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February 2014

Parish community helps Omaha woman maintain her 69-year devotion to daily Mass

Marge Mindjik has attended Mass nearly every day for 69 years - and for the last four years or so with a little help from her friends at St. John Vianney Parish in Omaha.

That was when the community of 25 to 30 people who regularly attend the 7 a.m. weekday Mass noticed Mindjik, who turned 100 Jan. 24, had been absent several days. They checked on her and learned that, at age 96, Mindjik finally had to give up driving because of failing eyesight.

Appeal tops goal for fourth straight year

Pledges totaled more than $3.3 million to the Archbishop's Annual Appeal as of Feb. 3, topping the archdiocese's goal of $3.25 million and marking the fourth straight year the appeal surpassed its goal.

Thus far, more than 14,500 people have made pledges, and both the amount raised and the 92 parishes meeting goal are ahead of last year's pace, said Kaitlyn Maloney, stewardship and development coordinator.

Domestic church provides common thread for three different events in the archdiocese

In every issue of the Catholic Voice, on the same page as the column you are reading now, you also will find a version of my calendar for the coming weeks. Many bishops do this. The events that are listed are public in nature. Publishing a public calendar helps me be accountable in a small way to all of you for the use of my time. In a small way as well, it helps all of us to see some of the variety and richness of Catholic life in this archdiocese - things I am blessed to see and hear in an ordinary week.

Official Schedule

feb. 7

» Omaha Deacon Council Dinner, German American Society, Omaha

feb. 9

» Confirmation, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Omaha

feb. 10

» Priests' Council Meeting, St. Benedict Center, Schuyler

feb. 10-11

» Clergy Conference, St. Benedict Center, Schuyler

DREY-Melvin L.

DREY-Melvin L., 79. Funeral Mass Feb. 6 at Holy Cross Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Eunice Drey; son, Timothy Drey; grandson, Keith Melvin Drey; brothers, Wayne Drey, and Duane Drey; sisters, Lila Dahl, and Wilma Drey. Survived by wife, Constance A.

MURKISON-Maxine S. (Zakrzewski)

MURKISON-Maxine S. (Zakrzewski), 90. Funeral Mass Feb. 6 at Holy Ghost Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, David Murkison Jr.; parents; brother; seven sisters. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Arlene and Jim Vickers, and Joyce and Charles Ring; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorials to the church.

BETHANY FUNERAL HOME

WATTONVILLE-Irene M.

WATTONVILLE-Irene M., 87. Funeral Mass Feb. 6 at St. Joan of Arc Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Dean; sisters, Teresa Bednarz, and Tony Vana. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Scott Gorans, and Connie and Steve McGinty; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Rosann, David and Debbie, Jerry, and Alyssa Wattoinville; sisters and brother-in-law, Bernie and Henry Drueke, Dode Lincoln, and Sister Mary Thomas Kosiut; brother and sisters-in-law, Tom and Joan Kosuth, and Polly Dworak; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; friends.

ABBOUD-Mary Jane

ABBOUD-Mary Jane, 84. Funeral Mass Feb. 6 at Christ the King Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Anthony and Josephine Abboud; sister, Gloria Abboud-Dubuc; nephew, Ronald Dubuc. Survived by nieces; nephews; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Nancy Abboud, Michael and Sharon Abboud, John and Marian Abboud, Joy Abboud and Jean Abboud; brother-in-law, Jim Doukas. Memorials to Christ the King Educational Trust.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN

DWORAK-CUTLER

MEYERS-George J.

MEYERS-George J., 90. Funeral Mass Feb. 5 at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Survived by wife, Lillian; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Jean; two grandchildren; family; friends. Memorials to the church.

ROEDER MORTUARY

MARKEL-Jay T.

MARKEL-Jay T., 50. Visitation noon, funeral service 2 p.m., both Feb. 7 at the funeral home. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum II. Preceded in death by grandparents, Harry and Ione Markel, and Henry and Amy Ostronic; step-mother, Bernadine Markel; brother-in-law, Joe Aeschliman; aunt, Sheila Glaser. Survived by father, Thomas P. Markel; mother, Patricia Markel; sisters and brother-in-law, Cindy and Paul Foresman, and Christy Aeschliman; brother, Timothy Markel; niece; eight nephews. Memorials to MOSAIC.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN

DWORAK-CUTLER

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