Lauren Miller, director of admissions for Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, answers questions at the Catholic Schools Office’s Latino Parents High School Night Oct. 22 at College of Saint Mary in Omaha. COURTESY PHOTO
Despite large graduating classes and concern among some Hispanic families over immigration politics, overall enrollment in the archdiocese’s 71 elementary and high schools dipped only slightly this year after three years of growth. Enrollment of 19,... Read More

Jason Evert speaks to tens of thousands of young people worldwide every year about the virtue of chastity and ways to cope with the permissiveness of modern culture. COURTESY PHOTO
An internationally acclaimed Catholic speaker and author will talk to teens and parents at several archdiocesan parishes and schools about the beauty of chastity and ways to cope with the influences of a permissive culture. Jason Evert, who with his... Read More

Joyce Johnson serves up a helping of green bean casserole for Joyce Hudson at the community Thanksgiving dinner at St. Francis Borgia Church in Blair in 2017. JOE BURNS/ENTERPRISE MEDIA GROUP
Large family gatherings are common at Thanksgiving. Few, however, compare to the family of 900 expected at the 10th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner – on Thanksgiving Day – at St. Francis Borgia Church in Blair. “It takes a lot of people to put... Read More

Jackie Kmiecik (center back) of St. Bernadette Parish in Bellevue and a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Omaha helps Maria Garcia (right) and family members Francisca Garcia (in pink sweater) and Joselin Garcia select produce at the pantry Nov. 8. Pantry worker Maryana Garza (left) looks on. The pantry is one of several in the archdiocese that help working families, the homeless and others. MIKE MAY/STAFF
Routine visitors to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in downtown Omaha include the working poor, families from all ZIP codes in the Omaha area and the homeless. “We see so many working families, who for one reason or another need help... Read More

Standing outside Our Lady of Lourdes Church last school year are members of the parish school’s 2017-18 student government. They are, from left, Claire Hern, now a freshman at Marian High School in Omaha; sixth-graders Lucas Post and Abigail Cady; seventh-grader Kaylee Campos; fifth-grader Shania Alvarez-Hurtado; eighth-graders Zane Kazor and Grace Prucha; and now-freshmen Lexi Gewinner of Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue and Simon Baber of Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha.
Jenny and Matt Peters faced the fearsome realities of a child’s cancer diagnosis – twice, each time with a different child. Through all of their challenges, the prayers, meals and other support from the people of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Omaha... Read More

Art teacher Rebekah Menzel of St. Mary School in Bellevue enjoys the music with Zeb Crider, of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue, while national evangelist and singer Steve Angrisano performs at a teacher and parish catechist rally Oct. 23 in West Point. DELORES MEISTER
About 100 Catholic school teachers and parish catechists gathered in West Point Oct. 22 for a faith rally with nationally known Catholic singer and storyteller Steve Angrisano. Sponsored by the Catholic Schools Office, it was an opportunity to... Read More

Lauren Miller, director of admissions for Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, answers questions at the Catholic Schools Office’s Latino Parents High School Night Oct. 22 at College of Saint Mary in Omaha. COURTESY PHOTO

Jason Evert speaks to tens of thousands of young people worldwide every year about the virtue of chastity and ways to cope with the permissiveness of modern culture. COURTESY PHOTO

Joyce Johnson serves up a helping of green bean casserole for Joyce Hudson at the community Thanksgiving dinner at St. Francis Borgia Church in Blair in 2017. JOE BURNS/ENTERPRISE MEDIA GROUP

Jackie Kmiecik (center back) of St. Bernadette Parish in Bellevue and a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Omaha helps Maria Garcia (right) and family members Francisca Garcia (in pink sweater) and Joselin Garcia select produce at the pantry Nov. 8. Pantry worker Maryana Garza (left) looks on. The pantry is one of several in the archdiocese that help working families, the homeless and others. MIKE MAY/STAFF

Standing outside Our Lady of Lourdes Church last school year are members of the parish school’s 2017-18 student government. They are, from left, Claire Hern, now a freshman at Marian High School in Omaha; sixth-graders Lucas Post and Abigail Cady; seventh-grader Kaylee Campos; fifth-grader Shania Alvarez-Hurtado; eighth-graders Zane Kazor and Grace Prucha; and now-freshmen Lexi Gewinner of Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue and Simon Baber of Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha.

Art teacher Rebekah Menzel of St. Mary School in Bellevue enjoys the music with Zeb Crider, of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue, while national evangelist and singer Steve Angrisano performs at a teacher and parish catechist rally Oct. 23 in West Point. DELORES MEISTER
Missionary Benedictine Father Joel Macul didn’t want to go to Kenya 25 years ago. Asked by the Catholic Voice to reflect on the importance of gratitude in view of Thanksgiving and how it is lived out in a faith-filled life, Father Macul said the five years he served at a monastery and school near...
Six people were honored Oct. 24 for their support and service to Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha at the annual Loyola Dinner of Honor and Distinction. Jesuit Father Tom Merkel, president of the all-boys school from 2003 to 2012 and currently assistant vice president for university relations...
A priest of the archdiocese has resigned due to past allegations of significant boundary violations with young adults and minors and Archbishop George J. Lucas’ promise to hold clergy to a higher standard of behavior in response to the worldwide clergy sexual abuse scandal. Since 2016, Father...

Ann O’Connor, president of Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha, visits at the school Oct. 25 with seniors Jaida Williams, center, and McKenna Murcek. Joe Ruff/Staff
V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in west Omaha, Roncalli Catholic in the north and Daniel J. Gross Catholic in Bellevue in the south. Those three archdiocesan high schools form a triangle of Catholic faith and academics in the Omaha area. And school officials, stakeholders and archdiocese...

                 

     

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