Anna Marie Spargo, left and Jay Spargo, right, join granchildren, Cecilia Spargo, Dominic Bowers and Eli Bowers as they decorate the Christmas tree with purple lights Nov. 27 at their home – part of their shared family traditions during Advent.
Family traditions – some recent, others decades old – help members of the Catholic Grandparents Association bring a special focus to Advent and Christmas. For Mary Clare Mendick, Anna Marie Spargo and Vici Hegarty, members of St. Gerald Parish in... Read More

Marie Rubis Bauer leads the St. Cecilia Cathedral Choir at the Abbey of Saint Cecilia in Rome.
So many memories and experiences of God’s grace and mercy – singing as they approached and entered the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, singing at the Papal Mass closing the Year of Mercy and at the tomb of St. Cecilia, sharing faith and... Read More

Fourth-graders Amy Praest, right, Addison Baumert and Joseph Blaha help decorate a Christmas tree in the main hallway at St. Wenceslaus School in Dodge. Students place gifts under the tree for residents of a local nursing home.
Kirsten Nelson remembers sitting in the back of her high school’s chapel during Advent last year, decompressing while reflecting on the busy holiday season and what Christmas is really all about. "I was thinking about all the stress," said Nelson,... Read More

Rachel Kraft of Our Lady of Lourdes-St. Adalbert Parish in Omaha leads six of her seven children in their home Nov. 21 making saint ornaments to prepare for Christmas. Photo by Lisa Maxson/For the Catholic Voice.
Eleven-year-old Zac Kraft used an orange-colored pencil to shade in the hair in a picture of St. Barbara, paying attention to staying inside the lines. Sitting at the family’s dining room table, he joined his six siblings in creating saint ornaments... Read More

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago talks with his family during a Nov. 19 reception at the Pontifical North American College after a consistory at the Vatican. CNS photo/Paul Haring.
Rich Cupich remembers delivering newspapers on a route that was right next to the one held by his brother, Blase, as they grew up in Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in south Omaha. "In those days, you needed to collect the money, and we got to know the... Read More

Carrie Walter, program director at Catholic Charities’ St. Martin de Porres Center in Omaha, sorts through food donations Nov. 14. Photo by Mike May/Staff
The shelves empty quickly at Catholic Charities' St. Martin de Porres Center's food pantry, and help is needed as winter and the holiday season approach. "We need supplies like crazy," said Carrie Walter, program director. And that’s also the case... Read More

Anna Marie Spargo, left and Jay Spargo, right, join granchildren, Cecilia Spargo, Dominic Bowers and Eli Bowers as they decorate the Christmas tree with purple lights Nov. 27 at their home – part of their shared family traditions during Advent.

Marie Rubis Bauer leads the St. Cecilia Cathedral Choir at the Abbey of Saint Cecilia in Rome.

Fourth-graders Amy Praest, right, Addison Baumert and Joseph Blaha help decorate a Christmas tree in the main hallway at St. Wenceslaus School in Dodge. Students place gifts under the tree for residents of a local nursing home.

Rachel Kraft of Our Lady of Lourdes-St. Adalbert Parish in Omaha leads six of her seven children in their home Nov. 21 making saint ornaments to prepare for Christmas. Photo by Lisa Maxson/For the Catholic Voice.

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago talks with his family during a Nov. 19 reception at the Pontifical North American College after a consistory at the Vatican. CNS photo/Paul Haring.

Carrie Walter, program director at Catholic Charities’ St. Martin de Porres Center in Omaha, sorts through food donations Nov. 14. Photo by Mike May/Staff
The oldest Catholic cemetery in Omaha is being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Established in 1873 under the authority of Bishop James M. O’Gorman, vicar apostolic of the Nebraska Territory, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at 4912 Leavenworth St. includes burial sites of people...
Helping young people experience a deeper connection with Jesus through prayer before the Eucharist. That was the goal of "Encounter," an archdiocesan program offered recently as regional gatherings at several parishes. It included music, talks, eucharistic exposition and adoration, as well as...
Catholic Cemeteries is again offering people who are grieving the death of a loved one a special gathering of prayer during Advent – a prayer service Wednesday evenings in Omaha. About 25 people each week took advantage of the opportunity when it was offered last year for the first time, said...
Finding nearly $250,000 in annual health care savings for the last three years, and moving from 65 percent under-funded for retirement to nearly 100 percent funded have helped turn things around for the Servants of Mary sisters in Omaha and around the country. Theirs is one of the success stories...
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