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 Days



Thanksgiving, November 25, 9:00 am

Immaculate Conception
December 7, 5:30 pm
December 8, 7:00 am, 11:15 am, 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve, December 24: 5:30 pm and Midnight
Christmas Day, December 25: 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 5:30 pm

Cathedral is YOUR HOME for Holy Mass!

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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NOVEMBER MASS INTENTIONS

1Mon7:00Patsy Gunia +
All Saints 11:15Alice Lammers +
  2:00School Students
  7:00Saint Cecilia Parishioners
2Tues7:00Kearns family +
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
  7:00Requiem Mass
3Wed7:00Special Intention
  11:15Maria Lanh Nguyen +
4Thurs7:00Special Intention
  11:15Kristin Reeves (B)
5Fri7:00John O'Gara + (B)
  11:15Judy Brown +
6Sat7:30Maria Lanh Nguyen +
  5:30Leo Batenhorst +
7Sun7:30Alice Lammers +
  9:30Sam Marchese +
  11:30Pat Boganowski
  5:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
8Mon7:00Blake Smola+
  11:15Elaine Thoma + (A)
9Tues7:00Maureen Belling 
  8:30School Teachers
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
10Wed7:00Merrilleen Tippery +
  11:15Joann Hopp + (B)
11Thurs7:00Special Intention
  8:30School Families
  11:15David Kaminski
12Fri7:00Maria Lanh Nguyen +
  11:15Alice Lammers +
13Sat7:30Sharon Novak + (A)
  5:30Bev Rosenthal +
14Sun7:30John & Maggie Fitzgerald + (A)
  9:30Betsy Morrison +
  11:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  5:30Nancy Wheeler
15Mon7:00Special Intention
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
16Tues7:00Merrilleen Tippery +
  8:30School Alumni
  11:15Patsy Gunia +
17Wed7:00Alice Lammers +
  11:15Elmer and Margaret Bradley + (WA)
18Thurs7:00Joe Haupert + (A)
  8:30School Students
  11:15Paul Haggas +
19Fri7:00Georgia Ragole +
  11:15Fr. Joseph Martin + (A)
20Sat7:30Betsy Morrison + (B)
  5:30Frances Wright +
21Sun7:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  9:30Nancy Vaughan + (A)
  11:30Alice Lammers +
Confirmation 1:30Confirmation Students
  5:30Chad Wheeler
22Mon7:00Merrilleen Tippery +
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
23Tues7:00Keith Engelkamp (B)
  8:30School Teachers
  11:15Dianna Grandgenett +
24Wed7:00Alice Fitzgerald + (B)
  11:15Blake Smola+
25Thurs  
Thanksgiving 9:00Jennie Dugan-Hinrichs (B)
26Fri7:00Maria Lanh Nguyen +
  11:15Judy Brown +
27Sat7:30Merrilleen Tippery +
  5:30Ed Warin +
28Sun7:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  9:30Victor Wendl
  11:30Robert & Mary Belle Soener
  5:30Maureen Kessler +
29Mon7:00Mike Crowley
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
30Tues7:00Rosalia Gabat (A)
  8:30Betsy Morrison +
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +

 

DECEMBER MASS INTENTIONS

DateDayMass TimeIntention
1Wed7:00Paige, Katie, Jackie McCabe
  11:15Paul Haggas +
2Thurs7:00Jim & Dorothy DeRouchey
  8:30School Students
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
3Fri7:00Emily Ann Chappell + (A)
  11:15Lois Gilbert 
4Sat7:30Quinlan Couri (B)
  5:30Ed Warin +
5Sun7:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  9:30Alice Lammers +
  11:30Maria Lanh Nguyen +
  5:30Betty Jane Hegi +
6Mon7:00Gerald Dylla
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
7Tues7:00Alice Lammers +
  11:15Betsy Morrison +
  5:30James Medlin + (B)
8Wed7:00Saint Cecilia Parishioners
Immaculate 11:15Nancy Vaughan +
Conception 2:00School Teachers
  7:00Patsy Gunia +
9Thurs7:00Georgia Ragole +
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
10Fri7:00Special Intention
  11:15Blake Smola+
11Sat7:30Paul Bashus +
  5:30Leo Batenhorst +
12Sun7:30Ray Fitzgerald + (A)
  9:30Shana Morris
  11:30Abe Bakhit +
  5:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
13Mon7:00Genevieve de Vasselot +
  11:15Agnes M. Flynn O’Connor + (B)
14Tues7:00Maria Lanh Nguyen +
  8:30School Families
  11:15Patsy Gunia +
15Wed7:00Jesse Reno +
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
16Thurs7:00James Kucera +
  8:30School Alumni
  11:15Dianna Grandgenett +
17Fri7:00Francis Moo
  11:15Steve Rubis + (A)
18Sat7:30Stanley Cich +
  5:30Frances Wright +
19Sun7:30Phillip & Elma Dylla +
  9:30Michael Favara + 
  11:30Robert & Mary Belle Soener
  5:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
20Mon7:00Kathleen Dylla + (A)
  11:15Robert Humey
21Tues7:00Alli Stang (B)
  8:30School Students
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
22Wed7:00Eugene Harvard Hanson + (A)
  11:15Sylvia Kaminski + (B)  
23Thurs7:00Tom Crowley
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
24Fri7:00Special Intention
  11:15Mary Chase (B)
  5:30Nancy Vaughan +
  midnightArchbishop's Intentions
25Sat7:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
Christmas 9:30Beverly Crotty + (A)
  11:30Blake Smola+
  5:30Medlin family
26Sun7:30Mark Humey
  9:30Scott T. Werner + (B)
  11:30Dick Alexander +
  5:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
27Mon7:00Maria Lanh Nguyen +
  11:15Patrick D'Anna + (A)
28Tues7:00Marion Harris + (A)
  11:15Patsy Gunia +
29Wed7:00Georgia Ragole +
  11:15Betty Jane Hegi +
30Thurs7:00Alice Fitzgerald + (A)
  11:15Larry Meister + (A)
31Fri7:00Sonja Lien
  11:15Donna Jensen +
  5:30Thomas Hennig + (B)

 

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 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.