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Our Religious Educations will resume on

Wednesday, Januray 6 2021

Italy: Orvieto, Assisi, Florence & Rome -
Fr. James Golka from St. Mary's Cathedral
October 12-21, 2021  Trip # 2118
Discover the tranquil hilltop village of Assisi. Taste an array of Italian wines. Explore Florence, the living museum of Italian Renaissance. Enjoy a special private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, without the crowds! Accompanied by an excellent local guide, learn about the spiritual, historical, and cultural significance of Italy. Let Magi Travel take you on one of their quality, custom tours which have been planned and perfected for over 35 years. Space is limited so sign up today!


 1st Communion FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
 Frequently Asked Questions
 Kindergarten to High School
First Communion and Confirmation   
 First Communion starts in 2nd grade and Confirmation is for 10-12th grade        
Please call our Director of Religious Education, Fr. Thambi at (308) 384-2523 ext. 204
NOTE: Fees are due at the time of registration.  
NOTE: If your child is receiving a sacrament this year (First Communion ), you MUST provide a copy of the child's  birth and baptismal certificate at the time of registration if not baptism at St. Mary's Cathedral. Confirmation will need the child's birth and baptismal certificate with the First Communion certificate at the time of registration. 
 Registration Fees
In order to pay for books, supplies, personnel and other materials, a registration fee is required.  Our fees are similar to fees at other parishes in the area.  

However, no child will be turned away due to lack of funds!  Arrangements can be made with Barb Ernst, our Director of Religious Education.
  • Regular Fees
    • 1st Child - $40
    • 2nd Child - $80 (total of $80)
    • 3rd Child - $100 (total of $100)
    • more children - no extra cost!
2011-2012 Religious Ed Calendar
Religious Education Wednesday classes: 6:30-7:30pm for K-7th grade at the Parish hall
Religious Education Wednesday classes: 6:15-7:15 pm for 8th-12th grade at Grand Island Central Catholic 

Confirmation classes: Wednesday, at GICC at 6:15-7:15 pm

 Religious Ed
    St. Mary's Cathedral
    112 S Cedar St.  Grand Island, NE 68801
    PH: (308) 384-2523 | FAX: (308) 384-2527
    Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

    St. Mary's Immigration Program/Programa de Inmigración
    PO Box 938 | Grand Island, NE 68802-0938
    PH: (308) 381-2855  | FAX: (308) 381-2925
    Office Hours:   By appointment