Archdiocese of Omaha Header
Pictures panel
4 October 2011 Vol. I No. 2


Baptism Program

Called by Name© is the new baptism program developed for the Archdiocese of Omaha. The program provides an overview of the basics of baptism, focusing primarily on infant/toddler baptism, and stresses the lifelong significance of this sacrament not only for the one being baptized, but for the candidate’s family and the larger parish community. The program is used by parishes as either a ‘stand alone’ program or as an enhancement for parish baptism programs already in place. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Elizabeth in the Family Life Office at 402.551.9003 or 888.800.8352. If you would like to schedule a Called by Name© training for your parish or a group of parishes, the Family Life Office will help coordinate a time and place for the training. Priest approval is required.

Family Life Office Newsletter

The October-December edition of the Family Life Office newsletter Connections is now available. Click here to view.

Apartments available

Apartments are now available at John Vianney Residence, 7323 Shirley, Omaha. Please call Buffy at 402.392.1542 if interested.


Knights of Columbus founder

Click here to find a Press Release from the Knights of Columbus regarding the Fr. Michael McGivney Documentary, the founder of the Knights. The Omaha screening will be Sunday, October 9, 2:00 p.m. at St. Gerald’s Church in Ralston. Included is the schedule for viewing on Nebraska Educational Television (NET) which begins Thursday, October 13.

Annual Blue Mass

The Annual Blue Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia Cathedral October 13 at 10:00 a.m. with Archbishop George Lucas as the main celebrant. The Mass is celebrated to honor and celebrate the lives of first responders of the Omaha area: police, fire personnel, EMT's, etc. All are invited to come celebrate the Mass and honor those who serve our city.

American Artist Series

The Cathedral Arts Project is presenting Michael Bauer from the University of Kansas on Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Michael Bauer is known for his Martin Pasi, op. 14 pipe organ, works ancient and modern, including Bach, Buxtehude, Eben, King, and Forrest Pierce. Admission is free. St. Cecilia Cathedral is located at 701 North 40th Street.

Catholic Theater Production

“The Vitae Monologues,”a highly acclaimed and groundbreaking theatrical production by Epiphany Studio Productions will be performed at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the UNO Ballroom, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha. Parking is available across the street at St. Margaret Mary Church, 6116 Dodge Street. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

“The Vitae Monologues” is a 2-person, one act play by Epiphany Studio Productions, featuring international performers Jeremy and Sarah Stanbary, based on eye-opening and inspiring true stories of post-abortive women and men who tragically suffered in silence for years from the aftermath of abortion before eventually finding healing and forgiveness. “The Vitae Monologues” seeks to bring greater awareness to the reality that abortion is often a deeply traumatic experience that goes unnamed and unrecognized due to a culture of denial about its long lasting negative consequences, which are affecting millions of men and women today.

Please note: this play may not be suitable for youth under 12 years of age. For more information about this event, please contact Students for Life sponsored by MAVCatholic: Click here to read endorsements by U.S. bishops.

Deacon Ordination

The following fourteen men will be ordained to the permanent diaconate on October 22, 2012, by Archbishop George Lucas at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral in Omaha:

Gary Bash-St. Mary Parish, Bellevue; David Baumert-St. Mary Parish, West Point; Thomas Burton-Holy Cross Parish, Omaha; Gregg Drvol-St. James Parish, Omaha; Frank Fillaus-St. Rose Parish, Crofton; Daniel Keiter-St. Bonaventure Parish, Columbus; Harlan Long-St. Edward Parish, St. Edward; Stephen Luna-St. Gerald Parish, Ralston; Steven Nelson-St. James Parish, Omaha; Richard Niedergeses-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Omaha; Harold Nienaber-Holy Family Parish, Lindsay; Melvin Schaecher-St. Patrick Parish, Battle Creek; John Small-St. Peter Parish, Fullerton; and Paul Weeder-St. Michael Parish, Albion.

A reception will follow in the cafeteria.

Chanting and Core Repertoire courses

With the completion of classes in preparation for the reception of the new Roman Missal, the Saint Cecilia Institute for Sacred Liturgy, Music, and the Arts will begin a series of continuing formation and enrichment classes and will continue lessons in voice, organ, piano, violin, and harp.

The following single-session classes will be offered throughout the archdiocese early in the fall. Click here for a flyer with details on courses, lessons, locations and times. Please click here to register online or contact the Data Support Office at 402.558.3100 for registration assistance.

For musicians: Core Repertoire I: Singing and Playing the Mass – with focus on the two Archdiocesan Mass settings and sections for Keyboardists, Cantors, Choir Directors, and Guitarists. There will be multiple faculty instructors. A $5 fee is required.

Footer Contact Info