BLUM-Jacob J., 21. Funeral Mass Dec. 20 at St. Stephen the Martyr Church. Graveside service 3 p.m., Dec. 20 at St. Francis Cemetery, Humphrey. Survived by father, Phil Blum and Joy Henn; mother, Janet Blum; sister, Jessica; special friend, Aubrey Strong; grandparents, George and Elizabeth Brockhaus, and Sylvia Blum; aunts; uncles; cousins; friends. Memorials to the family.
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BLAZEVICH-Antoinette C. “Toni,” 73. Funeral Mass Dec. 22 at St. John Church on Creighton campus. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Paul.
Advent wreaths, holiday concerts, penance services, shopping, cards, Christmas trees, Nativity scenes – we all enjoy and sometimes even survive the many traditions of the Advent and Christmas seasons.
"At the dawn of salvation, it is the birth of a child which is proclaimed as joyful news: ‘I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord’ (Lk.2:10-11).
Every Christmas for the last eight years – nearly as long as they have lived in the area – Rachel Madej and her family have paid a special visit to the St. Benedict Center near Schuyler.
Since Jan. 1, the Stephen Center in south Omaha has been offering more hope to the homeless and people suffering from addictions and mental health problems.
Musicians across the archdiocese – carrying on the ancient tradition of singing God’s praises – go into high gear at Christmas, spending weeks, even months preparing.
Fifth-graders Grace Biltoft, left, and Kendra Loecker of Holy Trinity School in Hartington practice their angel roles during a dress rehearsal for the school’s Christmas concert, held Dec. 10 in the school gym.
From left, Jamal Wright, DaShawn Webb, Keziah Moore, Marion Holmes and Tadrus Dau are the three kings and Mary and Joseph in Sacred Heart School’s Dec. 10 "An Advent-Christmas Cantata: Waiting for Love," in Sacred Heart Church in Omaha. The all-school performance included 43 readers and more than 40 dancers.
Third-graders at Mary Our Queen School in Omaha play out the Christmas story Dec. 9 at the school’s annual Christmas Cantata. Mary Our Queen is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the cantata dates back at least 30 years.