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May 2017


Leon Gentrup of Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk kneels to promise respect and obedience to Archbishop George J. Lucas and his successors April 29 just before he and others are ordained to the permanent diaconate at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Photo by Mark Kesler/for the Catholic Voice.

Deacons vest with the help of their wives and clergy at the ordination to the permanent diaconate May 6 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Photo by Mark Kesler/for the Catholic Voice.

21 permanent deacons ordained; two ceremonies for largest class

Rely on Jesus, particularly in difficult moments.

Archbishop George J. Lucas shared that and other advice with 21 men from rural and urban areas of the archdiocese who were ordained permanent deacons in two ceremonies in Omaha – 10 on April 29, 11 on May 6.


Adam Stephenson, foreground, of St. Charles Borromeo Parish near Gretna, discusses the Disciple Maker Index May 4 at St. Gerald Church in Omaha with fellow parishioners, including Phyllis Brunken, Diane Boni and Craig Vavak, and Father Jeffrey Loseke, pastor. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

14 parishes study survey results

Hopeful, timely and exciting.


Archbishop George J. Lucas places a gold crown on a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a celebration May 13 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal..

Adeline Wischnowski, 4, offers a flower to honor Our Lady of Fatima with her parents, Ben and Emily, and brother Leo, 2, members of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha, during the celebration.

Hundreds gather to celebrate centennial anniversary of Fatima

A formal procession and crowning of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, Marian hymns, Scripture readings and hundreds of colorful flowers.

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