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Post date: 12/06/2018
More than 700 supporters of V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School raised more than $460,000 for student tuition assistance at its annual Angel Flight fundraiser. During the Oct. 7 dinner and auction, the Omaha school also honored former president Patrick Slattery and admissions director Marie Williamson. Slattery, who now is executive...
Post date: 12/06/2018
Three Omaha eighth graders from the Music in Catholic Schools program were named to the Nebraska State Bandmasters 2019 All-State Band. They are: John Watson of St. Robert Bellarmine School, fourth clarinet; Amelia Larson of Holy Cross School, ninth clarinet; and Allie Geist of Mary Our Queen School, second bass clarinet. More than 400 students...
Post date: 12/06/2018
St. Wenceslaus School in Omaha marked Veterans Day (Nov. 11) with special ceremonies during the school day. Students honored more than 100 veterans during a Nov. 9 ceremony at the school. Each veteran was escorted into the assembly by a student and received a poppy bouquet made by the school’s second graders and a handmade thank-you card from...
Post date: 12/06/2018
The Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (OACCW) and its deaneries are accepting scholarship applications from high school senior girls who are Catholic and plan to attend a public or private college or university. Each deanery generally awards a $200 scholarship, and winners can compete for an additional $500 OACCW scholarship....

Melissa Ebel, a member of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Verdigre, watches as her daughters Brooklyn, left, and Morgan play a St. Katharine Drexel game during the parish’s All Saints Fest, Oct. 24. The game tracks the saint’s travels through the United States founding schools for Native American and black children in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was one of 12 activities at the parish to help recognize All Saints Day, Nov. 1. Nearly 100 people participated, including students in preschool through sixth grade, their parents and teenage helpers.
Post date: 11/16/2018
Post date: 11/16/2018
A statue of St. Patrick that has been a mainstay of events held by Omaha’s Father Flanagan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) such as the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade has been restored.  AOH is a Catholic, Irish-American fraternal organization founded in New York in 1836. The statue, which is owned by the Barrett family, is...
Post date: 11/16/2018
Fifth-grade students at St. James/Seton School in Omaha are partnering with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and Heron Haven, a nature preserve near 120th Street and West Maple Road in Omaha, to produce a video for guests visiting the site. Heron Haven is a spring-fed wetland sanctuary near the busy, west-Omaha intersection and features...
Post date: 11/16/2018
St. Mary School in Bellevue is helping decorate the Nebraska State Christmas Tree in Washington. Twenty-two eighth-grade students decorated ornaments that, according to the National Park Service in Washington, are “emblematic of their state.” The school was selected based on its commitment to a dedicated art program with a certified art teacher...
Post date: 11/02/2018
Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses four bells Oct. 22 before they are installed at the St. John Paul II Newman Center near the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Named for the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Peter, St. Paul and St. John the Evangelist, the bells were installed in the oratory’s bell tower the next day, and were rung for the first time Nov....
Post date: 11/02/2018
Juniors Briar Braddock, left, Emma White, Lauren Kemp, Morgan Anderson and Amy Mattern participate in V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School’s annual Rendezvous, a recreation of the 1800s migration west across the United States. Students at the Omaha school create characters who explain their journey, sharing the trials and tribulations of...

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