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Visiting the U.S./Mexico border as part of an immersion experience Nov 12-16 are, from left: Mercy Sister Mary Bilderback, Kristofer Czerwiec, Kasturi Das Gupta, Karen Sullivan, Maureen Falcon, Mercy Sister Kathy Thill, Bryan Hangar, Mercy Sister Mary Miner, Father Bob Mosher, Mercy Sister Kathleen Erickson, Mike Poulin, Servant of Mary Sister Valeria Lewandoski and Jean Stokan.
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The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas – West-Midwest community sponsored an immersion experience for several sisters and lay people to visit the U.S.-Mexico border and learn about the situation facing migrants seeking asylum or entry into this country. Thirteen people made the Nov. 12-16 trip. They were hosted at the Columban  Mission Center in El...

Pope John XXIII Central High School students Onesa Rodriguez, left, and Jamie Dozler select items for gift boxes during the annual Operation Christmas Child packing party Nov. 15 at the school in Elgin. A total of 58 shoebox gifts were assembled including shoes, school supplies, toys and personal items donated by Deb Trease, a member of St. Theresa of Avila Parish in Clearwater, and Pope John students and families. The shoebox gifts will be distributed to children around the world by an international aid organization.
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Kindergartner Simon Borer draws pictures with his grandmother, Dee Hart, on Grandparents Day at St. Boniface School in Elgin on Nov. 14. A record turnout of nearly 100 grandparents went to morning Mass, attended class and ate lunch with their grandchildren.
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Post date: 12/06/2018
Eighth-graders from All Saints School and Sacred Heart School, both in Omaha, will get an early start on their college plans thanks to the EducationQuest Foundation. Through grant funding from the Lincoln-based organization, the students will visit colleges, receive instructional materials on topics such as career awareness and financial aid...
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More than 700 supporters of V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School raised more than $460,000 for student tuition assistance at its annual Angel Flight fundraiser. During the Oct. 7 dinner and auction, the Omaha school also honored former president Patrick Slattery and admissions director Marie Williamson. Slattery, who now is executive...
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Three Omaha eighth graders from the Music in Catholic Schools program were named to the Nebraska State Bandmasters 2019 All-State Band. They are: John Watson of St. Robert Bellarmine School, fourth clarinet; Amelia Larson of Holy Cross School, ninth clarinet; and Allie Geist of Mary Our Queen School, second bass clarinet. More than 400 students...
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St. Wenceslaus School in Omaha marked Veterans Day (Nov. 11) with special ceremonies during the school day. Students honored more than 100 veterans during a Nov. 9 ceremony at the school. Each veteran was escorted into the assembly by a student and received a poppy bouquet made by the school’s second graders and a handmade thank-you card from...
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The Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (OACCW) and its deaneries are accepting scholarship applications from high school senior girls who are Catholic and plan to attend a public or private college or university. Each deanery generally awards a $200 scholarship, and winners can compete for an additional $500 OACCW scholarship....

Melissa Ebel, a member of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Verdigre, watches as her daughters Brooklyn, left, and Morgan play a St. Katharine Drexel game during the parish’s All Saints Fest, Oct. 24. The game tracks the saint’s travels through the United States founding schools for Native American and black children in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was one of 12 activities at the parish to help recognize All Saints Day, Nov. 1. Nearly 100 people participated, including students in preschool through sixth grade, their parents and teenage helpers.
Post date: 11/16/2018
Post date: 11/16/2018
A statue of St. Patrick that has been a mainstay of events held by Omaha’s Father Flanagan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) such as the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade has been restored.  AOH is a Catholic, Irish-American fraternal organization founded in New York in 1836. The statue, which is owned by the Barrett family, is...

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