"Understanding Marriage Annulments in the Catholic Church": Oct. 7, 7 p.m. in the family room at St. Patrick Church, 3400 E. 16th St., Fremont. Presented by Deacon Robert Overkamp from the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal. Call Sister Marilyn at (402) 721-6611x22.
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St. Francis Parish's Bazaar: Oct. 3, noon at St. Francis Auditorium, Humphrey. Turkey and sausage dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children 5-12; age 4 and under are free.
St. Wenceslaus Parish's Farewell to Father Mel Merwald: Oct. 2, 6-11 p.m. in the gym, 156th and Pacific, Omaha. Cost is $25; adults 21 and over only. Includes food, beer and wine. Music by Finest Hour. Casual attire. Reservations preferred by calling Jennie at 493-6382. Church reception Oct. 10, 2-4 p.m. at the social hall.
Bishop Nicolas Djoma's presentation: Sept. 21, 7 p.m. at Harper Center on Creighton University campus, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha. Call Fran at Creighton University at 280-2303.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement Sept. 22 rebuking a book co-authored by two Creighton University theologians.
"The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology" was published in 2008 and written by Todd A. Salzman, chairman of the Creighton University Department of Theology, and Michael G. Lawler, the department's professor emeritus.
The book attempts to provide moral justification for contemporary sexual behaviors considered immoral by the Catholic Church, according to a release from the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Beginning Ballroom Dancing: Fridays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3 and 10, 7-8 p.m. at St. Cecilia Institute, 3900 Webster St., Omaha. Instructor is Richard Brayshaw. Call 553-5524x1 or e-mail jmkoneckwilcox@archomaha.
BREY-Kenneth D., 82. Funeral Mass Sept. 21 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by wife, Jean. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Debra; daughters and son-in-law, Rita Brey, and Virginia and Bill Keenan; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Jimmy; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Charles Fox, and Donna Kirkpatrick; nieces; nephews.
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CLARK-Michael J. Sr., 66. Funeral Mass Sept. 21 at Christ the King Church. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Preceded in death by parents, Maurice and Adella Clark. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Peggy Clark; sisters, Florence Roberge and Joanne Pierce; daughters and sons-in-law, Shelly and Jeffrey Lichty, Laura and Jeff Driscoll, and Melissa and Scott Schardan; son, Michael Clark Jr.; six grandchildren; former wife, Linda. Memorials to the family.
MARCOTTE-Barbara W., 82. Funeral Mass Sept. 21 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Private interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by daughter, Carol Fick. Survived by husband, Robert Marcotte Sr.; daughters, Reverend Susan Hazen, Coquille, Ore., Marian McClelland, Owings Mills, Md., and Barbara Woodling, Sacramento, Calif.; son, Robert Marcotte Jr., Yutan; brother, Ronald Withers, Sevierville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; nieces; nephews; relatives. Memorials to St. Robert Bellarmine, Brownell-Talbot School or Holy Family Shrine.
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CRAMER-Patrick D., 70. Visitation 9:30 a.m., funeral Mass 10 a.m., both Sept. 23 at St. Joan of Arc Church. Private interment Evergreen Memorial Park. Preceded in death by wife, Marjorie Cramer; parents, John and Rose Cramer. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Donna Cramer, Quincy, Ill., Rodney Cramer, and Kelley and Amy Cramer; daughters and son-in-law, Tracy and Steve Randles, and Kayla Kramer; eight grandchildren; brothers, Jim Cramer, and Billy Cramer, Nevada; sister, Jackie Gerard. Memorials to the family.