Michael Ashton likes what he sees in the Archdiocese of Omaha’s approach to Catholic education.
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In a strong example of growing dialogue and ecumenism, the second of two historic prayer services with Catholics and Lutherans in the Omaha archdiocese will be held Sept. 11 at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha.
A generational theme will mark the 40th annual Archbishop’s Dinner for Education Sept. 21 – starting with chairpersons Denise and Tate Fitzgerald of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha.
Sixth-grader Myla Bowen has noticed a development she likes at St. Thomas More School in Omaha – growing use of small group learning and discussion.
"The groups help each other," she said. "I feel like the teacher is more understandable."
For the last two years, Callie Herrig has been serving the less fortunate in the Omaha area as a nursing student at College of Saint Mary.
Dr. Mary Lux of Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk already sees a lot of interest in this year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, which kicks off at weekend Masses Sept. 9-10.
Archbishop Bergan Catholic School in Fremont is among schools and other ministries still benefiting from the archdiocese’s $53 million Ignite the Faith capital campaign, which began as a $40 million effort in 2012 but surpassed that goal, and continues to collect donations and distribute funds.