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February 2018

“Honoring Our Veterans”

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

“Honoring Our Veterans”: May 2, 2-3 p.m. at New Cassel Retirement Center, 900 N. 90th St., Omaha. Honoring more than 50 veterans at New Cassel and its Franciscan Centre Adult Day Service. Guest speaker will be Father David Reeson, who has received awards and decorations for his dedication to the country and its troops. Free admission. Call Cindy at 402-390-5317 or Maureen at 402-390-5308.

Benedictine Sister Carol Jean VanDenHemel, foreground, Benedictine Brother August Schaefer, Connor Kerschinske, a St. John Paul II Newman Center parishioner, and Father Andrew Roza, associate pastor and archdiocesan vocations director, enjoy building relationships while building “settlements” with the Settlers of Catan board game Feb. 3 at the center near the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Photo by Elizabeth Wells/For the Catholic Voice

Prayer, games highlight Newman Center gathering

A promise of prayer, food and board games drew about two dozen students and young adults to a gathering with priests and members of consecrated life communities at the St. John Paul II Newman Center near the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus.

Eighth-grader Haley Hoffman leads her classmates onto the volleyball court to take on the teachers as part of Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 at St. Wenceslaus School in Omaha. The teachers swept the Feb. 2 competition, but that didn’t quell the eighth-graders’ spirits. More Catholic Schools Week photos PAGE 24 and at

Dan Sullivan demonstrates the role of oxygen in burning fuel to about 700 students at a science event Feb. 1 at St. Stephen the Martyr School in Omaha. The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) professor emeritus of chemistry is the lead demonstrator for UNO’s CAPOW (Chemistry and Physics on Wheels) program for Omaha-area schools.

Catholic Schools Week: Faith and fun!

Special Masses, prayers, lighthearted athletic competitions – sometimes pitting students against teachers – as well as Catholic trivia contests, service projects and other events highlighted Catholic Schools Week (CSW) Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 in the Archdiocese of Omaha.


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