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Election-day is approaching, November 6th.  It is important to exercise our civic duty.  To promote voter education, the Nebraska Catholic Conference conducted candidate surveys, which can be found at www.nebraskacatholicvoter.com. This information may be of help to be better informed on where candidates stand on a variety of issues.  My prayer for our nation and community is that we will be blessed with good elected officials.

Book of Remembrance During Month of November
As stated in the Catechism, “All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.  The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification. From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God.” (1031-1032)  Let us pray for those who have died.   A Book of Remembrance will be available by the stairs in the entrance foyer where you may enter names that will then be prayed for at Mass during November

Special Second Collection Nov 10 & 11.    “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation”
Catholic Charities provides for those who go hungry. They serve individuals and families at emergency food pantries located at the Juan Diego Center in South Omaha and St. Martin de Porres in North Omaha each year, along with an outreach food assistance program twice a month at a pantry located in St. Joseph’s rectory in Walthill which serves the Omaha Indian Reservation. The pantry serves the area  with the highest poverty level in the state and allows Catholic Charities to reach more than 10,000 people annually.  Catholic Charities is seeking financial assistance for their emergency food pantries through a special collection  next weekend Nov 10 & 11 .  All proceeds will go directly to the three food pantries to feed our neighbors in need.

Books for Babies
The Catholic Women of OLMC will be collecting hard cover books for babies for The Christ Child Society We will collect books through the Weekend of  Nov 10 and 11.    The books should be new or gently used.  Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

Upcoming OACCW Meeting
The Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will hold its next meeting on Tues 13 Nov at St. Edward's Parish, 805 Washington St. in St. Edward. The Rural Southwest (RSW) Deanery will be hosting this event. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the meeting will begin at 10:00.   Order of business includes: Scholarship Information, National Convention report, Catholics at the Capitol, Walk for Life, March for Life    All ladies of the Archdiocese are invited to attend. Please contact RSW President Deanna Reardon at
402-678-2567 if you have any questions. 

Other area announcements can be found in the parish bulletins.