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A statue of St. Patrick that has been a mainstay of events held by Omaha’s Father Flanagan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) such as the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade has been restored.
AOH is a Catholic, Irish-American fraternal organization founded in New York in 1836.
Fifth-grade students at St. James/Seton School in Omaha are partnering with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and Heron Haven, a nature preserve near 120th Street and West Maple Road in Omaha, to produce a video for guests visiting the site.
St. Mary School in Bellevue is helping decorate the Nebraska State Christmas Tree in Washington.
Twenty-two eighth-grade students decorated ornaments that, according to the National Park Service in Washington, are “emblematic of their state.”
Missionary Benedictine Father Joel Macul didn’t want to go to Kenya 25 years ago.
Asked by the Catholic Voice to reflect on the importance of gratitude in view of Thanksgiving and how it is lived out in a faith-filled life, Father Macul said the five years he served at a monastery and school near Nairobi had a powerful impact on his life.
Despite large graduating classes and concern among some Hispanic families over immigration politics, overall enrollment in the archdiocese’s 71 elementary and high schools dipped only slightly this year after three years of growth.
Sergio Hernandez couldn’t be happier with his decision – along with his wife, Maria – to place their daughters at Mercy High School in Omaha.
Continuing a long-running success story, students who graduated from Catholic high schools in the archdiocese in 2018 scored higher on average in the annual ACT exam than Nebraska seniors as a whole and across the country.
An internationally acclaimed Catholic speaker and author will talk to teens and parents at several archdiocesan parishes and schools about the beauty of chastity and ways to cope with the influences of a permissive culture.
Large family gatherings are common at Thanksgiving. Few, however, compare to the family of 900 expected at the 10th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner – on Thanksgiving Day – at St. Francis Borgia Church in Blair.