Pope Benedict XVI kisses a baby at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 18. The pope was wearing a red hat known as a saturno. CNS photo by Chris Helgrn, Reuters.
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The Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Omaha welcomed Nebraska native Angie Dixon into the community June 5.
Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Associates, family and friends gathered in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at Omaha's Mercy High School to celebrate Dixon's desire to further her discernment of religious life with the Sisters of Mercy by becoming a candidate.
"Angie's request for candidacy brings our community great joy. We are blessed to have new life among us," said Omaha Regional Community President Sister Patricia Forret.
STILLMOCK-Agnes G., 98. Funeral June 20 at St. Peter Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Martin and Mary (Bogatz) Stillmock; brothers, Frank, Raymond, Clarence, Clyde and Florian Stillmock; sister, Margaret Matcha; niece, Laurie Brown. Survived by nephews; nieces; family; friends. Memorials to Masses.
SMOLEN-Frances R, 84. Funeral June 20 at St. Francis Assisi Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Andrew; son, Gary. Survived by son and daughters-in-law, Greg and Gina Smolen, and Michelle Smolen; granddaughter; brother, Leo P. Lassek; sister, Sally V. Smolen; nieces; nephews.
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BARBOUR-Richard, 54. Funeral June 20 at Holy Ghost Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by mother, Matilda.
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Prayer service, sponsored by the Business and Professional People for Life, will be July 27, 2 p.m. at the Haven for Healing Memorial, St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery, 5226 S. 46th St., Omaha.
Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Biblical School will begin a six year Bible study program once per week for 30 weeks during the school year. Beginner through advanced classes are available. All instructors have at least a master's degree. Scholarships are available; discounts for clergy/religious. Call Peter or Sarah at the faith formation office at 554-8493.
"The Questions of Jesus" will be July 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at at St. Benedict Center, Schuyler. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Presented by Paul Welter, seminar will focus on Jesus' method of asking questions that open up meaning and effect profound changes in people's lives. Lunch available for $8.18 or bring your own. For more information, e-mail Retreats@StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.
"The Dance of Life" is set for July 18, 7:30 p.m. to July 20, after lunch at St. Benedict Center, Schuyler. Through movement and music group will explore how their bodies are sacred spaces where they co-create with God. Director will be Rita Otis. Cost is $50; room and board charges will be added to program fees. For more information, e-mail Retreats@StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.
St. Gerald Parish Festival is set for Sept. 14, noon to 6 p.m., 96th and Q St., Ralston. Event includes raffle, games, food, music and entertainment. For more information, call Beth at 934-0162.