Monday, October 29, 2012

Canned Food Drive for Walthill Food Shelter

The canned food drive was a great success. In total, 1,230 lbs. of canned goods, cereals, and paper products were raised to aid an Indian Reservation in Walthill, Nebraska. The senior class narrowly edged out the sophomores by raising 370 lbs. The second, third, and fourth positions are as follows: the sophomores produced 360 lbs., the freshman raised 295 lbs., and the juniors totaled  205 lbs. The canned goods were delivered to the reservation by Fr. Dan Wittrock who is pastor of St. Augustine parish in Winnebago, NE. Fr. Wittrock was extremely pleased with the amount of cans generated in our drive. He commented that many shelters are running low on food products this season, and our efforts will alleviate the need for food in his community immensely. In addition, Fr. Wittrock noted that the unemployment rate at the Indian Reservation is currently 86%. We are grateful for all the support we received during this drive, and we thank those who donated time and money to this worthy cause. - More Photos

Jimmy Steier
Coordinator of Special Projects
Mount Michael Campus Ministry

Friday, October 19, 2012

State Cross Country Champions

The Knights picked up the 2012 Class B State Cross Country Championship in dramaitc fashion with 4 runners finishing as top ten medalists. Thomas Kalil 2nd 16.28.4, JT Cronin 6th 16.48.6, Andrew Karstrom 8th 16.54.7, Jarrett Crnkovich 9th 16:58.9. As a team Mount Michael had a score of 25 points over runner-up Scottsbluff's 32 points. Mount Michael's 4th runner, Jarrett Crnkovich finished ahead of Scottsbluff's 3rd runner. Mount Michael's 5th runner Marcus Cronin was edged out at the finish line by Scottsbluff's 4th runner.   Mount Michael Freshman Sam Van Haute finished with the 3rd fastest time among freshmen running in the race. This is the 5th Cross Country Championship under the leadership of Coach John Gathje.  In twenty years of coaching Gathje's teams have missed a trip to state only once. Photos - Video - Omaha World Herald - More Photos by Christie Crnkovich

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Freshman Retreat

Freshman Class of 2016

On Wednesday October 17th the freshman class retreat was held at the Pro-Sanctity Retreat Center. - Photos

Texting and Driving Don't Mix

Recently a school assembly was held featuring a presentation on the danger of texting and driving. It was pointed out that texting has a similar effect on driving performance as drinking alcohol.

After the presentation juniors and seniors were able to experience the new texting simulator from the Nebraska Safety Council which clearly demonstrated the danger of texting and driving.  More Photos

To learn more on the topic visit AT&T’s website on Dangers of Text Messaging and Driving

Monday, October 15, 2012


  • Six new National Honor Society members: John Choi, Tommy Maliszewski, Albert Park, Jimmy Steier, Will Watson, DJ Wooten.
  • Paul Kujawa for a 2nd place finish in the Quiz bowl and winning a $750 scholarship at the UNL Chemistry Day! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mount Michael Abbey Adds New Oblate

At Sunday Vespers Scott Jorgensen made his oblation as as an Oblate of Mount Michael Abbey. At the conclusion of vespers the other Oblates in attendance renewed their oblation. A reception was held in the Monastery after the ceremony.  To learn more about Mount Michael Oblate visit the Oblate Webpage. Mr. Jorgensen is pictured to Abbot Michael Liebl.  More Photos

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mother & Son Retreat

Mother and Son Retreat
The Mother/Son Retreat at Mount Michael Benedictine offered an opportunity to celebrate and strengthen our students’ mother-son relationships in the light of God’s love. God has created an amazing natural bond between mothers and sons. Mothers nurture, dream, plan and champion the young men God has given to them. All the while their sons open their hearts and worlds to mothers to help them understand all that life allows them. This retreat not only allowed Mount Michael mothers and their sons to spend time together, but it also allows them to focus on their relationships. More Photos

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Grandparent's Night

As grandparents arrived all the grandmothers were presented with a corsage from their grandsons.  They then proceeded to the Gymnasium for a short program. Fr. Richard served as MC with his usual wit and style.  Speaking briefly were Student Council President Yun Sik Oh, Head of School Dr. David J. Peters, and Kim Volpone.  The choir also performed two pieces. After the formal program the crowd dispersed to the student union for refreshments and for tours of the school led by their grandsons. The evening concluded with Night Prayer back in the Gymnasium.  A good time was had by all. More Photos - Video by Colin Svoboda'14