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The mission of the Archdiocese of Omaha is rooted in a shared belief in our Catholic faith, beliefs that have held strong for more than 2,000 years. Belief in one God who sent his son to save us from sin. Belief that baptism cleanses us so that we may live forever with God our Father.

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Find A Parish

A parish is first and foremost a community of Catholic Christians—a place where we gather to celebrate the sacraments, volunteer our time, and share life with one another.

Together, our parishes form a large Catholic family that goes back generations in Nebraska. As early as 1838 when the Jesuit missionary Peter De Smet celebrated Mass in what is now Bellevue, to later in 1856 when Father Edmonds celebrated Mass at St. Mary in downtown Omaha—the first established Catholic Church in the Nebraska territory—our parishes all share a common history.

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Getting Started

First, we ask that you read this document: Getting Started. Then, please consider contacting your parish priest or deacon, or one of our Annulment Sponsors. If you prefer to work directly with our Tribunal–which you are free to do, but which we strongly recommend that you do not do–compose a petition and begin gathering the required documentation, as noted in the “Outline of Petition for a Formal Case” (see below).

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Getting Started
 Frequently Asked Questions
 Outline of petition for a Formal Case
 The Annulment Process: A Step-by-Step Guide
 Annulment Sponsors

Marriage Prep

Congratulations on your engagement and entering into preparation for the vocation of marriage!

Couples most benefit from marriage preparation if their FOCCUS facilitation and CEE retreat or MAJ workshop are completed 6 months prior to their wedding day. Please plan accordingly in order that you are not rushed to complete the 5 Steps. The Archdiocese of Omaha does require a minimum of 6 months preparation time before the scheduled wedding date.

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2018 Marriage Prep Brochure
Marriage Enrichment
The Couple to Couple League

Find a Catholic School Near You

The Archdiocese of Omaha serves more than 19,000 students in 17 secondary and 53 elementary schools. Visit the Love My School Website for more information.

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Youth & Family

When faith and family work as one, we can move mountains together.

The Archdiocese of Omaha embraces Jesus’ teachings to serve families and guide youth in every new chapter of their lives. We believe that all families share a home in His name. Through our faith, we can provide encouragement, enrich lives and raise new generations whose love will outshine even our own. The Center for Family Life Formation offers families a variety of Family Enrichment resources and programs for all cultures by providing parishes with training and resources for service to families across the life cycle.

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Young Adult Ministry Coordinators
Youth Events
Young Adult Events

Safe Environment Training & Certification

Archbishop Lucas requires all of our priests, deacons, staff, and volunteers to attend Safe Environment training. Our program is designed to help them become even more aware and responsible leaders while fostering a secure, joy-filled atmosphere for our children.

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Victim Assistance
Pornography Healing
Circle of Grace

Victim Assistance

We recognize that bringing a misconduct complaint to the archdiocese can be a frightening consideration. We want to make this process as caring and easy as possible. We will proceed at the pace that you set, respecting your need to determine when, how and where you wish to speak.

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What We Believe

The Profession of Faith is a great place to start when trying to understand what we, as Catholics, believe. We say the prayer every Sunday. The words become so ingrained that as we recite it we sometimes stop thinking about what the words mean. This prayer reinforces the foundation of our Catholic beliefs – beliefs held strong for more than 2,000 years. Here’s what we believe:

  • We believe in one God who created all things on earth and in heaven.
  • We believe that God sent his only son to save all of us from sin. Jesus’ mission was to become man, suffer and die for us, and rise from the dead so we can live eternally with God, his Father.
  •  We believe that the Holy Spirit, united with the Father and the Son, inspired those who came before us long ago and continues to guide us with grace today.
  •  We believe we are part of the larger family of Catholics all over the world.
  •  We believe that baptism saves us from sin and cleanses us so we may live forever with God our Father.

5 Step Marriage Process Overview

Step 1: 
Contact Your Parish Priest

Step 2:
Select, Register and Pay for Educational Programs

Step 3:
Complete FOCCUS Pre-Marriage or REFOCCUS Inventory

Step 4:
Attend the Programs You Registered

Step 5:
Plan the Wedding Rite Ceremony

Sharing His love and Spreading His word

Upcoming Events

The Archdiocese of Omaha continues to spread Jesus’ word and mission through uplifting stories, blogs and a variety of media so that all may know and share His abundant love.

Oct 22

St. Patrick Parish
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Please park in far west parking lot, Delaney Hall entrance. Signs will be there to direct you

Oct 24

St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church
All are invited to a Eucharistic Holy Hour with Archbishop Lucas to pray for vocations to the priesthood, consecrated and religious life. Wednesday, October 24th, 7:00pm at Saint Stephen the Martyr Church, 16701 S Street. Pray to the Master of the Harvest and ask Him to send more laborers into His[...]

A Message from Archbishop

Grace and Mercy

Archbishop Lucas has retained the phrase “GRACE AND MERCY.” This phrase is an excerpt from the Book of Wisdom (Wis. 3:9), which reads in full: “Because grace and mercy are with His holy ones, and His care is with His elect.” By the use of this phrase, therefore, His Excellency expresses the deep and profound Christian belief that in and through Jesus Christ, God gives to all of His Children all that they will need to sustain them on their life’s journey and to bring them to full life in heaven.

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By serving those in need, we serve Jesus.

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 our parishes, missions, and the personal and financial contributions of our parishioners. We weave these components together into a unified and powerful force doing the will of God. We touch lives, uplift the human spirit, and above all, deliver vital ministries where they are needed most.

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The Archdiocese of Omaha continues to spread Jesus’ word and mission through uplifting stories, blogs and a variety of media through the Catholic Voice.


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