About 80 religious education students and 150 parents, siblings and catechists at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha kicked off their Advent preparations with several fun and educational activities during Family Advent Night Nov. 29.
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Wrapped in white tissue paper with red ribbon and packed with hot chocolate, candy canes, cards of encouragement and even a stress ball, 100 college care packages were randomly handed out to students on campus for finals week at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
Spirit Catholic Radio is holding its annual Warm Up Winter campaign to provide warm clothing to needy people throughout the archdiocese.
The Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (OACCW) and its six deaneries are accepting scholarship applications from Catholic girls who are high school seniors and plan to attend a public or private college or university.
About 1,000 people – including many Hispanics – filled St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha Dec. 11 for a vigil Mass with Archbishop George J. Lucas celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
REDING-Armella Claire, 84. Funeral Mass Oct. 7 at St. Bernard Church. Interment Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Defiance, Iowa. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Mary (Heinzlmeir) Bissen; son, Gary; siblings, Melvin Bissen, Donald Bissen, Sister Leona Bissen, Stella Hodapp, Joseph Bissen, Rita Benjamin, Theresa Simmons and Marie Jans.
SCHRACK-Thomas D. Sr., 82. Funeral service Dec. 11 at St. Bernadette Church, Bellevue. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by sons, Donald and David; parents, William and Bernice. Survived by wife, Mary; sons, Tom Jr.
PIERNICKY-Mary C., (Hanigan), 69. Funeral Mass Dec. 11 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment Pleasaant Hill Cemetery, Dunlap, Iowa. Preceded in death by parents, John T. and Betty (Sloth) Hanigan; daughter, Mary Piernicky; father-in-law, Eugene F. Piernicki. Survived by husband, Michael E. Piernicky; son and daughter-in-law, Michael C.
MASSENGILL-Rosalie, 62. Funeral Mass Dec. 9 at Capehart Chapel, Bellevue. Preceded in death by mother, Feli. Survived by husband, William; sons and daughters-in-law, JD and Anne, and James and Mikayla Massengill; two grandchildren. Memorials to the family.
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St. Benedict Center, three miles north of Schuyler: Call 402-352-8819, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at stbenedictcenter.com. Rooms and meals are extra.
- Walking the Lenten Journey with scripture and Benedictine Values: Feb. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. Presenter is Brother Tobias Dammert, OSB. Program fee $30. Bring own lunch or buy a lunch for $10.50 before the program starts.