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July 2007

St. Patrick Parish reopens elementary school

FREMONT - St. Peter Claver Cristo Rey Catholic High School in Omaha is not the only school opening this fall in the Archdiocese of Omaha.

The archdiocese also is welcoming its 64th elementary school - Archbishop Bergan Catholic Elementary School in Fremont.

Set to open its doors Aug. 15, the school will start with kindergarten and first grade classes. Plans call for adding a new grade each year for the next four years.

Columbus couple make ultimate sacrifice for parish

COLUMBUS - Loretta and Norbert Ciecior gave up their dream house for their dream church.

Forty-seven years ago, they bought a house next door to the future home of St. Isidore Church in Columbus where they are founding members.

Then in 2004, the Ciecior's sold their dream house so the new St. Isidore Church could be built.

"We don't really think about what we did as a sacrifice," said Norbert. "But that is what everyone says. We just did what we felt was best for the parish."

Bishop Milone returns to hometown

Bishop Anthony Milone, former auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Omaha, has returned and will spend his retirement here. He is in residence at St. Bernadette Parish in Bellevue, where he served as pastor from 1973 to 1988.

A native of Omaha, the bishop resigned last July as bishop of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings in Montana due to health reasons.

Fighting a battle against cancer, he is recuperating from quadruple heart bypass surgery.

Tridentine Mass restrictions relaxed

VATICAN CITY - In a long-awaited overture to disaffected Catholic traditionalists, Pope Benedict XVI relaxed restrictions on the use of the Tridentine Mass, the Latin-language liturgy that predates the Second Vatican Council.

The pope said Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal, commonly known as the Tridentine rite, should be made available in every parish where groups of the faithful desire it.


INGRAHAM-Dick, 66. Visitation 4 p.m., wake service 7 p.m. July 12 at 72nd Street Chapel. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. July 13 at St. Philip Neri Church. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Survived by wife, Oodie; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Tina Ingraham, Ron and Angie Ingraham, and Russ and Debbie Ingraham; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers; sister; sister-in-law, Marilyn Gienga; nieces; nephews; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Kathy Anderson, Honey Creek, Iowa.



FULLER-Mary I., 70. Visitation 4 p.m., rosary 7 p.m. July 12 at funeral home. Funeral service July 13, 9:30 a.m. at funeral home, 10 a.m. Mass at St. Frances Cabrini Church. Interment Graceland Park Cemetery. Survived by husband, Albert; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Catherine, Rogers, Arkansas, Stephen and Cindy, Ronald and Theresa, and Albert and Cherie; daughters and son-in-law, Patti Fuller and Jim Benedict, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mary Margaret Fuller, and Christine and Doug Harless; 30 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren.


COOK-Lois Jean

COOK-Lois Jean, 53. Visitation 5 p.m., wake service 7 p.m. July 12 at West Center Chapel. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. July 13 at Holy Cross Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Survived by husband, Mark; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Kym Abraham; two granddaughters; sister, Annette Burghardt; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Jenny Abraham, Sioux City, Iowa; step-brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Millie Abraham, Sioux City, Iowa; step-children, Mark Cook Jr. and Mikaela Cook; nieces; nephews. Memorials to American Cancer Society or Hospice House.


BASTIAN-Marie C., 78. Memorial Mass 10 a.m. July 21 at Mary Our Queen Church. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Margarette Bastian; sister, Margaret Rankin. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, James and Rita Bastian, Chandler, Ariz.; nieces; nephews. Memorials to Poor Clare Sisters or Christ Child Society.



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