Archbishop George J. Lucas in St. Patrick Church in Fremont April 25 with Jesuit Fathers Thomas Shanahan, left, and William Gerut, celebrating 50 years in the priesthood, and Father Douglas Scheinost, celebrating his silver jubilee. Also celebrating 25 years in the priesthood, back row, from left, are Fathers John Pietramale, Thomas Fangman, Craig Loecker, Benedictine Father Thomas Leitner, and Father David Korth. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
Eight priests marking special anniversaries were honored April 25 at the annual priest jubilee celebration at St. Patrick Church in Fremont. Archbishop George J. Lucas presided at Mass and giving the homily was Father Craig Loecker, pastor of St.... Read More

First-graders Jordan Jones, left, and Kyle Mumm of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha show off their handiwork March 29 as they finish wrapping potatoes for the “Feeding the Hungry” project.
Scrubbing and wrapping potatoes is only one of the hands-on experiences students at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha are gaining as they join parishioners in helping the homeless through the "Feeding the Hungry" outreach. Students in a different... Read More

George and Sylvia Thompson share a moment of prayer at their Bellevue home April 13. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
Together, but separate – that might be one description of an interfaith marriage. But Peter Kennedy, interim director of the Center for Family Life Formation, believes there’s more to an interfaith marriage than simply acknowledging the differences... Read More

Volunteer Marilyn Starke, left, and stores manager Kami Havyer at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, prepare a mattress display at the society’s Papillion store April 13. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
Serving unmet needs, providing access to a decent, clean bed, and helping donors feel a part of the mission with a monthly giving program and periodic in-person updates. These recent initiatives at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Omaha reflect... Read More

Deacon Bob Stier, far right, and his wife, Sandy, far left, meet April 4 with engaged couple Clara Kolbo and Anthony Fusco at St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion.
Time for one another. It can be hard to come by, but it’s critical to a happy marriage – and one of several things two couples and a priest mentioned when they spoke with the Catholic Voice about marriage and their marriage preparation ministry in... Read More
Baptisms, confirmations and first Communions during parishes’ Easter Vigils April 15 brought many faithful into the Catholic Church: Assumption/Our Lady of Guadalupe, Omaha Artemio Barrera, Brenda Cabrera, Jesse Chacon-Valdez, Miguel Chacon-Valdez... Read More

Archbishop George J. Lucas in St. Patrick Church in Fremont April 25 with Jesuit Fathers Thomas Shanahan, left, and William Gerut, celebrating 50 years in the priesthood, and Father Douglas Scheinost, celebrating his silver jubilee. Also celebrating 25 years in the priesthood, back row, from left, are Fathers John Pietramale, Thomas Fangman, Craig Loecker, Benedictine Father Thomas Leitner, and Father David Korth. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

First-graders Jordan Jones, left, and Kyle Mumm of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha show off their handiwork March 29 as they finish wrapping potatoes for the “Feeding the Hungry” project.

George and Sylvia Thompson share a moment of prayer at their Bellevue home April 13. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Volunteer Marilyn Starke, left, and stores manager Kami Havyer at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, prepare a mattress display at the society’s Papillion store April 13. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Deacon Bob Stier, far right, and his wife, Sandy, far left, meet April 4 with engaged couple Clara Kolbo and Anthony Fusco at St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion.
An organization working against abortion through persuasive and compassionate dialogue is making the rounds in the Omaha archdiocese this month. The Phoenix-based Abortion Dialogue Academy, an organization helping people – particularly high school and college students – learn how to persuade their...
Some had practical suggestions, others more spiritual, when the Catholic Voice asked second-graders at two archdiocesan schools to offer advice to men and women preparing to get married. Bak Abuok of St. Joan of Arc School in Omaha took a light approach, encouraging couples to "be happy with each...
Finding ways to help people encounter Christ through prayer, community and service is at the heart of the archdiocese’s pastoral vision and priority plan. And three teams of a dozen or more people each have been meeting about once a month since the plan was announced in October to help put the...
Each spring, the Catholic Voice takes an up-close look – from a variety of angles – at the sacrament of marriage. This year’s Marriage Emphasis coverage begins on this page, with second-graders from St. Joan of Arc School in Omaha and Archbishop Bergan School in Fremont offering spiritual,...
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