A place of peace and worship for all people across the metropolitan area for 150 years.
Omaha’s downtown parish.

From the Pastor

In March of 2020 as the world tried to come to terms with a global pandemic and we learned more and more about how Covid-19 spread, Houses of worship across the country (and indeed the world) were closed. We came to understand the potential danger of large gatherings of people in relation to the spread of the virus. When that happened Archbishop Lucas issued a general dispensation from the Sunday Obligation (to attend Mass). When our churches we’re allowed to reopen in May of 2020 with restricted capacity, the dispensation remained in place. In fact it is still in place. However, after 14 months, the dispensation will be lifted Pentecost weekend (May 22/23) and all the faithful will be invited to come back to Mass in person. Now with that said, we obviously can not predict the future, and we can not say that the pandemic will be better or worse at the end of May. If, God forbid, things are getting worse, the Archbishop has said we can always hit the pause button and leave the dispensation in place. And, Archbishop Lucas has been very clear that the law is flexible enough to excuse people who have serious reasons why they cannot come to Mass. He has publicly stated and written that anyone who feels a heightened concern about catching Covid-19 or communicating it to someone else, either because of their own health or people they are taking care of at home can consider themselves excused. Will people come back after being away for a year? I truly hope and pray that they will. And if you are back, I want to ask you to invite other Catholics who are healthy and even perhaps vaccinated to come back. I can not stress enough how how important it is for us to personally invite those who are tentative to come back. Maybe they could dip their toes in the water by coming to a daily Mass when there are fewer people. I have found that the most effective way to get people to come to Mass is not by telling them why they should go, but rather talk about how much you get out of going to Mass. Talk about how important your faith and Jesus and the Eucharist are to you. People who have been away from Mass for some time may not find it easy to start going back. Invite your friend or family member to come with you and your family. State when you are going, and what time you are going, and offer to take them or meet them outside the door.

It will be necessary for me to start taking off ropes to allow for more seats, but we will do this gradually. I hope we can all be patient and compassionate with one another, and treat each other as we would treat Christ himself. And lets not go back to “normal” but to better.

Blessings, Fr. Rodney

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2021 Easter Flower Memorials

Thank you to all for your kind contribution
to this years Easter Flower Memorials.

Herb, Rose Mary, Jos, & James Walker 

Clayton Patrick Schofield 

Robert Nussrallah 

Bill & Barbara Gist 

Larry Hull 

Fr. Schwertley 

Joseph & Waszgis

Roland Kenny 

Robert & Marie Connelly Sr.

Robert Connelly Jr.

Terrence Connelly 

Joseph Connelly

Timothy Connelly 

Elizabeth Marasco

Cleat & Betty Roth

Edward Bender

Cecilia Bender

Catherine Bryson 

Jeff Bryson

Rose Matyja

Elizabeth Matyja

Harold Roarty

Vivian Roarty

James & Marie Dowdy

Sam & Lillian LaPuzza

Ralph & Rose Bellizzi 

Mary Jean & Skip Howdle

Rosemarie L. Prystai 

Viktoria Mileris 

John, Rose and Kathleen Ryan 

Dr. Paul & Katherine Wolpert

Regina Ratino 

Colleen Wilson 

Marlene Matsukis

Debo-Achten Families 

Charlie “Bill” Whipple 

Julie Brannen

Bojanzki – Algya Family 

Jim and Paulette Beraldi 

John & Ruth Huebner

The Horan Family 

The Knoblauch Family

Ron Knoblauch 

Larry Hochwender 

The Harders & Hall Family 

The Rys Family 

Robert & Beverly Adams 

Vladislav & Laura Grudzinskas

David & Jake Pedersen

Jim, Mildred and Opal Thomas 

Ben & Mary Hurst 

Cecilia Martinez 

Robert & Donna Alm 

Matt & Cecilia Gubbels 

Kay Schlchuber 

Jerome & Joann Gubbels 

Richard Gubbels 

Frank & Clara Mattini

Marg & Ben Nicola 

Rich & Joan Bader 

Ed Nicola 

Vincent, Irene, & Anthony Dizonno

Floyd Virant

Rose Virant 

Floyd C. Virant 

Ron Virant 

Jim Kuhl

Al Skar

Alfred Krings 

Benjamin Lynch 

Anthony Krings

Manuel & Blaise Rosas

Victoria Buso

Mr. & Mrs. Craig Hoover

Sue Eisemann 

Don & Nicholas White 

Ruth Ira

Fred Ira Jr.

Phillip & Margaret Glassman 

Bob & Bonnie O’Neill

Paula J. Harrington 

Francis & Doris Rutherford 

Bernard T. Kusek 

Patti McCabe

Marvin Karmann 

Jimmie & Lois Walker 

Ed Fitzgerald 

Kathleen Enzolera

Terry Gleason

Yvonne Beraldi 

Jack Huebner

Ken Pike

Catherine Roseburg

The Rosas Family 

The Wingender -Hulsing Family 

Jake Dice

The Family of Anthony & Diane Metz 

Joseph & Shirley Horton

Jerry Christensen

Marge Chapman 

Clarence & Nelle Gilg 

Joe & Mary Jane Lysaught 

Frances Keller 

Steven Shudak 

Frank & Neva Shudak 

Roger Vipond 

Doug Moss

Bill Reynolds 

Jen Rudd 

Fr. Benliro 

Gregory Jones 

Leon Ebel

Poor Souls 

Silvia Kaminski

Blythe Kubovec

Dion Family 

Jim, Jack, Joe,Jeff, Audrey & Norbert Koenig

Joe & Marge Belak 

Ed & Anne Lankas

Jack & Dinny Lankas 

Bernadette Egr

Emy Egr Clark 

Randy Randall

Tony Ficenec

Al Skar

Sr. Esther Joyce OSM 

Anne T. Alfreds

John Owens Family 

Roy Meierhenry

Louis Bezousek 

Irene Bezousek 

Romano Milani 

Donald & Rita Langdon 

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Please continue to look on our website and Facebook page for updates.

Weekly Mass Intentions

 Monday, May 10th
7:00 AM Jerald M Nebel, dec.
12:05 PM James Kuhl, dec.
5:15 PM Paul Wees, dec.

Tuesday, May 11th
7:00 AM Marlene Stara, dec.
12:05 PM Nick Kunz
5:15 PM Special Intention

Wednesday, May 12th
7:00 AM Mr. Carroll Smith
12:05 PM S.Bono Family
5:15 PM Elizabeth Doud, dec.

Thursday, May 13th
7:00 AM Ron Virant, dec.
12:05 PM Bettie K. Kenny
5:15 PM Jim Herrig

Friday, May 14th
7:00 AM Gary Knapp
12:05 PM John Thomas Farrell
5:15 PM Manuel & Blaise Rosas, dec.

Saturday, May 15th
12:05 PM Jerry & Carole Keating, dec.
5:15 PM Marge Bruno
7:00 PM Tom Meyer

Sunday, May 16th
7:30 AM Carig & Irene Hoover
9:00 AM Cathleen Matza
11:00 AM For the People
12:15 PM Stephen F. Shudak, dec.
5:15 PM Phillip & Elma Dylla, dec.


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May the Lord continue to bless everyone who enters St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church as they seek strength and consolation from God in this holy place. And may God be with all those who leave this church, as they go forth as living signs of His presence.

Fr. Rodney Pastor