Mass Ministry

 

Altar Servers

Father Gutgsell / 402-551-2313

Altar servers represent the congregation at the altar, prepare the altar for Mass, and assist the priest and deacon in the central act of Catholic worship. Their attention to the order of the Mass and their movements and posture during Mass draw the assembly into active participation with the praise and thanksgiving of God. This ministry is open to Saint Cecilia junior high students beginning in 6th grade.

June - August 2017 schedule

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Father Gutgsell / 402-551-2313

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve at the discretion of the pastor, following training conducted by the Archdiocese of Omaha and attending a special Mass at Saint Cecilia Cathedral where the Archbishop mandates the EMHCs. Saint Cecilia's adults and high school juniors and older may become EMHCs.  They serve at daily and weekend Masses following a schedule provided each month. EMHC's also visit hospitals, nursing homes, and the homebound with the Eucharist which permits those to whom they minister to be an integral part of the Sunday Liturgy.

June - August 2017 schedule

 

Gift Bearers

Kim Stewart / 402-905-8144

The privilege of carrying the community's "Gifts" of bread and wine to the altar during the Mass is accomplished by the Gift Bearers. It is a simple, but meaningful way to serve the Lord during Mass. Any occasion can be a time to serve as a Gift Bearer: a birthday, an anniversary, or just a "happy day." Or perhaps you would like to bring up the gifts on the memorial of a loved one.

 

Greeters

Max Allen / 308-760-0270

Greeters provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, especially for all of our first-time guests and members alike. As a parishioner's or guest's first contact on arriving for Mass, greeters play a key role in the unfolding of the liturgical action of the Eucharist. Our goal is to make every person who comes through the doors of Saint Cecilia Cathedral feel like a part of our parish family by welcoming and supporting them in a positive, friendly, and spiritual manner. What a wonderful way to engage yourself and your family at Mass!

 

Lectors

Father Gutgsell / 402-551-2313

Lectors are parishioners who assist in the Liturgy of the Word at daily and weekend Masses. Participation in a class conducted by the Archdiocese of Omaha and attending a special Mass at the Cathedral where the Archbishop mandates the Lectors is required.

June - August 2017 schedule  

 

Music

Dr. Marie Rubis-Bauer / 402-553-5524 ext 2 / 

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The Cathedral Music Ministry engages in the formation for lifelong praise of God of parish adults, youth, and children through weekly rehearsals and liturgical service. Opportunities include the Cathedral Choir (adult), Archdiocesan Children's Choir, Chorus Angelorum (funerals), Chorus Ceciliana (special occasions) and Parish Cantors. The Saint Cecilia Institute also offers individual instruction in piano, organ and voice.

Music ministry website: stceciliacathedralmusic.org 

 

Ushers

Tom Adams / 402-551-4855         

Max Allen / 308-760-0270

These men and women assist our priests and parishioners at weekend and Holy Day Masses by greeting people and helping them find seats, collecting the offertory, bringing up the gifts at Mass occasionally, and guiding people to receive Holy Communion. They also assist anyone who may become ill or need medical attention. If you would like to help create a welcoming atmosphere to all who attend Saint Cecilia Cathedral by donating just over an hour of your time per week, please consider this ministry.

 

Deacons

Deacon Jim Tardy / 402-558-0820

The deacon shares in the first order of the Sacrament of Holy Orders through the Bishop's laying on of hands. The deacon is present in the community through the service of human and spiritual need. As a sacred minister, the deacon proclaims the Gospel and preaches, assists at the altar, distributes the Eucharist as an ordinary minister, blesses marriages, presides over funerals, administers viaticum to the sick, and leads Sunday celebrations in the absence of a priest. The wives of permanent deacons often share in activities of their husbands' ministry and as spouse support all aspects of their ordained ministry.