By serving those in need, we serve Jesus.

The Archdiocese continues to fulfill Jesus’ timeless mission of love without yielding and without prejudice, toward all people regardless of age, race, gender or faith. Through Him, we continue to build the Kingdom of God here and now.

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Al servir a los necesitados, servimos a Jesús.

La Arquidiócesis continúa cumpliendo la eterna misión de amor de Jesús sin ceder y sin prejuicios, hacia todas las personas, independientemente de su edad, raza, género o fe. A través de Él, continuamos construyendo el Reino de Dios aquí y ahora.

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By serving those in need, we serve Jesus.

The Archdiocese continues to uphold and fulfill Jesus’ timeless mission of love without yield and
without prejudice, toward all people regardless of age, race, gender or faith.
Through Him, we continue to transform the world of our time.

It’s a mission that began when God sent His only son, Jesus, to further His loving plan for all to see, share, and experience.

Affiliated Ministries

Throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha, we are blessed to witness ministries grown from a heartfelt mission to serve others. Created by devoted people within our faith, these vital efforts of labor and love provide help, mercy, guidance and a more joy-filled life to those who desperately need it. From serving fellow priests and dioceses nationally and globally, to supporting life, to providing shelter for families, these ministries help to ensure that all can receive the love of Jesus Christ.

Bethlehem House

Bethlehem House works to compassionately and zealously launch lives on the upward path of responsibility, growth, and community spirit. It’s a place that provides support to pregnant women to choose life for their unborn child in a Catholic, residential environment both during and after pregnancy. It’s a place where each woman is shown to love herself and her child.

Give a mother and child hope. Donate, volunteer, or offer prayer by visiting their website.

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Catholic Charities

Witness charity and humanity working together in full force. Since 1926, Catholic Charities has served and advocated for more than 100,000 voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused and forgotten individuals and families throughout the area.

Sound like your calling? Learn more about joining a team over 400 volunteers and staff driven to help others.

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Catholic Cemeteries

The passing of a loved one is an extremely difficult time for anybody. The mission of our five Archdiocesan Catholic Cemeteries is to provide much-needed comfort and to minister to individuals and families during their time of grief. Because the soul is eternal and Jesus’ love is everlasting, your loved one will be treated and exalted with the respect of the living, even after their passing.

Burial in a Catholic Cemetery reflects the beginning of a new life closer to God. It’s an expression of our faith and a statement of our continued hope in our own resurrection. These consecrated grounds hold the earthly remains of our family members and friends who have shared their love, fellowship and faith with us. Catholic cemeteries are a lasting and physical testimony that Christian life is unbroken by death. Plan today to prepare for a beautiful eternity.

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Essential Pregnancy Services (EPS)

Since 1973, Essential Pregnancy Services (EPS) has existed to provide life-affirming, holistic support to women experiencing unexpected or under-supported pregnancies. Our work is founded on the principle of upholding the dignity of all persons – born and unborn – through compassionate care for women facing crisis or at risk for abortion, as well as wraparound life services for those in need of parenting support during pregnancy through 18 months postpartum. Learn more at

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Institute for Priestly Formation

The Institute for Priestly Formation is a non-profit, Public Association of the Faithful, committed to serving bishops by working directly with priests, seminarians, and seminaries to ensure that profound spiritual formation goes hand-in-hand with all priestly formation. Located on the campus of Creighton University, this dedicated entity has served 2,000 priests and seminarians to date, with an outreach that extends far beyond Omaha.

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Mater Filius

Mater Filius of Nebraska is a Catholic home for women faced with a crisis pregnancy. These women receive free housing, counseling, medical attention, life-skills workshops and continuing education in addition to spiritual guidance. The goal of Mater Filius is to help create and develop a strong sense of self-awareness and confidence by uncovering the greatness that lies within the human heart. By helping mothers-to-be realize they have the capability to love—and to be loved—Mater Filius reassures them that they do not have to do this alone. Learn more, offer a donation, or volunteer.

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Madonna School & Community-Based Services

Madonna School & Community-Based Services is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Omaha serving individuals with diverse abilities, including Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism. Our inclusive programs support individuals across their lifespan, from PK Education all the way through Adult Services. Our mission is to prepare youth and adults with diverse abilities to thrive at school, work, home, and in the community!

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St. Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction

Founded in 1985 for one reason: Life. Located in Omaha, the Pope Paul VI Institute answers the call for reproductive health care by fully respecting life, advancing scientific research in the applications of natural fertility regulation, and building a culture of life in women’s health care throughout the world. The Institute has impacted lives of thousands of women, couples, doctors, medical students, priests, and babies on national and international levels.

If you or your family is in need of services or information regarding a culture of life according to the Catholic doctrine, learn more about the Pope Paul VI Institute.

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St. John Vianney Residence

St. John Vianney Residence is an independent and assisted living community for retired priests and lay senior citizens. A short drive from Omaha’s major health care centers and shopping opportunities, it offers spacious apartments with fully equipped kitchens, two baths, home-cooked meals, garage, patio or balcony, and a private chapel. Contact us for information on availability or to schedule a tour..

St. John Vianney Retirement Center
7323 Shirley Street
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 392-1542

Marriage Prep

Nearly 1200 couples prepare for marriage annually in the Archdiocese of Omaha. In addition, Omaha assists tens of thousands of couples across the country and around the world through FOCCUS, Inc. USA

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It is within the competence of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Omaha to adjudicate all petitions for marriage cases.

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Humanity needs beauty and transcendence in order to flourish. The music performed in our archdiocesan liturgies is a reflection of our belief that Jesus Christ is beauty incarnate.

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Family Life

The Family Life Office serves as a significant source of support for families and individuals in need and for clergy and other leaders.

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The Office of Propagation of the Faith seeks to support Catholic missionary efforts around the globe.

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Whether you’re committing yourself to consecrated life, discerning the priesthood, or considering adopting Jesus’ mission by serving as a deacon, there’s a place for you here.

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Pornography Healing

PATH (Pornography Awareness, Truth, and Healing) provides support and resources to those who have been hurt by pornography.

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Giving makes the Archdiocese of Omaha what it is today. A place where Catholics give a multitude of talents – like faith, love, and prayers, to those more tangible like a hand, a meal, and money.

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Lectors

Those interested in serving as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) and/or Lectors in the Archdiocese of Omaha can pursue formation year-round, according to local need. Those who are interested and eligible should contact their local parish for approval and additional training details.