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June 2018

Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses the three priestly chalices for transitional Deacons Taylor Leffler, Patrick Moser and Padraic Stack June 1, the night before their ordination to the priesthood, at St. John Vianney Church in Omaha.PHOTO BY LABADIE COMMUNICATIONS

Transitional Deacons Taylor Leffler, Padraic Stack and Patrick Moser carry their priestly chalices to the altar for the archbishop's blessing.

Pre-ordination evening a time of prayer, fun, friends and family

 A gathering the night before the June 2 ordination of three men to the priesthood included Archbishop George J. Lucas and close friends and family of the seminarians to be ordained. It was something like a groom’s dinner before a wedding.

St. John Paul II Newman Center Mid-Summer BBQ

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

St. John Paul II Newman Center Mid-Summer BBQ: July 12, 6-8 p.m. at the Newman Center, 1221 S. 71st St., Omaha. For area high school upperclassmen and college students learn more about the center. Where college student’s Spiritual life, residential life, and social life come together. Food, games and information. The event is free.

Annual Ann’s Attic Clothing Sale and Parish Garage Sale

Repeats every day until Sat Jul 14 2018.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:00am
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:00am
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:00am

Annual Ann’s Attic Clothing Sale and Parish Garage Sale: July 12, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., July 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and July 14, 9 a.m. to noon at St. Pius/St. Leo School Gym, 69th and Blondo streets, Omaha. Email or or call the rectory at 402-558-8446. Sponsored by St. Pius X Human Needs Committee.

Laura Dytewski, far left, a Catholic from Portland, Ore., and her son, Daniel, visit with St. Paul Street Evangelization team members Connie Johnson of St. Thomas More Parish and Vic Stevenart of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, both in Omaha, on a recent Saturday in Omaha’s Old Market. PHOTO BY JOE FOREMAN FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE

Catholic group evangelizes in the streets

The rosaries David Zebolsky held captured Julie Cahoj’s attention.
A Catholic from Salina, Kan., Cahoj was walking through the Old Market on a recent Saturday morning when she saw Zebolsky and other members of Omaha’s St. Paul Street Evangelization (SPSE) team. She stopped to discuss the organization and praise the evangelists.

THORSON-Lorraine F.

THORSON-Lorraine F., 90. Funeral Mass July 12 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery. Preceded in death by daughter, Deborah Poppe; grandson, Jesse Cavanaugh; sister, Florence.

Jose Loarca Lopez and his wife, Maria Garcia Perez, join Father William Bond in the prayer of commendation at the June 9 funeral for their 16-year-old son, Edgar Loarca Garcia, at St. Joseph Church in Omaha. A pallbearer stands ready to help with the coffin. PHOTO BY JOE RUFF

Faith sustains family after teen’s Memorial Day drowning death

Faith in God and help from family and friends are sustaining two parents grieving the death of their 16-year-old son, who drowned on Memorial Day at Lake Manawa in Council Bluffs.


ELSASSER-Roseann A., 66. Funeral June 11 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Dwain E. and Rosemarie Elsasser; brothers, Kenneth and Dwain Jr. Survived by brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Cathy Elsasser; uncle. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society.




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