Holy Ghost Parish's Pancake Breakfast: Jan. 30, 8 a.m. to noon at the church social hall, 52nd and Q, Omaha. Cost is $6 for adults, $3.50 for children 10 and under.
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Celebrating Catholic Culture: Feb. 24, 6 p.m. at Via Christe Assisted Living, 3636 California St., Omaha. Father Mark McKercher will present "Pray Without Ceasing: Preparing For Lent." Call 551-5557.
Safe Homes Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: Feb. 20, 8-11:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Center, 6905 Blondo St., Omaha. Free will offering. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Sisters and Associates and the St. Pius X Men's Club.
Couple to Couple League's Natural Family Planning, May 1, 3-5:30 p.m. at St. Peter Church, Upper room, 723 S. 27th St., Omaha. Call Mike and Denise Terneus at 502-1347. Register online at www.ccli.org or call the Couple to Couple League at 571-4111. Online classes available on CCLI website.
STAROSCIK-Sylvester J., 86. Funeral Mass Jan. 4 at St. Anthony Church, Columbus. Interment St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Columbus. Preceded in death by parents, Ignatius and Clementena Staroscik; sisters, Evangeline Brezenski and Eleanor Niedbalski; brother, Francis Staroscik; brothers-in-law, Edward Brezenski Sr. and Ben Niedbalski. Survived by sister and brother-in-law, Theonilla and Martin Jareske, Duncan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Adrian and Marie Staroscik, Jerome Staroscik, Raymond and Virginia Staroscik, and Alice Staroscik-Chleboun all of Columbus; nieces; nephews.
KLEBER-Mary L., 78. Private burial. Preceded in death by father; mother; brother, Jerry. Survived by brother, George Berigan, Arizona; son, Mike Kleber, Arizona; daughter, Jodine Kleber, New York; grandchildren; friends. Memorials to St. Joan of Arc Church.
MARTIN-Christopher "Chris," 30. Visitation 4 p.m., prayer service 7 p.m., both Jan. 21 at the funeral home. Funeral service 10:30 a.m., Jan. 22 at Calvary Christian Church, Bellevue. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Survived by wife, Jennifer; daughters, Alexis and Allison; parents, Carl and Laurie Martin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Kathleen Sedlak; brothers, Brian and Eric Martin; brother-in-law, Jeff Sedlak; nieces; nephews; friends. Memorials to the family.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
In our 2011 Catholic Schools Week coverage, we take a look at several topics, including:
» Catholic schools providing quality education.
» How Archbishop Bergan Elementary School in Fremont is working with a bank to teach students about finances and savings.
» Enrollment increases at St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago.
Students in Catholic elementary and high schools are learning to read, write and do their arithmetic. They also are learning about their religion and faith, a widely used assessment tool indicates.
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) publishes a standardized assessment called the Assessment of Catechesis, Religious Education. Developed more than 30 years ago, it is used by many schools and parishes to measure outcomes in Catholic faith instruction.