Welcome to Saint Cecilia Cathedral - Mother Church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha
INSPIRING. FAITH. COMMUNITY.
You have just entered the virtual door way
to Saint Cecilia Cathedral Parish. Welcome!
Come in. Look around.
I wish you could come through the big, bronze doors of the Cathedral. An interior set of doors opens into the narthex and gives the first glimpse down the long center aisle all the way to the majestic white Carrera marble high altar and baldachin which frames the huge "Victorious Christ" crucifix. The nearly eighty foot high vaulted ceiling contains a harmony of colors coming down upon eight magnificent Charles Connick stained glass windows, four on each side, and upon alternating arched columns running the entire length of the nave. Lancet stained glass windows, remembering nine saints, decorated the ambulatory, bronze sculpted stations of the cross ring the nave on each column.
Cathedrals are special places of worship, pilgrimage, art and culture and of a special praying community which is the parish of Saint Cecilia. A typical tour of the Cathedral church can take from one to two hours and the beauty of 52 years of building the church never ceases to amaze. Yet, the most beautiful aspect of Saint Cecilia Cathedral is the gathering of the parish community in worship and prayer.