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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.
Post date: 06/27/2017
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’ four-run loss (21-17) to their counterparts in the Diocese of Lincoln was an improvement over a seven-...

Archbishop George J. Lucas holds the monstrance during a Corpus Christi procession June 18 at St. Lawrence Parish in Scribner.
Post date: 06/22/2017
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 Corpus Christi event in rural Nebraska that weekend. June 17, he celebrated Mass and led the procession...
Post date: 06/19/2017
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 parish center and Catholic Charities will take...
Post date: 06/08/2017
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 transitional kindergarten for the 2017-18 school...
Post date: 06/08/2017
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 clergy, heads of archdiocesan offices, staff members...

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.
Post date: 06/08/2017
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, veteran’s homes, and for benefits and fundraisers, said Barb Schmidt, 73. She and other longtime...
Post date: 06/08/2017
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 program director. The Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen will...
Post date: 06/08/2017
Women whose husbands are addicted to pornography have an opportunity to experience fellowship, healing and hope at an Aug. 19 and 20 retreat at the Archdiocesan Retreat and Conference Center’s St. Joseph’s Hall in Omaha. Sponsored by the archdiocese’s PATH (Pornography Awareness, Truth and Healing) Taskforce, the event begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 19...
Post date: 06/08/2017
A school administrator from Elgin with more than 40 years in education began a six-year term on the Archdiocese Review Board June 5. Betty J. Getzfred, principal at Pope John XXIII Catholic High School and St. Boniface School in Elgin, joined 10 other members on the board, created in 2002 in response to the U.S. bishops’ "Charter for the...
Post date: 06/08/2017
Four archdiocesan offices – Catholic Charities, the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, Catholic Schools and the Catholic Voice – are taking on new leadership. Gregg Wilson, a Catholic Charities executive from Houston, began preparing May 10 to take the top spot at Catholic Charities, the charitable arm of the archdiocese, as executive...


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