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April 2018

Priests celebrating milestone anniversaries joined Archbishop George J. Lucas for a Mass and dinner April 10 at St. Patrick Church in Fremont. Flanking Archbishop Lucas and Archbishop Emeritus Elden Francis Curtiss, who is celebrating 60 years as a priest and 25 years as an Omaha archbishop, are 50-year jubilarians Columban Father John Comiskey, left, and at right, Father James McCluskey and Jesuit Fathers Don Doll and Hubert Boschert. In back from left are Fathers Lloyd Gnirk and David La Plante celebrating 40 years as priests, Daniel Soltys (50 years) and Frank Baumert and Dale Nau (both 40 years). Not present were golden jubilarians Benedictine Father Nathanael Foshage and Jesuit Fathers John Mace and Donald Rauscher, and 25-year jubilarian Father Steven Emanuel. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY

Fifth- and sixth-graders at Holy Family School in Lindsay gather outside during a vocations retreat March 21 at the St. Benedict Center near Schuyler. Several people in religious life talked about their experiences, including Archbishop George J. Lucas, who also answered students’ questions and presided at Mass. COURTESY PHOTO

Vocations retreat

Mercy High School junior Koley Hoge, left, buys a cupcake from classmates Uyen Nguyen and Susie Huggins as part of an effort that raised more than $19,470 during the Omaha school’s annual Mission Week, March 19-23. The money will help rebuild a school and community center in Cameroon that was destroyed by religious conflict and violence. The students also purchased feminine hygiene products for girls in the Sudan to help them gain the confidence to attend school. COURTESY PHOTO

Mission Week

Holy Cross School fifth-graders Ellis Oksman, left, portraying Jesus, and Nate O’Connor and Angel Mercado portraying Roman soldiers participate in a Lenten presentation of Christ’s crucifixion at Holy Cross Church in Omaha. COURTESY PHOTO

Passion play


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