Aaron Isaac, a member of St. John Vianney Parish in Omaha, receives ashes on his forehead from Father Richard Reiser, pastor, during Ash Wednesday Mass at the church. Photo by John Bosco/Staff.
Thousands of people across the archdiocese joined millions around the world at Ash Wednesday Masses Feb. 10, marking the beginning of the Lenten season. The 40 days of Lent are a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for Christ’s... Read More

Pam and Ken True of St. Gerald Parish take notes during the Feb. 1 pastoral planning session at St. Gerald Church in Omaha. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
Welcomed by Archbishop George J. Lucas, about 120 people gathered at St. Gerald Church in Omaha Feb. 1 to contribute their ideas at the first listening session of a pastoral planning process that will continue into the fall. The second listening... Read More

More than 1,000 people gather at the state Capitol in Lincoln Jan. 28 for a school choice rally. Photo by Cathy Blankenau Bender/ Southern Nebraska Register.
An eighth-grader from Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha was among the first speakers at a school choice rally Jan. 28 that drew more than 1,000 people to the state Capitol in Lincoln. "At Lourdes we pray every day, and I will continue to pray in... Read More

Grace Dickas, a senior at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha, and her mother, Amy, after Grace’s return to Omaha from the March for Life. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
Focus. From the day 370 high school students, priests, religious sisters, archdiocesan staff and others from the archdiocese left Nebraska for the Jan. 22 March for Life in Washington, D.C., the focus was on prayer and being a witness to end... Read More

People walk past St. Mary Church in downtown Lincoln, with the state Capitol in the background, Jan. 30 during the Nebraska Walk for Life prayerful protest against abortion. Photo by Mike May.
Families, individuals, clergy, religious brothers and sisters, elected officials – all coming together in unity to stand against abortion. They came – 5,000 strong – to take part in the 42nd annual Nebraska Walk for Life, sponsored by Nebraska Right... Read More

Aaron Isaac, a member of St. John Vianney Parish in Omaha, receives ashes on his forehead from Father Richard Reiser, pastor, during Ash Wednesday Mass at the church. Photo by John Bosco/Staff.

Pam and Ken True of St. Gerald Parish take notes during the Feb. 1 pastoral planning session at St. Gerald Church in Omaha. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

More than 1,000 people gather at the state Capitol in Lincoln Jan. 28 for a school choice rally. Photo by Cathy Blankenau Bender/ Southern Nebraska Register.

Grace Dickas, a senior at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha, and her mother, Amy, after Grace’s return to Omaha from the March for Life. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

People walk past St. Mary Church in downtown Lincoln, with the state Capitol in the background, Jan. 30 during the Nebraska Walk for Life prayerful protest against abortion. Photo by Mike May.
An exhibit on miracles of the Eucharist will open Feb. 20 and run three days at St. Gerald Church in Omaha as part of the parish’s Lenten mission. The free exhibit includes more than 140 panels that tell the story of eucharistic miracles from around the world, all approved by local bishops and some...
Father James Kramper can’t stand a hungry Rice Bowl. He’ll tell one of his parishioners, "I got a call last night from a Rice Bowl that was starving. Was it yours?" Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowls – cardboard boxes distributed on Ash Wednesday in parishes, schools and other organizations...

Preschoolers John Harrison, far left, Charlie Masek, Shepherd Wentz, Ian Eggersten and Zach Klein lock arms as part of a living rosary Feb. 1 that included all students and teachers at St. Wenceslaus School in Omaha.
Several schools submitted photos as Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 31-Feb. 6) got underway. Please submit suggestions to tcvomaha@archomaha.com.
Editor’s note: Lent begins Feb. 10. And it is the Jubilee of Mercy. As Pope Francis notes in his Lenten message, there is no better time to deepen understanding and commitment to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. A Catholic Voice series highlighting these works begins with this article...
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