You are here

March 2014

FEYERHERM-Patricia

FEYERHERM-Patricia, 82. Visitation 3 p.m., wake service 4:30 p.m., both March 23 at the funeral home. Memorial Mass 10 a.m., March 24 at Sacred Heart Church. Preceded in death by son, James Feyerherm; parents; eight siblings. Survived by husband, Cliff; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert, Tom and Pam, Paul and Leslie, and John and Sheryl Feyerherm; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Mark Podany; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; friends. Memorials to American Alzheimer's Association, Great Plains Chapter.

JOHN A. GENTLEMAN

KROENKE-Henry B.

KROENKE-Henry B., 78. Visitation 4 p.m., wake service 6:30 p.m., both March 21 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., March 22 at St. Columbkille Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by parents, Leo and Katherine; sister, Betty Boyle. Survived by wife, Theresa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Lou, Leon, and Tony and Trina; sister, Dorothy Muhleisen; nieces; nephews.

KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ

FUNERAL HOME

Marriage enrichment programs strengthen relationships, faith

Couples preparing for marriage in the archdiocese spend time together learning to communicate, pray and work through their differences.

But walking down the aisle and saying "I do" isn't the end of the marriage journey, said Valerie Conzett, director of the archdiocese's Family Life Office. The wedding is just the beginning of a lifelong commitment to each other and the faith, she said.

Marriage enrichment programs strengthen relationships, faith

Couples preparing for marriage in the archdiocese spend time together learning to communicate, pray and work through their differences.

But walking down the aisle and saying "I do" isn't the end of the marriage journey, said Valerie Conzett, director of the archdiocese's Family Life Office. The wedding is just the beginning of a lifelong commitment to each other and the faith, she said.

Marriage preparation, step-by-step

A man pops the question, a woman excitedly accepts a ring.

That's the traditional way couples become engaged.

But now what? What's the next step toward marriage?

The church is available to help. Here's how to begin, as outlined by the archdiocese's Family Life Office:



STEP ONE: Contact a parish at least six months before the wedding date, although a year or more in advance is recommended.


Marriage preparation, step-by-step

A man pops the question, a woman excitedly accepts a ring.

That's the traditional way couples become engaged.

But now what? What's the next step toward marriage?

The church is available to help. Here's how to begin, as outlined by the archdiocese's Family Life Office:



STEP ONE: Contact a parish at least six months before the wedding date, although a year or more in advance is recommended.


Keys to marriage include prayer, communication

When Judie and Dick Jones were married 45 years ago, their marriage preparation entailed a two-hour evening meeting for Judie while Dick was serving in the Vietnam War, and for him an hour-long talk with a priest after he got home five days before the wedding.

The 22-year-olds thought they were prepared for marriage. "It seemed like we could talk about anything," she said, but they avoided discussing tough topics. "It was rough the first two years, when reality hit."

Keys to marriage include prayer, communication

When Judie and Dick Jones were married 45 years ago, their marriage preparation entailed a two-hour evening meeting for Judie while Dick was serving in the Vietnam War, and for him an hour-long talk with a priest after he got home five days before the wedding.

The 22-year-olds thought they were prepared for marriage. "It seemed like we could talk about anything," she said, but they avoided discussing tough topics. "It was rough the first two years, when reality hit."

Important touchstones: family and friends

• THE RENKENS

St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha

Married April 20, 1996


After nearly 18 years of marriage, Amy and Todd Renken, members of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha, said they remember just bits and pieces of their marriage preparation.

They remember completing statements in the FOCCUS premarital inventory - and at first glance not seeming very compatible.

Important touchstones: family and friends

• THE RENKENS

St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha

Married April 20, 1996


After nearly 18 years of marriage, Amy and Todd Renken, members of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha, said they remember just bits and pieces of their marriage preparation.

They remember completing statements in the FOCCUS premarital inventory - and at first glance not seeming very compatible.

Pages

The Catholic Voice

The Archdiocese of Omaha • Catholic Voice
402-558-6611 • Fax 402 558-6614 •
E-mail Us

Copyright 2018 - All Rights Reserved.
This information may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without written permission.

Comment Here