CathedralFest, our annual fall event, raises important monies for the parish while providing an opportunity for parish and community fellowship. Hundreds of volunteers from young to long time parishioners, as well as alumni, create an atmosphere that appeals to all ages. The signature big top tent serves as the center of a midway of booths and inflatables and the not-to-be-missed White Elephant floor, the silent auction and the gymnasium booths. 

CathedralFest takes place on the first full weekend in October, beginning with the Blessing of the Animals and concluding with the Grand Prize raffle drawing.









We have a trio of couples leading this year’s festival: Jim and Jean Batenhorst-Smith, Mike and Ann Downey, and Jim and Tricia Elliston bring a wealth of CathedralFest leadership experience to this year’s event. They will coordinate a multitude of volunteers for CathedralFest weekend that promises fun for everyone.


CATHEDRAL CUP RUN   —  Saturday, October 1 at 9:00 am

The fun begins at 9:00 am at the Saint Cecilia school main entrance. To get an entry form or for more information contact Charles Smith at 402-301-5603 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST  —  Saturday, October 1 at 9:00—10:00 am

Breakfast under the Big Top Tent is $4 for Cathedral Cup Run participants, $5 for all others. Sponsored by our Boy Scout Troop. Proceeds benefit Cathedral and the Troop.


BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS  —  Saturday, October 1 at 10:30 am

Saint Cecilia Cathedral will host an outdoor celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Bring your pets (dogs on a leash please) to the Cathedral steps at 10:30 am and join in this delightful event for all creatures great and small.

Palladium Brass and Children’s Choir at 10:30 am, Blessing at 11:00 am


BEER GARDEN  —  Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Come and enjoy good food, drinks and football on the big screen TV.


CHILI & PIE BAKE-OFF  —  Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 pm

For a mere $5 you can sample all the chili you can eat from your fellow parishioners and school parents and have a great time!


MASS  —  Saturday, October 1 at 5:30 pm

Join us for Mass, stay for dinner and the street dance afterward!



Lots of family fun beginning with a spaghetti dinner. The beer garden will be open with football on the big screen. And, if that’s not enough, there will be a disc jockey to provide dancing music for the whole family. Tickets for Street Dance/Spaghetti Dinner are $10 adults, $5 child, and a maximum of $35 per family (pay at the door).


SOCCER TOURNAMENT  —  Saturday/Sunday, October 1 — October 2

Catholic Youth Soccer League teams composed of 2nd & 4th graders will compete for the Championship. medals for all players. Great fun for all to watch! Bring a chair.


FESTIVAL FUN  —  Sunday, October 2, Noon – 6:00 pm

All the traditional fun of CathedralFest is here. Hang out under the Big Tent with food, music, and raffles. The beer garden will be open with football on the big screen. Try your hand at many games of skill. Check out the booths of sweets, books, the Silent Auction and the White Elephant sale. There will be rides for the kids, games, and lots of other fun! Game tickets are 25 cents each.

Volunteer to help out! Download information here


CATHEDRALFEST RAFFLE  —  1st Prize $2,500

For $5.00 you can have a chance at winning the $2,500 1st place cash prize or one of the five second prizes of $100 each. Drawing is Sunday, October 2 at 6:00 pM.

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