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Prayer and Worship

VENI Holy Hour - Every 2nd Friday

City-Wide Young Adult Holy Hour 2nd Friday of the month Saint Cecilia Cathedral 7:30 pm Welcome 7:35 pm Praise & Worship 7:50 pm Exhortation 8:00 pm Exposition (Music & Silence) Priests are available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:50 Benediction 9:00 pm Social in the Parish Center

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 Louie M’s Burger Lust at 17th & Vinton at 6:30 am. 

December 18, 3:00 pm: Advent Vespers

Pray the Church’s beautiful and ancient Prayer, Advent Vespers, with the St. Cecilia Cathedral Choir and Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer in preparation for the celebration of the birth of Christ. In the Cathedral.

April 16, 3:00 pm: Easter Vespers

Culminate the Eight Days of Easter with the Church’s ancient and beautiful Prayer of Easter Vespers on Divine Mercy Sunday with the St. Cecilia Cathedral Choir and Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer. In the Cathedral.

Concerts

September 25, 3:00 pm: Peter Sykes, Organist

Internationally-acclaimed organist Peter Sykes presents a creation-themed concert, including movements from his transcription of The Planets by Gustav Holst.

October 16, 3:00 pm: Gregorian Chant Vespers -- Our Lady of Guadalupe

Join seminarians from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in praying a chanted Vespers service, followed by a Vaticanthemed soirée in the Cultural Center featuring exquisite food and music. Soirée admission $30/person.

November 8, 7:00 pm: Vienna Boys Choir

Our main event of the season! Don’t miss this unique experience as one of the world’s most cherished choral ensembles performs in the sumptuous acoustics of our beloved Cathedral. Free to the public.

February 17, 7:00 pm: "Barlaam and Josaphat"

CAP and UNO present one of the hottest early music ensembles, Dialogos, performing a new work in the tradition of a Medieval mystery play that traces different versions of the most popular saint story from the Middle Ages: the Lives of Barlaam and Josaphat. East meets West in the history and development of the story and this new work.

March 26, 3:00 pm: Bach Birthday Concert

Celebrate JS Bach’s birthday with a concert of music for choir, instruments, soloists, and organ presented by St. Cecilia Cathedral Choir with Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer, director, and Dr. Michael J. Emmerich, organ.

April 30, 3:00 pm: Sing Omaha Choral Concert

Join us for an afternoon of beautiful choral music presented by the Sing Omaha choirs in the sumptuous acoustics of St. Cecilia Cathedral.

Lectures/Tours/Special Events

September 17, 10:00 am: Thomas Rogers Kimball Tour

The 4th Thomas Rogers Kimball Architecture Series presents how current urban planning projects are transforming Omaha into a cityscape that looks much like it did 100 years ago... What’s old is new again! Formal presentation followed by an open-mic panel with a slate of Omaha’s leading city planners. In the Cultural Center Lecture Hall. $10/person.

September 22, 6:00 pm, Joslyn Castle: Hildegard Night

Joslyn Castle, UNO and CAP present an evening of all things St. Hildegard of Bingen: an exploration of her music, writings, medicine and faith. Food, drinks and live music. At Joslyn Castle. $35/person. Limited seating— reservations required. RSVP to capomahamk@gmail.com.

December 6, 6:00 pm: St. Nicholas Day Feast

Celebrate St. Nicholas Day in medieval fashion! Dramatic readings on the life of St. Nicholas, excerpts from medieval poetry and literature, and period music are made complete with a medieval-inspired menu, fit for kings and queens! In the Cultural Center. Tickets $50/person.

January 27-29: St. Cecilia Flower Festival

This ever-popular event returns for its 38th year as local floral designers and musicians present a burst of vibrant colors in the depth of winter. See CAP website for full schedule of events.

May 9, 7:00 pm: Willa Cather's "One of Ours"

CAP partners with the Willa Cather Foundation to explore Cather’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, One of Ours, on the 100th anniversary of its publication. 7:00 pm on YouTube. See CAP website for live–stream details.

Sunderland Gallery Openings

September 2, 5-7 pm: Nature(al): Earth Art

Features art conceived from natural materials centered on a theme of creation

October 7, 5-7 pm: Los Colores

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this exploration of colors and their ritual, religious significance throughout human history with a special connection to Hispanic culture.

November 25 Christmas Market

Shop at the Cathedral for unique, handmade Christmas gifts! Features goods produced by local artisans and international Fair Trade crafts/products. See website for details.

January 28, 5-7 pm: Afri

Afri is a Latin word referring to the African diaspora. This exhibit features works from throughout the diaspora, ranging from central African wood carvings to Ethiopian and Coptic icons and crafts. Saturday opening due to the Flower Festival.

March 3, 5-7 pm: For the Beauty of the Earth

This exhibit juxtaposes images of our natural environment and the ways humans alter it — interwoven with excerpts from Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato si’ — highlighting our role as stewards of creation.

May 5, 5-7 pm: Artsy Mommy

A celebration of motherhood and children. Come to Omaha’s best one-stop creative shop for decorating your new baby nursery or children’s rooms! Features one-of-a-kind, handmade art, crafts, toys, and dolls from local artists and international Fair-Trade producers.

June 16, 5-7 pm: Artist Invitational

Features the best work of fine local Nebraska artists.