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February 2019

St. Cecilia Concert and Cuisine

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 4:30pm

St. Cecilia Concert and Cuisine: April 6, 4:30-6 p.m. registration, 5 p.m. Mass in the church, 4:30-7:15 p.m. cocktails and silent auction, 7:20 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. live auction, 9 p.m. live band, all at Msgr. Graham Building on the Cathedral campus, 701 N. 40th St., Omaha.     


St. Charles Borromeo Parish’s Women’s Lenten Day of Reflection

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:30am

St. Charles Borromeo Parish’s Women’s Lenten Day of Reflection: March 23, 8:30 a.m. registration, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. retreat at the church, 7790 S. 192nd St., Gretna. Guest speaker is Mara Fosdick. Theme is “Walking with the Lord.” Cost $15 prepaid. Lunch is included. Register by March 18th online to or call Linda at 308-530-6199.  


2019 Vocation Summit

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am

2019 Vocation Summit: April 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St Patrick Church, 3400 E. 16th St., Fremont. For everyone involved in promoting religious vocations. Speaker is Rhonda Gruenewald, author of “Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry.” Sponsored by Vocations Office and Serra Clubs of Omaha and Norfolk. Call or email the Vocations Office at 402-558-3100, ext. 3010 or to reserve a table. To register use link 2019 Vocation Summit.


Deacon Jim Tardy, a member of St. Cecilia Parish and outreach manager for Catholic Cemeteries, leads the Stations of the Cross at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha at last year’s Good Friday service.

Catholic Cemeteries to hold Stations of the Cross during Lent

For the fourth consecutive year, Catholic Cemeteries is offering the faithful an opportunity to commemorate Christ’s passion and death by praying the Stations of the Cross on most Wednesdays of Lent and on Good Friday.


SLIZEWSKI-Raymond F., 76. Funeral Mass March 2 at St. Bernard Church. Survived by wife, Judy A. Slizewski; sons, Raymond F., III “Skip” and Kristine, and John T. and Kimberly; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Jo and Jerry Mazur, Dorothy and George Rasmussen, Charlotte Rannells, and Michele and Jeff Hartzler.

State Sen. Lou Ann Linehan addresses students and teachers Jan. 24 at the Capitol in Lincoln at a rally for National School Choice Week. At the event she announced the introduction of the Opportunity Scholarships Act, LB670, which would provide state income tax credits for donations to nonprofit, scholarship-granting organizations. CORY RICHMOND

Faith, politics go hand-in-hand for state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan

Working in politics has always been an important way for state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan to live out her Catholic faith.  


PICCOLO-Louis M., 94. Burial service March 1 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Constance Piccolo; wife, Barbara L. Piccolo; son, David J. Piccolo; sisters, Lucille Pinkes and Rose Piccolo. Survived by daughters and son-in-law, Deborah and Bryan Hague, and Barbara A. Piccolo; three grandchildren.



CERUTIS-Delia G., 94. Funeral Mass March 2 at Mary Our Queen Church. Survived by daughter, D. Roselyn Cerutis; sister, Victoria; cousins, other relatives. Memorials the church.




BERZINA-James A. “Jim”

BERZINA-James A. “Jim,” 71. Funeral service March 2 at St. John Vianney Church. Preceded in death by parents, Bud and Patsy Berzina. Survived by wife, Diann; children and spouses, Kyle and Heather Berzina, Tyler and Kristina Berzina, Matt and Jen Timmerman, and Cara and Chris David; 8 grandchildren; extended family; dear friends.

Ralph Martin leads a retreat on holiness and evangelization for 300 priests and bishops in Uganda during the summer of 2018. In addition to retreats, he often gives talks at priest and deacon study days, men’s conferences and academic symposia. COURTESY PHOTO

New evangelization expert Ralph Martin to speak in Omaha

“I have never seen so many ‘ordinary Catholics’ – who usually never follow or hear about Church news – as deeply troubled as I have seen them in response to the recent revelations about the retired archbishop of Washington, D.C.,” Ralph Martin wrote last year in “Dear Troubled Catholics.”


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