It is with great excitement that we return to offering public Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Due to our current circumstances, some things at mass will be a little different. We are doing our best to follow the applicable guidelines and recommendations that create a safe environment and honor the governing authorities. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
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Public Mass Reopening Plan
St. Mary’s Cathedral has developed a plan. The plan was developed in accordance with federal and state health guidelines and within the Diocese of Grand Island Guidelines. The plan involves continuing to offer a live stream option, registration for attendance, social distancing and safety measures.
Note from our Bishop: Most Rev. Joseph G. Hanefeldt Bishop of Grand Island
After consulting with the Presbyteral Council of our Diocese and after conferring with Archbishop Lucas in Omaha and Bishop Conley in Lincoln, I am ending the general dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation, effective the weekend of Pentecost, May 22-23, 2021, in the Diocese of Grand Island.
While more and more people have returned to their places of work and have resumed many other social and recreational activities as well, I believe it is also safe for us to gather at Mass and receive once again the spiritual benefits of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist.
This obligation extends to all baptized Catholics who are of able body and sound mind. The responsibility to participate in Sunday Mass rests with each of us. There are some, however, who may be excused from the obligation to attend Mass due to advanced age, sickness, disability or some other serious reason.
Temporary Mass Times
Saturday Evening: English – 4pm, Spanish- 5;30pm
Sunday: English – 7am, 10:30am, 5pm; Spanish – 8:30am, 1pm
Weekday: English – 7am Daily, Thursday 5:15pm; Spanish – Wednesday and Friday 5:15pm
We encourage our Spanish speakers to take advantage of the Saturday evening 5:30 pm mass. This mass is the vigil mass for Sunday. All of the prayers and readings are the same as Sunday’s. This mass “counts” as the Sunday mass.
Please watch the following video to help prepare you for returning to Mass.
Questions about the reopening plan? Here are some helpful documents for you to read:
We will continue to livestream certain masses throughout the week. Livestreamed masses can be watched live on Facebook or on YouTube once uploaded. You can find links to Facebook and YouTube at the top of the page.
Sunday: English – 10:30am; Spanish – 8:30am
Weekday: English – 7am Daily,