Jay Spargo, a member of St. Gerald Parish in Ralston, hands over a cookie to grandson Dominic Bowers, 5, a member of St. Peter Parish in Omaha. Photo by Susan Szalewski/staff.
Last fall, Mary Hunt joined a new Catholic grandparents group – even though her first grandchild had yet to be born. She had great-nieces she wanted to help form in faith. And she liked the idea of an Omaha-area group that offered prayers and... Read More

Father Joseph Taphorn, who will be director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center to be built near the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), talks at UNO March 8 about his own experiences with the late pope, whose teachings the center will seek to foster. Those experiences include a Nov. 20, 2000, greeting at the pope’s morning Mass in Rome pictured on the screen. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
The St. John Paul II Newman Center the Archdiocese of Omaha plans to build near the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will reflect the late pope’s spirituality, warmth and strength – right down to the building materials. The center’s... Read More

Bishop William J. Dendinger talks to students at Grand Island Central Catholic High School in 2011. Photo by MARY PARLIN/WEST NEBRASKA REGISTER.
Home. After moving 17 times around the world in more than 30 years as a chaplain with the U.S. Air Force, Bishop William J. Dendinger found a permanent home while leading the Diocese of Grand Island for the past decade. And as Bishop Dendinger, 75,... Read More
Every year Barb Ehlers tries to attend at least some of the services offered in the week leading up to Easter at her parish, St. Mary in Leigh. The services – especially the paschal events commemorated from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday – are... Read More

Jay Spargo, a member of St. Gerald Parish in Ralston, hands over a cookie to grandson Dominic Bowers, 5, a member of St. Peter Parish in Omaha. Photo by Susan Szalewski/staff.

Father Joseph Taphorn, who will be director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center to be built near the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), talks at UNO March 8 about his own experiences with the late pope, whose teachings the center will seek to foster. Those experiences include a Nov. 20, 2000, greeting at the pope’s morning Mass in Rome pictured on the screen. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Bishop William J. Dendinger talks to students at Grand Island Central Catholic High School in 2011. Photo by MARY PARLIN/WEST NEBRASKA REGISTER.
Development specialists from Illinois and Iowa, as well as Grand Island, Neb., and the Omaha area, have presented workshops around the archdiocese the last two years for parish, school and other ministry leaders, sparking ideas and sharing ways to build financial strength and stability. Those...
It marks an important beginning. From rental assistance to legal aid, dental care and canned food, St. Pius X Parish’s first Neighborhood Outreach event offered a six-hour, one-stop shop for low-income residents in neighborhoods surrounding the Omaha parish. Held March 7 in the parish center, the...
About 150 people from eight states are expected in Omaha April 10-12 for the 69th annual Central States District Senior Conference of the Knights of Peter Claver and Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary. With the theme "Ignite the Flame and Grow in Claverism," the gathering at the downtown...
People can walk and pray the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at a cemetery designed after the stations – Calvary Cemetery in Omaha. The 12:30 to 2 p.m. prayer journey – taken along the cemetery’s main road – is about a mile long with stops at each station. It will include prayers for people...
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