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September 2012

Resident assistants help support the faith

It was a simple idea: Invite students to pray the rosary every Sunday evening as a way to wind down and recharge for the coming week.

What Dain Finney, a resident assistant at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., didn't realize was how popular last year's ritual would become among residents in her dorm.

The gathering of young women in the main lounge of the dormitory grew from five to 25 as more people joined her.

Resident assistants help support the faith

It was a simple idea: Invite students to pray the rosary every Sunday evening as a way to wind down and recharge for the coming week.

What Dain Finney, a resident assistant at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., didn't realize was how popular last year's ritual would become among residents in her dorm.

The gathering of young women in the main lounge of the dormitory grew from five to 25 as more people joined her.

Longtime workers celebrate God's gift of labor at work and raising a family

As the nation celebrated Labor Day Sept. 3, three Catholic couples who have devoted countless hours to their jobs at home and in the workplace spoke with the Catholic Voice about the importance of hard work to their faith, families and communities.

"If people can offer up a morning prayer, 'this is done in your honor, Lord,' then all that hard work is going for a purpose" in furthering God's kingdom, said Kevin Wetovick, a member of St. Peter Parish in Fullerton who teaches agriculture at a local high school and farms 360 acres.

Longtime workers celebrate God's gift of labor at work and raising a family

As the nation celebrated Labor Day Sept. 3, three Catholic couples who have devoted countless hours to their jobs at home and in the workplace spoke with the Catholic Voice about the importance of hard work to their faith, families and communities.

"If people can offer up a morning prayer, 'this is done in your honor, Lord,' then all that hard work is going for a purpose" in furthering God's kingdom, said Kevin Wetovick, a member of St. Peter Parish in Fullerton who teaches agriculture at a local high school and farms 360 acres.

End of life issues, health care among topics at Bioethics Conference

Top activities at the Archdiocese of Omaha Bioethics Conference Aug. 24-25 in Omaha: Learning and networking.

"It puts everybody on the same sheet of music, to start with," said Dr. Lloyd Pierre Jr. of two days of talks on such topics as ethical approaches to complications before and after birth, stem cell research and cloning, and care and respect for the dying.

End of life issues, health care among topics at Bioethics Conference

Top activities at the Archdiocese of Omaha Bioethics Conference Aug. 24-25 in Omaha: Learning and networking.

"It puts everybody on the same sheet of music, to start with," said Dr. Lloyd Pierre Jr. of two days of talks on such topics as ethical approaches to complications before and after birth, stem cell research and cloning, and care and respect for the dying.

Permanent deacons gather to celebrate milestone anniversaries

Service was the focus of the evening Aug. 25 when permanent deacons from throughout the archdiocese gathered in Omaha for the annual anniversary dinner.

Twenty-eight deacons, representing 490 years of service, were honored during the dinner program.

Presenting the honorees with certificates to mark milestone anniversaries of 30, 25, 20, 15 and 10 years, Archbishop George J. Lucas told the deacons and their wives that whenever he counts his blessings, the diaconate community of the archdiocese is among those blessings.

Church seeks to draw Latinos to schools

In many cities across the country, the Latino population is growing rapidly - and a large percentage is Catholic - yet hundreds of Catholic schools are closing their doors because of low enrollment.

Those national trends are seen in Omaha, as well, where in the last 10 years the number of Latinos living east of 72nd Street has increased 58 percent and the population continues to grow, yet next year the archdiocese will close three of its schools in the same area, including Assumption-Guadalupe School.

Catholic school teachers excited to teach the faith

Several of the archdiocese's 98 newest teachers - all with experience teaching in public schools - said they want to work in a Catholic setting because they can teach about Jesus and the church.

Staci Shotkoski, Lori Eyth, Cory Sepich, Mollie Brauer and Jan Vrbicky said they like a faith-based approach to learning, in part because of its strong emphasis on respect and kindness.

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