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November 2016

Afternoon of Renewal

Date: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 12:00pm

Afternoon of Renewal: Nov. 20, noon to 4 p.m. at St. Gerald Church, 9602 Q St., Ralston. Includes Mass, talks and Eucharistic adoration. Speakers from Ireland are Anne a lay apostle, Margaret McGahon MSc, and Father Darragh Connolly. Topics are “The Love of God and Contemplative Prayer and Human Development including Self-awareness and Choice.” 

Advent Morning of Reflection

Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 8:15am

Advent Morning of Reflection: Dec. 3, 8:15 a.m. to noon at Christ the King Church, 654 S. 86th St., Omaha. Begins with Mass. Theme is “The Light Shines in the Darkness.” Presentations by Deacon James Keating and IPF staff. Includes continental breakfast. No charge. Register online at priestlyformation.org or call Linda at 402-280-3901.

Open the Door to Christmas Concert

Date: 
Repeats every week every Monday and every Friday until Fri Dec 09 2016.
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

Open the Door to Christmas Concert: Dec. 5 at Christ the King Church, 654 S. 86th St., Omaha, Dec. 9 at St. Patrick Church, 508 W. Angus St., Gretna, both 7-8:30 p.m. Featuring the Frontier Strings of the Omaha Conservatory of Music. Benefits Poor Sisters of St. Clare. Freewill offering accepted.


Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses with holy water members of the St. Cecilia Choir during a Nov. 6 Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. The choir is preparing for a Nov. 14-21 pilgrimage to Rome that will include singing at the Nov. 20 closing Mass of the Year of Mercy.

Choir director Marie Rubis Bauer leads members of the St. Cecilia Choir in practice before the Nov. 6 Mass in Omaha.

Archbishop blesses St. Cecilia choir before its pilgrimage to Rome

It was a special day, anticipating a special journey for the St. Cecilia Choir.

Archbishop George J. Lucas blessed choir members during a Nov. 6 Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha as they prepare for a pilgrimage to Rome to participate in the Nov. 20 closing Mass of the Year of Mercy with Pope Francis.

VECCHIO-Salvatore “Snuffy”

VECCHIO-Salvatore “Snuffy,” 90. Funeral service Nov. 7 at the funeral home. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Arlene; grandson, Joey Vecchio; parents, Filadelfo and Lucia Vecchio; brothers, Charlie and Sebastino (Ordy) Vecchio; sisters, Tina Meehan and Dolly Signorile.

Deacon Johnson served 37 years

Deacon Donald Johnson, who served in the archdiocese for 37 years, died Nov. 3. He was 88.

A visitation and vigil service were held Nov. 6 at St. Thomas More Church in Omaha.

A funeral Mass was held Nov. 7 at St. Thomas More Church, and interment with military honors was held at St. John Cemetery in Bellevue.

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