Catholicism 102: Christian Morality: Jan. 11-Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 144th and West Maple Road, Omaha. Cost is $25 for the class and text or $10 for the class only. Instructors are Father Joseph Broudou and Mike Thompson. Childcare available. To register, call 493-1642 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wisdom Circles for Women: Day circles, second Wednesday of each month, Jan.-June, 1:30-3 p.m.; evening circles fourth Wednesday of each month, Jan.-June, 7-8:30 p.m. at Servite Center of Compassion, 74th and Military Ave., Omaha. Free will offering. Call Lisa at 951-3066.
Introduction to the Enneagram: Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at Servite Center of Compassion, 7400 Military Ave., Omaha. Cost is $35. Presented by Sister Margaret Stratman. To register, call 951-3026 or e-mail email@example.com.
NOSAL-LaVern P., 83. Visitation 5 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both Dec. 22 at St. Bonaventure Church, Columbus. Funeral Mass 11 a.m., Dec. 23 at the church. Interment St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Columbus. Preceded in death by parents, Stanley and Katherine Nosal; daughter, Mary (Nosal) Chen; daughter-in-law, Becky Bell; sisters, Genevieve Beavers and Rita Nosal; brothers, Dennis Nosal and Johnny Nosal.
DENNE-Lily Marie, Infant. Mass of the Angels Dec. 21 at St. Columbkille Church, Papillion. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Survived by parents, Rick and Stacy; brothers, Calvin, Nate, Griffen and Jack; grandparents, Martin and Mary Lou Bierman, and Ann Denne, uncle, Marty Bierman.
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Nebraska's three Catholic bishops - Archbishop George J. Lucas of Omaha, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln and Bishop William Dendinger of Grand Island - went on record Dec. 20 in opposition to the current U.S. Senate health care bill citing the bill's language regarding abortion funding.
Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson accepted the language in weekend negotiations with Democratic Party leadership.
ZIKAS-Elizabeth A., 89. Visitation 3 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both Dec. 22 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Dec. 23 at St. Columbkille Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Charles J. Zikas; granddaughter, Debra Boylan; brothers; sisters. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Patricia Zikas, Donald and Judy Zikas, and Edward and Barbara Zikas; daughter and son-in-law, Julia and John Jr. Milota; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild.
SUCHY-Georgine L., 86. Visitation 5 p.m., wake service 6:30 p.m., both Dec. 22 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 11 a.m., Dec. 23 at Holy Cross Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Jim. Survived by sons, Jim, Jerry, Ron, Dan and Mike; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jerry Stockwell; sisters, Irene Suchy and Lucille Racek; brother, Tom Prusha; eight grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
SMITH-Dorothy Ann, 91. Visitation 4 p.m., wake service 6 p.m., both Dec. 21 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Dec. 22 at Holy Cross Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, James and Anna; brother, Philip; sister, Margaret Smith. Survived by cousins, Judy McDonald, Carol Bromgard, Joe McPherson, Joan Fitzgerald, Pat Aug-ustyn, Carol Van Aernam, Sandy Sauser, Shelly Grout, Phyllis Munsterman, John S. Williams, Gary Miller and Patty Kroloff; friends; Omaha Association of the Deaf; Staff at the Bickford Cottage. Memorials to the church.
RENNER-Ralph C., 95. Wake service 7 p.m., Dec. 21 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 11:15 a.m., Dec. 22 at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by children and spouses, Char Spicl, Fred and Susan (Wallace) Renner, and Betty and Bob Feltman; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild; siblings and spouse, Tillie Morrell, Jack Ferderer, Rose Braun, Val and Jean Ferderer, and Monica Morrell; caretaker, Rose Brown; nieces; nephews; relatives. Memorials to the American Heart Association.
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