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March 2013

Archbishop blesses, consecrates sacred oils at chrism Mass

Archbishop George J. Lucas blessed and consecrated sacramental oils that will be used in parishes across the archdiocese in the coming year and about 100 priests renewed their commitment to priesthood at the annual chrism Mass March 25 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.

People attending the Mass - which is part of Holy Week - filled the cathedral.

FORRESTAL-Sister Genevieve, OP

FORRESTAL-Sister Genevieve, OP, 92. Funeral Mass March 21 at Queen of the Rosary Chapel, Sinsinawa, Wis. Burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery, Sinsinawa, Wis. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Julia (Callahan) Forrestal; sister, Mary Ellen Horter; brothers, Charles Forrestal Jr., John Forrestal and William Forrestal. Survived by nephews; Dominican Sisters. Memorials to Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 county Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI., 53824-9701.


FRANZLUEBBERS-Charles, 79. Funeral Mass March 25 at St. Wenceslaus Church, Dodge. Burial St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Dodge. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Emil and Wenzel; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Ann Franzluebbers, Marie Moser, and Gertie and Richard Ernesti.


DINSLAGE-Melvin, 80. Visitation 9 a.m., rosary 7 p.m., both March 25 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., March 26 at St. Mary Church, West Point. Burial St. Michael Cemetery, West Point. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by wife, Ima Jean, West Point; sons, Mark and fiancée, Vicke Knauss, Fremont, and Jim, San Francisco, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Mark Svoboda, Pender; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jean and George Gatzemeyer, Columbus; three grandchildren. Memorials to American Heart Association or the church.


Pope Francis meets retired Pope Benedict, says 'we're brothers'

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy - With a warm embrace, a helping hand, shared prayer, a long discussion and lunch together, Pope Francis spent several hours with retired Pope Benedict XVI March 23 at the papal summer villa.

Pope Francis gave Pope Benedict an icon of Mary and Jesus that the Russian Orthodox delegation to his inauguration had given him just a few days earlier.

"They told me this was Our Lady of Humility. If I may say, I thought of you," Pope Francis said. Pope Benedict, obviously moved, grasped his successor's hands.


SWINARSKI-Dorothy J., 81. Visitation 4 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both March 26 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., March 27 at St. Bridget Church. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Survived by four children; son-in-law; daughter-in-law; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers; four sisters; three sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; nieces; nephews; cousins; extended family.



MULICK-Alice M., 88. Visitation 5 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both March 26 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., March 27 at St. Wenceslaus Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Edward E. Mulick; daughters, Colleen and Kathryn. Survived by daughters and son-in-law, Diane Kirk, and Deborah and Joe Giesler; nine grandchildren. Memorials to the church or Holy Name Grade School.



MCGUIRE-John, 76. Visitation 5 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both March 26 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., March 27 at St. Peter Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by infant sons, Vincent and Thomas Patrick; parents, Peter and Catherine McGuire; brothers, Bernard, Dennis and Tom. Survived by wife, Joan; children and spouse, Catherine, Mary, and Michael and Gigi; grandson; sisters, Helen Cook and Patricia McGuire; sisters-in-law, Susan, Linda and Mary Ann McGuire. extended family. Memorials to the family.


KOSALKA-Nora A. (Murcek)

KOSALKA-Nora A. (Murcek), 85. Visitation 5 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both March 25 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., March 26 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by husband, Frank; daughter, Kathy; brothers, Ed, Matt, Steve, Frank, Jack and Joey Murcek; sisters, Helen Nosak, Josie Caha, Loretta Howe, Sophie White, Mickie Lough and Annie Schlesiger. Survived by son, Tom; two grandsons; sister, Angie Toth; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the church.


FEHRINGER-Catherine A. (Hartigan) "Tinker,"

FEHRINGER-Catherine A. (Hartigan) "Tinker," 66. Memorial Mass March 25 at St. John Vianney Church. Private interment, Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by mother, Catherine Hartigan; brother, Robert. Survived by children and spouses, Edward and Casey, Columbus, Mary and Tad Drake, Bozeman, Mont., Tom and Angie, Columbus, Sarah Fehringer and Greg Boettger, and Tim, Reno, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; father, John D. Hartigan, MD and Kimmy; siblings and spouses, John, Tom, Grace and Rob Schefter, Jim, Dan and Mary, Trish, and Kevin and Karin; nieces; nephews.


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