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May 2011

Omaha school raises $150,000

Holy Name School in Omaha raised more than $150,000 at its annual benefit April 30, titled "Imagine Breaking Barriers."

More than 150 people attended the event at the St. Robert Bellarmine Mainelli Center in Omaha. The evening included student testimonials, entertainment and a student-led audience activity, "Are You Smarter Than...?"

Chairpersons of the event were Jane and Jim Arts, Judy and Ron Beran, Jen and Rick Bettger, Jennifer and Matt Dwyer, Lisa and Rob Johnson, Susanne Shore and Pete Ricketts, and Ursula and Mark Treinen.

CSM receives service awards

College of Saint Mary (CSM) in Omaha was recently honored with two Nebraska First Lady's Outstanding Community Service Awards given by ServeNebraska, a non-profit organization that works to strengthen Nebraska communities through volunteering, collaboration and national service programs.

Be Not Afraid Hour Novena - "Doctrine of Purgatory" - Sundays through July 17

Be Not Afraid Hour Novena - "Doctrine of Purgatory": Sundays 6-7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 1 block north of 87th and Pacific, Omaha. Confessions available. Call 402-498-9871.

"Existence of Heaven": June 26

"Existence of Hell": July 3

"Explanation of Indulgences": July 10; reception following prayer hour

"Prayer and Purgatory": July 17

ARMAN-Dorothy J.

ARMAN-Dorothy J., 82. Funeral Mass May 19 at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, John P. Arman Sr. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Lindsey Arman and Mike Johnson, Judith Arman Nebbia and Tami Arman; sons and daughter-in-law, John Arman, Robert Arman, Gary and Cindy Arman, and Timothy Arman; 10 grandchildren; great-grandchild. Memorials to Josie Harper Hospice House.



GOHR-Kenneth L. Jr.

GOHR-Kenneth L. Jr., 81. Funeral Mass May 19 at Holy Name Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Rosemary Gohr; parents, Kenneth Sr. and Laura Gohr. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Bev Gohr, Dan and Ginny Gohr, John and Ann Gohr, and Jerry and Kristy Gohr; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bill Peckham; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorials to St. Jude Shrine.


VACANTI-Jennie A. (Agosta,)

VACANTI-Jennie A. (Agosta,) 91. Funeral Mass May 19 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents; husbands, Joseph Agosta and Thomas J. Vacanti; brothers, Francis, Frank and Mathew DiBernardo; sisters, Mary Todero and Virginia Rumbaugh. Survived by daughters and son-in-law, Judy and Mike Schinker, and Janice Agosta; step-daughter and spouse, Carole and Gerald Keating; step-son and spouse, Charles A. and Kay Vacanti; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Memorials to the church or Madonna School.

SCHULA-Marietta A.

SCHULA-Marietta A., 93. Funeral Mass May 19 at St. James Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Gerald B. Schula; siblings and spouse, Victoria and Tory Gray, and John Hertert; parents, Victor and Agnes (Hirschman) Hertert; grandaughter, Christine; great-grandson, M. Joseph. Survived by son, David Schula; daughter, Geraldine VonTersch; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorials to St. James Seton School.


WOLCOTT-Sister Mary Ramona, OP

WOLCOTT-Sister Mary Ramona, OP, 80. Visitation 6 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both May 19 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass noon, May 20 at St. Margaret Mary Church. Graveside service noon May 23 at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Rockwell, Iowa. Preceded in death by parents, Milton Harold and Olga Beatrice Wolcott; brother, Milton Harold Wolcott Jr. Survived by sister and brother-in-law, Rose Marie and Thomas C. Brown; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; geat-nephews. Memorials to the family.



VACEK-Patricia J.

VACEK-Patricia J., 68. Visitation 10 a.m., funeral Mass 11 a.m. both May 20 at St. Gerald Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by husband, Frank R. Vacek; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Patrick Nieto, Mary and Donald Freemyer, and Lisa and Dave Edwards; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Becci Vacek; nine grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Russ Abraham, and Jack and Vicki Abraham. Memorials to the family.



Father McMahon remembered for faith, zeal

Father Aloysius McMahon, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Omaha, whose service included work at Boys Town and missionary work in South America, died May 17 at Immanuel Fontenelle Home in Omaha. He was 88.

A vigil service was held May 19 at at Heafey, Heafey, Hoffmann, Dwoark & Cutler Funeral Home, 7805 West Center Road, Omaha. Father McMahon's funeral Mass was May 20 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.


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