shows Micah Hilliard pouring a full 5 gallon bucket of ice and water over Fr. Jerry as other members of the youth group look on and applaud.

For the past couple of decades St. Luke’s, Kearney, has celebrated the end of summer and the start of the new Christian Education year with a Eucharist and picnic in one of the parks in Kearney — we call it ‘Mass in the Grass’. This year it was at Centennial Park in southwest Kearney.

About a week prior to the picnic Fr. Jerry had issued a challenge to all the other pastors and youth groups in Kearney to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and said that he would do so at our picnic. After we had celebrated Eucharist and fed ourselves on the many picnic dishes provided (including hamburgers and hot dogs cooked on the spot by Bobby Wiester and Frank Robinson) we all moved over to the children’s playground area to watch Fr. Jerry get doused.

– David Clark

Everyone enjoys the great food

Everyone enjoys the great food



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