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March 2018

IPF to honor Bishop Hanefeldt

The Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF) will honor Bishop Joseph G. Hanefeldt of Grand Island at its 15th annual “Celebration of Priesthood” banquet April 5 in Omaha.
 
Bishop Hanefeldt, a priest of the Archdiocese of Omaha before being named bishop in 2015, will receive the Omaha-based institute’s St. John Paul II Award for Priestly Service.

Official schedule

March 17
» Confirmation – St. Michael Parish, South Sioux City
March 18
» Parish visit, Mass at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – St. Peter Church, Omaha
» Notre Dame Sisters Annual Celebration of Spirit Dinner – St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Omaha
March 19

SANTI-Concetta “Tena,”

SANTI-Concetta “Tena,” 98. Funeral Mass March 12 at St. Joan of Arc Church. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum. Preceded in death by husband, Sebastian “Frank” Santi; grandson, Brian Nanos. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Connie Marie and Gerald D. Nanos, Marianne and Gregory A. Dopheide, and Christine and James G. Haney; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.


Pam Grosse, right, meets with a client Feb. 21 at Essential Pregnancy Services’ Benson-neighborhood location in Omaha. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY/STAFF

Compassion and love for clients marked Grosse’s years at EPS

For nearly 19 years, Pam Grosse has shown compassion to countless women experiencing a crisis pregnancy – educating them about their options, sharing hope and encouraging them to choose life.
 

Philip McEvoy prays Feb. 13 in the chapel of St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish in Bellevue. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY/STAFF

Active measures mark Lenten season for Bellevue Catholic

For five years, rigorous fasting has been a significant part of Philip McEvoy’s Lenten practices.
 
“I was at Eucharistic adoration one Friday evening and was thinking, ‘what can I do to step up my Lenten sacrifice?’ and it came to me – the Holy Spirit said, ‘why not do this?’”
 

Sixth-grader Ximena Perez works to create a logo in art class Feb. 20 at Ss. Peter and Paul School in Omaha. Perez is among students at Ss. Peter and Paul and other Catholic schools whose family receives tuition assistance from the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha. PHOTO BY JOE RUFF/STAFF

Parents grateful for scholarship fund

Zita Herrera’s gratitude runs deep when it comes to the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) of Omaha. 
 
The nonprofit effort for students from low-income families in kindergarten through eighth grade helps her and her husband, Alfredo Jara, provide a Catholic education for their three children, something they feared was out of reach.
 

Bram Sullivan takes a jump shot for Christ the King Parish’s team in a Feb. 17 game at Christie Heights Community Center against St. Bridget-St. Rose Parish in a new Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) basketball league for high school students in Omaha. Sullivan is a junior at Westside High School in Omaha. PHOTO BY JOHN AYERS FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE

New basketball league connects sports, faith

A new basketball league is keeping high school boys in the Omaha area connected with their Catholic faith while giving them an opportunity to play a sport they enjoy. 
 

Alpha Training

Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am

Alpha Training: April 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mary Our Queen Church, 3405 S. 118th St., Omaha. Cost $30. Lunch and training materials provided. Register at alphausa.org/runalphaomaha. Sponsored by Alpha Nebraska. Call Jodi Meyer at 402-669-0972.

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