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May 2007

Official schedule: May 4 through May 17, 2007

May 4

» First Friday Club Mass, luncheon speaker, St. Leo the Great Church, Omaha.

» Supporting All Latinos in Spirituality and Academics (SALSA) Dinner.

May 5

» Confirmation, St. Anthony Parish, Columbus.

May 6

» Confirmation, St. Isidore Parish, Columbus.

» Confirmation, St. Bonaventure Parish, Columbus.

May 7

» Office appointments.

May 8

» Priest Council meeting, Immaculate Monastery, Norfolk.

New camp director is well known

Tom Murray, longtime youth and young adult minister for St. Leo the Great Parish in Omaha, has been named director of the new archdiocesan youth camp set to open this fall.

Murray is well-known throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha, having been involved with youth and young adults at St. Leo Parish for the past 10 years. He also has been a part of the Teens Encounter Christ program and served as director of the Christian Leadership Institute for the archdiocese.

SHANAHAN-Lenore S.

SHANAHAN-Lenore S., 91. Funeral May 4 at St. Columbkille Church, interment Cedar Dale Cemetery, both in Papillion. Preceded in death by husband, Bernard F. Shanahan; granddaughter, Alison Erin Shanahan. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard and Susie Shanahan, Bob and Voni Shanahan, Billings, Mont., and Bill Shanahan, Lincoln; daughters and son-in-law, Betty Wesch, Beverly Marino, and Bonnie and Andy Willems, Parker, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nephew. Memorials to American Heart Association.

JOHN A. GENTLEMAN

PARTUSCH, Anton H.

PARTUSCH, Anton H., 85. Funeral May 4 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Anna Partusch; brothers, Leonard, Harold, Joseph and Chester; sisters, Stella and Alice.

Omaha nun fights to end death penalty

She stands in silence, with just a simple sign proclaiming her message.

"NO"

Sister Mary Ann Zimmer, ND, has joined others who gather at the Governor's Mansion in Lincoln daily, not just to stop the May 8th execution of Carey Dean Moore, but to end capital punishment.

Sister Zimmer has been fighting for an end to the death penalty in Nebraska since 1995 as a member of Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty.

Proper way to pass on the family business

To say business owners have a vested interest in their companies is an understatement. Some founders of businesses have spent a lifetime creating a product or service.

They look at their product or service and their history with pride, but what about the future?

The founding generation cannot remain on the job forever. Still, a surprising number of family business heads have not settled on a succession plan to guide their business' transition at the time they leave it.

How do you live the four practices in your life?

While four practices - trust courageously, hope realistically, remember gratefully and wait actively - provide a general framework of the spirituality of the aging, Mary Eileen Andreasen, coordinator for aging and disabilities ministry for the Archdiocese of Omaha, said elders live out these practices through four main perspectives.

These include a time of giving and receiving, a time of enjoying the present, a time for life review and a time of grace, gratefulness and forgiveness.

How do you live the four practices in your life?

While four practices - trust courageously, hope realistically, remember gratefully and wait actively - provide a general framework of the spirituality of the aging, Mary Eileen Andreasen, coordinator for aging and disabilities ministry for the Archdiocese of Omaha, said elders live out these practices through four main perspectives.

These include a time of giving and receiving, a time of enjoying the present, a time for life review and a time of grace, gratefulness and forgiveness.

Strong spiritual health helps drive physical well-being

The benefits of a spiritual outlook as people age go beyond the religious. Studies have suggested spirituality plays an important role in health and well-being.

Locally, Debra Mostek, MD, a geriatrician at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and member of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Omaha, sees a difference in the way people deal with the challenges that can occur with age.

WIESER-Paul W.

WIESER-Paul W., 66. Funeral May 3 at Mary Our Queen Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Aloys and Lucille Wieser. Survived by wife, Monica; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Tracey Wieser, Blair,and Michael and Shelley Wieser; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and John Kramolisch, Chicago, Ill., Rochelle and Jeff Hirchert, Valerie and Eric Packel, Kansas City, and Jennifer and Jason Fett; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Aloys Wieser, Nevada and Neil Wieser, Minnesota; sisters, Dorice Van Tilburg and Sharon Hoge; relatives; friends.

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