Contact Information

Fr. James Keiter, Chapter President

omaha@nationalchristchildsoc.org

1248 S. 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 614-7399

Web Site

www.christchildomaha.org

 

History

The Christ Child Society Chapter of Omaha, Nebraska was officially founded and chartered in 1906 and was incorporated in 1919.  The Chapter began when in the early 1900's, Stella Hamilton, who later became Stella Stapleton, visited Washington, DC and met Mary Virginia Merrick.  She returned to Omaha aflame with a commitment to human service.  At that time she enlisted the help of Rev. Mother Mary Hoban, RSCJ and with the permission and support of Bishop Richard Scannell she organized a Chapter at the Convent of the Sacred Heart.  When in September of 1916, Miss Merrick federated the existing Chapters into the National Christ Child Society, Stella Hamilton was one of two national vice presidents serving under Mary Virginia Merrick.  While founding the Chapter Stella Stapleton and her contemporaries, following the admonition of Miss Merrick, believed in "direct personal service to the needy."

 

Programs

Layette Program
Summer Camp Program
Summer Camp Scholarship Program
Christ Child Learning Center
College Scholarship Program

  

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