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May 2016

The Krupa family on vacation at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado with Konstancja “Connie” Orzechowska, front center, Linda Krupa (mother), far left, Izzie, Stephen, Gary (father), Joe and Paige.

Catholic exchange program turns strangers into family

It’s been an eventful school year for three high school students from Eastern Europe participating in a Catholic exchange program in Nebraska.

Dan Keller, left, director of Catholic Cemeteries, and Bill Barnes, manager of memorials and facilities, inspect the recently installed veterans’ memorial May 12 at Resurrection Cemetery in Omaha. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Veterans’ memorial a highlight to Memorial Day commemorations

Catholic Cemeteries’ annual Memorial Day commemorations will include a special dedication this year – for a new veterans’ memorial in Resurrection Cemetery in Omaha.

Archbishop George J. Lucas prepares to break ground May 5 on a six-room addition to St. Wenceslaus School in Omaha. With him are James Dennell, president of BCDM Architects of Omaha, Father Thomas Bauwens, pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish, Rita Bartlett, parish pastoral council chairman, Patrick Slattery, superintendent of archdiocesan schools, and Ed Thiele, chairman of the building committee.

Omaha school adding six classrooms; parish preparing for other projects

A May 5 groundbreaking for a six-classroom addition is just the beginning of a multi-year plan for expansion at St. Wenceslaus Parish and School in Omaha that includes building a new church.


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