One-half of each day, classes will be in Spanish. The other half, English. That’ll be the format at a Catholic schools’ dual language academy for preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten students set to open in Omaha next school year.
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Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses the new David “DJ” Sokol Learning for Life Building Jan. 15 at Mount Michael Benedictine School near Elkhorn. The state-of-the-art building, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), is named after the son of principal donors David and Peggy Sokol, who died of cancer shortly after graduating from Mount Michael in 1999.
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.
- Silent Directed Retreat: March 4, 6 p.m. to March 9, after lunch. Directed by Margie M. Walker, Joan B. Howard, MA and Marisa B. Gilbert.
Mercy “The Gold Standard” Fiesta 2018: Feb. 17, check in 4:30 p.m., Mass 5 p.m., cocktail reception/silent auction 5 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., live auction and raffle drawing 8:15 p.m. at La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista.
St. Patrick Preschool Gretna Taste of the Arts Dinner – “Monopoly”: Feb 10, 6 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish Center, 508 W. Angus St., Gretna. Cost $25 per person, $225 for table of 8. Call Stephanie Adams at 402-332-3050.
St. Wenceslaus Parish’s Fun Fest: Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. at Dodge Auditorium, 238 Park St., Dodge. Dinner 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost $10 adults, $5 children 10 and under. Carry out is available for additional charge. Games, prize corner, cake, quilt basket and cash prize raffles, snack bar. Auction 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by St. Wenceslaus Church, St. Wenceslaus School and First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. Visit the web for auction list at stwenc.org.
St. Joan of Arc Parish’s Lenten Lectures series on “Grieving and End of Life Process” in the cafeteria at 3122 S. 74th St., Omaha. All begin at 7 p.m.
- Feb. 22: “Good Grief a Spiritual and Psychological Journey.” Presented by Sister Maria Micheletto, RSM.
- March 1: “Hospice Then and Now.” Presented by Nicole Donnellon and Nikki Beck from CHI Hospice.
- March 15: “Funeral services and Interment.” Presented by the Mortuary staff.