St. Frances Cabrini Parish's 100th anniversary celebration continues through Dec. 21, 9 a.m. Mass in Italian with Father John Belmonte, SJ.
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Advent Evening of Reflection will be Dec. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 144th and W. Maple Road, Omaha. Dr. Wendy Wright, theologian and professor at Creighton University, will speak on "The Vigil: Keeping Watch in the Season of Christ's Coming." Light refreshments served and a free will offering will be collected. For more information or to RSVP, call the adult formation office at 493-1642 or e-mail email@example.com.
St. Margaret Mary Parish's Unique Boutique will be Nov. 13, 6-9 p.m. at the Raynor Center, 6116 Dodge St., Omaha. Dozens of vendors will be on display featuring unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. Admission is $3.
Knights of Columbus Council #9518's Annual Turkey Bingo is set for Nov. 23, 7-10 p.m. at St. Gerald Parish Center, 7859 Lakeview, Ralston. Bingo will be for donated prizes, turkeys and money. Proceeds will be used to support scholarships, youth activities and various charitable needs within the community. For more information, call Glen at 331-6849.
Essential Pregnancy Services' First Annual Baby Boutique Drive is set for Nov. 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at EPS on the corner of 62nd and Maple, Omaha. Finished with your old baby clothes and baby equipment? Help Omaha area growing families in need by donating your used baby items. For more information, call EPS at 554-0121.
Knights of Columbus and Home and School Association Pasta Dinner will be Nov. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2110 S. 32nd Ave., Omaha. Menu is pasta dinner with marinara or meat sauce, sausages, bread and salad. There also will be a raffle with great gift baskets. Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children.
LEONARDO-Beverley "Ms. Bev", 72. Funeral Mass Nov. 6 at St. John Vianney Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph A. Survived by sons & daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Maria; and John and Susan; daughter, JoAnne Leonardo; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Ron Carter; six grandchildren.
METOYER-Mary E., 91. Funeral Mass Nov. 6 at Sacred heart Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded by husband, Felix Metoyer. Survived by cousin, Madeline Harrold; sister-in-law, Lyda Brown; nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; great-great-nieces; great-great-nephews.
GILLESPIE- Stephanie K., 61. Funeral Mass Nov. 6 at St. Philip Neri Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Eleanor Gillespie. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Jan Gillespie; nieces; aunt; family; friends. Memorials to the church.
WASHINGTON - Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, president of the U.S. Catholic bishops, congratulated President-elect Barack Obama on his "historic election" Nov. 4 as the first African-American to win the White House.
"The people of our country have entrusted you with a great responsibility," the cardinal said in a letter to Obama on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "As Catholic bishops we offer our prayers that God give you strength and wisdom to meet the coming challenges."