Dioceses around the country are assessing the viability of their Catholic elementary and secondary schools. The Task Force's research finds that, while these dioceses are varied, the issues they face and actions they are taking to address them are substantially the same. First, they are making a strong affirmation of the value and need for sustainable Catholic schools.
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Describing it as turning the page to the next chapter, Jesuit Father John P. Schlegel has announced his plans to step down as president of Creighton University in Omaha as of July 1, 2011.
Father Schlegel, Creighton's 23rd president, in a release July 14, said he had discussed his possible retirement at length with William Fitzgerald, chair of the university board, and they agreed the university had reached a point where the change could be made.
TARGY-James J. Jr., 54. Funeral Mass July 14 at St. Mary Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by sister, Elizabeth Ann Targy. Survived by parents, James Sr. and Jean; sister, Mary Barone; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stephen and Tina, John and Nancy, Paul and Margaret, Tom and Karen, and Bill and Jennifer; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews.
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PERRY-Marie Kaline, 91. Funeral Mass July 14 at St. Joan of Arc Church. Entombment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Angelo A. Perry Sr.; parents, Joe and Jennie Kaline; brother, Robert Kaline. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Angelo A. and Sherie Perry Jr.; daughter, Linda Gentleman Boyer; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Norma Kaline, San Francisco; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the church or Alzheimer's Association.
GURNETT-Mary K., 74. Funeral Mass July 14 at Mary Our Queen Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, William A. Gurnett. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Janet Gurnett, Mike and Amy Gurnett, and Matt Gurnett, daughters and sons-in-law, Susie Severson, Molly and Wes Suter, Billie and Dale Dixon, and Joanne and Steve Swan; 16 grandchildren; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Dr. Ed Gatz; relatives; friends. Memorials to Metro Right-to-Life.
FORMAN-John J. Jr., 78. Funeral Mass July 14 at St. Margaret Mary Church. Interment Bohemian Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Marilyn T. Forman; parents, John J. and Cecilie Forman Sr. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Monica F. and Mark London; son and daughter-in-law, John L. Monique Forman; four grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Karl and Joann Forman. Memorials to Sokol South Omaha or Parkinson's Disease Assn.
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MCDANIEL-Diane D., 60. Visitation 5 p.m., prayer services 7 p.m, both July 15 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., July 16 at St. Thomas More Church. Burial Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, George McDaniel; father, Pete Uhl. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Geri and Mike Miller, and Patti and Bryan Rogers; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sherry McDaniel; mother, Martha Uhl; sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene and Darrell Blackmun, Nancy and Denny Wacheldorf, and Cindy and Tom Zielinski; six grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
SHRADER-Paul D., 68. Visitation 6 p.m., vigil services 7 p.m., both July 15 at Holy Cross Church. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., July 16 at the church. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
JARECKI-Father Reynold "Adrian", OFM, 80. Funeral Mass July 10 at Assumption B.V.M. Church, Pulaski, Wis. Burial at Provincial Cemetery, Pulaski, Wis. Preceded in death by parents, Dominic and Emilia (Liss) Jarecki; brother, Joseph.
CLEARY-Sister Beda, OP, 90. Funeral Mass July 13 at Queen of the Rosary Chapel, Sinsinawa, Wis. Burial at the Motherhouse Cemetery, Sinsinawa, Wis. Preceded in death by parents, James and Anna (O'Brien) Cleary. Survived by brother, James Cleary; cousins; Dominican sisters. Memorials to Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 53824-9701.