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Formed -Catholic Faith on Demand

An incredible online gateway to the best Catholic content, all in one place!  With formed you can enjoy a movie with your family that is both nourishing and entertaining, find a bible study that you could do with friends, watch spiritual retreat videos, enrich your marriage with the award-winning video series Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage, and help your children grow in character and embrace the beauty and wonder of the Catholic faith.

 Parish Outreach
Cathedral Daycare and Preschool
Cathedral Daycare and Preschool
Cathedral Daycare and Preschool serves all faiths and welcomes low-income families with state assistance.  The Combined Daycare/Preschool program is the blending of our loving, nurturing environment with the benefits of a preschool structure. This structure is provided every day to all children in an age-appropriate way. Teachers create lesson plans for each classroom that are meant to enrich children’s experiences. Every child receives the benefit of the preschool structure, and this structure is provided year-round.  

Cathedral Daycare is open from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The daycare is closed on major holidays and on snow days, as declared by the Grand Island Public Schools.  
Food Pantry
Food Pantry

 Mary's Table - Camille's Cupboard (food pantry).  It is an extension of the Lord's command to feed the hungry, so it is managed by the Christian Service Committee.    

Food Pantry Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  

All faiths are welcome.  One bag of non-perishables per month is given per address.  Photo identification is required.


Alpha is a chance to explore and question the meaning of life. Over a series of about 10 sessions, you'll find out about the basics of the Christian faith. Each session involves a main talk and some time to say what you think. It's fun, relaxed and free, and you can ask anything you like (that's why over 25 million people worldwide have already tried Alpha).

Alpha is for ANYBODY: Are you wondering if there is more to life than what you’ve experienced? Do you know Christ but want to know Him better? Do you need a ‘shot in the arm’ in regards to your relationship with Christ? Are you new to the Church? Are you searching for answers?

If you said yes to any of the above, ALPHA IS RIGHT FOR YOU!

At Alpha, enjoy great food, laughter and learning about the teachings of Jesus in a welcoming atmosphere.

Be our guest as you explore questions about the existence of God and Jesus, the purpose of life, the value of prayer, what happens after death and more.

For information visit or call Sr. Jesusmerling or Judy Priess at 308-384-2523.

Divorce Care
Divorce Care

St. Mary's Cathedral sponsors a non-denominational DivorceCare group that meets weekly to help divorcees face their challenges and move toward rebuilding their lives.  Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements:

  1. A Seminar with Experts: During the first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects.
  2. A Support Group with Focus: After viewing the video, DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members.

For more information, please contact the St. Mary's office, at 308-384-2523  

Friendship Luncheon
Friendship Luncheon

The Friendship Luncheon is a group of parishioners that come together each month on the second Thursday for a good meal and fellowship.  There are a handful of people who help in the kitchen and clean up, and several that take care of decorating the tables.  It is for parishioners to gather for conversation, people sharing a meal together and entertainment when possible.  Everyone is welcome no matter what the age you are!

Everyone brings a side dish to the luncheon that is shared by all. Each month the main dish is provided. A donation is given for this in the beginning of the line.  Several people help with finances and door prizes.  

Monthly themes for the main dish:

  • January   -  Wild Game Feed
  • February  -  Valentine  - Fried Chicken
  • March  -  St. Patrick’s Day  -  Corn Beef and Cabbage
  • April – October  - Fried Chicken
  • August – County Fair
  • September  -  State Fair
  • October  -  Halloween
  • November  -  Thanksgiving  -  Turkey with all the trimmings
  • December  -  Christmas  -  Turkey with all the Trimmings

Before the Friendship Luncheon a Healing Mass is offered at 11 am in the Cathedral. Confessions are also heard at 10:45 am.

Pax Christi Multimedia

Our Mission
To spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world through mass media. 
                                        - Mark 16:15

Nuestra Misión
Llevar el Evangelio de Jesucristo 
a todo el mundo a través de los medios de comunicación masivos.
                                      - Marcos 16,15

Our Apostolate gives Bible Study courses, retreats and has a music ministry to help Catholic Communities have a personal encounter with our Lord Jesus.

Nuestro Apostolado da cursos de estudio bíblico, retiros y tiene un ministerio de música para ayudar a las comunidades católicas a que tengan un encuentro personal con Nuestro Señor Jesús.

Pax Christi Multimedia
Pax Christi Multimedia

El Pescador (Spanish Outreach)
El Pescador (Spanish Outreach)

 El Pescador is our Spanish-language ministry group.  Members reach out to Spanish-speaking parishioners, lead the rosary in Spanish, serve at parish functions, lead Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon prayer services and sponsor retreats.  

The Saturday prayer group meets in the Church at 7:00pm with a Eucharistic Holy Hour the first Saturday of the month.  The Sunday afternoon service offers charismatic prayer and music with fellowship and mutual support beginning at 4:00pm in the basement of Cathedral Square (parish hall).  See more here.  

Grief Support Group
Grief Support Group
 St. Mary's Cathedral sponsors a grief support group in association with Curran Funeral Chapel.  The support group has two sessions per year, once in the spring and once in the fall.  

The spring session begins approximately 7 weeks before Easter and continues for 6 weeks.  The fall session begins approximately 7 weeks before Thanksgiving and continues for 6 weeks.  The meetings are on Mondays at 6:00pm in Cathedral Square (the parish hall).  

Social gatherings for those who have attended the sessions are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm with a potluck.  

For more information, please call Trish Curran at Curran Funeral Chapel, (308) 384-8862.  
Hijos de Maria / Mary's Children
Hijos de Maria / Mary's Children

Our bilingual youth group is youth-led and directed.  Deacon Frank Moreno serves as the moderator.  

The group meets Saturday 6:00pm-7:30pm in Cathedral Square room 213.  The purpose of our youth group is that young people may find greater joy through our Lord Jesus Christ.  All (youth) are welcome.  

Subjects covered: school, peers, internet, social problems and others.

Prayer Chain / Prayer List
Prayer Chain / Prayer List

 The Christian Service Committee maintains the Prayer Chain.  When someone asks for prayers, the intention is forwarded to members of the prayer chain, who ask God to grant the intention.  To add or remove a name from the Prayer List (published in the Bulletin) or the prayer chain (not published), please call the office at (308) 384-2523.

Mary's Closet  -Thrift Store
Mary's Closet -Thrift Store

Stop by and see our Mary’s Closet which is located in the Cathedral basement. (North West door)

 Mary’s Closet open 3 days a week:  Mondays and Wednesdays 1-4 pm and Saturdays 10 am -3 pm   Weekly specials.

Mary Closet will accept donations of clothing, small appliances, toys, home decorations and kitchenware. Furniture and large electronic will be only accepted only by Ann Baker. Volunteers are welcome to come and help any time.

Questions or to volunteer please contact Ann Baker at 391-1527 or by email:

    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: Tues-Fri 9:00a.m. - Noon & 1:00p.m. - 5:30p.m.
    Saturday: By appointment only ~ Sunday ~ Closed