701 N 40th St, Omaha NE 68131
The beauty of our Cathedral is all around you!
Sunday: 8:30 am and 10:30 am (choir)
Sunday Vigil Mass: Saturday 5:30 pm
Daily: 11:15 am (Our Lady of Nebraska Chapel)
Saturday: 7:30 am (Our Lady of Nebraska Chapel)
Cathedral Church open daily 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Cathedral Administration Office: 402-551-2313
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
As you come through the big, bronze doors of the Cathedral, an interior set of doors opens into the narthex and gives the first glimpse down the long center aisle all the way to the majestic white Carrera marble high altar and baldachin which frames the huge "Victorious Christ" crucifix. The nearly eighty foot high vaulted ceiling contains a harmony of colors coming down upon eight magnificent Charles Connick stained glass windows, four on each side, and upon alternating arched columns running the entire length of the nave. Lancet stained glass windows, remembering nine saints, decorated the ambulatory, bronze sculpted stations of the cross ring the nave on each column. The Cathedral is open daily 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. For tours call 402-551-4888 Tuesday–Friday 9 am - 4 pm and Saturday–Sunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm.
The Cathedral Arts Project gift shop offers a good selection of inspirational cards, gift items, original art objects and unique jewelry. The Gift Shop is open Tuesday–Friday 9 am - 4 pm and Saturday–Sunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Call 402-551-4888.
The Sunderland Art Gallery, housed on the first floor of the Msgr. Ernest Graham Building, is a part of the Cathedral Arts Project. Exhibits in the gallery are enjoyed year round. The Gallery is open Tuesday–Friday 9 am - 4 pm and Saturday–Sunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Call 402-551-4888.
Explore the history of the Cathedral and Omaha’s religious heritage in the Sheehan Museum of the Cultural Center. The Museum is open Tuesday–Friday 9 am - 4 pm and Saturday–Sunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Call 402-551-4888.
Saint Cecilia Cathedral Grade School is an award-winning Catholic school in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1907, we welcome and educate a diverse population of children in PreKindergarten through 8th Grade. Saint Cecilia School is committed to fostering a Christian learning environment and proclaiming and modeling faith, worship, service and prayer. Call 402-556-6655.
Located adjacent to the grade school, Saint Cecilia Child Care Center is licensed for children 6 weeks to 13 years. With close access to a fenced-in playground and sports field, the children have a wonderful opportunity for gross motor skills. We offer activities for social and cognitive development in our entire curriculum. Language, math, creative art, dramatic play, singing, pre-writing and other “learning through play” activities are taught by our qualified trained staff in a warm, safe, loving and child-friendly environment. Call 402-553-1708
The annual Cathedral Flower Festival is sponsored by Cathedral Arts Project and takes place on the last weekend in January in the beauty of our Cathedral. For the past three decades, Cathedral Arts Project, or CAP, has been bringing residents of the Midwest some of the best in the visual and musical arts all under the roof of one of the most unique and spiritual structures in the Midwest. For more details, visit cathedralartsproject.org. Contact: Chris Krampe, CAP Executive Director, 402-558-3100
Most of the Cathedral is handicap accessible, including the main nave of the church, two side chapels, the gift shop and museum. For your convenience, a ramp and electronically assisted entrance is located on the south side of the church. There are also accessible parking spots in the lot located at the south side of the church, near the handicap entrance.
We hope that you will stop by the Cathedral of Saint Cecilia on your next visit to Omaha.
The Cathedral is open daily from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.See some drone videos!