The Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard prepares to raise the U.S. flag at a flag pole dedication ceremony Aug. 16 as students at St. Matthew the Evangelist School in Bellevue look on. Jim and Kathy McCoy, members of St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish, donated the flag pole and it was installed by parishioner Terry Veylupek, owner of Veylupek Construction. Courtesy photo.
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Catholic Charities of Omaha is celebrating its 85th anniversary with a luncheon honoring six people for their contributions to the Omaha community.
"With this milestone anniversary, we wanted to not only celebrate the lasting impact of our programs, but also the contributions of these community leaders," said John Griffith, executive director.
The Sept. 22 luncheon at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 3321 S. 72nd St., will honor:
Twenty-three deacons celebrating benchmark anniversaries of their ordination were honored Aug. 27 at the annual diaconate anniversary dinner at the German-American Society in Omaha.
Deacon Marty Warwick, deacon council president, announced the honorees, who received certificates for serving 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years.
Parishes are in Omaha unless otherwise noted:
Recognized for their 30th anniversary were Deacons Ken Bond, now serving in California, and Chuck L'Archevesque, St. Mary Parish in Bellevue, who was unable to attend.
Young adults, married couples struggling with infertility and priests are among the groups Cardinal Francis Arinze will address in Omaha Sept. 20 and 21 as he stresses the importance of the family and the liturgy.
A native of Nigeria and a former Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments at the Vatican, Cardinal Arinze was invited by Pro Sanctity to talk on the 30th anniversary of Blessed John Paul II's apostolic exhortation "Familiaris Consortio," or the role of the Christian family in the modern world.
An overcrowded elementary school in a Nigerian village will have three new classrooms thanks to members of St. Thomas More, St. Wenceslaus and St. Robert Bellarmine parishes in Omaha and other friends of Father Kizito Okhuoya, who led a mission trip to his native country in July.
KOJDECKI-Edward R. "Rick" Jr., 63. Funeral Mass Sept. 1 at St. Frances Cabrini Church. Preceded in death by father, Edward, brother, Michael "Mickey". Survived by mother, Louise; son, Edward "Rick"; companion, Cheryl Rohen; six grandchildren.
THROENER-Inez H., 85. Funeral Mass Sept. 1 at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Catherine Throener. Survived by cousins; friends. Memorials to the church, New Cassel Retirement Center or Institute for Priestly Formation.
ANDRESEN-Helen, 91. Funeral service Sept. 1 at New Cassel Chapel. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husbands, Harold Andresen and Thomas Caniglia; five brothers; sister. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Carol, Bob "Spike" and Janice, Joe and Mary Jo Clayton, and Leonard and Deborah Andresen; step-children and spouses, Tom and Sue Caniglia, Carl Caniglia and Robert Girthoffer, and Lucy and Pete Shaw; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild; nieces; nephews. Memorials to New Cassel Retirement Community.
LENGEMANN-Clarice H., 73. Funeral Mass at St. Bernadette Church, Bellevue. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Catherine Huebner; brother, Wayne Huebner; bro-thers-in-law, Michael Peth and Joel Carlson. Survived by husband, Marvin D.; sons and daughter-in-law, Jack G.
ALLEN-Thomas W., 81. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Sept. 3 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Inurnment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Patricia Allen; parents; sister. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Cindy Allen, Dan and Tammy Allen, and Bob Allen; four grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, John and Lois Allen; sister, Ann and Gene Kennedy; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the family.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN