Music in Catholic Schools (MCS): May 6, 2 p.m. at St. Stephen School Gym for Ms. Parent’s students; 7 p.m. at St. Philip Neri School Gym for Mr. Irvin’s students; May 7, 7 p.m. for Mrs. Badie’s and Mrs. Lovgren’s students. June 30, community band festival at Turner Park in Midtown crossing.
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Mass on the Solemnity of St. Ignatius of Loyola with Blessing of St. Ignatius water: July 31, noon-1 p.m. at St. John Church on Creighton University campus, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha. Parking in lot at corner of 24th and Cass streets. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available after Mass. Visit the web at stjohns-creighton.org.
Mass on the Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga: June 21, noon-1 p.m. at St. John Church on Creighton University campus, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha. Parking in lot at corner of 24th and Cass streets. Veneration of a relic of St. Aloysius and opportunities for the sacrament of reconciliation. Visit the web at stjohns-creighton.org.
Triduum in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: June 6-8, 5-5:30 p.m. each day at St. John Church on Creighton University campus, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha. Parking in lot at the corner of 24th and Cass streets. Visit the web at stjohns-creighton.org.
Grieving with Great Hope: Mondays, May14-June 18, 1-2:30 p.m. at Mary Our Queen Church, in the St. Joseph room. For anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. The loss may be recent or years ago. Come for yourself or someone who is grieving. All are welcome. With the aid of the Catholic-based DVD series and experienced and compassionate facilitators. Registration is not necessary but helpful. An optional workbook is available for $10. Register or questions to the parish office at 402-333-8662.
Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus Council 13080 5th Annual Backyard BBQ Contest: May 12, noon, live music 3-5 p.m. on the top parking lot behind the school, 2124 S. 32nd Ave., Omaha. Includes BBQ, beer, games, face painting and balloon animals for the kids.
“Why Sing?” Church Teaching on Music in Worship: May 10, 7-8 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 654 S. 86th St., Omaha. Presented by Father Cook. Call Laura Rau, 402-391-3606.
Mobile Food Pantry: May 4, 10 a.m. to noon at 27th and St. Mary Ave., Omaha. Sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Society along with Catholic Charities. In the north parking lot of St. Peter Church. The pantry offers a variety of foods for families in need at no charge.
Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (OACCW): May 8, executive board meeting at 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m., Mass at 11:30 a.m., all at St. Joseph Church, 420 W. 2nd St., Ponca. Hosted by the RNE Deanery. Coffee, rolls and a light lunch will be served. Call Mary Lux at 402-841-4016.
Editor’s note: This story includes governor approval of LB1132 and LB1120.
People once forced by sex traffickers into strip dancing or prostitution – or even crimes unrelated to sex acts – too often find society refuses to let them leave their past behind, say backers of a bill passed by state lawmakers and approved by Gov. Pete Ricketts.