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January 2015

HUBSCHMAN-Adeline M. (Simodynes)

HUBSCHMAN-Adeline M. (Simodynes), 102. Funeral Mass Jan. 26 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph J. Hubschman; great-grandson, Tyler Alitz. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alyce and Richard Nelson; son and daughter-in-law, James J.

HARVEY-Thomas Lee

HARVEY-Thomas Lee, 70. Funeral Mass Jan. 24 at St. Leo the Great Church. Interment Houston Memorial Garden, Houston. Preceded in death by son, Tor L. Harvey; sister, Linda Reed.

Colors of Christmas

Emily Gieselman, 9, a member of Christ the King Parish in Omaha, surveys her "Colors of Christmas" artwork Jan. 10 at the Cathedral Cultural Center near St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. As overall winner in the Catholic Voice competition, the artwork is on display until Jan. 30 at the archdiocese’s chancery.

Fran's diner

A Stephen Center cafeteria volunteer for 31 years, Fran Held, 91, is surprised Jan. 9 when the homeless shelter’s new dining hall is named in her honor. Shelter CEO Del Bomberger, also pictured, helped orchestrate the surprise for Held, including unveiling a 30-foot-long neon sign.

Sebastian Peters, a fourth-grader at St. Joan of Arc School in Omaha, reads Jan. 13 with Rita Bystrek, a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish. Bystrek volunteers at the school once a week, lending an ear as students practice their reading skills. Photo by DAVID GOUGER/Staff.

Families provide support to Catholic schools

On a recent Tuesday morning at St. Joan of Arc School in Omaha, Rita Bystrek listened to fourth-grader Sebastian Peters read in the library from a book about tornadoes.

Melissa Peal, at left, and Kayla Incontro of St. Patrick School in Elkhorn discuss prayer during a Jan. 13 School of Faith presentation at the school.

Fourth-grader Andrew Fink at St. Philip Neri School in Omaha prays Jan. 14 in the parish church. His teacher, Anne Pape, offers students time in the church for adoration of the Eucharist and journaling, practices she saw emphasized during School of Faith sessions.

School of Faith for teachers impacts students in the classroom

Andrew Fink and Lydia Treves, both fourth-graders at St. Philip Neri School in Omaha, said they normally pray every day, especially at bedtime.


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