Catholic Professional & Business Club - Omaha.
We are so blessed to have been given the encouragement of Archbishop George J Lucas to develop a group within the Omaha Archdiocese to provide an opportunity for Catholic professionals and business people to meet one another and discover ways in which we can be successful business professionals and faithful Catholics at the same time. It also provides a chance to network with Catholic business people in the Archdiocese to help create a better business climate.
If you are a Catholic, or would just enjoy spending time in a networking environment where the perspective embraces the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church, and you have an interest in hearing some wonderful, encouraging speakers who promote Catholic Christian values within their daily work lives, you are welcome to become a member of the Catholic Professional & Business Club of the Archdiocese of Omaha.
May 8, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Most Reverend George J. Lucas is the fifth archbishop and tenth to lead the Archdiocese of Omaha. He comes to Omaha after serving nearly 10 years in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, where he was ordained a bishop on December 14, 1999. He was named Archbishop of Omaha on June 3, 2009, and was installed on July 22, 2009.
Archbishop Lucas, born June 12, 1949 in Saint Louis, Missouri, is the eldest son of George J. Lucas and Mary Catherine Kelly, now deceased. He has one sister and two brothers. He completed studies at Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Saint Louis. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis on May 24, 1975, by Cardinal John Joseph Carberry. As a priest, he served as associate pastor in parishes in Sunset Hills, Florissant, St. Louis, Normandy and Kirkwood, Missouri. Archbishop Lucas took advanced studies at Saint Louis University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and Master of Arts degree in history. In the years leading to his ordination as a bishop in Springfield, he served on the faculty of St. Louis Preparatory Seminary-North and St. Louis Preparatory Seminary, the chancellor and vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. He was named Honorary Prelate of His Holiness in 1994. Archbishop Lucas is the Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Catholic Education. In 2011 he was elected to the Catholic Relief Services board of directors.
For his motto Archbishop Lucas has retained the phrase "GRACE AND MERCY." This phrase, which is taken from the Book of Wisdom (Wis. 3:9), is part of the passage that reads: "Because grace and mercy are with His holy ones, and His care is with His elect." By the use of this phrase, therefore, His Excellency expresses the deep and profound Christian belief that in and through Jesus Christ, God gives to all of His Children all that they will need to sustain them on their life's journey and to bring them to full life in heaven.
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha
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Archdiocese of Omaha