Altar / Religious
Acolytes and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC):
These ministries are a means for men to offer service at Mass both at
the altar and in the distribution of Holy Communion. In order to become an
acolyte, one must attend preparatory classes. Acolytes are installed at a
special Mass celebrated by the Bishop in the spring. Once an acolyte is
installed, he is encouraged to serve as an EME. EME’s bring communion to
homebound and institution-bound parishioners on Sundays. Contact: Al Zach,
This ministry offers an opportunity for boys in fifth grade through high
school to participate in the celebration of Mass in a very special way.
General training begins after Confirmation. Being an altar server at
Cathedral has the added dimension of having the opportunity to serve on a
Pontifical Crew (serving for the Bishop). Contact: John Wisdom, 402.420.1193
Cathedral Prayer Line members intercede for your special
intentions. Contacts: Mary Curran, 402.617.2233; Barb Witkowicz,
Lectors & Readers: This ministry is a means for men and
women to offer service at Mass by reading scripture and specific prayers. To
become a lector, one must attend preparatory classes. Lectors are installed
at a special Mass celebrated by the Bishop in the spring. Contact: Dennis
Legion of Mary began as a lay organization in Ireland in
1921 to help the growth of an authentic ecclesiastic communion in the parish
and to reawaken missionary zeal. It has the apostolic Blessing of Pope John
Paul II. The object of the Legion of Mary is to glorify God through the
striving to holiness of its members developed by prayer, study and service,
in cooperation with the pastor of the church and in union with Mary, for the
intent of bringing Christ to those in need. Active members study the
Handbook, pray a daily rosary, attend weekly meetings, and perform two hours
of weekly work assignments. Auxiliary members pray a daily rosary and the
prayers of the Legion. Contact: . Junior Legion of Mary. Contact: J.
Perpetual Adoration was started at Cathedral in 1959.
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, there is a person praying in the
presence of Jesus in the Tabernacle. As one adorer put it: “When I come to
my hour with you, Lord Jesus, my soul takes on a loving peace which I cannot
explain.” You can be a regular or substitute adorer. Contact: Rita Santana,
Rosary for Life is for anyone who would like to meet at
the Holy Family Chapel at 6:30 PM on Monday nights to pray the rosary. The
intention of the rosary is respect for all human life, and especially an end
to abortion. Contact: Marcie Kalvoda, 402.489.4019.
LOTW (Parish Retreat Program):
Retreats are given by our own parish priests and fellow parishioners.
Held over a weekend at Cathedral, retreats provide an opportunity to grow
closer to Jesus and to make and renew friendships in Christ with fellow
parishioners as a Catholic Christian Community. Contact: Barb Weckman,
402.304.3377, firstname.lastname@example.org .