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March 2009

Sacrament of Marriage

Every year the Catholic Voice highlights issues pertaining to the sacrament of marriage. In this issue, you will read about:

Young couples who say their marriage is being strengthened by the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

A series of CDs, called "Married in the Lord: Poured out for Love," that remind couples that Christ must be the foundation of their relationship with one another

Pre-sessions first step in marriage preparation

The ring is on the finger and wedding plans are under way, but if a couple is planning to marry in one of the Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of Omaha, they first need to attend a Marriage Preparation Pre-session.

At the meetings, which are offered through various parishes in the archdiocese, couples will learn about the basics of the marriage preparation process and choose one of two educational programs.

Local office offers programs to strengthen marriages

Ask Family Life Office staff members about their mission and they'll say it focuses on family - the domestic church.

But they'll also likely say it starts with marriage. That's especially true now because of the U.S. bishops' pastoral initiative on marriage and the emphasis of becoming a "marriage-building church."

"We exist because of the Catholic Church's teaching that the family is the first community and the most basic way the Lord forms us in the world," said Laura Baum-Parr, coordinator of Marriage and Family Ministries.


CAMPBELL-Maxine, 92. Funeral services March 20 at the funeral home. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum. Preceded in death by husband, Frank; brothers; sisters. Survived by brother, Byron; sisters, Mildred and Fern; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; nephews. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.




RICHTER-Rita B., 89. Funeral Mass March 20 at St. Margaret Mary Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, James T. Richter. Survived by children and spouses, James T. Jr. and Roberta Richter, John Paul and Lynda Richter, Mary Elizabeth and Steve Mauro, Charles H. and Carolyn Richter, and Joseph F. and Mary Richter; six grandchildren. Memorials to C.U.E.S.



JULIAN-Jeffrey M.

JULIAN-Jeffrey M., 20. Memorial service March 20 at St. Leo the Great Church. Preceded in death by grandmother, Dorothy Julian; grandfather, Howard Ordway; friend, Ben Mellor. Survived by parents, Christine Julian, and Kevin and wife, Kandy Ordway; grandparents, William O. Julian, Diane Ordway; step-brother, Kevin Mullen; aunts; uncles; cousins; family; friends. Memorials to the family.



College of Saint Mary's Students Against Violence Group Purses on sale April 16

College of Saint Mary's Students Against Violence Group. The purses will be sold for $5 each on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Mercy Hall. Event also will include a silent auction of designer purses from Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Juicy Couture and other top names. For more information, call Carmen at 399-2454 or e-mail


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