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Post date: 11/30/2017
Archbishop George J. Lucas listens as Stephen Center resident Michael Folts shares some of his story while enjoying a Thanksgiving Day meal at the homeless shelter in Omaha. Visiting with shelter residents and helping serve the dinner has become an annual tradition for the archbishop, who expressed gratitude for the opportunity to share the day...
Post date: 11/30/2017
Third-grade teacher Cindy Nielsen of Archbishop Bergan School in Fremont leads 150 third- through sixth-graders in a rosary for the deceased Nov. 2 at Calvary Cemetery of St. Patrick Parish, also in Fremont. Special prayers for the dead, particularly during November, can bring indulgences to the souls in purgatory.
Post date: 11/30/2017
Seventh-graders and student council members Cece Sladovnik, left, and Will Clark organize at St. Margaret Mary School in Omaha some of the more than 12,600 bags of rice, cans of corn and other nonperishable food items students gathered just in time for Thanksgiving to help people in need at the Heart Ministry Center near Sacred Heart Parish, also...
Post date: 11/30/2017
Fifth- and sixth-graders Christopher Shefl, kneeling at left, Isaac Hoffman, Brooke Fanta, Joseph Barnell and Carter Condon at St. Ludger School in Creighton stand with 101 shoeboxes filled with toys, cups, socks, gloves, school supplies and other items for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, a North Carolina-based...
Post date: 11/30/2017
The first-graders won, and second place fell to the kindergartners at St. Philip Neri School in Omaha during an all-school "collect the most cans" competition for the needy. Averaging 14.5 cans or packaged food items per student, the first-graders won a dress-down day and an ice cream party. The kindergarteners weren’t far behind with 12 items per...

Sixth-grader Emma Lordemann at St. Boniface School in Elgin reads a question to the trip host and students in other classrooms around the country during a virtual field trip to Mexico. Lordemann’s classmates and the fifth-graders at St. Boniface made the real-time, online trip to Mexico in prat to study the Mayan and Aztec cultures.
Post date: 11/30/2017
Sixth-grader Emma Lordemann at St. Boniface School in Elgin was among students reading questions to a trip host and students in other classrooms around the country during a virtual field trip to Mexico. Lordemann’s classmates, and the fifth-graders at St. Boniface, made the real-time, online trip to Mexico in part to study the Mayan and Aztec...

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