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March 2009

MEAD-Dr. Beverley T.

MEAD-Dr. Beverley T., 86. Memorial service, March 20 at St. John Church on the Creighton Campus. Preceded in death by parents, Harold T. and Helen E. (Hunt) Mead; brothers, Meredith H. Mead and Hervey W. Mead. Survived by wife, Ruth; nieces; nephews; friends; generations of medical students. Memorials to the Creighton University Department of Psychiatry or American Heart Association.

JOHN A. GENTLEMAN

Foundation of marriage must be Christ

Couples taking the path of marriage don't usually plan on getting a divorce. They intend to be true to the vow "until death do us part."

So what changes? Why does America have one of the highest divorce rates in the world?

"When we first said our vows we said them in freedom," Deacon James Keating, director of theological formation for the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University, told the Catholic Voice. "What took our freedom from us?"

St. Peregrine May gathering - May 16

St. Peregrine May gathering is set for May 16, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Servite Center of Compassion, 7400 Military Ave., Omaha. Reflect on the gift of healing in its many dimensions. This event, sponsored by the St. Peregrine ministry, includes a presentation, sharing, Mass with the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and brunch. St. Peregrine is the patron saint of those who suffer from cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Free will offering will be taken. For more information, call Sister Charlotte at 951-3026 or e-mail scc@osms.org.

"God the Father and Creator" - April 16

"God the Father and Creator" is set for April 16, 6-9 p.m. at St. Cecilia Institute, 3900 Webster St., Omaha. Instructor is Peter Kennedy. This brief introductory class will give you an overview of what the church teaches about God the Father, about his attributes, and the nature of our relationship with God. For more information, call Joan at 553-5524.

"Weaving Hope into the Fabric of our Lives" - March 28

"Weaving Hope into the Fabric of our Lives" will be March 28, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center, 114th and Fort, Omaha. Presentation for women in relation to quilts. Presented by Mary Eileen Andreasen. Second presentation by Christine Heine-Kuhlmann. Cost of $15 includes presentation, breakfast and snacks. For more information, call Jo at 572-0369.

"Catholic Intellectual Tradition as a Source of Scholarly Wisdom" Symposium - March 26 and 27

"Catholic Intellectual Tradition as a Source of Scholarly Wisdom" Symposium is set for March 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and March 27, 9 a.m. to noon at Skutt Student Center, Room 104, Creighton University campus, Omaha. For more information, e-mail jokeefe@creighton.edu.

College of Saint Mary athletic and academic summer camps for girls ages 6-17 - first week of June through mid-July

College of Saint Mary athletic and academic summer camps for girls ages 6-17 will be the first week of June through mid-July. "Grey's anatomy," a chance for campers to create their own health portfolio and learn basic anatomy/physiology; "CSI:CSM," a look inside the world of forensics with blood typing, fingerprint analysis and crime scene investigation; "Art matters," exploration of the creative side with photography, painting and drawing; and "Girls Rock," sports, crafts, cooking, health, fitness and more. CSM offers half-day camps that run simultaneously for three weeks.

Boys Town Booster Banquet - May 7

Boys Town Booster Banquet is set for May 7, 6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Omaha-LaVista Conference Center, 12520 Westpoint Parkway, LaVista. Former Steelers Super Bowl Champ Jerome "The Bus" Bettis will stop by. Event is open to the public. Tickets are $80 each; tables of 10 for $800. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.boystown.org/boosters or contact Shirley at 498-1299 or at gosiers@boystown.org.

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