Nebraska’s Catholic dioceses come together for the first Nebraska Catholic Day of Giving on May 1

February 23, 2024 (OMAHA, NE) – Catholics throughout Nebraska will come together on May 1 to celebrate and support the state’s Catholic parishes, schools and ministries during the first Nebraska Catholic Day of Giving (NCDG). This 24-hour fundraising event will showcase the tremendous impact Catholic organizations have on our state.

“The Nebraska Catholic Day of Giving is an outstanding opportunity for Catholics throughout our great state to unite as one to emphasize our shared Catholic mission and values,” said Katie Ostgren, Director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Lincoln. “We are thrilled to be able to come together to celebrate our rich heritage.”

More than 100 Catholic organizations across the state have signed up to participate, with many more expected to join the inaugural event, according to Bree Kotulak, Interim Director of the Stewardship and Development Office at the Archdiocese of Omaha.

“Our shared Catholic faith has had an impact on Nebraska even before it became a state,” Kotulak said. “NCDG ensures that we can continue to make disciples far into the future, recognizing that when we give Catholic, we can do more.”

Nebraska Catholics often have strong ties to different parts of the state, said Greg Fisher, Director of Operations for the Diocese of Grand Island. NCDG allows them to support the places where they are currently involved as well as the school or parish where they grew up.

“NCDG provides a unique opportunity for people to support the places that mean so much to them,” Fisher said. “Plus, it’s a fun way to catch up on what is happening in their childhood parish or school.”

Individuals and businesses are encouraged to donate money online to one or more participating organizations at Organizations will be eligible to unlock prize money and participate in challenges throughout the 24 hours.

For more information on NCDG, visit



Diocese of Grand Island

Angie Fisher, Director of Communications

308.382.6565 ext. 201


Diocese of Lincoln

Dennis Kellogg, Director of Communications



Archdiocese of Omaha

Riley Johnson, Director of Communications

402.558.3100 ext. 3032


Diocese of Grand Island

The Catholic Church in Nebraska is made up of the Diocese of Grand Island, the Diocese of Lincoln and the Archdiocese of Omaha. The Diocese of Grand Island covers approximately 42,000 square miles and 26 counties in central and western Nebraska. Bishop Joseph G. Hanefeldt shepherds the approximately 47,000 Catholics living in the diocese, which includes 69 parishes, six elementary and three high schools.


Diocese of Lincoln

The Diocese of Lincoln stretches over 23,844 square miles south of the Platte River. Bishop James D. Conley is the shepherd of the diocese’s approximately 75,000 Catholics. The diocese has over 130 parishes, 23 elementary and six high schools.


Archdiocese of Omaha

Archbishop George J. Lucas shepherds the more than 230,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of Omaha, which is comprised of 23 counties in northeast Nebraska. The archdiocese has 53 elementary and 17 high schools, as well as 33 families of parishes.