• Journey of Faith

    Journey of Faith is a pastoral planning initiative in the Archdiocese of Omaha.

Pastoral Planning Videos

Journey of Faith

Watch videos created by Fr. Kevin Vogel explaining various aspects of the Journey of Faith pastoral planning process.

Archdiocesan Vision

This video playlist explains the background in which the Pastoral Planning process is set. It gives a positive vision for the future.

Three Current Realities

This video playlist explains the three current realities that require this extensive pastoral planning process involving the entire Archdiocese.

Priest Vocation Questions

This video playlist addresses a number of common questions asked about priestly vocations.

The planning process should involve personal prayer. You are invited to pray with the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. Included are reflections related to this Journey of Faith.

Planning Parameters

The following videos walk you through the parameters given to the Families of Parishes to ensure that resources are ministry and mission-focused.

Parameters Introduction

This video playlist explains the planning process timeline and parameters given by the Archdiocese of Omaha to be applied by each Family of Parishes.

Mass Parameters

This video playlist looks at the parameters relating to Sunday and Weekday Masses.

Priest Workload Parameters

This video playlist looks at the parameters relating to priest workload – what parishes should expect of their priests.

Mourning a Loss

The following videos are meant to assist us in processing the experience of mourning and grief related to the changes and loss of our old way of doing things and acceptance of the new reality in our Family of Parishes.

Four Tasks of Mourning

This video playlist explains the four tasks of mourning for processing the experience of loss.

  • First Task

    The first task of mourning is to accept the reality of the loss.

  • Second Task

    The second task is to process the pain of grief.

  • Third Task

    The third task is to adjust to a world without the deceased.

  • Fourth Task

    The fourth task is to find an enduring connection with the deceased in the midst of embarking on a new life.

Ritual and Prayer

This video playlist considers the role that ritual and prayer has in assisting our processing of mourning a loss.

Prayers of Lament

Pray with the Psalms, Book of Lamentations, and the Sorrows of Mary.

  • Community Laments

    Psalms 10, 44, 60, 74, 77, 79, 80, 106, 137.

  • Individual Laments

    Psalms 3, 13, 22, 31, 53, 54, 55, 56, 86, 88, 142.

  • Penitential Psalms

    Psalms 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143.

  • Imprecatory Psalms

    Psalms 35, 58, 59, 69, 70, 109, 137, 140.

  • Seven Sorrows of Mary

    This devotion recalls the Sorrows of the Virgin Mother of God.

Our Family of Parishes