Lent at Cathedral

Walking in Weariness

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Cathedral,

Let’s together open our hearts to God this Lent. Let’s intentionally invite Him into our lives. Let’s get to know Him more deeply in these days ahead. One way to do this is to spend more time with His words in the Gospel and in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

Yes, we are all walking in weariness these days, looking for the Living God! He invites us to His mercy and love. Take part in our many Lenten offerings to guide your path and ease the weariness. Easter is soon to come!

    Blessings to you, Fr. Michael Grewe, Saint Cecilia Cathedral Pastor

Watch our livestream of Masses and Liturgies

Ash Wednesday

February 22

Holy Mass 7:00 am, 11:15 am, 7:00 pm with Archbishop Lucas (will be livestreamed)

Holy Masses During Lent

Join us!

Sundays 7:30 am, 9:30 am (livestreamed), 11:30 am, 5:30 pm
Weekdays 7:00 am and 11:15 am
Saturdays 7:30 am and 5:30 pm

Adoration of Our Lord

Spend a Holy Half Hour with Jesus

We offer adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays, Noon to 8:00 pm.


Prepare for Easter

Weekdays 7:30 to 8:00 am
Saturdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Good Friday 12:45 pm [April 7]
Holy Saturday 4:00 to 5:00 pm [April 8]

Stations of the Cross

Via Dolorosa

Fridays 6:00 pm [February 24-March 31]
Special presentation [March 3]
Good Friday Noon [April 7]

Live Lent Together

Watch the invitation from our pastors (click the photo)

This Lent, gather a group of friends to share faith together. Contact Fr. Eliot with questions: 402-551-2313 or easchwer@archomaha.org.

Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Music

Worship through word and music!

Under the direction of Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer and Dr. Michael Emmerich, our Cathedral choirs and musicians add an inspiring element to our liturgies and Masses.

VENI City-Wide Young Adult Holy Hour

March 10

7:30 pm Welcome, Exposition, Adoration, Praise and Worship
8:45 pm Benediction
9:00 pm After Party

Palm Sunday

April 2

Holy Mass 7:30 am, 9:30 am (Archbishop Lucas, livestreamed), 11:30 am, 5:30 pm

Chrism Mass

April 3

Holy Mass 11:00 am with Archbishop Lucas (will be livestreamed)

Archbishop Lucas and the priests of the Archdiocese of Omaha gather at the Cathedral to celebrate the Chrism Mass.

This Mass manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop. Here the bishop blesses three oils — the oil of catechumens (oleum catechumenorum or oleum sanctorum), the oil of the infirm (oleum infirmorum) and holy chrism (sacrum chrisma) — which will be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the diocese for the year.

Holy Thursday

April 6

Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00 pm with Archbishop Lucas (will be livestreamed)
Adoration follows Mass until Midnight.

With this Mass the Church begins the sacred Easter Triduum and devotes herself to the remembrance of the Last Supper. This Mass is, first of all, the memorial of the institution of the eucharist, that is, of the Memorial of the Lord's Passover, by which under sacramental signs he perpetuated among us the sacrifice of the New Law. The Mass of the Lord's Supper is also the memorial of the institution of the priesthood, by which Christ's mission and sacrifice are perpetuated in the world. In addition, this Mass is the memorial of that love by which the Lord loved us even to death.

Good Friday

April 7

Stations of the Cross Noon
Confessions 12:45 pm
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion 7:00 pm with Archbishop Lucas (will be livestreamed)

Good Friday is the most solemn day of the Christian year. It is the day our Savior died for us. It is the day we were redeemed from our sins by the voluntary death of God Himself at the hands of man.

Good Friday is a day of penance to be observed as of obligation in the whole Church, and indeed through abstinence and fasting.

Easter Vigil Mass

April 8

8:00 pm with Archbishop Lucas (will be livestreamed)

The Easter Vigil is the greatest liturgy of the entire year in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. The Roman Missal guides the celebration of this great night and even refers to the Easter Vigil as the “mother of all vigils” which is quoting St. Augustine from the 5th Century.

The Easter Vigil is packed with breathtaking symbolism and meaning. And it is packed with a celebration of everything that we hold dear as Catholics. Christ is seen throughout in amazing grandeur.

Easter Sunday

April 9

Holy Mass 7:30 am, 9:30 am (will be livestreamed), 11:30 am, 5:30 pm

Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and is the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year. As we know from the Gospels, Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion, which would be Sunday. His resurrection marks the triumph of good over evil, sin and death. It is the singular event which proves that those who trust in God and accept Christ will be raised from the dead. Since Easter represents the fulfillment of God's promises to mankind, it is the most important holiday on the Christian calendar.