Carole Fest, a concert for the benefit of Catholic Social Services’ ( St. Gianna Women’s Homes, will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 3 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Church. Come and enjoy performances by area choirs or enjoy the concert live online at There is no cost to attend, but you may support the important work of St. Gianna Women’s Homes with your donation at the concert or online.

St. Gianna Women’s Homes, a program of Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska, assists victims of domestic violence and those escaping abortion. Though it serves women of all faiths, St. Gianna Women’s Homes will not make any recommendations or referrals contrary to the Catholic faith and is staffed by the Marian Sisters. In addition to housing, Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska provides education, employment, and counseling services for families left homeless because of domestic violence.

Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska is the charitable arm of the Diocese of Lincoln, serving all people regardless of faith in the southern third of Nebraska. Their mission is to perform the Works of Mercy in response to the call of God. The goal of serving people is to serve them with dignity, to love people as best they can, and to meet their needs to the fullest. Connect, donate, or volunteer at