This committee plans, creates, designs, and implements the various liturgical seasons and overall approach to liturgy for the parish. They also coordinate the physical elements in the sanctuary, including altar/ambo coverings, flowers, plants, candles, stands, banners, and other liturgical elements. The committee meets monthly throughout the year but is the busiest during the liturgical seasons of the year. Contact the parish office at 402-934-7706 if you are interested in serving in this ministry.
In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Catholic women or men who have received the sacrament of Confirmation, are recommended by the pastor and have received training are mandated by the Archbishop to serve as lectors. Good reading skills, poise, and a strong voice are required. Lectors should be people of prayer who enjoy reading and studying the Bible and other Christian writings. A one-time instruction and mandation is offered by the Archdiocese. Lectors also attend a parish training session before being placed on the schedule. Most often, a lector ministers in our parish once a month. Contact the parish office at 402-934-7706 if you are interested in serving in this ministry.
Men and women, high school junior and older, are invited to serve as ushers. Ushers welcome our members and guests each week, assist with seating, gather the offerings, and distribute bulletins and worship aids. One usher captain is needed for each Mass. Those who serve specify which Mass they typically attend and serve that Mass as needed. Contact the parish office at 402-934-7706 if you are interested in serving in this ministry.
In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Catholic men or women, high school juniors or older, are recommended by the pastor to attend Archdiocesan training sessions and are mandated to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion (EMHC). Training sessions are held yearly. An EMHC is mandated by the Archbishop to serve in this archdiocese only. If you served in another diocese, you must be mandated in Omaha. At St. Frances Cabrini Parish, EMHC’s serve at weekday and weekend Masses, on Holy Days, weddings, funerals and at other parish Eucharistic celebrations. They also take communion to the sick and the homebound. Contact the parish office at 402-934-7706 if you are interested in serving in this ministry.
Boys and girls, fourth grade to high school, are welcome to be altar servers. Altar servers are scheduled to serve approximately three or four times a month for weekday school Masses and weekend Masses, on Holy Days, and other special parish liturgical celebrations. Contact the parish office at 402-934-7706 if you are interested in serving in this ministry.
The Choir rehearses on Sundays at 10:00 am prior to the 11:00 Mass and regularly sings at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. The choir also provides musical leadership for Holy Days, Triduum, Christmas, and other major parish celebrations. The choir sings 4-part literature and is open to anyone eighteen years of age or older with some previous choral experience. Contact Mark Morello at 402-556-7026 if you are interested.
Soloists and small groups serve as cantors and psalmists, leading the gathered assembly in liturgical song. An initial training and appointment is done before scheduling begins. Contact Mark Morello at 402-556-7026 if you are interested.
Accompanists & Instrumentalists
Musicians with skills at piano, organ, and guitar accompany the congregation, cantors, and psalmists in musical prayer throughout the year. Serving in a variety of capacities, this ministry ranges from accompanying larger choral ensembles to a single cantor at Mass. Instruments are often combined to form instrumental ensembles. Contact the parish office at 402-934-7706 if you are interested in helping.
Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions
Weekly following the 8:20 Mass on Tuesdays.