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August 2018

Vigil for Life

Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 8:00am

Vigil for Life: Sept. 15, 8 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 2302 Crawford St., Bellevue. Join Archbishop George J. Lucas for the vigil and Mass, followed by exposition and rosary procession to the Bellevue abortion facility. Call Whitney Bradley at wabradley@archomaha.org or 402-551-9003, x 1306.


Father William Sanderson examines the pipe organ July 25 at Holy Ghost Church in Omaha, where scaffolding can be seen in the background. The organ might need to be replaced after extensive smoke damage from a June fire.

Smoke damage temporarily closes Omaha church

It could have been much worse.
 
A smoldering fire at Holy Ghost Church in Omaha caused severe smoke damage, but parishioners and staff are grateful there were no injuries or structural damage, said Father William Sanderson, pastor.
 

Father Thomas Fangman, pastor, talks after Mass July 31 with parishioners Toni Schroeder, far left, Pat Tuosto, Mikki Ludden, Colleen Gawley and Kay Keblesh outside St. Patrick Church in Elkhorn.

Evangelization, building boom make old parish new

It’s one of the oldest parishes in the archdiocese, but its parishioners are among the youngest. 
 
It’s also one of the largest parishes, but as St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn celebrates its 150th anniversary, parishioners say its welcoming spirit, faith and service make it a close-knit and spirit-filled place.
 

Courtesy Photo St. Pius X parishioners Rita Lohaus, left, Sharon Noon and Pat Franks volunteer at the Omaha parish’s annual Ann’s Attic clothing sale. The women have helped with the event for all of its 30 years.

Ann’s Attic helps needy with low-cost clothing

A circle of love.
 
That’s how Sue Kurtenbach describes St. Pius X Parish’s efforts to collect good, used clothes from parishioners’ closets and sell them at low prices to people in need within parish boundaries.
 

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