Father Nicholas Mishek, associate pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, talks at the parish office Aug. 2 with Deacon Michael Fletcher and pastoral associate Debbie Marcil. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
Experiencing for the first time the many duties of a parish priest – celebrating Mass, making hospital visits, hearing confessions, planning and presiding at funerals, baptizing infants, attending meetings – can be exhausting. But the first few... Read More

Allison Condon, right, a member of St. John Parish at Creighton University, and Renee Sinott, a member of St. Bernadette Parish in Bellevue, play with children in Chenicham, Guatemala, during the 14th annual IXIM trip to that country.
The house was constructed of discarded boards, with tin for a roof and cloth draping for a door. It was perhaps the poorest home Allison Condon had ever entered. "There was no floor, just this bumpy ground beneath your feet. But it was home to a... Read More

Arlene Garcia of Holy Name Parish in Omaha holds her brother, Angel, at the July 29 opening Mass for archdiocesan-sponsored Hispanic Congresses designed for youth and adults.
It’s a good thing there were two gyms. Both were busy as about 300 youths and 600 adults gathered for music, prayer, skits and talks July 29-30 at Hispanic congresses at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha. "Only God knows about the... Read More

Dennis Bauer shows Estefania Rivera how to check for moisture, rake and bale hay to feed cattle. She recently moved with her family from Omaha to Spalding, Neb., with help from Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities of Omaha, the community of Spalding just outside the western edge of the archdiocese and the Catholic school in that town are teaming up to help improve the lives of low-income families and reverse the declining populations faced... Read More

Father Timothy Forgét talks with Janae Gubbels and her son, Trevor, during coffee and rolls at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church in Randolph.
A long history and ongoing vitality. Those two things will be highlighted in the 125th anniversary celebration of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Randolph Aug. 19 and 20 as current and former parishioners gather with Archbishop George J. Lucas... Read More

Camp Virtus et Veritas participants play “gaga ball” (similar to dodge ball) before Mass July 27. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
It has a new Facebook page, a beefed up music program, and food that, according to camp director Toby Korensky, "just keeps getting better." But as it completes its third year, one thing about the Archdiocese of Omaha’s Camp Virtus et Veritas hasn’t... Read More

Father Nicholas Mishek, associate pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, talks at the parish office Aug. 2 with Deacon Michael Fletcher and pastoral associate Debbie Marcil. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Allison Condon, right, a member of St. John Parish at Creighton University, and Renee Sinott, a member of St. Bernadette Parish in Bellevue, play with children in Chenicham, Guatemala, during the 14th annual IXIM trip to that country.

Arlene Garcia of Holy Name Parish in Omaha holds her brother, Angel, at the July 29 opening Mass for archdiocesan-sponsored Hispanic Congresses designed for youth and adults.

Dennis Bauer shows Estefania Rivera how to check for moisture, rake and bale hay to feed cattle. She recently moved with her family from Omaha to Spalding, Neb., with help from Catholic Charities.

Father Timothy Forgét talks with Janae Gubbels and her son, Trevor, during coffee and rolls at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church in Randolph.

Camp Virtus et Veritas participants play “gaga ball” (similar to dodge ball) before Mass July 27. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
An Aug. 21 solar eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. On that day, the moon will completely cover the sun in an area 70 miles wide – with a trajectory across the country that in Nebraska will encompass towns from Scottsbluff to Falls City. And viewing it through the eyes of faith will...
Religious sisters serve in a variety of capacities – as school teachers, religious education coordinators, pastoral ministers, administrators, nurses, psychotherapists – and the list goes on. But no matter the duties, Servant of Mary Sister Lucille Beaulieu – who is celebrating 70 years as a...
The Catholic Voice is moving out of the building it has called home for 51 years at 61st and Northwest Radial Highway in Omaha. But it won’t be far away and will be easy to find as it joins other ministries of the archdiocese in Mercy Hall at 3300 N. 60th St. Why the big move? As part of an...

Didier Kangbeni of Togo, left, at the National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando, Fla., with Shadrach Faton of Benin and Manuela Hugo-Krieger of Cameroon. All three belong to the Our Lady of Africa Chaplaincy in the archdiocese.
Fourteen people from the Archdiocese of Omaha returned from the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) in Orlando, Fla., newly inspired to spread the faith and defeat exclusion and indifference. Those leaders in the archdiocese’s NBCC chapter and Our Lady of Africa Chaplaincy were among about 2,...
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