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April 2018

Fourth-grader Edgar Armando Gomez of Ss. Peter and Paul School in Omaha reads a book in his Omaha home. His parents said Edgar’s reading improved dramatically when he switched from a public school to the Catholic school in south Omaha. PHOTO BY BRIDGET MCQUILLAN

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal: Giving in gratitude for what they have received

Six months after stepping away from a public school and into Ss. Peter and Paul School in Omaha, fourth-grader Edgar Armando Gomez began reading in ways he never had before.
“He would get home and instead of doing anything, he would grab a book,” said his father, Edgar Gomez of Assumption-Guadalupe Parish in Omaha. 

Joe Koziar, left, a member of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue, is escorted to the home of his host family in San Miguel Acatán, Guatemala, during last year’s IXIM missionary trip. COURTESY PHOTO

Missionaries prepare to learn and share

One is 20 years old. Another is 80. They are the youngest and oldest among 25 people preparing to live and work this summer with people in Guatemala as part of the archdiocese’s annual IXIM (pronounced ee-sheem) mission trip.

Tide Nyenga, left, and Brody Hayworth work on Nyenga’s car. As seniors this fall, both students at Roncalli Catholic High School will begin earning credits for an associate degree in auto mechanics at Omaha-based Metropolitan Community College through a partnership called the Career Academy Program. PHOTO BY JOE RUFF

Roncalli Catholic paves road to two-year degrees at community college

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity!” said Cameron Adams, a junior at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha and one of eight students who will participate this fall in a new partnership for the school with Metropolitan Community College in Omaha called the Career Academy Program.

Official Schedule

» Confirmation – St. Isidore Church, Columbus
» Confirmation – St. Anthony Church, Columbus
» Confirmation – St. Bonaventure Church, Columbus
» St. Gregory the Great Seminary 20th Anniversary Celebration – Seward

One bill signed into law, second passed by Legislature in battle against sex trafficking

Nebraska lawmakers April 18 gave final approval to one bill and Gov. Pete Ricketts signed another into law in efforts to combat sex trafficking. Senators passed LB1120, which in part restores state licensing and regulation of bring-your-own-drink “bottle clubs.” The 48-0 vote was the last regarding legislation during the Unicameral’s regular 2018 session. Sponsored by Sens.

Memorial Day Mass

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 9:00am

Memorial Day Mass: May 28, 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 14433 Eagle Run Drive, Omaha. All veterans are encouraged to attend the Mass, which will include tributes to all military branches, with patriotic music beginning at 8:45 a.m. A flag raising ceremony also will be held, including a military honor guard, bag pipes and a 21-gun salute and playing of taps. A reception will follow.

Annual Czech Dinner

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:30am

Annual Czech Dinner: May 20, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Assumption School Gym, 22nd and U streets, Omaha. Cost $12 pork, $14 duck for adults, $5 ages 4 to 10, $2 children 3 and under. Also a homemaker’s booth and bake sale.


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