Parish Pastoral Council
John Wees / 402-680-0440
The Parish Pastoral Council is the principal consultative body of parishioners who share with the pastor in providing vision and direction to the parish by assisting in apostolic, spiritual, and administrative responsibilities of the parish. It works with and relies upon various boards, committees, and groups that carry out the work of our parish and provides a means of communication between these groups. Members are elected by the parish for a three-year term. Open meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center.
Father Michael Gutgsell / 402-551-2313
This council advises, counsels, and assists the pastor on the overall fiscal operations of the parish. Monitoring expenses and income, establishing a yearly budget and delivering the annual financial report to the parish while encouraging the Stewardship Way of Life are among the duties of this seven member committee appointed by the Pastor. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the rectory.
Board of Education
Brad Poeckes / 402-558-5271
The Board of Education advises and counsels the Pastor and Principal with the formulation policy and works to assure the continued viability and excellence of the programs, curriculum, and personnel of Saint Cecilia Grade School. The Board also facilitates communications between parishioners and school families regarding Faith Formation of children, youth and adults not belonging to the Grade School. Open meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center.
Respect for Life
Marilou Holmberg / 402-740-3451
The Respect for Life Committee interacts and collaborates with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Archdiocese of Omaha respect life initiatives and local organized efforts to inform, educate and engage the parish community in the work of protecting the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. The group focuses on the Bishops' Pastoral Plan: public information and education, pastoral care, public policy, and prayer and worship.
Joe Zaborowski / 402-558-5339
The Spiritual Life Committee, meeting monthly on the third Saturday in the Parish Center Conference Room 9:00-11:00 am, plans, supports and provides family and personal spiritual growth opportunities. Working within the Parish Pastoral Council Strategic Plan, the committee raises awareness of the spiritual dimension in all parish activities and in the daily routine of family and personal interactions. Initiatives and collaborations are year round with attention to Advent-Christmas and Lent-Easter seasons.
The Stewardship Committee considers, plans and implements initiatives and programs to inform, educate and engage parishioners and those connected with the Cathedral so that they can be genuine stewards of time, talent and financial means. Volunteers for specific activities or programs or volunteers for the overall vision of the Committee are welcome. The Committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the rectory.
Campus Grounds, Plants, and Gardens
Kathy Dietsch / k_dietsch.hotmail.com / 402-553-5733 (Campus Plants)
Amy Campagna / 402-468-5263 (Rose Luebbert Garden)
Do you have a green-thumb? Or just enjoy getting your hands dirty? This year-round group is committed to improving and maintaining the exterior appearance of the Saint Cecilia campus grounds. Activities include planting, watering, and weeding the many plants and flower gardens during the spring and summer months, as well as raking, pruning, and clean-up as needed.
Senior Adult Luncheons
Adults of all ages, newcomers and long-time parishioners, gather for lunch, conversation, and an activity. Sponsored by Senior Adult Ministry, the club isn't just for seniors, but if you think you can keep up with us, you are welcome to join us on the 4th Wednesday of the month, following the 11:15 am Mass. Occasionally, we meet with adults from other parishes for field trips, retreats, and indoor picnics.
Nancy Mulhall / 402-554-0835
The initial purpose of this group was to help decorate the Cathedral for the various liturgical seasons and has now branched out to provide resources and support for other annual events held throughout the campus. The majority of the volunteers, both parishioner and non-parishioner, have had no training but become very adept at flower arranging. The door is ALWAYS open to anyone interested in exploring a new and lovely way to pay homage to Our Lord.
Denise Saniuk – Guild President / 402-558-0764
Ellen Ehlers / 402-558-3448
The mission of the Women’s Guild is to encourage spirituality, community and friendship among the women of Saint Cecilia Parish and to identify and work towards providing some the material needs of the parish. Our vision is to bring the women of Saint Cecilia Parish together outside of the celebration of the Mass and enable them to live out and grow in their faith through fellowship with each other. Within the Guild are groups called Circles. All women in the parish are welcome to join these groups.
Saint Bernadette’s Circle / Book Study
Saint Cecilia’s Circle / Quilting
Saint Elizabeth's Circle / Grade school alumni mothers
Mary's Widows Circle / Widows of the parish
Saint Mary's Circle / Grade school mothers fellowship
Saint Theresa’s Circle / Fostering Friendships