Message from our Archbishop
Dear Friends in Christ,
After consulting the Archdiocesan Priests Council, and after conferring with Bishops Conley and Hanefeldt, I am ending the general dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass, effective the weekend of Pentecost, May 22-23, 2021, in the Archdiocese of Omaha.
While the responsibility to participate in Sunday Mass rests with each of us, there are persons who may consider themselves excused under certain circumstances. Those who are prevented from attending due to advanced age, sickness, disability or some other serious reason are excused. For the foreseeable future, those who feel they are at heightened risk of contracting or communicating COVID-19 are excused.
The coming weeks provide an opportunity for us to respond again to the invitation of Jesus to come to Him. This is also an opportunity for each of us to share the invitation of Jesus with family members and neighbors. Look for more communication from your parish and from the archdiocese as we move to the feast of Pentecost with hope.
You are in my prayers for joy and peace in the risen Lord.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha
Sunday 9:30 am
This will be our last livestreamed Sunday Mass.
The Archbishop has lifted the dispensation, so we welcome you back to in person Masses.
Streaming live from Saint Cecilia Cathedral through Torchwerks
Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License # A-705180.
All rights reserved. All other music in the Public Domain.
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Prayer to Saint Joseph
Archbishop Lucas has encouraged us all to join him in praying to Saint Joseph
throughout the trying times we are navigating.
Prayer for the World during the Outbreak of the Coronavirus
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation.
Through that charity which bound you to the immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
O our most mighty protector, be propitious to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness; and, as once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God's children from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection.
(Excerpted from the Enchiridion of Indulgences, 1969)