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November 2013

Teacher, 'Traveling Nun' dies in Omaha at age 90

Sister of Mercy Mary Janet Daul, who taught at Holy Cross School and Mercy High School, both in Omaha, and operated a nonprofit travel business for seniors, died Nov. 7 at Mercy Villa. She was 90.

Her funeral Mass was Nov. 13 at Mercy Villa Chapel and burial was at Omaha's Resurrection Cemetery.

Sister Daul's traveling companions from the former Mercy Fontenelle Tours in Omaha called her "The Traveling Nun," a nickname she proudly embraced, said Sandy Goetzinger-Comer, a spokeswoman for the Sisters of Mercy.

Service helps families find closure with interment of cremated remains

Gratitude.

That was the overwhelming reaction of families who interred the cremated remains of 32 loved ones at no charge in a special All Souls' Day service held by Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Omaha, said Deacon Bill Hill, director.

"Families were glad we did this. It brought closure for them," Deacon Hill said.

About 125 people attended and Father Michael Grewe, executive director of Catholic Cemeteries and pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Gretna, presided at the 20-minute service at St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery in Omaha.

Three Irish tenors to share the faith in Omaha concert

The Priests, a trio of Irish tenors, will sing sacred music, Christmas songs, classical arias and traditional Irish tunes at a Dec. 7 concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha.

"We bring the message of the Gospel in a very gentle fashion, with humor and banter with the audience," said Father Martin O'Hagan, who forms the trio with his brother, Father Eugene O'Hagan, and his childhood friend, Father David Delargy. All three priests serve the northern Ireland Diocese of Down and Connor, Ireland's second largest diocese.

St. Cecilia Cathedral, archdiocese celebrate organ's 10th anniversary

Marie Rubis Bauer believes something eternal and divine happens when she and other organists tap the organ keys at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.

The music from the organ's 5,500 pipes floats from the choir loft into the nave, to the altar and beyond. The music - which evokes centuries of hymns sung by generations of faithful - resonates in the ear, moves the heart and lifts voices to heaven, where a chorus of saints joins in worshiping God, she said.

KELSEY-Vernon L.

KELSEY-Vernon L., 72. Visitation 5 p.m., Nov. 14 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., Nov. 15 at St. Mary Church, Bellevue. Interment Bellevue Cemetery. Preceded in death by father, Joseph O. Kelsey; sister, Ramona Brittian. Survived by wife, Barbara Kelsey; children, Sandra Hobson and Randall Kelsey; three step-sons; mother, Hulda Kelsey; brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Sharon; sister, Evelyn Keyser; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society.

LEUCK-Daniel A.

LEUCK-Daniel A., 78. Visitation 6 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both Nov. 14 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Nov. 15 at the church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by son, Dominic. Survived by wife, Delores "Dee"; sons and daughter-in-law, Dan and Terri, Damian and Dale; daughters and son-in-law, Diane Leuck, Doreen Baerentzen, and Denise and Torrey Robb; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, James. Memorials to the family.

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MAJOREK-Louise A.

MAJOREK-Louise A., 75. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., Nov. 16 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Private Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by husband, Donald L. Majorek; son, Thomas C. Majorek. Survived by children and spouses, Michael Majorek, Mary and Tom Shanahan, Chris Chesnut and Doug Bremers, and Julie and Bill Cap; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Dinny and Rich Stone, Jan Podjenski, and Joyce Kleidosty. Memorials to the family.

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SCHILLO-Genevieve (Anton), CSJ

SCHILLO-Genevieve (Anton), CSJ, Visitation 10 a.m., funeral Mass 11 a.m., both Nov. 18 at St. Joseph Provincial House. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Anna Eller and Anthony Schillo; sister, Mary Haugseth; brothers-in-law. Survived by sister, Helen Bollman, St. Paul, Minn., nephews; relatives; colleagues; friends; Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates; Memorials to Sisters of St. Joseph Ministries Foundation, 1884 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55115.

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