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October 2016


Members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha put together meals for the needy Sept. 25.

Parish holds service day

Honoring the parish’s patron saint two days before his feast day, members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha Sept. 25 gathered 200 volunteers in the gym to assemble more than 40,000 meals for the needy.


Families at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha enjoy a blessing of the animals Oct. 2 in honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day. They grouped around a new statue in the parish garden of a Shiba Inu dog donated by a parishioner.

Dog statue joins St. Francis statue

Just in time to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day Oct. 4, a bronze statue depicting a Shiba Inu dog joined a statue of the saint on the grounds of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha.


Bakery items are on the shopping list for some Sept. 21 at St. Peter Parish in Omaha’s mobile food pantry effort with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Food Bank of the Heartland.

Omaha parish teams with Catholic Charities

Members of St. Peter Parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Society partnered with Catholic Charities and Food Bank of the Heartland Sept. 21 to provide fresh produce, bakery and other items for the needy.


A graduate of Sacred Heart School in Omaha and former Harlem Globetrotter Les “Peewee” Harrison brought a basketball and his former teammate Tyrone “Hollywood” Brown to the school Sept. 20 as they talked about civic responsibility. From left are third-graders Latyn Stubblefield and Chade Dol and fifth-graders Kennison Barfield and LaBriyah Wells, and Father David Korth, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish.

Former Globetrotter brings civics lesson

Sacred Heart School graduate and former Harlem Globetrotter Les "Pee Wee" Harrison brought a civics lesson titled Every Kid Votes! to his alma mater Sept. 20 in Omaha.

UNO group to hold pro-life event

A University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) pro-life group will hold an event titled “Stand for Life: The Reality of Abortion” Oct. 11 at UNO’s Scott Conference Center in Omaha. Mavericks Students for Life (MSFL) will sponsor the free 5-7 p.m. gathering to bring a positive, pro-life message to the campus, said Mary Briganti, UNO student, MSFL president and member of St.

A little encouragement

A former vice commander at Air Force Space Command, Major General Thomas Deppe, greets students at St. Bernadette School in Omaha during his visit to discuss his military career, Catholic faith and how science and math helped him succeed. 

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