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Post date: 07/12/2017
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha is shining bright at night thanks to a gift from Scott and Cindy Heider, members of Christ the King Parish in Omaha, whose daughter, Courtney, will be a junior. Their donation allowed school officials to install exterior lighting to showcase and add another measure of security to the building...
Post date: 07/12/2017
More than 100 alumni, faculty, staff, volunteers and other supporters of V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha gathered for golf, fellowship and fun June 23. Lunch, a noon shotgun start, cocktails, dinner, raffle and pin prizes at Tiburon Golf Course in Omaha were part of the community-building event for the school, which will...
Post date: 07/12/2017
"How to Think Like Scientists and Engineers" was the theme of a week of fun and learning at Holy Name School in Omaha as Imagine Science Omaha brought its Junkdrawer Robotics Camp to the school June 12-16. Fifteen students entering fourth through eighth grade this fall were encouraged to think creatively and use common items and engineering...
Post date: 07/12/2017
Selling two slices of pizza, a drink and a cookie for $5 – salads were $1 – helped fourth-graders in St. Margaret Mary Parish’s religious education program raise more than $300 to assist refugee families sponsored by the Omaha parish. The program’s 12th annual pizza fundraising dinner March 29 was led by catechist Sue Seline’s fourth-grade class...
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Encouraging its listeners to contribute, Spirit Catholic Radio in May helped Catholic Charities of Omaha and Birthright pregnancy resource centers in Columbus and Norfolk collect diapers and other baby items for needy mothers. Within the Archdiocese of Omaha, the Pro-Life Diaper Drive collected nearly 10,000 diapers in Omaha, nearly 1,000 in...
Post date: 07/12/2017
A Catholic-based hospital that closed June 9 after 147 years of service in Omaha held a final Mass two days later for more than 250 doctors, nurses, staff and others. "We are marking with gratitude what has taken place," said Jesuit Father James Clifton, associate dean for mission, identity and diversity at the Creighton University School of...
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Sister of Mercy Patricia McDermott, an Omaha native and graduate of Mercy High School in Omaha, was elected June 28 to a second term as president of the order’s communities across North America, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Guam and the Philippines. And two sisters now serving with the leadership team of the sisters’ West Midwest...

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