Be Not Afraid Family Hour: 6-7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 654 S. 86th St., Omaha. Sacrament of reconciliation available weekly.
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Champions of the Tau Youth Conference – “Instruments of Mercy”: July 29-31 at Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca St., Sioux City, Iowa. Register online at briarcliff.edu/youthconference. Deadline June 30. Speakers are Jon Konz, Jill Kotrba, Fathers John Bamman and Michael Voithofer, Rachel Gifford and The Ablaze Band. Cost $150 per person. Includes Lodging, six meals, speakers, breakout sessions and other conference games and activities.
“Seven Last Words” Book Reading: May 13, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. John Church on Creighton campus, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha. Father James Martin S.J. will discuss his latest book, “Seven Last Words” Event is free and open to the public.
Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women OACCW Meeting: May 10, 9:30 a.m. registration and Executive Board Meeting, 10 a.m. start time at Sacred Heart Hall, by St. Mary Church, 2300 Madison Ave., Norfolk. Host is Rural Central Deanery. Call Barb Wurdinger at 402-565-4392.
CHI Health Burial Service: April 29, 11 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery. For families who chose hospital burial for babies who died in the last six months. Families and friends are welcome and invited to attend. Call 402-398-6030.
RYAN-Sister Sabina, OP, 89. Funeral Mass April 15 at Queen of the Rosary Chapel, Sinsinawa, Wis., Burial in Motherhouse Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, George and Nora (Cox) Ryan; sisters, Anne Ryan, Susan Rochford, Nora Moore, and Sister Marie Colette Ryan, OP; brothers, Francis Ryan and Thomas Ryan.
It’s been a year since the archdiocese began offering one-on-one parenting classes instead of large-group gatherings as part of marriage preparation for couples with children.
And they appear to be a hit.
Patrick and Janelle Benson of Central City say their growing relationship with God and with each other after 30 years of marriage will serve them well in retirement.
Almost anyone who has been on a mission trip to a third world nation will describe an eye-opening, even transformative experience.
For married couples everywhere, life presents challenges – at times, even tragedies.
For an Omaha couple, and many others across the archdiocese, their Catholic faith has been their rock, the thing that has pulled them through such times.