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February 2018

HILL-Mary Ann

HILL-Mary Ann, 87.  Funeral Mass Feb. 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded by husband, Donald Leroy Hill; parents, Frank and Emma Krajicek. Survived by children, Nancy (Rev.

GOMEZ-Loretta B. (Fucinaro)

GOMEZ-Loretta B. (Fucinaro), 93. Funeral Mass Feb. 19 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, John R. Gomez Sr.; parents, Teresa and Michele Fucinaro; grandson, Tony; sisters, Lee Morrissette, Angie Rowe and Mary Couch; brothers, Don and Tony Fucinaro.

ALLEN-Catherine G.

ALLEN-Catherine G., 90. Funeral Mass Feb. 23 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Gerald and Catherine Giles Walsh; husband, Edwin M. Allen. Memorials to St. Robert Bellarmine Church or Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart.



2016-2017 Annual Financial Report

Archbishop George J. Lucas reports on the archdiocese's financial health: "It is my privilege to present the financial report for the central administration of the Archdiocese of Omaha for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

I remain grateful to God and to all of you for the spiritual and material blessings we share in the mission to make Jesus Christ known. ..."

Chelsie and Jeremy Promes of St. Boniface Parish in Menominee are greeted by Archbishop George J. Lucas at the Rite of Election Feb. 18 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Chelsie is journeying toward confirmation and first Communion at the Easter Vigil. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff

Jeremy and Chelsie Promes pose in Menominee after their Aug. 18 wedding. Photo by Angela and Tony Maibaum/Pivotal Photo

Faith, persistence bring woman to the church

It’s brought order out of chaos, meaning to a life that had become dry and mechanical, and a closeness to Christ that Chelsie Promes could not have imagined.

Archbishop George J. Lucas celebrates Mass Jan. 30 with 15 priests at St. Mary Church in Norfolk during the inaugural all-rural Catholic school Mass for Catholic Schools Week. About 300 students from 21 schools and 19 towns attended the gathering, which included a mini-retreat.

Archbishop George J. Lucas poses in Norfolk Catholic Schools’ Burns Hall with eighth-graders Cocoa Daniel (left) and Lexa Hurtado of St. Michael School in South Sioux City at a Jan. 30 Catholic Schools Week mini-retreat for 21 rural schools. Photo by Jerry Guenther for the Catholic Voice

Rural students gather in Norfolk for Catholic Schools Week Mass

NORFOLK – At the inaugural all-rural Catholic schools Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week Jan. 30, the focus was on unity.
Michael Ashton, superintendent, emphasized it as he welcomed about 300 students from 21 schools and 19 towns, including Atkinson, Crofton, Dodge, Howells, O’Neill, South Sioux City, Wayne, West Point and Winnebago.

Altar server Ella Hiddleston of St. Cecilia School processes out of St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha at the eighth-grade Catholic Schools Week Mass for Omaha-area schools. She is followed by Justyce Cribbs of St. Cecilia and Ryan Watterson of St. Stephen the Martyr School, also in Omaha. Photo by Susan Szalewski for the Catholic Voice

Archbishop George J. Lucas greets Luca Grabowski of St. Stephen the Martyr School in Omaha after the Catholic Schools Week Eighth-Grade Mass. Awaiting the archbishop is her classmate, Alexa Olderbak. The Mass was Feb. 1 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Photo by Susan Szalewski for the Catholic Voice

Archbishop stresses evangelization at CSW Mass

“Imagine,” Archbishop George J. Lucas challenged about 1,200 eighth-graders packed into St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha on Feb. 1.
He asked the students at the annual Catholic Schools Week Eighth-Grade Mass for Omaha-area schools to close their eyes and go along with him as he spoke. 

Is Physician Assisted Suicide Coming to Nebraska?

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Is Physician Assisted Suicide Coming to Nebraska?: March 19, 7 p.m. at the VFW Club, 2720 23rd St., Columbus. March 18 in Hastings. Call South Central NE Right to Life at 319-321-2152 or email March 20 in Lincoln. Call Nebraska Right to Life at 402-438-4802 or email Speaker is Alex Schadenberg of Ontario, Canada. He is the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Sponsored by Columbus Area Right to Life.

Beginning Experience (BE) Weekend for Separated, Divorced and Widowed

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Beginning Experience (BE) Weekend for Separated, Divorced and Widowed: April 13, 7 p.m. to April 15, 4 p.m. at Archdiocese Retreat Center, St. Joseph Hall, 3300 N. 60th St., Omaha. Cost $100 for semi-private room or $125 for private room. Register by April 4 on the web at  beginningexperienceofomaha or call Jean English at 402-639-6595 or email  


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