A Bible for Each Student

Omaha Couple Donates 600 Bibles to Heelan
Posted on 09/01/2022
A couple from Omaha donated 600 Bibles to all Bishop Heelan High students, faculty and staff this week, a first for Heelan.

The Bibles were blessed this week by Heelan Chaplain Fr. Travis Crotty, and will be distributed to students in Theology classes at Heelan Friday.

The donors and Bill and Sandy Drexel, products of Catholic education in Omaha. The Drexels believe in supporting Catholic schools and have donated Bibles to several Catholic schools in the Omaha area. They have never visited Bishop Heelan High School, and now have an invitation to visit this school year. 
The “Word on Fire Bibles: The Gospels”  are unique in that the text features daily Mass Gospel readings and commentary from historical and modern day church leaders. The books are designed for people reading the Bible seriously for the first time, who may be unsure of what to make of its many events and characters. 

In addition, the Bibles are geared for easier reading and include historical religious artwork with articles to tell the story and life of Jesus Christ and Christian faith and tradition over 2,000 years of history.

Students study world history in school to gain a better understanding of the world, according to Heelan Chaplain Fr Travis Crotty. At Heelan students study the Bible and theology to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ to help guide their lives as they grow and learn to navigate the world.

All Christians, regardless of denomination, regard the Bible as the starting point for guidance about their faith.

“Word on Fire” is a media ministry based in the U.S. and founded by Bishop Robert Barron, who has an international reputation for Catholic Christian religious education.

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