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Blessing of the Animals - October 3

Saturday, October 3, 11 am - Noon
Respectful of the need for social distancing, please bring your beloved pet(s) for a blessing any time from 11 am to Noon.
Front steps of the Cathedral

CathedralFest Dinner - October 3

Spaghetti Dinner 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Get your fill of pasta! Individually packaged for a dine-in or take-out option served from the cafeteria. Bar beverages will be sold by the gym trophy case.

Live Music 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Join the fun with Cathedral High Grad Jerome Brich and Kevin Killion outside on the west side of the gym!

Cornerstone Ceremony - October 4

All the Masses this weekend will celebrate our Cathedral. The 9:30 Mass on Sunday will start out on the plaza in front of the Cathedral. Attendees are ask to assemble there for the blessing and incensation of the cornerstone. Everyone will process together into the Cathedral for the celebration of the Mass.

Requiem Mass - Solemn Cathedral Liturgy - November 2

Monday, November 2, 7 pm
St. Cecilia Cathedral Choir
In the Cathedral

Cathedral Millenial

Jenne Forman
cathedral.millennial@gmail.com
Parishioners (20s-30s) are invited to join the Cathedral Millennial! Cathedral Millennials is open to men and women, single and married, parents, students, and people of any profession or career. We are an inclusive community of young Catholics who want to grow in our faith and foster community within Saint Cecilia Cathedral parish. Contact Jenne for information.

Croisé Men’s Holy Hour

The best spiritual training comes from the saints.
Come and learn from St. Eymard the key to effective, enlightening prayer on Mondays at 7:00 pm in Our Lady of Nebraska Chapel.
We focus on Prayer, Sacrifice, Discipline, Reward.
Visit croise.org. Updated daily.

Cathedral LIFE Runners

Matt Pohren matthew.pohren@gmail.com.
Join Saint Cecilia's LIFE Runners parish or school chapter at liferunners.org.
LIFE Runners is the world’s largest Pro-Life team, with almost 13,000 teammates ages 1 to 101 in 50 states and 39 nations. Running is optional and not required to be a member!
Sign up, order your “Remember The Unborn” shirt and be a witness to life. 78% of post-abortion women said if one person had offered support or if they had one supportive sign, they would have chosen life. Wear your jersey in public and be that one person and sign to impact hearts for saving lives.

St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry

Tim Peffer, Director 402-551-2313
Our volunteers take calls, check request information, prepare pantry supplies, and treat each caller with the dignity and respect they deserve as children of God.
They daily talk with and meet with people down on their luck who are looking for assistance with rent, utilities, food.
This outreach ministry of Cathedral is often the only way that some people see the mercy of God.
Donations accepted and appreciated. The money from the “poor boxes” in church fund this ministry too.

Mass Ministries

Parishioners of all ages may find a way to participate at Mass through one of our ministries: greeters; gift bearers; altar servers; ushers; lectors; choir; Eucharistic ministers; sacristans.
Call Sheila in the Cathedral Administration Office if you would like to help! 402-551-2313

That Man is You

Tom Adams / 402-551-4855
This interactive men’s program combines the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the Saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive.
It provides formation for the leadership role that has been entrusted to men and addresses the temptations and struggles men face in a culture that attacks the command of God in our lives.

Holy Grounds

Charles Adams / 402-676-3243
Joe Zaborowski / 402-691-6706
Holy Grounds is a men’s group that meets weekly on Saturday mornings to both develop a fellowship among its members and support each other in their  spiritual development.
The group begins with breakfast and fellowship followed by discussion from the reading material for that week.
This is a unique opportunity to develop bonds with men in the parish.
Join them at the Village Inn on 44th & Dodge at 6:30 am. 

Women's Guild

Cathy Lyons / lyons3830@gmail.com
Ellen Ehlers /lee.ehlers@cox.net
The Cathedral Women's Guild encourages community, spirituality, and friendship among the women of Saint Cecilia parish and school.
Currently, there are six circles to get involved.
All women in the parish are welcome to join. 
St. Bernadette’s Circle / Book Study
St. Cecilia’s Circle / Quilting
St. Elizabeth's Circle / Grade school alumni moms
St. Mary's Circle / Grade school mom fellowship
St. Theresa’s Circle / Fostering Friendships
Mary’s Widows Circle / Widows of the parish
If you have an idea for a new circle or would like more information, please contact us.

