How Do I
We are here to help you on the journey to becoming Catholic and are excited for you to partake in the many blessings that come with it!
We offer a program specifically for those interested in joining the Catholic Church. It is called RCIA which stands for “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults”.
Our parish priests will guide you along throughout this process, which has three main parts:
1) Initial Inquiry and Preparation, 2) Instruction and Formation and 3) Evaluation and Questioning
Please contact either Father John Norman or Father Kevin Vogel to discuss your interest by calling the Parish Grouping Office at 402-843-2345.
Learn About Vocations
Have you felt a certain stirring in your heart that you know you must investigate further? Has someone told you, “Have you ever thought about being a priest” or “Have you ever thought about being a nun”?
You want to put God first in your life and find out what His plan is for you but you don’t know where to begin.
2015 Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Graduate
Son of Karen and the late Paul Eischeid
Please remember to pray for Zach and support our seminarians financially.
Plan Funeral Services
The Church asks spiritual assistance for the departed, honors their bodies, and at the same time brings solace of hope to the living. The celebration of the Christian funeral brings hope and consolation to the living. While proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and witnessing to the Christian hope in the resurrection, the funeral rites also recall to all who take part in them God’s mercy and judgement and meet the human need to turn always to God in times of crisis.
Please contact the Parish Grouping Office to arrange funeral services at 402-843-2345.
Following the loss of a loved one, we encourage you to join our Grieving with Great Hope group. You will find warm, friendly faces to help you navigate through the sorrow.
Please contact Group Coordinators Karen Eischied at 402-843-5987 or Cheryl Veik at 402-843-8023 for more information.
The practice of requesting a Mass to be offered for loved ones, living or deceased, is a beautiful and meaningful part of our Catholic tradition. For our churches there are many requests that come into our offices. These policies will help govern how we approach the fair scheduling and fulfillment of Mass intentions.
For the celebrant to offer a Mass for a loved one is not primarily for the purpose of our memory, rather in the economy of salvation it is efficacious to assist them on their journey to heaven. Therefore, it is a matter of justice for us to fulfill and have offered the mass intentions received as expediently as possible. This is why at times we transfer mass intentions so that they do not linger but are fulfilled. In our archdiocese, the transferring of mass intentions is primarily to retired priests of our archdiocese.
Mass Intention requests may be made up to (3) three months in advance of the specific date of the request.
- On Mar 1 – Requests for Apr-Jun open
- On June 1 – Requests for July-Sept open
- On Sept 1 – Requests for Oct-Dec open
- On Dec 1 – Requests for Jan-Mar open
- Mass Intention Policy Further Explained:
- Archdiocese policy requires an offering of $10 per Mass intention. Cash or check is taken, however, checks should be separate and not a part of a tithe, donation, or other payments.
- Mass intentions can be scheduled for the intention of a person either living or deceased.
- Once per week and on Holy Days of Obligation, Church Law requires the pastor to have scheduled an intention for the People of the Parishes. Canon Law does not allow an additional intention to be paired with this Mass.
- Canon Law does not allow for Mass intentions to be be scheduled more than one year in advance.
- Priority is given to the oldest intentions that have not yet been fulfilled. Church justice requires expediency in the fulfillment of Mass intentions.
- Mass intentions may be transferred to the Office of the Propagation of the Faith of the Archdiocese of Omaha. These intentions will be offered by retired priests or missionaries to be fulfilled expediently and assure the goal of offering the Mass for the salvation of their soul.