"In the fullness of time," as St. Paul writes in his Epistle to the Galatians (Gal 4:4), the Son of God came to us with a mission and plan. He committed himself to that mission in a public way at the Jordan. He gathered resources and formed leaders and disciples and stayed with it all the way to Jerusalem. The four Gospels unfold the details of that plan and reveal the Spirit in which it was accomplished.
The Archdiocese of Omaha, through the Church, continues Jesusí mission and plan for the transformation of the world of our time. Since its beginning, the Archdiocese has owned resources, provided pastoral service, and supported ministerial personnel. It carries out its mission by effectively addressing the needs and situations of its day through careful planning and prayer.
The pastoral work of the Archdiocese of Omaha is carried out through a myriad of ministries and programs that serve our 23 counties, along with the efforts of 149 parishes and missions, and the personal and financial contributions of 73,000 registered parishioners. It is the job of the archdiocesan administration to weave all these components together into a unified and powerful force doing the will of God.
Touching lives, uplifting the human spirit and delivering vital ministries where they are needed most are at the heart of the pastoral work of the Archdiocese.