Banners proclaim the names of Omaha-area schools represented at a special Feb. 4 eighth-grade Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week. More than 1,000 students filled St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.
More than 1,000 eighth-graders from Omaha-area schools celebrated Catholic Schools Week Feb. 4 by joining Archbishop George J. Lucas for a Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Carrying banners and grouped by schools, students filled the cathedral... Read More

Preparations for Mass on the snow altar, constructed by youth from Minnesota. Photo by Sister Inviolata Mukhaabi.
Focus. From the day 370 high school students, priests, religious sisters, archdiocesan staff and others from the archdiocese left Nebraska for the Jan. 22 March for Life in Washington, D.C., the focus was on prayer and being a witness to end... Read More

People walk past St. Mary Church in downtown Lincoln, with the state Capitol in the background, Jan. 30 during the Nebraska Walk for Life prayerful protest against abortion. Photo by Mike May.
Families, individuals, clergy, religious brothers and sisters, elected officials – all coming together in unity to stand against abortion. They came – 5,000 strong – to take part in the 42nd annual Nebraska Walk for Life, sponsored by Nebraska Right... Read More

Banners proclaim the names of Omaha-area schools represented at a special Feb. 4 eighth-grade Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week. More than 1,000 students filled St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.

Preparations for Mass on the snow altar, constructed by youth from Minnesota. Photo by Sister Inviolata Mukhaabi.

People walk past St. Mary Church in downtown Lincoln, with the state Capitol in the background, Jan. 30 during the Nebraska Walk for Life prayerful protest against abortion. Photo by Mike May.
The Light is On. In churches across the archdiocese, people once again are invited to receive the sacrament of reconciliation each Thursday of Lent in "The Light Is On." The initiative began in 2013 and over the years has been credited with increasing awareness and participation in confession. This...
An early Easter brings an early Lent – and an early annual appeal for pro-life advocates to step up their involvement through the Omaha area’s sixth annual Lenten observance of 40 Days for Life. The campaign of prayer and witness against abortion this year includes launching a daily devotional...
Some prayers seek the health of loved ones, others strong faith among young people and still others an increase in vocations. Those are just some examples of the roughly 2,000 prayer intentions people across the archdiocese have sent to Archbishop George J. Lucas as part of a new outreach...
Deacon Fred Sommer Sr., whose 42 years of service included assisting at Mass and visiting the sick at St. Philip Neri and St. Cecilia parishes in Omaha, died January 31. He was 93. A funeral Mass will be held Feb. 6 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. The celebrant will be Father Michael Gutsgell,...
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