Holy Ghost Parish's Fried Chicken Dinner: Aug. 23, 4-8 p.m. at the church, 5219 S. 53rd St., Omaha. Cost of $4 to $10. Takeout available.
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The Ignatian Volunteer Corps Fall Recruitment: An organization of retired men and women who use their time and talents to help others. IVC volunteers commit 1 or 2 days per week to work directly with organizations that address issues that affect the poor. Volunteers gather monthly to prayerfully reflect on their apostolic work. Call Becky Ehrman at 402-681-6311 or email Omaha@ivcusa.org. Visit the web at www.ivcusa.org.
"When The Clock Strikes Midnight" Bethlehem House 2013 Ball: Sept. 28, 6 p.m. silent auction and cocktail hour; 7 p.m. dinner and formal program and recognitions followed by entertainment by "Red Delicious". Cost of $75. Call Monica at 402-819-4884 or email info@BethlehemHouseOmaha.org. For sponsorship call Jenny at 402-871-9193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit the women and children served by Bethlehem House.
Natural Family Planning: Sept. 15, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17, 3-5:30 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 723 S. 27th St., Omaha. Online class available at www.ccli.org. Call Mike and Denise Terneus at 402-502-1347 or Couple to Couple League at 402-571-4111.
Business and Professional People For Life: Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m. social time, 12 p.m. lunch at Gorats Restaurant, 4917 Center St., Omaha. Speaker is Julie Schmit-Albin Executive Director of Nebraska Right to Life. Call 402-496-4121 before Sept. 10 and leave your names, email and menu selections. Menu selections are 6 oz. flat iron for $14; grilled chicken breast for $12; grilled salmon for $14; and spaghetti and meatballs for $12.
Holy Family Shrine Concert: Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. at the shrine, exit I-80 at 432, south on Hwy. 31 one mile to Pflug Road, turn west go one mile. Presented by Margaret Cotton. Followed by a reception. Freewill donations accepted.
Winter Coats for the Needy: Aug. 31, 8 a.m. to noon at Skate Daze, 3616 S. 132nd St., Omaha. For a donated coat you will receive a coupon for a free root beer float from Culver's restaurant. It is sponsored by KVSS Spirit Catholic Radio Network in partnership with Omaha Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Divine Mercy Mission: Oct. 25, 7 p.m. with Mass and a talk by two sisters from St. Faustina's religious community. Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. with Mass and ends at 3 p.m. with Benediction and the Chaplet. All at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 11802 Pacific St., Omaha. Freewill donation accepted. Bring lunch or eat out at a local restaurant.
NOWAK-Rich J., 84. Funeral Mass Aug. 21 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by son, Timothy; parents, Jacob and Anna; brothers, Ray and Walt Nowak; son-in-law, Bernie Wolff. Survived by wife, Pat; children and spouses, Michael and Carol Nowak, Diane Wolff, and Rick and Judith Nowak; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Esther Nowak; sister, Rita Wolbach; nieces; nephews; friend, Sam. Memorials to Estabrook Cancer Center or the church.
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