Catholic Daughters

Jan Schnack, Court #2186 Regent
712-310-3322 / schnackpack@hotmail.com
The Saint Cecilia Parish Court engages local and national activities in support of leadership, education, youth, quality of life, legislation and spirituality.
Our meetings are held in the Parish Center Conference Room on the 3rd Sunday of the month following the 9:30 am Mass.
If you are interested in joining, contact Jan.

Knights of Columbus

Al Vaccaro, Council #652 Grand Knight
knightscouncil652@gmail.com
Our council, founded in 1902, participates in the international fraternal organization founded by Fr. Michael McGivney in 1887.
As the oldest council in Nebraska, Council #652 is active in the support of priestly and religious vocations, Right to Life issues, and support of programs for needy and disabled persons.
The Knights sponsor Parish Breakfasts every other month to promote fellowship and fun at Saint Cecilia Cathedral. General membership meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the LAC.
Members gather to pray the rosary before each meeting at 7:15 pm.
If you are interested in joining, contact Al.

Cathedral Boomers Fellowship

Michele DeSmet / 402-250-3622
We welcome all Baby Boomers to join the Cathedral Boomers Fellowship!
We are men and women, single and married, who want an opportunity within our parish to grow in faith and friendship through acts of Hope, Faith, and Charity!
We host events with occasional special events that always have a faith, service, or social component: Prayer Basket; Stations of the Cross; Wine and Cheese Events; Dinner and Desserts; Game Nights; Tours; Faith-Based Events; Picnic & Prayers; Jazz on the Green; Fish Fries and many more!

Ministry to the Sick/Homebound

Fr. James Buckley / 402-551-2313
The elder members of the parish community in their homes or in assisted residential centers, those recuperating from accidents or hospital stays, and those with no reliable transportation benefit from this parish service. 
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion parishioners provide weekly and arranged visitation, support and communication in the name of the parish.

Hospital Ministry

Brenda Novak / 402-552-3331
Fr. James Buckley / 402-551-2313
The Hospital Ministry and Ministry to the Sick and Homebound plays a vital role in meeting the spiritual needs of parishioners and Catholics at the Nebraska Medical Center.
A daily schedule of rounds at the hospitals and weekly visits with the homebound connect those who are sick or impeded with the personal and spiritual support.
This rewarding ministry always welcomes volunteers.

Cathedral Music Ministry

Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer, Director
Saint Cecilia Institute for Sacred Liturgy, Music and the Arts
3900 Webster Street, Omaha, NE 68131
402-553-5524
stceciliacathedralmusic.org
Hear our choir at 9:30 am Mass.

Exhibits

Deborah Murphy and Dennis Wattier - September 13 - October 11

Deborah Murphy and Dennis Wattier
Opening Reception - Sunday, September 13, 1 - 3 pm
First Friday Reception - October 2, 5 - 7 pm
Closes - Sunday, October 11
Sunderland Gallery Cathedral Cultural Center
cathedralartsproject.org

Annual TRK Tour: Honoring the Profession of Thomas Rogers Kimball - September 26

Saturday, September 26, 9:30 am - Noon • $10
Self-guided tour of Mid-Century Modern in Omaha
There will be three starting points — Christ the King Church, Swanson Tower, and the Stanley J. How residence (8737 Harney Street) — where guests can purchase a ticket and informational brochure about the self-guided tour.

Paintings by Chad Keel - October 25

Opening Reception - Sunday, October 25, 1 - 3 pm
First Friday Reception - November 6, 5 - 7 pm
Closes - Sunday, November 22
Sunderland Gallery

Concerts

Beauty & Hope: 30 Minute Musical Moments on the Pasi Organ - Fridays

Fridays at Noon beginning August 14
Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer, Cathedral Organist
Come sit and listen, or move around in the beauty of the Cathedral. Pray, ponder a scripture reading and poem posted on the FaceBook page “Beauty and Hope.” Bring a donation of canned food or lightly used clothing to share with sisters and brothers in need.  Where charity and love are, God is also there.

David Pickering, organist - September 27

Sunday, September 27, 3 pm
Associate Professor of Organ, Kansas State University
In the Cathedral

Darci Griffith and David Downey - October 18

Sunday, October 18, 3 pm
Darci Griffith, oboe and English horn; David Downey, cello
In the Cathedral

Opera Omaha Community Fellowship - November 22

Sunday, November 22, 3 pm
Nicholas Davis, Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor, Jared Hiscock, Kaitlin Zardetto
In the Cathedral