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


Welcome to the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church website. I hope that you will find everything you are looking for here and that you will soon find your way to our parish, if you have not yet been here. Our parish is a place of holiness, prayer and support. We want everyone who walks through our doors to feel welcome. We have been in downtown Omaha for nearly 150 years serving people from all across the metropolitan area. We offer Mass and Confessions every single day, several times a day to meet the needs and desires of those seeking to worship our Good and Great God.

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This week, prior to May 4th, Mass are still being said here daily in private and the intentions will be posted on our website.
Please continue to look on our website and Facebook page for updates.

Special Second Collection

This weekend we will have a special second collection for our St. Mary Magdalene Parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference. We have a small and very dedicated group of volunteers who minister to the poor and people in need. Almost everyday someone calls the parish to ask for financial assistance with rent or utilities or groceries or diapers. When we get one of those calls we get their name, address and phone number and pass it on to our Vincent de Paul group. They in turn meet with the individual asking for help to determine the legitimacy of the need. If they decide they can help they will send a check directly to vendor, they never hand out cash. All of the money they use is in a special St. Vincent De Paul checking account and it all comes from donations. This weekend we are taking up a collection to help replenish this account which has recently been dwindled down due to unprecedented need. They can only help people in need if they have the money to do so. If you are able to donate anything at all please know that every little bit helps. How true it is that “There but for the grace of God go I”  You may not be in a situation right now to help financially, so please then offer a prayer for this group of volunteers who go out of their way so often to be the hands and face and compassion of Jesus Christ to total strangers in need.

Donations can also be accepted on line through (Weshare) which has a special tab dedicated to St. Vincent De Paul, which can be accessed on our website.

Message from Father Rodney

On May 4, 2020, we can once again gather together to celebrate daily Holy Mass at St. Mary Magdalene Church. However, it is important to note, Archbishop Lucas’ dispensation from Sunday and Holy Day obligations remains in force. With that in mind, we are encouraging the following to continue to stay at home: the elderly; people with underlying medical conditions; family members who live with elderly people or those who are at risk; people who have access to those at risk in nursing institutions; people who have upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms; people who live with someone with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms; people with COVID-19 or live with someone with COVID-19; people who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Those who cannot or wish not to attend Sunday Mass in person are invited to join us via Facebook Live.
We will continue to live stream the 9 am Mass for the foreseeable future.

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For those who do join us in person, please be aware that a state Directed Health Measure requires churches to abide by set guidelines and procedures to keep everyone safe.

Social distancing must continue inside the church.  For seating, there must be a 6-foot distance between parties or households. We will be making the following changes to accommodate that: some pews will be blocked and not available for seating; no one can stand in the back of the church or chapel or in the aisles. Our ushers will be monitoring seating to make sure social distance requirements are being met.

It is also necessary to make the following changes during Mass: missalettes cannot be used; the sign of peace shall not take place or be replaced by any other gesture; Holy water stoups will not be filled.

To receive Holy Communion, we must also maintain 6-foot distancing.  We will NOT be using the center aisle ( as we are all accustomed to) in stead we will be utilizing the East and West aisles and then you will use the center  aisle to return to your pew.  This pertains to the main church as well as the Chapel.
The 6-foot markers will be the on pews, as you come forward to Communion. The Sacred Host will be received in the hand.

After Mass, we must still maintain a 6-foot social distance when exiting the church.

We will continue to hear confessions before all Masses but will not use the confessionals in the chapel.  Confessions will be heard in the lower level of the church.  Those waiting must maintain a 6-foot distance between each other.  Markings will be on the floor for guidance.

Again, we would like to make clear that during this most difficult time, the dispensation granted my Archbishop George Lucas is still in place.  For those most vulnerable and also anyone who feels uncomfortable or unsafe, we still encourage you to stay home.  We will be offering our Sunday 9:00 AM Mass live-streamed via Facebook, as well as the Mass for Shut-Ins is aired every Sunday on WOWT at 10:30 a.m. and is available Mass is also aired on EWTN ( and

God Bless,
Fr. Rodney and the staff at St. Mary Magdalene

Weekly Mass Intentions

Monday, August 31st
7:00 AM Healing for a Friend
12:05 PM Fr. Val Peter
5:15 PM Ken Mitchell

Tuesday, September 1st
7:00 AM Jeff Bosiljevac, dec.
12:05 PM Rich & Mary Ferstl, dec.
5:15 PM Elizabeth Lebeda, dec.

Wednesday, September 2nd
7:00 AM Ed Bursick, dec.
12:05 PM Ruth Ann Heitman Maginn, dec.
5:15 PM Sue Eisemann, dec.

Thursday, September 3rd
7:00 AM Joe & Jean Nekola
12:05 PM Claire & John
5:15 PM Daniel Bruckner

Friday, September 4th
7:00 AM E.J. Krayniski, dec.
12:05 PM Paul Christopher Kowal, dec.
5:15PM Frank G. & Neva L. Shudak, dec.

Saturday, September 5th
12:05 PM For the Sick
5:15 PM Sylvia Kaminski, dec.
7:00PM Pat Sherlock Family

Sunday, September 6th
7:30 AM Lewis Meisenbach
9:00 AM Nora Vondra
11:00 AM For the People
12:15 PM Pat Gorman Family
5:15 PM Kanne Family


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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


7:30 a.m. / 9:00 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. / 12:15 p.m. / 5:15 p.m.
12:05 p.m. / 5:15 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.


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7:00 a.m / 12:05 p.m. / 5:15 p.m.
7:00 a.m / 12:05 p.m. / 5:15 p.m.
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Fifteen minutes before Mass times.
Monday – Saturday
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