Sunday - 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 5:30 pm
Saturday - 7:30 am and 5:30 pm
Daily - 7:00 am and 11:15 am


Most Holy Day Masses
Vigil - 5:30 pm
Holy Day - 9:00 am or 7:00 pm

Confession Schedule
Weekdays - 7:30 - 8:00 am
Saturdays - 4:00 - 5:00 pm

 

 

Holy Mass Times and Intentions

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Saturday - 7:30 am and 5:30 pm
Daily - 7:00 am and 11:15 am
All Masses are held in the main church.
There is room for everyone!

The Cathedral is open for individual visits for prayer from 6:30 am to 6 pm every weekday and 7 am to 6:30 pm weekends.

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MAY MASS INTENTIONS

DateDayMass TimeIntentionPriest
1Sat7:30Leon Barba +Grewe
  5:30Nancy Vaughan +Buckley
2Sun7:30Tom Livingston, Sr. + (A)Harrison
  9:30Saint Cecilia ParishionersGrewe
  11:30First Communion studentsGrewe
  5:30Emily Perina +Buckley
3Mon7:00Elaine Kluthe +Buckley
  11:15Poor Souls in PurgatoryHarrison
4Tues7:00Helen O'Berg (B)Harrison
  8:30Judy WatsonGrewe
  11:15funeral 
5Wed7:00Merrilleen Tippery +Grewe
  11:15Jim and Nancy MulhallHarrison
6Thurs7:00Gladys SchultzGrewe
  8:30School studentsHarrison
  11:15Ted McKercher +Harrison
7Fri7:00Joseph "Don" Meier +Grewe
  11:15Mary Pichik + (B)Buckley
8Sat7:30Robert Kampschneider +Buckley
  5:30Marlene Delisi +Grewe
9Sun7:30Saint Cecilia ParishionersGrewe
  9:30Paul Haggas +Buckley
  11:30Blake Smola+Buckley
  5:30Amelia Rios +Harrison
10Mon7:00Maria Lanh NguyenBuckley
  11:15Leo & Mary Eileen DanzerHarrison
11Tues7:00Susan StillmocksHarrison
  11:15Poor Souls in PurgatoryGrewe
12Wed7:00Lilas RangelGrewe
  11:15Lynne Humphrey + (B)Harrison
  5:30Nancy Vaughan +Buckley
13Thurs7:00Joe Piccolo & Debbie BercumeGrewe
Ascension 8:30Tom Livingston, Jr + (B)Grewe
  11:15Mary Ferstl + (A)Harrison
  2:00School studentsHarrison
  7:00Saint Cecilia ParishionersBuckley
14Fri7:00Holy Souls in PurgatoryBuckley
  11:15Grewe familyGrewe
15Sat7:30 Grewe
  5:30Ed Warin +Grewe
16Sun7:30Missy Albright +Harrison
  9:30Mary McNeill Tennihill +Grewe
  11:30Marlene Delisi +Grewe
  5:30Saint Cecilia ParishionersBuckley
17Mon7:00Covid 19 patientsBuckley
  11:15Bruno Beier +Harrison
18Tues7:00William F. Siert + (B)Harrison
  8:30Sarah Elizabeth Wong +Buckley
  11:15Mary Chase + (A)Grewe
19Wed7:00Grewe familyGrewe
  11:15Pete Pichik +Harrison
20Thurs7:00World PeaceGrewe
  8:30Sarah Elizabeth Wong +Harrison
  11:15Rosemarie Grego +Harrison
21Fri7:00Poor Souls in PurgatoryBuckley
  11:15Grewe familyGrewe
22Sat7:30John F. Latenser MD + (B)Buckley
  5:30Michael Barmettler + (B)Grewe
23Sun7:30Phyllis Kirby +Harrison
  9:30Lavonne Grandgenett + (A)Grewe
  11:30Saint Cecilia ParishionersBuckley
  5:30Theresa Wehr +Buckley
24Mon7:00Poor Souls in PurgatoryBuckley
  11:15Merrilleen Tippery +Buckley
25Tues7:00Paul Haggas +Grewe
  8:30School studentsGrewe
  11:15Bruno Beier +Buckley
26Wed7:00Leonard & Franci Frodyma (WA)Grewe
  11:15Cancer PatientsHarrison
27Thurs7:00Poor Souls in PurgatoryGrewe
  11:15Merrilleen Tippery +Harrison
28Fri7:00Violeta Asuncion (B)Buckley
  11:15Monika Carroll (B)Grewe
29Sat7:30Ed and Betty Woodley +Grewe
  5:30John Campbell +Buckley
30Sun7:30Kathy VanHaven + (A)Harrison
  9:30Saint Cecilia ParishionersGrewe
  11:30Robert & Mary Belle SoenerGrewe
  5:30Ryan McNeil + (B)Buckley
31Mon9:00Saint Cecilia ParishionersBuckley
Mem Day    


