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



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Please join us for our Masses
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
Daily Masses are held in Our Lady of Nebraska Chapel.

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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DateDayMass TimeIntention
1Wed7:00Fr. Frank Parrinello +
  11:15Rhonda Boyer +
2Thurs7:00Mary Capadano +
  11:15Marion Kubitschek +
3Fri7:00Harold Patterson +
  8:30School Grandparents
  11:15Rhonda Boyer +
4Sat7:30Maria Lanh Nguyen +
  5:30Dominic "Don" DiGiacomo +
5Sun7:30John Haupert + (A)
  9:30Francis Boganowski +
  11:30Roger Barnes +
  5:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
6Mon7:00Morin-Medlin family
  11:15Joshua Pieper
7Tues7:00Thomas A. Martin +
  11:15Maria Lanh Nguyen +
8Wed7:00Fred Barnes + & Janet Sauvageau + 
  11:15James Chamberlain + (B)
9Thurs7:00Marina Krol Hodge + (A)
  11:15Peggy Carrica + 
10Fri7:00Nancy Farris + (A)
  11:15Teresa Emig +
11Sat7:30Cecilia Cihacek + (A)
  5:30Tom Dineen +
12Sun7:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  9:30Dr. Thomas Kuhlman
  11:30Josephine A. Caliendo +
  5:30Theresa Perina + (A)
13Mon7:00George Patrick Belling 
  11:15Marion Kubitschek +
14Tues7:00Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  8:30Shauna Hautzinger +
  11:15Barbara Heck + (A)
15Wed7:00Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  11:15Leo Pezdirtz
16Thurs7:00Julia Hseh Meh + and family
  8:30Bernie & Peg Lorkovic
  11:15James G. Zach + and family
17Fri7:00Delbert Sempek +
  11:15Bob Grewe +
18Sat7:30Rhonda Boyer +
  5:30Leo Batenhorst +
19Sun7:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  9:30Denise Iverson + (A)
  11:30Marion Kubitschek + 
  5:30Toni O'Connor
20Mon7:00Merle Thies + (A)
  11:15Larry Odens +
21Tues7:00John Hall
  8:30School students
  11:15Walt Chase Jr +
22Wed7:00Shirley Novak +
  11:15Marie Haupert + (A)
23Thurs7:00John Fitzgerald, I +
  8:30Deacon Dave Gurney +
  11:15Rhonda Boyer +
24Fri7:00Julia Hseh Meh + and family
  11:15Josephine A. Caliendo +
25Sat7:30Peggy Carrica + 
  5:30Ed Warin +
26Sun7:30Richard Haupert + (A)
  9:30Irma Miller +
  11:30William Gomes
  5:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
27Mon7:00Gregory Mullaney
  11:15Peggy Carrica + 
28Tues7:00Marion Kubitschek +
  8:30School families
  11:15Charles Mitchell
29Wed7:00Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  11:15Aaron Cass + (A)
30Thurs7:00Shirley Uhing + (A)
  8:30Bob Grewe +
  11:15Joy Katherine McCarthy
31Fri7:00Marion Kubitschek +
  11:15Maria Lanh Nguyen +



Mass intention key:

B indicates the person's birthday
+ indicates the person is deceased
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 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.