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July 2016


With Archbishop George J. Lucas are Archbishop’s Committee for Development honorees Jane and M.J. Kersenbrock, left, Suzie and Mike Lawler, Mary and Jim Czyz. Not pictured: John Reed

Four couples honored at ACD dinner

Four couples were honored for their service to the archdiocese at the 41st annual Archbishop’s Committee for Development (ACD) recognition dinner June 9 at the Omaha Country Club.


Peg Schieffer, a member of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Crofton, assists Father Michael Schmitz at the altar June 20 during a Mass for good weather and harvests at Beaver Creek Cemetery. Photo by Andrew Smolek, for the Catholic Voice.

Parishes share harvest prayer

The tradition dates back more than 50 years in the Menominee and Crofton area.

Farmers and others gather for nine consecutive Mondays – June through August – at Beaver Creek Cemetery to say a rosary and other prayers for good weather and strong harvests.


Workers at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church install stained glass windows from now-closed St. Patrick Church, both in Omaha.

A mosaic of the Last Supper and two angel statues in the recently renovated St. Gerald Chapel in Ralston are from now-closed Blessed Sacrament Church in Omaha.

Artwork from closed churches finds new homes

Religious works of art from recently closed churches are finding new homes as parishes beautify their churches and chapels – and honor the hard work and faith of prior generations.

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