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February 2014

MITZEL-Evelyn Rinn Personett

MITZEL-Evelyn Rinn Personett, Vigil service 6 p.m., Feb. 7 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Feb. 8 at St. James Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Harold Rinn Sr.; husbands, Robert G. Personett and Lester L. Mitzel. Survived by children and spouses, Keith Personett, Brian and Debbie Personett, Julie Personett and Craig Tole, Jan Richardson, and Scott Mitzel; sister, Marilyn Renbarger; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Memorials to Hospice House or Henry Doorly Zoo.

All tied up

Mark Zulkoski, principal of St. Bernard School in Omaha, finds himself in a sticky situation Jan. 29 during a "Pin the Principal" fundraising event for Catholic Schools Week. Students raised $164 for eighth-grade graduation party supplies by purchasing strips of duct tape for $1, taping the principal to the wall while he stood on a crate - then removing the crate.

Baby shower

Senior Allison Beckman, left, and junior Brienne Gossman with 115 items collected at a baby shower sponsored by the Junior Right to Life organization at Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School in Elgin. The students also collected $50 at the event, which was held as a benefit for Birthright, an organization in Norfolk that helps pregnant women in need.

Service day

French teacher Frederika ver Hulst, left, and Spanish teacher Angela de Vera of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha prepare sandwiches for the needy Jan. 20 at Holy Family Church as part of a Martin Luther King Day faculty and staff retreat. About 60 adults participated in the day's events, which included stocking shelves at an Omaha food pantry and visiting with seniors at a retirement community.

Faith ... in prayer, action

More than 360 high school students, chaperones, priests and others from the Archdiocese of Omaha spent time in prayer at Masses, holy hours of eucharistic adoration and confession as they traveled to and from Washington, D.C., for the Jan. 22 March for Life.

Many on the trip said the opportunity to live the faith in prayer and action were highlights of the annual pilgrimage.

And men, women and children who participated in the Jan. 25 Walk for Life in Lincoln said they had similar experiences - at the opening Mass and during the walk itself.

Prayer and public witness highlight March for Life

About 300 archdiocese teens walked through cold and snow at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22., but they were prepared with more than hats and gloves.

They were prepped spiritually, too, with more time during the six-day trip devoted to Mass, adoration of the Eucharist, confession and prayer.

"It was kind of a cold day, but you never heard anyone complain because they were so fired up about the cause," said Adam Baker, a sophomore at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha

Prayer and public witness highlight March for Life

About 300 archdiocese teens walked through cold and snow at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22., but they were prepared with more than hats and gloves.

They were prepped spiritually, too, with more time during the six-day trip devoted to Mass, adoration of the Eucharist, confession and prayer.

"It was kind of a cold day, but you never heard anyone complain because they were so fired up about the cause," said Adam Baker, a sophomore at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha

Pro-life veterans buoyed by young people

LINCOLN - Bracing herself against a blustery wind and 30-degree temperatures, Clare Jarecki pulled the hood of her jacket over her head and prepared for her second pro-life event in four days Jan. 25 at the 40th annual Nebraska Walk for Life in Lincoln.

Just back from the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, Jarecki, along with her parents, Michael and Kristine Jarecki, and her five siblings, members of St. Peter Parish in Omaha, were among more than 4,000 people taking part in the Walk for Life, sponsored by Nebraska Right to Life.

Overflow crowd at Mass told prayers are making a difference

LINCOLN - With many abortion clinics closing, new pro-life legislation in several states and young people flocking to the pro-life movement, momentum is building to end abortion in the United States, Father Walter Nolte told those gathered for Mass Jan. 25 before the 40th annual Nebraska Walk for Life in Lincoln.

Serving as the presider and homilist for the Mass, held at St. Mary Church across the street from the state Capitol, Father Nolte urged the overflow crowd not to lose hope, telling them their presence is making a difference.

A date we should always remember

Papal approbation being no bad thing, I was delighted to learn that Pope Francis, in a homily a few weeks ago, had suggested that his congregants learn the date of their baptisms and celebrate it - which is precisely what I have been proposing to audiences around the country this past year, when discussing my book, "Evangelical Catholicism."

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