Father Frank Baumert, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Omaha, pitches June 25 at the I-80 Collar Series softball game for vocations at Haymarket Park in Lincoln. Photo by Cathy Blankenau Bender, Southern Nebraska Register.
Priests from the Archdiocese of Omaha edged still closer to a win this year – but more important and as intended, vocations remained the clear victor overall June 25 in the third annual I-80 Collar Series softball game. The archdiocesan priests’... Read More

Archbishop George J. Lucas holds the monstrance during a Corpus Christi procession June 18 at St. Lawrence Parish in Scribner.
Archbishop George J. Lucas joined members of St. Lawrence Parish June 18 as they took their faith to the streets of Scribner to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. The Scribner celebration, which began with Mass, was the archbishop’s second... Read More

Elverine Pillen, left, Delores Jaixen and Dianne Foltz, all of St. Joseph Parish in Platte Center, work on a quilt at the parish center May 31. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
Using their skills to turn bits of fabric into colorful quilts, five women from St. Joseph Parish in Platte Center bring warmth and comfort to others. Their creations are donated to clients of homeless and domestic abuse shelters, nursing homes,... Read More

Newly ordained Fathers Scott Schilmoeller, far right, and Nicholas Mishek, process out of St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha after their June 3 ordination. They are followed by Bishops Anthony M. Malone and Joseph G. Hanefeldt and Archbishop Emeritus Elden Francis Curtiss.
Vowing to commit their lives to God and his people, two men began their pastoral journey June 3 as they were ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop George J. Lucas. About 800 family, friends, clergy and other well-wishers attended the ceremony at... Read More
PASTOR APPOINTMENTS FOR SIX-YEAR TERM Father David Belt, pastor of St. Patrick Parish and president of Archbishop Bergan Catholic Schools, both in Fremont, to St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha. Father Mark Beran, associate pastor of St.... Read More

Father Val Peter stands in front of Immaculate Conception Church at Boys Town. Photo by Lisa Maxson/For the Catholic Voice.
It’s a standing offer, an open invitation to Boys Town graduates – a weekly dinner at an Omaha restaurant. And Father Val Peter picks up the check. Father Peter, who retired last month, first offered the dinners 10 years ago and plans to continue as... Read More

Father Frank Baumert, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Omaha, pitches June 25 at the I-80 Collar Series softball game for vocations at Haymarket Park in Lincoln. Photo by Cathy Blankenau Bender, Southern Nebraska Register.

Archbishop George J. Lucas holds the monstrance during a Corpus Christi procession June 18 at St. Lawrence Parish in Scribner.

Elverine Pillen, left, Delores Jaixen and Dianne Foltz, all of St. Joseph Parish in Platte Center, work on a quilt at the parish center May 31. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Newly ordained Fathers Scott Schilmoeller, far right, and Nicholas Mishek, process out of St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha after their June 3 ordination. They are followed by Bishops Anthony M. Malone and Joseph G. Hanefeldt and Archbishop Emeritus Elden Francis Curtiss.

Father Val Peter stands in front of Immaculate Conception Church at Boys Town. Photo by Lisa Maxson/For the Catholic Voice.
Two Catholic groups are responding with help to Bellevue and other Omaha-area residents as they recover from tornadoes, straight-line winds and heavy rain that struck June 16, destroying or damaging several homes, knocking down power lines, trees and fences.  St. Mary Parish in Bellevue opened its...
A full-day, two-year transitional kindergarten program going into effect this fall is one of two new programs being developed by schools in the Omaha Catholic School Consortium. Holy Cross and St. Thomas More schools in Omaha, two of the five elementary schools in the consortium, are introducing...
Twenty-two people from the Archdiocese of Omaha will be among about 3,000 from around the country July 1-4 in Orlando, Fla., to discuss the concerns, challenges and opportunities facing the church in the United States today. Archbishop George J. Lucas will head the archdiocese’s group, including...
Catholic Charities, the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Omaha, is teaming up this summer with three other organizations to provide lunches for needy children in Omaha. "Many low-income children do not have easy access to healthy meals during the summer," said Carrie Walter, Catholic Charities...
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