Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Math Team 3rd Place at Midland University's Math Competition

In a competition against 13 other schools which included 8 class A schools, Mount Michael's Math team place 3rd behind Lincoln East and Omaha Central. 

Individual medalists were as follows: Freshmen: Jonathan Collins 1st place, Young Joon Park 3rd place, Marcus Cronin 5th place. Sophomore: Eun Woo Jee 5th place, Junior: Tony Gao 3rd place.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Knights Cross Country Team State Runner-up!

Thomas Feichtinger: Class B State Individual Champion

Mount Michael has its first ever individual state champion. Thomas Feichtinger won his state championship medal by 19 seconds over defending champion Franklin Ibarra of Lexington.  Feichtinger's time was 16:00.4.  Also medaling for the state runner-up Knights was Junior J.T. Cronin who came in 6th place with a time of 16:39.8. Sophomore Thomas Kalil came in 21st with a time of 17:09.9 and Senior Lukas Buehler finished 22nd with a time of 17:11.1. Rounding out the team were Junior Trey Wiemer 44th 17:53 and Freshman Marcus Cronin 52nd 18:03.6.   Omaha World Herald

Feichtinger is leader of Mount Michael's pack  Read article - Omaha World Herald

Monday, October 17, 2011

KVSS Radio from "The Mount"

On Monday morning October 17, KVSS Catholic Radio broadcast live from Mount Michael Benedictine as part of their Heartland tour of  area Catholic schools.  Listen Now to a replay of the broadcast.  Photos - KVSS Facebook

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Abbey Receives New Oblates

During Vespers after a recent Benedictine Oblate meeting Jamie Backer, Beth Summers, and Eva Winkeler  made their oblation after a one-year novitiate.

Also during Vespers Bob Bastarache and Scott Jorgensen were inducted as Oblate novices. Additionally Peg Marshall will start the novitiate but was unable to attend due to having to work. During their year of novitiate they will be instructed in the Rule and Benedictine Spirituality.

A reception was held in the monastery afterwards for the Oblates and their guests.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cross Country District Champions

This year's District Championship Meet was held at the Mount.  Mount Michael Fans gathered in large numbers to cheer on the Knights and were not disappointed.  Thomas Feichtinger continued his winning ways by finishing in 1st place. The other five Knights were also Medalists.  J.T. Cronin 3rd, Lukas Buehler 4th, Thomas Kalil 9th, Trey Wiemer 12th, and Marcus Cronin 13th.   The Knights will compete at the state championship in Kearney, Nebraska on Friday October 21st at 3:30 pm. 
 Go Knights! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Freshman Retreat

The theme for the freshman retreat this year was Ora et labora (Pray & Work).    The day began with practice and the assigning of roles for Mass which would be said later in the day. Some students also performed a short pantomime of the story of Saints Benedict and Scholastica.

Steve Luna offered a presentation about “Men and Prayer.”

The Eucharist followed with Fr Gregory Congote presiding. His homily was on Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

After a snack break, Fr. Daniel Lenz gave an explanation of the Medal of St. Benedict along with a presentation about the life of Saint Benedict written by Saint Gregory the Great.

After lunch the students had a break. In the afternoon Virginia Tardy gave a presentation on Ora et Labora with Mount Michael prayer beads. This was followed by lectio and the presentation of the story of Blessed Pier Goirgio Frassati given by Teresa Monaghen.  Next Cindy Jandrain gave a presentation on Labora/Service.   More Photos

Friday, October 7, 2011

Three Knights Receive National Merit Recognition

Congratulations to Mount Michael seniors George Townsend, Harrison Engel, and Michael Collins! George qualified as a National Merit Semi-Finalist and Harrison and Michael are National Merit Commended Students. George will proceed to the finalist selection next spring.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Grand Parent's Night

Starting at 6:30 he Mount Michael choir and band welcomed grandparents as they gathered in the gym to spend the evening with their grandsons.   Several persons addressed the gathering including student council president Thomas Feichtinger.

For the next hour the grandsons gave tours of the school and told their grandparents about life at the Mount.  Afterwards everyone enjoyed refreshments in the student union.

The evening concluded as everyone reassembled in the gym while the Mount Michael strings provided music.  Night prayer was then sung by the entire gathering and goodbyes were said.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sophomore Retreat Leadership

The sophomore retreat was held this year at Saint Patrick’s parish in Fremont, Nebraska. The presenter was Fr. Michael Eckley. The students participate in a variety of leadership activities including the creation of a shield modeled on the johari window. This activity allowed them to think about knowing their selves and others. Snacks and lunch were provided and served by several sophomore moms. More Photos