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Post date: 02/15/2019
The Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools and Madonna School & Community Based Services in Omaha, in partnership with St. Robert Bellarmine School and St. Pius X/St. Leo School, both in Omaha, are launching a new program, the Madonna Community of Inclusive Education and Services, beginning next August.  “The goal of inclusion is to maximize...
Post date: 02/15/2019
As part of its senior theology course on Catholic Social Teaching, Mercy High School in Omaha is the first, and currently the only, school in the Mercy Education System of the Americas to implement a program from St. Mary’s Press called Understanding Racism.  The program was brought to Mercy by theology instructor Melissa Regele, who wanted to...
Post date: 02/15/2019
Those who have or know someone with a loved one who is incarcerated are invited to share in prayer with and for families struggling with separation.   The new prayer initiative meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in  the St. Vincent Room at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive, in Omaha. Prayer is informal, typically...
Post date: 02/15/2019
Kevin Vogt will return to St. Cecilia Cathedral Feb.17 to perform an organ recital and join with the Cathedral Choir for a concert. He will perform at 3 p.m. on the cathedral’s Pasi Opus 14 dual-temperament pipe organ, an instrument whose commissioning he oversaw in 2003. While at St. Cecilia from 1998 to 2008, Vogt served as organist, choirmaster...
Post date: 02/01/2019
Father Carl Zoucha, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Omaha, second row right, leads a group of 32 pilgrims departing Omaha’s Eppley Airfield Jan. 21 for Panama City to attend World Youth Day with Pope Francis. The group includes two priests, four women religious, a seminarian, adult chaperones, young adults and seven minors. For local...
Post date: 02/01/2019
Creighton University’s St. John Parish, in collaboration with its Lutheran Campus Ministry and several Omaha-area churches, marked the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 18-25 with a worship service Jan. 18 at First Central Congregational Church in Omaha. The worship service has served as a cornerstone of interdenominational...
Post date: 02/01/2019
After 34 years with Knights of Columbus Insurance, Kevin Pfeifer announced his retirement Jan. 25. Pfeifer began his career as a field agent in 1984 in the Grand Island area. He was promoted to general agent in 1994 and began Kevin Pfeifer Agency with four agents. He eventually built the agency to serve all of Nebraska. It was recognized four...
Post date: 02/01/2019
An Omaha nonprofit is seeking donations of toys for children and teenagers undergoing cancer treatment. Lolo’s Angels, named for Lauren “Lolo” Hacker, a junior at Omaha’s Marian High School who recovered from acute myelocytic leukemia (AML), was formed by her parents to help other young people facing similar challenges. The organization’s junior...
Post date: 02/01/2019
The Polish Heritage Society of Nebraska announced its annual Pope St. John Paul II high school scholarship competition. Eighth-grade students of Polish descent graduating from an archdiocesan Catholic grade school this spring and planning to attend an area Catholic high school next fall are eligible to apply for one of several $1,000 scholarships...
Post date: 02/01/2019
A student at Holy Cross School in Omaha was honored at halftime of a College of Saint Mary (CSM) basketball game along with 21 other eighth-graders from Omaha Public Schools in recognition of her outstanding character. Tamyiah Nielsen was honored in the first year of the Lead Like a Girl awards program. Each winner is a member of an athletic team...

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