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Post date: 05/17/2017
More than 320 people gathered at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha April 20 for the Institute for Priestly Formation’s (IPF) 14th annual Celebration of Priesthood banquet. Omaha-based IPF, which emphasizes spiritual formation for diocesan seminarians and priests, honored Father Patrick O’Kane of the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, with its St....
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An essay submitted by the librarian at St. Mary School in Bellevue won the 2017 Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest in Nebraska – and 500 new books is the prize. The essay from librarian Jenny Schafer highlighted the school’s ethnic, social and economic diversity and the need to get books to those who might not otherwise have the means. The...
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An annual math contest for archdiocesan schools drew about 300 students from 25 schools April 29 to Christ the King School in Omaha. It was the biggest turnout in the program’s more than 30-year history, said Lori Eyth, a math teacher at Christ the King who has helped organize the contest at the school the last three years. The event includes...
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When a January blizzard prevented Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School’s pro-life group from going to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., no one would have guessed the storm was the beginning of a new pro-life billboard about a mile north of Elgin. In the process, the Elgin students learned lessons about making the best of a bad...
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Tracking books read every month, or perhaps time spent reading each evening, or from notes kept by parents … Grade by grade, St. James Seton School in Omaha used different goals this year to encourage "Eager Readers," students who spend more leisure time reading. Students recognized in the program receive certificates and their names are posted...
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Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School raised more than $250,000 April 29 at its annual fundraiser, "CeleBration 33, Our Grand Affair," in LaVista. More than 400 people attended the event, which included live and silent auctions, a raffle, dinner and a dance. The Bellevue school also presented the "Dux Esto" award – its highest honor – to John and...
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Sixth-grade students at St. Cecilia School raised $2,213 last month for the Pulsera Project in Central America by selling handmade purses and bracelets from Nicaragua and Guatemala, as well as baked goods and candy and holding a raffle. The Pulsera Project provides fair wage jobs and other opportunities to the needy in Central America. Through...
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As the first small-school overall champions in the Nebraska Academic Decathlon, students from Mount Michael Benedictine School near Elkhorn traveled to the national competition in Madison, Wis., April 21 and won Rookie of the Year for highest score among first-time teams. The team also earned 14 individual medals, took third in its division and...
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The Holy Name Parish Men’s Club in Omaha helped raise about $25,000 at an April 29 youth boxing exhibition that drew more than 800 people to the parish’s field house, money it will split between parish and school sports programs and regional boxing clubs and youth resource centers sponsored by Carl Washington of Omaha. Father David Korth, pastor...
Post date: 05/17/2017
Celebrating half a century of character and leadership development – including 47 Eagle Scouts – past and present members of Boy Scout Troop 380 will gather from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 at St. James Parish Center in Omaha. The troop – with members from St. James, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Bernard parishes, all in Omaha – will put on a slide show...

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