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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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
All Masses are held in the main church.
There is room for everyone!
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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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APRIL MASS INTENTIONS

DateDayMass TimeIntentionScheduled
1Thurs7:00Holy ThursdayAbp Lucas
2Fri no Mass 
3Sat8:00Easter VigilAbp Lucas
4Sun7:30Mindy Portzen + (A)Harrison
Easter 9:30Barak familyGrewe
Sunday 11:30Sylvia Kaminski + (A)Grewe
  5:30Saint Cecilia ParishionersBuckley
5Mon7:00Bernadett Egr + & Emily Egr Clark +Buckley
  11:15Blake Smola+Harrison
6Tues7:00Stan O'BergHarrison
  8:30Alfy Vaccaro + (A)Buckley
  11:15Shirley Novak (B)Buckley
7Wed7:00Justin Zabawa (B)Buckley
  11:15Kari Cronican (B)Harrison
8Thurs7:00Marion Novak + (A)Harrison
  8:30Nancy Vaughan + (B)Harrison
  11:15Saint Cecilia ParishionersHarrison
9Fri7:00Bernadett Egr + & Emily Egr Clark +Buckley
  11:15Donna Birch +Harrison
10Sat7:30 Buckley
  5:30John Campbell +Buckley
11Sun7:30Ed and Yvonne GreweHarrison
  9:30Scott Werner +Buckley
  11:30Marlene Delisi +Buckley
  5:30Saint Cecilia ParishionersHarrison
12Mon7:00Doug Mendick familyBuckley
  11:15Walt and Mary Chase (WA)Harrison
13Tues7:00Dorothy DeRouchey +Harrison
  8:30Nancy Vaughan +Buckley
  11:15Bernadett Egr + & Emily Egr Clark +Buckley
14Wed7:00 Grewe
  11:15Jerry Ferstl + (A)Harrison
15Thurs7:00Marcia Dillon FabickGrewe
  8:30Schoool studentsGrewe
  11:15Margaret Ne Meh +Harrison
16Fri7:00Leo and Marlene Wilwerding +Buckley
  11:15Grewe familyGrewe
17Sat7:30Marianne Banark +Grewe
  5:30Margaret Bradley + (B)Buckley
18Sun7:30Merrilleen Tippery +Harrison
  9:30Josie Gross +Grewe
  11:30Robert & Mary Belle SoenerGrewe
  5:30Saint Cecilia ParishionersBuckley
19Mon7:00Ed and Betty Woodley +Buckley
  11:15Nancy Vaughan +Harrison
20Tues7:00Merrilleen Tippery +Harrison
  8:30 Grewe
  11:15Bernadett Egr + & Emily Egr Clark +Buckley
21Wed7:00Merrilleen Tippery +Grewe
  11:15
Francisco Tomas Sanchez +
Harrison
22Thurs7:00Ed and Yvonne GreweGrewe
  8:30Schoool studentsHarrison
  11:15Merrilleen Tippery +Harrison
23Fri7:00Merrilleen Tippery +Buckley
  11:15Grewe familyGrewe
24Sat7:30Jennifer Varner +Buckley
  5:30Ed Warin +Grewe
25Sun7:30Ray Fitzgerald + (B)Grewe
  9:30Rose Cuttshall + (A)Buckley
  11:30Jennie Dugan-Hinrichs + (A)Buckley
  5:30Saint Cecilia ParishionersHarrison
26Mon7:00Irene Guisbert + (A)Buckley
  11:15Margaret Sullivan Livingston + (A)Grewe
27Tues7:00Bill and Nellie SullivanHarrison
  8:30Nancy Vaughan +Buckley
  11:15Ed and Yvonne GreweGrewe
28Wed7:00Bernadett Egr + & Emily Egr Clark +Grewe
  11:15Aaron and Colleen Cass  (WA)Harrison
29Thurs7:00Margaret Ne Meh +Grewe
  8:30Schoool studentsGrewe
  11:15Walt Chase + (A)Harrison
30Fri7:00Mildred Livingston +Buckley
  11:15Peggy Mullen Turner + (A)Grewe


+ indicates the person is deceasedMass intention key:

B indicates the person's birthday
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.