Saint Cecilia Catholic Cathedral
Where FAITH is FIRST!
Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Omaha
Rev. Michael Grewe, Pastor
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The Nicene Creed
Catholic belief is succinctly expressed in the profession of faith or credo called the Nicene Creed:
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
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Our parish is the home, heart, and foundation of the Omaha Archdiocese. We minister to people throughout the Omaha area and beyond. As a Roman Catholic parish, we welcome people of diverse backgrounds into a worshiping, ministering community, and graciously accept our leadership role in the Archdiocese and community. The Cathedral parish consists of over 900 households. The heart of Saint Cecilia is the people. Every person in this parish is invited to become a part of the life of our parish through ministries, activities, and committees.
We encounter Jesus.
Saint Cecilia Cathedral Grade School is an award-winning Catholic school. Founded in 1907 in the Dominican tradition, we welcome and educate a diverse population of children in PreKindergarten through 8th Grade. We are committed to fostering a Christian learning environment and proclaiming and modeling faith, worship, service and prayer. Our mission is to teach and live the Catholic faith within a nurturing family-like community, to teach reverence for life and respect for all, and to foster each student's academic potential.
We equip Jesus' disciples!
Located on the Cathedral campus and adjacent to the grade school,
Saint Cecilia Child Care Center is licensed for children 6 weeks to 13 years old.
With close access to a fenced-in
playground and sports field,
the children have a wonderful
opportunity for gross motor skills.
We offer activities for social and
Language, math, creative art,
dramatic play, singing, pre-writing
and other “learning through play”
activities are taught by our
qualified staff in a
safe, loving and child-friendly environment. Start your Cathedral journey with us!
We live Jesus' mercy.
The Cathedral of Saint Cecilia is a masterpiece of creativity.
Built in 1907, it remains a cause for pride among parishioners, alumni of the parish schools, and friends among the civic community of Omaha. It is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Omaha.
The Cathedral Church includes the Nave (main church area), Our Lady of Nebraska Chapel, Nash Chapel, Baptistry, Nash Crypt, and a Spanish Art exhibit.
701 N 40th Street, Omaha NE 68131. Open daily 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Come home to Cathedral!
Saint Cecilia Cathedral School, built in 1955, has full wireless data access, data projectors and Apple TV devices in every room, a state-of-the-art science lab, updated security systems, and is fully air-conditioned.
Recent facility updates include the conversion of the library into our STEAM & Media Center, the addition of a Kindergarten classroom, and the relocation of the Computer Lab.
3869 Webster Street, Omaha NE 68131. 402-556-6655. Call for a tour/visit!
The Cathedral Cultural Center (Msgr. Graham building) includes Sunderland Gallery, Cathedral Museum, O’Donnell Lecture Hall, Cathedral Gift Shop, Saint Cecilia Institute for Sacred Liturgy, Music and the Arts, Cathedral Arts Project, and Cathedral Music Ministry.
The Center opened in 2003 as a result of a complete renovation of the first floor of the original Cathedral High School building.
3900 Webster Street, Omaha NE 68131. 402-551-4888. Open Tuesday through Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm. Plan to include us in your next visit!
The Rectory/Administration Office building is a mid-century modern building with many original features inside.
It include the priests' residence, Pastor's office, Associate Pastor's office, Campus Business Manager's office, Development Director's office, Communications Director's office, Alumni Director's office, the Faith Formation Director's office, and the Office Assistance's office.
701 N 40th Street, Omaha NE 68131. 402-551-2313. Office hours are weekdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Stop in to see us!
Located on the Cathedral campus and adjacent to the grade school, our facility has separate rooms for infants (6 weeks to 18 months), toddlers (18 months to 3 years), preschool-age kids (3 to 5 years) and school-age kids (5 to 13).
Our center contains classroom space as well as outdoor playgrounds.
3869 Webster Street, Omaha NE 68131. 402-553-1708. Center hours are 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Start your journey with us!!
Housed on the north end of the Msgr. Ernest Graham Building, the Parish Center includes a dining room with kitchen for gatherings and a media/conference room for meetings and presentations. Stop over!
Located in the Msgr. Ernest Graham Building, the school gymnasium is an active place! Home to our school's sports teams, the gym has a history of ball games and activities. The gymnasium is the envy of sports teams who come from across the city to play. Fun times!