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Deacon Gregorio Elizalde holds up the Blessed Sacrament at a temporary altar in front of a kneeling Deacon Omar Gutierrez and other prayerful participants in St. Peter Parish’s Corpus Christi Procession June 3 in Omaha. Several hundred people took part in the 13th annual procession, which began at Our Lady of Lourdes Church and made its way through Hanscom Park before arriving at St. Peter Church for final Benediction and an ice cream social to conclude the day. PHOTO BY DAN ROSSINI
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Archbishop George J. Lucas visits with Marian High School seniors Emma Roth, left, and Megan Doehner after a groundbreaking ceremony May 18 for the Omaha all-girls school’s latest expansion effort. The $7.2 million project will include a new entrance and lobby, larger chapel, modernization of the school’s halls and classrooms, and the Haddix Academic Center, named for George and Susan Haddix, who donated $1 million to the project. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY
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With his joined hands inside those of the archbishop, transitional Deacon William Cremers promises obedience to Archbishop George J. Lucas and his successors during his ordination Mass May 25 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Deacon Cremers will spend the coming year preparing for priestly ordination. PHOTO BY ROBERT IRVIN
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Archbishop George J. Lucas helps Apostolic Oblates Margaret Mathew, left, Teresa Monaghen, Monica Hejkal, Franca Salvo and Jessi Kary break ground May 19 on a new home and formation center for the Pro Sanctity Movement’s community near Elkhorn. The organization is seeking donations to help build the $1 million multi-purpose house, which will replace an 1890 farmhouse members now call home. COURTESY PHOTO
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Members of St. William Parish in Niobrara say the rosary May 20 at their “Our Lady of the River Grotto” as part of celebrating the feast of St. William of Perth, the parish’s patron and patron saint of adopted children. The celebration with about 15 people also included Mass with the pastor, Father Kizito Okhuoya, presiding, a potluck dinner, Catholic Charities video about adoption and about $300 in donations to Catholic Charities. COURTESY PHOTO
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A semi-finalist on the soccer field, Mercy High School was a big winner for the positive spirit brought by its biggest fans at the Nebraska soccer championships in Omaha. The all-girls school in Omaha won the Class B Sportsmanship Award. At left, Nebraska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Anita Hays holds the girls’ trophy May 14 as the presenting partner of the Nebraska Coaches Association. In the back row are seniors Emily Rosenthal, left, and Annika Muse; junior Lexi Rains and senior Katherine Wurtz. In front are sophomores Nyaduel Paljor, left, and Sophie Harvat and senior Cece Coniglio. COURTESY PHOTO
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A new set of officers installed in late May will guide the Serra Club of West Omaha for the coming year.   The new leadership includes Bob Fell, a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, as president; Julia Palzer of Our Lady of Lourdes-St. Adalbert Parish as president-elect; Mary Ann Casey as secretary and Jerry Smith as treasurer, both of...
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New Cassel Retirement Center in Omaha celebrated its 45th anniversary June 1 with a balloon release, cake and other treats.   Founded by the School Sisters of St. Francis in a building that once housed the community’s novices, the retirement center also is undergoing several changes as part of its celebration.   The chapel will receive...
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This year’s class of eighth-graders at Christ the King School in Omaha worked three years to help capture an important part of the school’s history.   Guided by fifth- and sixth-grade social studies teacher Kim Hansen, they and other students in the school’s service- and faith-oriented House of Saint John Bosco worked to remove from frames...
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More than 50 seniors were escorted by Roncalli Catholic High School students through a red carpet entrance, danced, and enjoyed food and company at a special prom at the Immanuel Courtyard independent and assisted living center in Omaha.   Organized by Ann Marie Goettl, the center’s lifestyle supervisor, the April 24 event took place with...

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