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LIFE Runners in Jerusalem marathon: Pat Castle, founder and president of LIFE Runners, kneels to pray in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial, in Jerusalem March 16. He and his wife, Angi, represented LIFE Runners, the world’s largest team of pro-life runners based in Omaha, in the 2019 Run for Zion. The run was an opportunity for Christians to participate in the Jerusalem marathon while fundraising for local mission work including outreach to terror victims, widows, orphans and Israeli soldiers on the front line. LIFE Runners was the top donating team in the marathon, raising $2,350. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 04/18/2019
SCHOOLS Tuition grants available for new students The Archdiocese of Omaha is offering tuition discounts next school year to students transferring to a Catholic elementary school from a public, private or home school. Transfer students entering first through seventh grade can receive Welcome Tuition Grants and have their tuition reduced by $1,000...
Post date: 04/05/2019
Sister of Mercy Delores Hannon, center, president of Mercy High School in Omaha, joins students in a flash mob March 22 as they dance to “Dancing Queen” by ABBA – her favorite song. Students surprised her with the action to celebrate her 50-year jubilee and as part of a school day festival capping the school’s Mission Week, March 18-22. During...
Post date: 04/05/2019
Sixth graders from rural Catholic schools learned about religious vocations from members of the clergy and consecrated life during the annual Vocations Awareness Day at Saint Benedict Center in Schuyler March 27 and 28. Enjoying the nice weather during a break March 27 were Norfolk Catholic Elementary students Nathan Kalous, left, Jayce...
Post date: 04/05/2019
Donors to the new shrines of St. Faustina Kowalska and St. Maximilian Kolbe at St. Stanislaus Church in Omaha gather March 30 to examine the finished work. From left are Kathy Bogus; Father William Sanderson, pastor; Amanda Placzek and Mary Ann Pawlusiak, a representative of the Polish Home in Omaha. The shrine will be dedicated after an April 11...
Post date: 04/05/2019
Nearly 450 people celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early while helping people in need at the annual Catholic Charities of Omaha’s  Irish Fest dinner and dance March 16 at the Marriott Capitol District in Omaha. The fundraising event featured silent and live auctions, a raffle, music with The Confidentials, and a video showcasing a person who was...
Post date: 03/27/2019
Two Catholic business leaders who live their faith at work were honored by the Catholic Professional & Business Club (CPBC) at the group’s fourth annual Leading with Faith Award luncheon March 14. Eric Crawford, executive director of Heart Ministry Center, and Sam Wageman, co-founder of Fusion Medical Staffing, both in Omaha, received the...
Post date: 03/15/2019
The Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) retreat movement will come together for its annual gathering at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., July 12-14. Members of the Catholic movement of spirituality for older adolescents and young adults meet each year for three days of fellowship, prayer and networking. Anyone 18 or older who is currently or...
Post date: 03/15/2019
Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), a faith-based marriage enrichment program, has begun its ninth annual search for the longest married couple. Entry is open to all husband and wife couples, regardless of religious affiliation. Awards will be presented to the state and national winners in June, National Marriage Month. The national winners will...
Post date: 03/15/2019
Catholic Charities is holding a Lenten food drive to benefit the Juan Diego Center and St. Martin de Porres Center food pantries in Omaha. Items most needed are bags of rice, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, pancake mix, juices, boxed macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper and canned goods. However, any frozen meats, nonperishable food items and...
Post date: 03/15/2019
More than 600 people gathered to celebrate the 37th annual MarianFEST Feb. 8 in Omaha. FEST, which stands for Funding Education in the Servite Tradition, is the Omaha school’s largest fundraising event of the year, with proceeds benefiting tuition assistance and scholarships for nearly 50 percent of the student body. This year’s event raised...

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