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March 2010

Marian artists receive contest awards

Self-portrait artwork earned 12 Omaha Marian high school students medals Feb. 27 from the Nebraska Visuals Arts Contest.

Senior Maggie Hinrichs and juniors Alexandria Frost and Martha Latka received gold medals for their work. Silver medals went to Aubrey Brouillette, senior, and Allison Dethlefs, Maddie LaHood and Chloe Wilwerding, juniors; while Autumn Baldwin and Claire Townley, both seniors, and Kayla Kampschneider, Morgan Lofgren and Kealinn Peterson, juniors, received bronze medals.

Food Fast event held in Lynch

Young adults from eight Archdiocese of Omaha communities took part in the 2010 Food Fast weekend Feb. 20-21 at the Niobrara Valley House of Renewal in Lynch.

Archdiocesan communities represented included Bristow, Lynch, Butte, Osmond, Creighton, Verdigre, Osmond and Spencer. Young adults from Fairfax and Sioux Falls, S.D., also attended the event designed to show how people can help alleviate poverty.

In addition to fasting 24 hours, participants took part in learning activities, simulation activities, ice-breakers, prayers, films, journaling and discussions.

Students chosen in essay contest

Archbishop George J. Lucas presents certificates to St. Vincent de Paul students, from left, Jennifer Peterson, Colleen Halpin, Samantha Stoupa, Kate Moffatt, Dillon Malchow, Will Martin, Shelby Strattan, Megan Steffes and Emily Rakoczy. They were the top finalists chosen out of 100 SVDP eighth-graders who participated in the vocation essay contest commemorating vocations week, Jan. 10-16. Finalists were chosen by the St. Vincent de Paul Vocations Committee.

Official schedule

Archbishop George J. Lucas' scheduled activities:

March 20

» Installation of Acolytes and Lectors (Permanent Diaconate), Norfolk.

March 21

» Confirmation, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Assumption School at Assumption, Omaha.

» Confirmation, Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Agnes parishes at St. Agnes, Omaha.

March 22

» Creighton Students for Life, Creighton University, Omaha.

March 23

» KVSS radio program.

MURPHY-Sister Margaret Mary, OP

MURPHY-Sister Margaret Mary, OP, 80. Funeral Mass March 17 at Queen of the Rosary Chapel, Sinsinawa, Wis. Burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, John and Anna (McDermott) Murphy; brother, John. Survived by sister, Carol Beran; nieces; nephews; Dominican Sisters. Memorials to Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824.


COLEMAN-Larry W., 70. Funeral Mass March 18 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by parents, Lester and Ruby; brother, Edward. Survived by wife, Janet; children and spouses, Brett and Patty Coleman, Kimberly and Kevin Capron, and Garrett and Frankie Coleman, seven grandchildren; brother; three sisters.


COLDANGHISE-Emmy M. (Nebrigich)

COLDANGHISE-Emmy M. (Nebrigich), 83. Funeral Mass March 18 at St. Thomas More Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Anthony Sr.; son, Mark. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony Coldanghise Jr., Charles and Linda Coldanghise, Nick and Irene Coldanghise, Vincent and Carol Coldanghise, and Tom and Michelle Coldanghise; daughters and son-in-law, Kathy and Fred Parsons, and Mary Dishman; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Memorials to Angels Among Us, P.O. Box 540243, Omaha, NE 68154



SHIMERDLA-Charles J., 91. Funeral Mass March 18 at Assumption Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Agnes K. Shimerdla; son, Jim J. Shimerdla. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Mary Ellen Shimerdla, Fritz and Nancy L. Shimerdla, Fremont, and Jerry Shimerdla, Bellevue, and Nancy A. Shimerdla; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Memorials to Salvation Army.



DASOVIC-Edward N.,

DASOVIC-Edward N., 77. Funeral Mass March 18 at St. Stanislaus Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by parents, Nicholas and Josephine Dasovic. Survived by wife, Joan; daughters and son-in-law, Marilyn and Armando Rosales, and Maureen Dasovic; sons and daughter-in-law, Mark and Patricia, and Michael, and Robert (Bowman); five grandchildren; brother, James Dasovic; sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Lawrence Rudol.



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