Villa Marie News


Villa Marie Home and School is participating in Give to Lincoln Day on May 26th, 2022.  Donations can be made online May 1st -26th at, search for and select Villa Marie.  This year we have a goal of raising $20,000 for the education of our precious special needs students.

For information on sending money via check, IRA distribution gifts or sending a donation through your donor advised fund, please see the information provided by the Lincoln Community Foundation at


After School Helper Needed


Villa Marie Home and School for Exceptional Children is taking applications for an “After School Helper.”  Must be a high school graduate willing to work with and supervise special needs children ages 8 – 18.  Hours are from 3:15 – 8:15 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, with a possibility of more hours available.

For more information, please call the school at 402-786-3625 or email [email protected]

Theme of 2022 Dance announced!

The theme of our annual dance will be Shine like His Stars.  It will be held on January 28th, 2022 at the Lancaster Event Center.  The dance will feature the band AMFM, with their ‘Totally 80″s” show, emcee Mike Zeleny and the twinkling stars of Villa Marie.  The dance, auction and raffle will fund the operational needs of the school and providing financial help with tuition/scholarships, classroom supplies, afterschool programs, life skills programs, vocational development and spiritual development and everything else it takes to run a Catholic boarding school!

Sponsorships are crucial to the success of our event. Sponsorships available:  Title Sponsor- $2,500, Disco Sponsor- $1,500, Tango Sponsor- $1,000, Twist Sponsor- $500, Waltz Sponsor- $250, Conga Line Sponsor (Student/Family)- $100

The auction and raffle will be online again this year, giving those living outside of the Lincoln area an opportunity to be involved both in donating and in bidding.  Auction bidding and raffle purchases will start weeks prior to the dance and with the winners announced at the dance.  We are looking for donations of vacation packages, unique experiences, and fun excursions, autographed memorabilia, theatre/sports/concert tickets, golf outings, jewelry, gift cards for restaurants and shopping will also be appreciated.  If you have a special talent that blesses others, please consider using your talents to benefit our students.

Information regarding purchasing reserved tables and tickets for the dance will be released mid-October.

Questions should be addressed to Jenny Chase at 402-874-0577 or  [email protected]

New playground to be blessed by the Bishop!

We are excited to have Bishop Conley bless Villa Marie and our new playground in a celebration prior to the Marian Mass on September 11th.

At 6 pm, Villa Marie will host a celebration where the Bishop Conley will bless the school and playground, there will be a playground ribbon cutting, and donors will be recognized and thanked in the unveiling of our recognition benches donated by TMCO. Staff and students will provide tours of the school, and the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa have donated cookies for the event.  There will also be a gift for the children that attend.  The Marian Mass will follow the celebration and will begin at 7:00 pm. We have a lot to be thankful for and what a perfect way to end the evening!


Looking for a Food Service Manager!

The Food Service Manager at Villa Marie School is primarily responsible for preparing and serving breakfast and lunch to special needs students and the school staff according to the Government School Breakfast and Lunch Programs, and filling out the required paperwork for these programs. Additional duties include making out menus, shopping for and ordering groceries, attending required trainings, and general cleaning of the kitchen and dining areas. Please contact Sr. Jeanette at 402-786-3625 or [email protected] for more information.  JLA 6/25/19

Spirit Catholic Radio

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.