Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe

In honor of the Feast Day of St. Juan Diego on December 9th, and Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th, the Saint Vincent de Paul 4th and 5th graders presented a play commemorating the events that lead to the building of the Church atop Tepeyac Hill in honor of our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Pope Francis prays for the family of Levi Dybdal

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Bishop James Conley presented a letter from Pope Francis’ Secretariat of State at the Vatican in Rome to Jon & Tausha Dybdal. The letter expressed the Pope’s condolences and promised his prayers for the family of their 17-year old son, Levi Dybdal, who died after several years of illnesses. Included with the letter were three holy cards and three rosaries from Pope Francis. Levi had attended World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland, in July 2016, with Tausha, and his brother, Lance. They were part of the group from the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln, including Bishop James Conley. Levi died on Sept. 5, 2016. A feature article on Levi appeared in the Seward County Independent on October 5, 2016.
Bishop Conley sent a letter to Pope Francis describing Levi’s deep faith in Jesus that was a great witness to people who met him. Bishop Conley stated that the Pope and Levi made eye contact as the Pope drove by Levi in the section of people in wheelchairs at WYD. The letter to Pope Francis included the funeral pamphlet with Levi’s photo on the cover and biography on the back. Bishop Conley’s presentation was made to the family in the presence of the student body of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School of which Levi was an alum. Family members attending the presentation were Levi’s parents Jon & Tausha Dybdal, siblings Lance, Jessica, and Erich, and grandparents Erich & Janet Broer.

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Nebraska Field Trip – 4th & 5th Grades

Our Fourth and Fifth graders recently took a field trip learning all about Nebraska. We visited the State Capitol, and the Museum of Nebraska History, Memorial Stadium, and the brand new Newman Center and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Below are a few memorable photos from our trip!

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Firehawk 5K Run Results

On Sunday, October 23rd, Saint Vincent de Paul School held their 4th annual Firehawks 5K Challenge. We had 112 runners/walkers who competed in either a 10K run, a 5K run/walk, or a 1 mile fun run/walk.
Check out the results below.
2016 Firehawks 5K Challenge Results

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