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Post date: 10/04/2017
Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses with holy water students and others gathered at the Sept. 24 groundbreaking for a new church at St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha. The $25 million project will include offices and additional parking, and be completed in three years.
Post date: 10/04/2017
A breakfast sponsored by a youth group celebrating fellowship among area towns also served as a Hurricane Harvey relief effort at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Tilden. Parishioners Jerry and Mary Dittrich, with their son, Kalen, a senior at Elkhorn Valley High School in Tilden and member of the youth group, organized the Sept. 17 breakfast at...
Post date: 10/04/2017
Golfers raised more than $65,000 – a record – for Mercy High School’s negotiated tuition program during the Omaha school’s 26th annual Driving for Excellence Golf Fest. The Sept. 11 event at the Players Club at Deer Creek in Omaha also set records for participation – 204 golfers and 57 sponsors and patrons.
Post date: 10/04/2017
Marian High School in Omaha honored four graduates and two teachers for their leadership and service to the school Sept. 7 at the Esprit de Corps Awards Banquet. Shannan Neppl Brommer, a 1981 graduate and director of Stewardship and Development for the Archdiocese of Omaha, was named alumna of the year. Brommer also served 13 years as Marian’s...
Post date: 10/04/2017
A nationally-renowned author, educator and pro-life leader will headline the Thomas More Society’s eighth annual fundraising banquet Oct. 19 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Omaha. Hadley Arkes, the main architect behind federal protection passed in 2002 for infants born during failed abortions, will be the keynote speaker and receive the...
Post date: 10/04/2017
The Polish Heritage Society of Nebraska will hold its annual "Bigos and Beer" fundraiser Oct. 27 to support its St. John Paul II Scholarship Fund for eighth-graders entering Catholic high schools next fall. Students of Polish descent write essays to compete for the scholarships. Last year, the society presented three students with $1,000...

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