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Sound Tracks of Spirit Mornings LIVE Broadcast from Villa Marie Home and School for Exceptional Children:

Below are links to each of the sound tracks from the LIVE production of the Spirit Mornings show.

Msgr. John Perkinton, Sr. Jeanette Rerucha, and Sheila Priess | click here
Doris Derman, Jenny Allamby, and Matt Jilek | click here
Saphire, Matt, Andy, Lillia| Click here
Good Book Club with Msgr. John Perkinton| Click here
Choral students performing| Click here

Save the Dates!

Announcing the creation of a Ladies Auxiliary for Villa Marie and the date of the 2020 Villa Marie Dance.

The Ladies Auxiliary will be meeting on August 6th at 6 pm in the conference room at Gianna’s Java and Gelato.  The Ladies Auxiliary is being formed from women in the Diocese who will support the school, students and staff with their prayers and help with volunteering opportunities.

The 2020 Villa Marie Dance will be held at the Rococo Theatre on January 24, 2020.  The theme is Anchored in Hope.   Once tickets go on sale for the event, guests will be able to go online and select their table  or reserve their seating by calling the Rococo Theatre box office.  The band Malpractice will be back to entertain and the students will kick off the event with a song or two.  Presenting sponsors for the event are being secured and will be announced at the beginning of the school year in September.

Special Dance Attire

The boys and girls of Villa Marie have been blessed with much kindness through JC Penney’s and Michelle Bernadt and her friends.  Thank you so much for touching the lives of our students in such a special way!  We are so grateful!

JC Penney’s provided each boy student their choice of a new shirt and tie for the dance.  It was quite an adventurous afternoon of shopping taking 12 boys shopping!

Michelle Bernadt brought about 80 fancy dresses to Villa Marie.  The girls tried on dresses- it was an exciting afternoon-and her team of seamstresses, Susan Taylor, Diana Bock and Okayama Volyanyk custom fit the dresses to each girl and planned alterations in some cases to make them more appropriate.

So be sure to compliment our students at the Dance.  They are super excited to be sporting special outfits.



For the first time ever, Villa Marie Home and School for Exceptional Children will be an option for your donation dollars during Give to Lincoln Day.  Online donations can be made May 1- May 31st   at  Villa Marie will receive a match based on the % of funds we raise.  Click on the pink box to go our Give to Lincoln page.

Checks can be made payable to the Lincoln Community Foundation with Villa Marie written on the memo line.  Checks will only be accepted on May 31st at the Lincoln Community Foundation. Our goal is to uplift our sewing program, provide camp scholarships to students that want to come to camp but cannot afford it, and to purchase a hybrid social studies curriculum for our students.

Looking for a Food Service Manager!

Villa Marie is hiring for the position of Food Service Manager.  If interested or desire more information, please contact Sr. Jeanette at 402-786-3625 or email her at

Looking for Special Education Teacher!

Interviews are being conducted for the position of Special Education Teacher beginning in the fall.  If you are interested, please contact Sr. Jeanette Rerucha via email or call her at 402-786-3625.  We’d love to have you join our family!

Special Olympics State Basketball Info

State Special Olympics Basketball—Saturday, April 7th, 2018
North Star High School, 5801 N 33rd St, Lincoln
Information for 3-on-3 Games and Individual Skills

Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 am..
Individual Skills will begin at 9:30 am in the small gym. (Joshua, Charlie, and Rosalyiah) When we are done we will stay in the gym for awards, and pictures.
9:30 a.m.—Our 3-on-3 Team (Kurtis, Luke, Matt, Scout, Sam, Emma, Sapphire, and Coltin) will play the Cadet Shooters Team on Court 1.
10:50 a.m.—Our 3-on-3 Team will play either the Madonna Blue or Norris Titans Red Team on Court 1 if we win the first game and on Court 2 if we lose the first game.

We are very proud of all of our athletes and very grateful to our coaches, Matt Jilek and Greg Gibney for so generously volunteering their time to work with them every week since October. We hope everyone can come for all or part of the day to cheer on our athletes who have worked so hard. And we can’t wait to see them in their new uniforms!

Go Villa Marie Eagles!

Villa Marie Basketball program gets UPLIFTED

The Villa Marie Basketball team will soon have new uniforms and a new outside basketball court thanks to their Coach Matt Jilek and a community of people who care.

Years of asphalt fixes have been replaced with a beautiful, smooth and level cement surface.  Thanks to an anonymous donor who heard about the need and agreed to provide the service.

The school was able to purchase new athletic uniforms, which will not only be worn for Special Olympics basketball, but able to be used for bowling and track competitions as well as for group outings and field trips.  The school was able to go with a sleeved reversible jersey and reversible shorts in royal blue and white, a change from what has been worn for the last 15-20 years.  After an article in the Southern Nebraska Register listed the new uniforms as a wish of the school, generous donors sent in the funding to make it possible.  The Villa Marie Eagles basketball team will defend their State Basketball Championship Title, and three students will challenge in individual skills on April 7th while wearing their sharp new uniforms.