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October 2017

First-grade teacher Lois Nigrin works with her students Sept. 20 at St. Vincent de Paul School in Omaha. Photo by Lisa Maxson/For the Catholic Voice.

Omaha school marks 25 years; dedicated people fuel success

As St. Vincent de Paul School begins its 25th year providing a Catholic education, people familiar with the west Omaha school can look back on many blessings, including dedicated teachers and staff, supportive parents and parishioners, and hardworking students.

Tami Hauser practices using “yes/no” flashcards with her son, John Paul, who has lived nine years with a rare chromosomal disorder.

John Paul Hauser: enjoying each day

Asked by his mother if he wants the purple marker, John Paul Hauser touches a piece of paper with a thumbs-down image, indicating "no." But asked if he wants to play with the toy on his kitchen table, he touches a thumbs-up image, meaning "yes."

Life Chain

Phil Tamisiea, a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Fort Calhoun, prays the rosary Oct. 1 at the Life Chain event in Blair. Tamisiea joined fellow parishioners, members of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Blair and members of other denominations at the annual public witness for the unborn.


Before giving them a blessing, Archbishop George J. Lucas clasps hands at the Juan Diego Center in Omaha Sept. 27 with Antonio Duenas of Mexico City as Duenas’ wife, Maria Laura Cruz, looks on. The couple often visit their son in Omaha, and volunteer when they can at the center’s food pantry. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Preschool students McKinley Soukup, left, and Kayla Vail play together Sept. 22 at Mary Our Queen School in Omaha as they warm up for a half-day of classroom work. In background, student Leightyn Whitney is with teacher Sarah Smeltzer. The school is among those with new preschool and prekindergarten programs helping boost enrollment in Catholic schools.

Maria Mwita, a junior at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue, works on an art project Sept. 19. Classmate Olivia Petranick is in background.

Transfer finds family-like atmosphere

Maria Mwita – a basketball player and artist who is active in speech and theater – was looking for something more than what she experienced at the public high school she was attending.


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