Monday, January 10, 2022
Sister Collette served in Omaha parish and schools
Dominican Sister of Peace Collette Marie Bauer spent much of her 69 years of religious life serving Catholic schools in Nebraska and Kentucky, including in Omaha. Sister Collette died Jan.… Read More
Thursday, January 06, 2022
Deacon Mines had a servant's heart
Deacon John Mines was described by a former pastor as a positive man with a passion for preaching and a servant’s heart. “He had a great love of the Church… Read More
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Father O’Kane was a valued spiritual director for men in formation for the diaconate
Father Patrick O’Kane, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, made a lasting mark in Omaha through his contributions to the Institute for Priestly Formation and the archdiocese’s… Read More
Monday, December 20, 2021
Sister Skluzacek taught at Sacred Heart School in Omaha
As an educator for much of her 61 years of religious life, Sister Marilyn Skluzacek was committed to helping her students learn to live their faith. She once said: “The… Read More
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Deacon Placzek was a man of deep faith, generosity
Longtime Deacon Michael Placzek is being remembered as a faithful Catholic and a man who was always willing to help his parish in any way that was needed. Deacon Placzek… Read More
Friday, December 10, 2021
Sister Mary Corice Evans carried the word of God wherever she served
In 67 years of religious life, Sister of Mercy Mary Corice Evans carried the word of God to numerous students, parishioners and the broader communities she served. Especially in her… Read More
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Omaha native served with loving care at Duchesne Academy
Religious Sister of the Sacred Heart Josephine (JoEllen) Sumpter served 25 of her 58 years of religious life at her alma mater, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha,… Read More
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Mother Theresina's experience prepared her for her role
Mother Theresina of Jesus Santiago seemed perfectly suited for her mission with the Poor Clare Nuns of Omaha Multiple college degrees, her previous leadership experience and 47 years as an… Read More
Monday, December 06, 2021
Former abbess of Poor Clare Nuns radiated joy
“Perfect joy.” When asked about her unflappable, happy disposition, a Poor Clare Nun would willingly share her secret, the hallmark of a deep, prayerful life in Christ. Sister Mary Clare… Read More
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Deacon Weskirchen was a ‘cheerful soul’ with a ‘deep, abiding love for God’
Deacon Charles Weskirchen, who served at two Omaha parishes, died July 23 at Angela Care Home in Moreno Valley, California. He was 92. A memorial service was held Aug. 16… Read More
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Deacon Ray Lukowski known for his Rosary devotion
It would seem fitting that Deacon Ray Lukowski died on a day honoring Our Lady of the Rosary. The Rosary drew him deeper into his Catholic faith and he prayed… Read More
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Father Lordemann was military chaplain, pastor, director of vocations
During his 49 years as a priest, retired Father Frank Lordemann wore many hats, including that of a U.S. Air Force colonel and military chaplain. Other assignments included parish priest,… Read More
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