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January 2018

World Day for Consecrated Life

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

World Day for Consecrated Life: Feb. 3, 5 p.m. join Archbishop George J. Lucas in vespers and reflection, 5:30 p.m. recreation and refreshments (bring board games and cards), 7 p.m. conclude with Compline (night prayer). at St. John Paul II Newman Center, 1221 S. 71st St., Omaha. For the entire family. RSVP to Pro Sanctity Center, 402-289-1938. Visit with consecrated men and women from around the area attending the event.  

Nebraska Walk for Life

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 9:00am

Nebraska Walk for Life: Jan. 27, 9 a.m. Pro-life Mass at St. Mary Church, 1420 K St.; 10 a.m. program at the state Capitol, 14th and K streets, walk seven blocks to indoor venue at UNL Student Union, 14th and R streets, all in Lincoln. Keynote speaker will be Ann McElhinney. Dress warm and bring the family.

Cathedral Flower Festival

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00am

Cathedral Flower Festival: Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Jan. 28, 1-4 p.m. at St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St., Omaha. Freewill donations accepted. Live music in the cathedral. Catering in the Cathedral Cultural Center, Thomas Rogers Kimball exhibition in the Sheehan History Museum and great finds in the cathedral gift shop.

State budget proposal would block federal funds to abortion providers

Federal funds would be blocked from health clinics that provide abortion services under Gov. Pete Ricketts’ state budget proposal unveiled Jan. 10, a move applauded by the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC).
“We are thankful for a governor who works to affirm the protection of unborn life in our state,” said Tom Venzor, NCC’s executive director. 

This flower arrangement from 2012 is a sampling of the beauty that fills St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha each January as the Cathedral Arts Project sponsors its flower festival.

Flower festival to honor architect of St. Cecilia Cathedral

The architectural accomplishments – including St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha – of famed architect Thomas Rogers Kimball will be the subject of this year’s Cathedral Flower Festival, Jan. 28-29.

A fun mess!

Sixth-grader Ellie Rief “slimes” St. James/Seton School’s assistant principal, Tiffany Howard, while Evie Kelly, fifth grade, and Brigid Kelly, fourth grade, await their chance Dec. 19 to slime their father, Principal Bill Kelly.


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