B indicates the person's birthday
+ indicates the person is deceasedMass intention key:

A indicates the person's anniversary of death
WA indicates the couple's wedding anniversary

To Request Mass Intentions
Call Sheila at 402-551-2313 or email sgraham@stceciliacathedral.org to schedule.
$10 offering per Mass is requested.

What are Mass intentions? And why do we have to pay for them?

Philip Kosloski | Sep 02, 2017

One part of Catholic culture that is sometimes hard to understand and very often misunderstood is the custom of offering Mass intentions. When a priest celebrates Mass each day, he offers each celebration of the Eucharist for a particular person, or intention. By doing so he applies special graces from God upon that person or intention.

Similar to how we are able to intercede for others by our personal prayers, the Church is able to intercede for us through the celebration of the Mass. However, since the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” the Mass possess a power that our personal prayers do not.

The practice of offering Mass for particular intentions is an ancient one, dating back to the early Church.

Fr. William Saunders explains, “Inscriptions discovered on tombs in Roman catacombs of the second century [give] evidence [for] this practice: for example, the epitaph on the tomb of Abercius (d. 180), Bishop of Hieropolis in Phrygia, begs for prayers for the repose of his soul. Tertullian (c. 200) attested to observing the anniversary of a spouse with prayers and sacrifices, i.e. the Mass.”

This tradition is also seen in St. Augustine’s Confessions (c. 397), where Monica asks Augustine, “One thing only I ask you, that you remember me at the altar of the Lord.”

Canon Law confirms this practice and states, “In accord with the approved practice of the Church, any priest celebrating or concelebrating is permitted to receive an offering to apply the Mass for a specific intention” (Can. 945 §1).

Furthermore, it continues by saying, “The Christian faithful who give an offering to apply the Mass for their intention contribute to the good of the Church and by that offering share its concern to support its ministers and works” (945 §2).

What this refers to is a longstanding practice in the Church of offering a specified amount of money to the Church for a particular intention offered by the priest. Upon hearing this practice many people might be tempted to think it is “simony,” the selling of sacred things for money. However, the Baltimore Catechism explains, “It is not simony, or the buying of a sacred thing, to offer the priest money for saying Mass for our intention, because the priest does not take the money for the Mass itself, but for the purpose of supplying the things necessary for Mass and for his own support.”

While it is true that this custom has been abused in the past, the Church lays out specific rules regarding the money paid for Mass intentions. Each council of bishops determines the amount acceptable for the region, but the priest will offer a Mass for an intention even if someone doesn’t have the money for it. In many places the cost of a Mass intention is $10.

The important part is to remember that you are not paying for the graces from God (which are of infinite value and can not be paid for), but for the material things that are involved with celebrating that particular Mass. With that in mind it makes much more sense and is not something that should cause scandal.

Pope Paul VI said, “The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!” It has immense power and countless miracles and conversions have occurred throughout the centuries by offering Masses for a specific intention or person. Mass intentions are a great treasure of the Church and have a spiritual weight that is incalculable.