Lay Associates, Oblates and secular Orders

Associates of the Notre Dame Sisters

Founded locally: 1996

Members: 38

Affiliated with: Notre Dame Sisters, Omaha

Contact: Sister Dorothy Rolf,, or Cathy Leak,


Columban Affiliates

Founded locally: early 1990s

Members: eight

Affiliated with: Missionary Society of St. Columban, Bellevue

Contact: Father Thomas Glennon,


Ignatian Associates

Founded locally: 1997

Members: 50+

Affiliated with: Jesuit Community, Omaha



Mercy Associates

Founded locally: early 1980s

Members: 31

Affiliated with: Sisters of Mercy, Omaha

Contact: Diane Proulx,


Oblates of St. Benedict

Founded locally: 1990

Members: 60+

Affiliated with: Missionary Benedictine Sisters, Norfolk

Contact: Sister Celine Schock, 402-371-3438


Oblates of St. Benedict

Founded locally: early 2000s

Members: 51

Affiliated with: Missionary Benedictines, Schuyler

Contact: Father Volker Futter,


Oblates of St. Benedict

Founded locally: 1956

Members: 40

Affiliated with: Benedictines of Mount Michael Abbey, Elkhorn

Contact: Brother Jerome Kmiecik, 402-289-2541


Servants of Mary Associates

Founded locally: 1989

Members: 30

Affiliated with: Servants of Mary, Omaha

Contact: Sister Lisa Sheridan,


Secular Franciscans

(All Affiliated with Queen of Peace Regional Fraternity)

Pater Noster Fraternity (Omaha)

Founded locally: 1989

Members: 25

Contact: Richard Beal, OFS,

Bonaventure Fraternity (Columbus)

Founded locally: 1886

Members: 4

Contact: Richard Beal, OFS,

St. Clare Secular Franciscan Fraternity, (Omaha)

Founded locally: 1929

Members: 22

Contact: Ann Reynek,


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