St. Thomas More Parish's Chicken and Ham Dinner: Nov. 24, noon-6 p.m. at St. Thomas More School gym, 3515 S. 48th Ave., Omaha. Cost of $8 adult, $5 child. Book fair and bake sale.
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No One Cries the Wrong Way: Eight-week DVD program beginning Nov. 19, 1-2:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center, 114th and Fort., Omaha. Featuring Fr. Joe Kempf. No meeting Dec. 24 or 31. RSVP to Jo at 402-572-0369. No Cost.
St. Adalbert Parish's Pancake Man: Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
St. Robert Bellarmine Parish's Daily Rosary and Mass for the Homebound: Monday through Saturday 8:05 a.m. rosary, 8:30 a.m. Mass, Sunday 11 a.m. Mass. All available on demand online at www.stroberts.com.
Mount Michael Benedictine High School's journalism team took home awards last month at the Nebraska Press High School Association conference.
Last year's yearbook at the school near Elkhorn took third in creative concept and design and the school's newspaper took second in fresh look and coverage.
Students at Holy Family School in Lindsay honored Lindsay volunteer firemen and EMTs during a special Mass Oct. 17.
First- and second-graders, led by Carol Korth, elementary teacher, read statements describing attributes of volunteers, such as someone who sacrifices home life for others and responds to a cry for help with a split-second response, and read a passage from Malachi about the difference between those who serve and have compassion for others and those who do not.
More than 50 beginning band students and their parents participated in the 18th annual Music in Catholic Schools (MCS) Beginning Band Olympics, held Oct. 15 at the Msgr. Ernest Graham Building near St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.
Students playing flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet/cornet, low brass and percussion competed for gold, silver and bronze awards.
The evening ended with the students playing together as a band, including "Olympic Fanfare" with MCS teachers and Jacob West, a former trumpet student.
Cameron Bretsen, a junior at Mount Michael Benedictine High School near Elkhorn, has earned the Better Business Bureau's Student Service Excellence Award for his volunteer work with Grover Street Pantry.
Bretsen is the son of Paul and Jill Bretsen, members of Lutheran Church of the Master in Elkhorn.