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March 2007

Teachers find creative way to teach students about saints

Tyler Wilkinson stood in the gymnasium at St. Matthew School in Bellevue, wearing monk's clothing and a bald cap. The 14-year-old, dressed as St. Anthony of Padua, was still until he felt someone tap his hand.

At that moment Tyler began to share the saint's life story with his visitors, speaking as if he were the famous saint.

Tyler was one of 20 confirmation students in religious education at St. Matthew Parish in Bellevue who made presentations at the second annual Saint Wax Museum.

Sacrament of penance: A natural partner of Lent

Three weeks into Lent and many Catholics are working hard to stick with their Lenten resolutions and to find ways to enhance their faith life.

The season of Lent calls people to reflect on themselves and the way they are living their lives, so the sacrament of penance can be an appropriate and powerful part of that enhancement, said Father Bert Thelen, SJ, pastor at St. John Church on the Creighton University campus in Omaha.

Sacrament of penance: A natural partner of Lent

Three weeks into Lent and many Catholics are working hard to stick with their Lenten resolutions and to find ways to enhance their faith life.

The season of Lent calls people to reflect on themselves and the way they are living their lives, so the sacrament of penance can be an appropriate and powerful part of that enhancement, said Father Bert Thelen, SJ, pastor at St. John Church on the Creighton University campus in Omaha.

Program helps schools meet telecommunications needs

Telecommunications costs are much more manageable and computer technology wish lists are being fulfilled at seven inner-city schools in Omaha thanks to a cooperative effort among the schools in seeking a federal ERATE grant.

Last fall the schools were approved for more than $1.2 million in telecommunications/computer expenses at a 90 percent rate, retroactive to July 1, 2006. Schools participating include Blessed Sacrament, St. Richard, Holy Name, Sacred Heart, All Saints, Assumption/Guadalupe and Jesuit Middle School.

Made in the image and likeness of God

Christians believe the most important identity they need to ground themselves in is that they are made in the image and likeness of God, said theologian Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI.

In Scripture, God is represented by the most wild, uncontrollable, creative and fertile fire, he said, and if humans are made in the image and likeness of God, they have this inside of them, too.

But what does that mean?

Signature, key and a dollar seal deal

With two signatures, the dream of the Poor Clare Sisters to build a new monastery on the grounds of Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Abbot Theodore Wolff of Mount Michael and Sister Mary Clare Brown, abbess of the Poor Clare Sisters, signed the 99-year renewable lease March 5 during a meeting on the grounds of Mount Michael.

After the lease signing, Abbot Wolff presented the sisters with the key to the main gate and in return Sister Mary Clare gave him $1, payment for the year 2007.

NENEMAN-Emily V.

NENEMAN-Emily V., 94. Funeral March 16 at St. Adalbert Church. Interment St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Peter and Anna Ksiazek; husband, Max; daughter-in-law, Donna Mae; seven brothers; two sisters. Survived by daughter, Joan Neneman; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan, Larry and Shari, and Bob and Anne; six grandchildren; sisters, Betty Cieloha and Cecelia Czarnick.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER

LONGO-Amy (McGovern),

LONGO-Amy (McGovern), 86. Funeral March 16 at St. Mary Church, Bellevue. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Dr. Charles A. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Charles A. Jr. and Mary, Dubuque, Iowa, Dr. Gernon and Donna, Dr. Alfred and Ann, Dr. John and Mary Ann, Dr. Walter and Kathy, Madison, Wis., and Dr. Peter and Diane, Kearney; daughters and sons-in-law, Mimi and Dr. Patrick Bowman, Ellen and Dr. Joseph Hurley, St. Louis, Mo., and Amy L. Longo; 35 grandchildren; 20 great-grand-children. Memorials to Dr. Charles and Amy Longo St.

KEYSER-Frances M.

KEYSER-Frances M., 88. Funeral March 16 at 72nd Street Chapel. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Edward; brothers, James, Richard and Jack; sisters, Ruth, Marie Catherine and Mae. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, James Keyser and Timothy and Linda Keyser; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, William A. Rosso, and Bob and Peggy Rosso; sisters-in-law, Sandra and Beverly Rosso; nieces; nephews. Memorials to American Heart Association or favorite charity.

JOHN A. GENTLEMAN

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