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June 2016


Fathers Joseph Sund, left, Patrick Nields, Eliot Schwer, Marcus Knecht, Rafael Majano and Tobias Letak gather outside St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha after their June 4 ordination.

Archbishop Lucas ordains six to priesthood: ‘Impart mercy’

Ordaining six men to the priesthood in the Year of Mercy, Archbishop George J. Lucas urged them to impart Jesus’ mercy – in word, sacrament, action and attitude.


Mary Ann Vail, coordinator of Mary Our Queen Parish’s Ministry of Embrace, places a cross in the Omaha church’s sanctuary in remembrance of a parishioner who has died. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Grief ministry provides comfort and support

You can’t fix grief, but you can accompany and support the grieving.

That’s how Mary Ann Vail, a member of Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha, describes her mission the past 13 years as coordinator of the parish’s "Ministry of Embrace" grief ministry.


Parishioners Lavaine Doerneman and her son, Ron, prepare to serve homemade rolls and coffee after a recent Mass at St. Aloysius Church in Aloys. Photo by Delores Meister/for the Catholic Voice.

Aloys parish celebrates 125 years of faith

Members of St Aloysius Parish marked 125 years of faith and service at the Aloys area parish June 21, with Archbishop George J. Lucas and area priests celebrating a 6 p.m. Mass.

Scripture Study Series “Mary”

Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Jun 30 2016.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:45pm
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 1:45pm
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 1:45pm

Scripture Study Series “Mary”: June 16, 23 and 30, 7 p.m. at St. Leo the Great Church 102nd and Blondo streets, Omaha. Presented by Father Scott Hastings. Bring bible. RSVP to 402-397-0407.

Celebrate Pro Sanctity Founder’s Day

Date: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 4:15pm

Celebrate Pro Sanctity Founder’s Day: June 18, 4:15 p.m. at 11002 N. 204th St., Elkhorn. 4:30 p.m. family rosary and testimonies, 5:30 p.m. pot luck, bring side dish or dessert. Meat will be provided. Bring games, activities, neighbors and little friends. RSVP to 402-289-1938 or prosanctity@prosanctity.org or Teresa M. at 402-651-9652. RSVP appreciated for meal planning.

Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Rural Central Deanery Spirituality Day

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 9:30am

Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Rural Central Deanery Spirituality Day: June 14, 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 2300 Madison Ave., Norfolk. Speaker is Linda Kerkman. Theme is “Inner Mercy.” Bring favorite coffee cup and a journal. Cost $10.   

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