Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses the new Centro Pastoral Tepeyac (Tepeyac Pastoral Center) located in the former St. Mary School in south Omaha during a July 27 ribbon cutting and dedication. Assisting him are Father Scott Hastings, vicar for clergy and judicial vicar, left, Deacon Luis Valadez of Assumption-Guadalupe Parish and Deacon Gregorio Elizalde of St. Peter Parish, director of Latino Ministry for the archdiocese. ROBERT ERVIN
In December 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego on Tepeyac hill in what is now Mexico City. Day after day she appeared in the same place and asked him to get permission from the bishop to build a chapel there in her honor.  The bishop... Read More

Father Edward J. Flanagan revolutionized how orphaned and disadvantaged youth were cared for through the founding Boys Town.
A priest who revolutionized how orphaned and disadvantaged youth are cared for, while facing opposition and even death threats, is one step closer to being declared a saint by the Catholic Church. The sainthood cause of Servant of God Father Edward... Read More

Archbishop Lucas talks with a group of campers before lunch. DANIKA LANG/STAFF
Building up young men in the community through faith and virtue. That’s the goal of Camp Virtus et Veritas (Latin for ‘virtue and truth’), a Catholic summer camp sponsored by the Archdiocese of Omaha for boys entering sixth through ninth grades. ... Read More

Peter Herbeck, vice president and director for missions at Renewal Ministries
Peter Herbeck heard the call to serve God full-time when he was in college. At first he thought this likely meant a vocation to the priesthood. After some discernment, however, he discovered that was not the case: He was called to marry and have a... Read More

Youth from 17 parishes from the Archdiocese of Omaha, wearing lime green T-shirts, stood in worship and song on Saturday morning, July 20. The group accounted for one of the largest contingents to attend Steubenville Mid-America 2 in Springfield, Missouri. PHOTO BY GRANT RAMM
More than 800 high school students and chaperones from 17 archdiocesan parishes crammed into 18 buses at sunrise in Omaha July 19 and headed 350 miles southeast to Springfield, Missouri, for Steubenville Youth Conference Mid-America 2. By... Read More

This past legislative session, Sen. Mike McDonnell sponsored LB641, which provides a grant through the Nebraska Public Service Commission to fund greater access to the United Way of the Midlands’ 211 help line. NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE
Serving others is not formulaic. There’s not one hard and fast way to make a difference. Public service can include coaching intramural sports, volunteering at the local homeless shelter, or even holding public office. That’s the conviction of state... Read More

Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses the new Centro Pastoral Tepeyac (Tepeyac Pastoral Center) located in the former St. Mary School in south Omaha during a July 27 ribbon cutting and dedication. Assisting him are Father Scott Hastings, vicar for clergy and judicial vicar, left, Deacon Luis Valadez of Assumption-Guadalupe Parish and Deacon Gregorio Elizalde of St. Peter Parish, director of Latino Ministry for the archdiocese. ROBERT ERVIN

Father Edward J. Flanagan revolutionized how orphaned and disadvantaged youth were cared for through the founding Boys Town.

Archbishop Lucas talks with a group of campers before lunch. DANIKA LANG/STAFF

Peter Herbeck, vice president and director for missions at Renewal Ministries

Youth from 17 parishes from the Archdiocese of Omaha, wearing lime green T-shirts, stood in worship and song on Saturday morning, July 20. The group accounted for one of the largest contingents to attend Steubenville Mid-America 2 in Springfield, Missouri. PHOTO BY GRANT RAMM

This past legislative session, Sen. Mike McDonnell sponsored LB641, which provides a grant through the Nebraska Public Service Commission to fund greater access to the United Way of the Midlands’ 211 help line. NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE
A Knights of Columbus council from a small rural town received big recognition during the Knights’ 137th Supreme Convention Aug. 5-8 in Minneapolis. Council 10305 from St. John the Baptist Parish in Fort Calhoun was selected from among hundreds of entries to receive an International Award in the “...
Brother Francis Schmitz, OSB, who had many roles as a monk at Mount Michael Benedictine School and Abbey near Elkhorn, died July 25. He was 89.  A funeral Mass was celebrated July 31 at the David “DJ” Sokol Memorial Chapel on the Mount Michael campus with interment at the Abbey cemetery.  Brother...
Deacon Richard Jizba, whose 14 years of service at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha centered around a desire to teach people the Catholic faith, died July 8. He was 61. A funeral Mass was held July 13 at the church with interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Omaha. Ordained in 2005, he was part...
Sister of Mercy Mary Charlene Ross, whose 70 years of religious life included service as a teacher, pastoral associate and director of religious education, died July 8 in Omaha. She was 89. A funeral Mass was held July 11 at Mercy Villa with interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Omaha. A native of...

                 

     

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