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Post date: 11/02/2018
Nearly 300 confirmation candidates and their sponsors attended a Day of Reflection Retreat at St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion early last month. It marked the third year sponsors have been included in the retreats, and the feedback has been very positive, said Lori Long, director of religious formation. “The retreat is a wonderful day bringing...
Post date: 11/02/2018
Two renovated science labs were dedicated and donors to the project were recognized Oct. 23 at Mercy High School in Omaha. More than 150 donors gave a total of $800,000 to the project, including the Mammel Family Foundation, Dr. C.C. and Mabel Criss Foundation and Lozier Foundation. The school also received a $40,000 federal grant to purchase...
Post date: 11/02/2018
New Year’s Day will be especially exciting for members of Norfolk Catholic Junior/Senior High School’s cheerleading squad. Senior Charli Schlomer and her sister Reilly, a sophomore, will join more than 800 high school cheerleaders from across the United States to perform in London’s New Year’s Day Parade. Selections were based on athletic and...

Members of the Niemeyer family of St. Bernard Parish in Omaha hold pro-life posters they created Sept. 25 in their religious education class for the Oct. 7 Life Chain prayer gathering for the unborn along Dodge Street in Omaha. Charlie, left, stands next to John (behind the sign), while Valerie holds Simeon. To her right are Alice, Benedict (behind the sign), Henry, and grandparents Joan and Marion.
Post date: 10/18/2018

During the blessing and dedication of a 54-bed skilled-care nursing home Oct. 4 in West Point, Archbishop George J. Lucas visits with Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Joy Rose, mission director for the religious order’s medical services in West Point; Scott McConnaha, president of Franciscan-sponsored ministry offices, and Jerry Wordekemper, president of Franciscan Care Services in West Point.
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Thirty-five juniors from Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue shared their faith with students at nearby St. Bernadette School as part of a service project marking October as the month of the rosary. The high schoolers led kindergarten through fourth-grade students through a shortened version of the Joyful Mysteries Oct. 3, using short...
Post date: 10/18/2018
Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit group, is joining with Marian High School in Omaha to promote computer science as a field of study for female students. According to the group, computer science and technology are the top industries for jobs, but only one in five computer science graduates are women. The after-school club is free and open to...
Post date: 10/18/2018
Twelve female students from Mary Our Queen School in Omaha were among 52 girls from 15 schools or organizations in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area who participated in the Omaha Girl Powered VEX Robotics Workshop Oct. 6 at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. The event gave elementary and middle school students a chance to learn from women involved in STEM...
Post date: 10/18/2018
Almost 50 students from All Saints and about 30 from Sacred Heart schools in Omaha took to the streets Oct. 10 to celebrate Walk to School Day. The students, along with principals and teachers, walked short routes near their schools as a public display marking the special day, proclaimed by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert to encourage students to walk...
Post date: 10/18/2018
More than 70 students from across the archdiocese submitted videos to the Catholic Schools Office suggesting ways to help others. Chosen as the winner in a random drawing, fourth-grader Eliana Lee at St. Thomas More School in Omaha was surprised with a $1,000 gift card Oct. 11 to help her purchase supplies to fill “blessing bags” with about $10...

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