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January 2010

Priest from Creighton's Jesuit community dies at age 87

Father Eugene J. Jakubek, known for his radio and television shows and motivational speeches, died Jan. 19 in Omaha. He was 87 years old.

A 9 a.m. wake service and a 10 a.m. Memorial Mass will take place Jan. 23 at St. John Church on the Creighton University campus in Omaha.

The priest, a member of the Jesuit community at Creighton, donated his body to medical science.

Father Jakubek was born in Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 11, 1922. He entered the Jesuit novitiate at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, Mo., in 1941.

Annual flower festival scheduled for Jan. 30-31

The 25th Annual Cathedral Flower Festival will be held Jan. 30 and 31 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.

The 2010 festival, sponsored by Cathedral Arts Project, salutes all those who have supported the mission of Cathedral Arts Project of bringing the arts to the heart of the city at St. Cecilia.

A Candlelight Preview Party will take place Jan. 29. Viewing in the cathedral will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. The patron reception will take place in the Cathedral Cultural Center from 7:30-10 p.m. Cost to attend is $65.

Filipinos celebrate tradition at St. Cecilia Cathedral

Considered the oldest religious relic in the Philippines, the statue of Santo Nino de Cebu serves as an example of humility and a celebration of Jesus' incarnation for the country's natives.

Even to those natives outside the Philippines.

Even in Omaha, where about 700 gathered Jan. 17 to celebrate the fiesta of Santo Nino de Cebu with a Mass and potluck at St. Cecilia Cathedral.

Filipinos celebrate tradition at St. Cecilia Cathedral

Considered the oldest religious relic in the Philippines, the statue of Santo Nino de Cebu serves as an example of humility and a celebration of Jesus' incarnation for the country's natives.

Even to those natives outside the Philippines.

Even in Omaha, where about 700 gathered Jan. 17 to celebrate the fiesta of Santo Nino de Cebu with a Mass and potluck at St. Cecilia Cathedral.

Coat donations help students in need

Students at St. Wenceslaus School in Omaha, inspired by their own teacher, gathered and donated nearly 200 coats for needy students at a local Omaha school.

The coats were donated Jan. 14 to Lewis and Clark Middle School, where a pantry, started by volunteer teachers, provides food and clothing to Lewis and Clark students in need.

Lynne Battershell, who formerly taught at Lewis and Clark and is now a sixth and eighth grade literature teacher at St. Wenceslaus, suggested the idea to the students.

Students to perform for East Side Story

Students from the seven CORE schools in Omaha will perform the music of Gilbert & Sullivan at the East Side Story benefit Jan. 23.

The evening benefit will include a 5 p.m. Mass at St. John Church on the Creighton University campus in Omaha. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. on campus at the Lied Education Center for Arts with the student program beginning at 6:45. A dinner buffet will begin about 7:30 p.m.

Three chosen for all-state band

Three students from the Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic schools were among 82 Nebraska students chosen for the 2010 Nebraska State Bandmasters Eighth Grade All-State Band.

Representing the Music in Catholic Schools program at the Jan. 16 clinic and concert in Kearney were Rosario Galante, St. James/Seton School, Omaha; Maggie Owens, St. Robert Bellarmine School, Omaha; and Phillip Miller, St. Matthew School, Bellevue.

Emma Finken, St. Margaret Mary School, was chosen as first alternate.

Counselors needed for summer camps

Camp organizers at the Elden F. Curtiss Youth Camp and Retreat Center outside of Omaha are in need of counselors to help at the nine camps scheduled this summer.

Energetic, faith-filled individuals interested in working with youths in grades 5 through 12 are invited to attend a training week June 1-4 at the camp, located at 5455 S. 245th St., and the Catholic Leadership Institute June 6-11.

Hibernians will honor 'Tiger' Tom Lynch

Omaha Softball Hall of Fame member, "Tiger" Tom Lynch, a leader in local youth athletic programs, will be honored Feb. 6 with the lifetime achievement award by the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Lynch will be recognized at the group's banquet at Erin Court, 4714 N. 120th St. in Omaha. Tickets to the 6 p.m. event are $35.

The event also will feature music by the Turfmen.

For tickets or more information, contact Mike Addy at 740-5689 or e-mail michaeljaddy@yahoo.com.

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