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Post date: 09/13/2017
Seniors and Sustainability Club members Olivia Youngblood, left, Tess Doyle and Lucy Peterson of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha stand by a compost bin Sept. 5 as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recycling effort. Inspired by Pope Francis’ concern for the environment and helped by two anonymous donors, the school hopes...
Post date: 09/13/2017
At least three schools in the archdiocese each raised thousands of dollars for hurricane relief in Houston. St. Vincent de Paul and St. Wenceslaus schools and V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School, all in Omaha, touted separate efforts, including dress-down days at the two elementary schools. The high school also accepted student donations...
Post date: 09/13/2017
Twelve students from three Catholic high schools in the Omaha area traveled to China for an international robotics competition in late August – the first time any had visited that country. Teams of five students from Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue, four students from V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha and three...
Post date: 09/13/2017
Eighty-four Mercy High School seniors and 70 juniors held retreats recently, with the seniors overnight at a retreat center in Fremont Aug. 31 discussing their lives, their futures and their desire to live as women of mercy. The juniors split up into service groups, spending half the day Sept. 1 at various charities, including the St. Vincent de...
Post date: 09/13/2017
Students at St. James/Seton School in Omaha have a new opportunity to pursue their passions. It’s called the Genius Hour. Principal William Kelly said the idea came from the Google company, which gives its employees time every week to develop their own ideas and innovations that would be good for the company. "We’re taking that concept and saying...
Post date: 09/13/2017
As St. Thomas More Parish in Omaha prepared to introduce its religious education program for pre-school children (3 to 6 years of age), the parish needed appropriately-sized furniture. So Joseph Gaddie, a parishioner and sophomore at Omaha South High School, answered the call. Gaddie, a member of Boy Scout Troop 377, which is sponsored by several...
Post date: 09/13/2017
A home for pregnant women will hold its fifth annual benefit Oct. 27 at the Embassy Suites in La Vista. Bethlehem House’s "Under Construction" event will include a 5:30 p.m. silent auction and 7 p.m. dinner, program and live auction. Tickets are $125. Holly Sak, executive director, said a resident or graduate of Bethlehem House will describe how...
Post date: 09/13/2017
Retired Father James Tiegs will be among those honored for their service to the aging at New Cassel Retirement Center’s Spirit of St. Francis dinner Oct. 5 in Omaha. Father Tiegs will receive the Spirit of St. Francis Award, the retirement center’s highest honor. Martin Bros. will be honored with the Lempka Leadership Award for a spirit of giving...

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