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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!



 The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is offered throughout the week and by appointment with the priest.  Times are:

  • Individual Confessions:
    • Wed-Fri: 4:45pm-5:10pm
    • Saturday: 11am-Noon (always and without exception)
    • Other times, as listed
  • Communal Penance Services:
    • Wednesday of Holy Week: 7:00p
    • Wednesday before Christmas: 7:00p

The normal time of preparation for one's first Confession is immediately before one's first Communion (age 7, or 2nd Grade).  Adults or adolescent children who have not yet made their first Confession and Communion should contact a priest directly for preparation.  

The Catholic Church requires ALL Catholics to confess their mortal (serious) sins at least once per year.  Regular confession, and the confession of venial (less than serious) sins are highly encouraged for spiritual growth.  

Are you wondering how to go to confession?  Here is how in English and in Spanish.  Here is one for children.  Here are also some tips on making a good confession.

    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