Address: 701 N 40th Street, Omaha NE 68131
Administration Office Hours: Weekdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pastor/Rector: Rev. Michael Grewe
Church Hours: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sundays: 8:30 am and 10:30 (choir)
Saturdays: 7:30 am and 5:30 pm vigil
Weekdays: 11:15 am
Saint Cecilia Cathedral is the Mother
Church for the vibrant faith community
of the Archdiocese of Omaha which
serves 230,000 Northeast Nebraska
Catholics through prayer, worship,
education, and community outreach.
Our Mission: As disciples of Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic Cathedral Parish of Saint Cecilia, through the ministry of the Archbishop, we share Christ's presence with all we encounter by our sacramental participation, our parish community, and living the Word of God.
Founded in the Dominican tradition,
Saint Cecilia Cathedral School educates
a diverse population of children in
PreKindergarten - 8th Grade. Our school is committed to fostering a
Christian learning environment and
proclaiming and modeling faith, worship,
service and prayer.
Our mission is to: teach and live the Catholic faith within a nurturing family-like community; teach reverence for life and respect for all; and foster each student's academic potential.
Child Care Center
At Saint Cecilia Child Care Center,
we offer activities for your child's
social and cognitive development
throughout our curriculum.
Language, math, creative art, dramatic
play, singing, pre-writing and other
“learning through play” activities are
taught by our qualified staff in a warm,
safe, loving, child-friendly environment.
Our mission is to guide your children on their path of development through physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and spiritual activities.
Cathedral Alumni Association
Archdiocese of Omaha
The Cathedral: Past and Present
We are here to help make your Cathedral experience enjoyable and informational. All visitors to the campus are special to us. Please let us know how we can serve you.
Our parish is the home, the heart and the foundation of the Omaha Archdiocese. We minister to people within and outside our parish boundaries. As a Roman Catholic parish we welcome people of diverse backgrounds into a worshiping, ministering community and graciously accept our leadership role in the Archdiocese and in the community. Today, the Cathedral parish consists of over 800 households. The heart of Saint Cecilia Cathedral is the people. Every person in this diverse and interesting parish is invited to become a part of the life of our parish through ministries activities, and committees. We equip disciples!
God is always present and active in our lives, of course, but there are
specific times in our lives, such as at our birth, or when we are in
need of spiritual or physical healing, or when we take a spouse,
when we have His promise that He will be present and active
in a particular way. At those times, we cannot see God acting.
God is Spirit, and He acts invisibly. Yet, He wants to communicate
to us what He is doing. He want to make His actions visible.
This He does by speaking the language of Sacraments.
At the most basic level, this is what a Sacrament is: something
chosen by God to make His invisible actions (grace) visible to us
-- a means by which we can get a peek into Heaven. Sacraments
are the way by which Heaven speaks to earth. Through them,
we are told what our God is doing in our lives.
All alumni of Cathedral High School and Saint Cecilia Cathedral Grade School are encouraged and welcomed back to the campus,
as you are forever "Cathedral Cardinals."
The True Voice on May 12, 1905, recorded the ground breaking
for Saint Cecilia's Cathedral thus -- "The work of excavating for
the new cathedral at Fortieth and Burt streets began this week.
A large force of men are employed on the work which will
require some time yet." Little did anyone dream in 1905
that "the work which will require some time yet" would actually
take over fifty years. Little did anyone dream in 1905 that
seventy-five years later, Saint Cecilia's Cathedral would become
a national landmark and become one of the most outstanding
cathedrals in the United States.
We, who enjoy the beauty, the grandeur, and religious experiences
in the cathedral today, can only stand in silent tribute to those
who struggled for its completion. Saint Cecilia's Cathedral
stands as a mighty symbol of the living faith of all people of the
midwest. Its towers stretch high to the heavens in praise of God.
A century of progress is written on its stones.
We are truly grateful for our heritage.
~ Preface, Saint Cecilia's Cathedral, 1981
The Archdiocese of Omaha comprises 14,051 square miles which includes the counties of Boyd, Holt, Merrick, Nance, Boone, Antelope, Knox, Pierce, Madison, Platte, Colfax, Stanton, Wayne, Cedar, Dixon, Dakota, Thurston, Cuming, Dodge, Burt, Washington, Douglas, and Sarpy. There are more than 230,000 Catholics in the 140 parishes and missions. We strive to guide all souls to meet Jesus Christ through prayer and worship, education, spiritual growth and service – ultimately demonstrating the power of Jesus’ abundant love. We work to be an expression of Jesus’ love to all souls, providing a sense of hope, purpose and fulfillment that can only be achieved through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Through Jesus, we can experience a love that unites and that helps us realize our life’s purpose. The Archdiocese of Omaha is here to help you find that love and strengthen your relationship with him.
Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Omaha
Most Rev. George J. Lucas, Archbishop
Rev. Michael W. Grewe, Cathedral Rector and Parish Pastor