College of Saint Mary Christmas Choirs and Orchestra Concert: Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Mercy chapel, 72nd and Cedar Street. Cost of $10 adults, $5 students. Reception follows in Hillmer Art Gallery. Call 402-399-2622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The "Living Nativity": Dec. 22, 5-8 p.m. at St. Gerald School, 7859 Lakeview St., Ralston. Live animals that will be able to be petted. Everyone is welcome.
Monday Morning Advent Prayer Group: Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 8:30 a.m. Mass, 9 a.m. rosary at St. Margaret Mary Church, 6116 Dodge St., Omaha. Followed by a gathering from 9:30 -11 a.m. in Suneg Center. All are welcome. Childcare is provided.
SHEDD-Zachery Robert, 29. Visitation 2 p.m., vigil service 5 p.m., both Nov. 17 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Nov. 18 at St. James Church. Private interment. Preceded in death by grandfather, Alvin J. Podjenski. Survived by parents, Bruce R. and Diane M. Shedd; sisters and brothers-in-law, Megan Shedd Mattice and Mitch, and Rachael and Brian Day; nieces; nephew; grandparents, L. Robert and Charlotte Shedd, and Patricia Podjenski; aunts; uncles; cousins; friends. Memorials to the family.
JONAITIS-George, 95. Visitation 4 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both Nov. 15 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Nov. 16 at St. Mary Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Irene Wzorek; parents, John and Anna Jonaitis; brother, Linus; sisters, Elizabeth Hubrect, Frances Jonaitis, and Eleanor Rocek. Survived by nieces; nephews; relatives; friends.
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CRAIG-Ann E. (Fimple), 68. Visitation 4 p.m., Nov. 17 at the funeral home. Funeral service 10:30 a.m., Nov. 18 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Cathy Barr; son and daughter-in-law, Mark G. and Mary Craig; five grandchildren; great-grandson; sisters and brother-in-law, Sister Clarina Fimple, and Margaret and John Boeck; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley and Mila Fimple Jr., and Jerry and Karen Fimple. Memorials to the family.
Nebraska's three bishops and a bishop from Iowa were honored Oct. 25 for their support of Spirit Catholic Radio at the station's annual Spirit Celebration Dinner.
Archbishop George J. Lucas, Bishop William J. Dendinger of Grand Island and Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln were honored with the Spirit Award, as was Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, for their commitment to the nonprofit radio station's mission to use the airwaves to spread the Gospel message.
A $10,000 grant from a foundation will benefit low-income seniors who live at Seven Oaks at Notre Dame in Omaha, as well as nurse practitioner students at Creighton University.
The students will provide full health screenings and follow-up consultations, with an emphasis on identifying and treating depression. The grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation also will help fund a program designed to help residents identify and use their talents to assist others.
Schools across the archdiocese this month honored military veterans at special Masses and assemblies marking the nation's Nov. 11 celebration of Veterans Day.
Eighth-graders at St. Bernard School in Omaha, for example, invited veterans and active duty military to join them Nov. 14 at an all-school Mass, where a Boy Scout color guard presented the U.S. flag and patriotic hymns were part of the liturgy.