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May 2006

Archdiocese to welcome four men to priesthood

The Catholic Voice

The Archdiocese of Omaha will welcome four men to the priesthood Saturday, June 3. Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss will preside at the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.

The public is welcome to attend. A reception will follow at the Cathedral Cultural Center.

Those men being ordained priests are: Brother Christopher Onuoha, An Duy Phan, Bernard Starman and Brother Francis Dominic Valerio.

Two men to be ordained to transitional diaconate

The Catholic Voice

Two men preparing for the priesthood will take another step in that journey May 26, when they are ordained to the transitional diaconate.

Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss will ordain Marc Lim and Samuel Bandiera at 7 p.m. at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.

The public is invited to attend the ordination and is welcome at a reception following in the Cathedral Cultural Center.

Catholic Voice wins NPA awards

The Catholic Voice, the official newspaper for the Archdiocese of Omaha, won two awards at the 2006 Nebraska Press Association Convention in Lincoln.

Associate Editor Lisa Schulte placed second in the 2006 Better Newspaper Competition in the Photo Page Category for her two-page pictorial feature on sculptor John Lajba entitled 'Finding Inspiration from God's Creation."

Archbishop Curtiss announces appointments

After consultation with the Priests' Personnel Board of the Archdiocese, and in accord with canons 523, 547, 1435 and the Pastor Tenure and Priest Assignment policy of the Archdiocese, Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss has made the following appointments, effective June 22, 2006, unless otherwise noted:


Rev. Paul M. Albenesius, pastor of St. Charles Parish, North Bend, and St. Leo Parish, Snyder, to pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Jackson, and St. Mary Mission, Hubbard.


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