While Catholic Charities of Omaha honors the past in celebrating 90 years of service this year
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Contemplation and action.
That combination – part of the charism of the Sisters of Mercy – has highlighted 50 years of religious life for Sister of Mercy Patricia McDermott, president of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Prayer and public witness will combine Sept. 3 at St. Mary Church in Bellevue, in what has become a pro-life tradition in the archdiocese.
Forty-six people from the Archdiocese of Omaha; 40,000 from the United States.
Some 2 million people from around the world.
Aug. 16 and 17 are move-in days for students preparing to take up residence and share faith and community at the archdiocese’s nearly completed St. John Paul II Newman Center near the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).
To be a faithful Catholic in today’s world – "be yourself, and be your best self."
Sister of Mercy Mary Lorraine Hauptman, an Omaha native whose nearly 65 years of religious life included teaching in her hometown and serving in the chancery, died July 28 in Omaha. She was 83.
Columban Father Edward Quinn, who grew up in Omaha but whose missionary work took him to Korea and Fiji, died July 12. He was 88.
His funeral Mass was July 16 at St. Mary Church in Bellevue. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Omaha.
BLODIG-Margaret A., 89. Funeral Mass Aug. 8 at Christ the King Church. Entombment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Dr. John Blodig. Survived by children and spouses, Gregory Blodig, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Cecilia and Dennis McDermott, Jane and David Pizinger; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Roepke, Midland, Texas.
CHLADEK-Beverly Jean, 66. Funeral Mass Aug. 8 at St. Patrick Church, Gretna. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Gretna. Preceded in death by parents, Ed and Loretta Mruz; stepfather, Alvin Riskowski.