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April 2010

Omaha priest wins 'Distinguished Pastor Award'

Father Donald Shane, pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, is one of 10 recipients of the National Catholic Educational Association's 2010 Distinguished Pastor Award.

Given by the NCEA's Department of Elementary Schools, the annual award honors pastors for outstanding support to Catholic elementary education.

Father Shane, who was ordained in 1969, said he was honored by the NCEA award, established in 2007.

SHOBERG-Harvey F.

SHOBERG-Harvey F., 86. Funeral Mass April 5 at St. Thomas More Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by wife, Norma; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Trudy Shoberg, and Tom and Suzanne Shoberg; daughter, Theresa Korth; five grandchildren; Memorials to the family.
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RUSHENBERG-Netha Ardis

RUSHENBERG-Netha Ardis, 92. Funeral services April 3 at the funeral home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Lawrence Rushenberg. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence R. "Bob" and Maureen Rushenberg; grandson.

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SHOBERG-Harvey F.

SHOBERG-Harvey F., 86. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Military Order of the Purple Heart services 6:45 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., all April 4 at St. Thomas More Church. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., April 5 at the church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by wife, Norma; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Trudy Shoberg, and Tom and Suzanne Shoberg; daughter, Theresa Korth; five grandchildren; Memorials to the family.
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STRITTMATTER-Father Paul J. SJ

STRITTMATTER-Father Paul J. SJ, 63. Visitation 2 p.m., wake services 7 p.mm., both April 8 at Boyer/Valley High School, Dunlap, Iowa. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., April 9 at the school, Dunlap, Iowa. Interment 11 a.m., April 10 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Survived by brothers and sister-in-law, Bernard D. and Mary Strittmatter, Port Aurthur, Texas, and Michael Strittmatter and Anna Gregerson, Los Gatos, Calif.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Harlan Seagren, Garland, Texas, Catherine Jewel and Jay Taylor, Georgetown, Texas, and Beth Clark-Gobich and Tom Gobich, San Jose, Calif.

Day to focus on African, African-American relations

A day of reflection later this month will be an opportunity for Catholics to dialogue about race relations between African-Americans and Africans in the Archdiocese of Omaha.

Sponsored by the National Black Catholic Congress Team of Omaha, "Bridging the Gap: Reflecting on African-Americans and Africans living in the Archdiocese of Omaha" is set for April 24 at Jesuit Middle School in Omaha.

Father John Atoyebi, pastor of Holy Angels Parish in Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. event.

College students from the Archdiocese of Omaha trade rest and relaxation for service

For many college students in the Archdiocese of Omaha, spring break is not just beaches and bikinis and it's certainly not a break.

More than 220 students see it as an opportunity to learn from and assist those in need.

Students from Creighton University, College of Saint Mary and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, all in Omaha, and Wayne State College in Wayne participated in alternative spring break trips last month.

Students were involved in service work throughout the country, and their experiences included:

College students from the Archdiocese of Omaha trade rest and relaxation for service

For many college students in the Archdiocese of Omaha, spring break is not just beaches and bikinis and it's certainly not a break.

More than 220 students see it as an opportunity to learn from and assist those in need.

Students from Creighton University, College of Saint Mary and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, all in Omaha, and Wayne State College in Wayne participated in alternative spring break trips last month.

Students were involved in service work throughout the country, and their experiences included:

Transition team, year will help schools address merger issues

A six-member team will help guide Blessed Sacrament and St. Philip Neri through a year of transition before the schools merge for the 2011-2012 school year.

Blessed Sacrament School, 6316 N. 30th St., will close at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, and Blessed Sacrament students will be invited to attend St. Philip Neri School, 8202 N. 31st St.

With the closing of Blessed Sacrament, St. Philip Neri will serve students from Miller Park to the south as far north as Ponca Hills along N. 30th St.

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