Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha
|Archdiocese of Omaha |
St. Cecilia Cathedral
|Territory||23 counties in Eastern Nebraska|
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of Omaha|
|Cathedral||St. Cecilia Cathedral|
|Patron saint||Saint Cecilia|
|Archbishop||George Joseph Lucas |
Archbishop of Omaha
|Emeritus Bishops||Elden Francis Curtiss |
Archbishop Emeritus of Omaha
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the midwestern region of the United States. Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss served as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until Archbishop George Joseph Lucas, formerly the head of the Springfield, Illinois diocese, was installed on July 22nd, 2009. The Archdiocese serves more than 230,010 Catholics in 152 parishes and missions.
The Diocese of Omaha was created on October 2, 1885 with the Reverend James O'Connor appointed as its first bishop. At the time, the diocese included all of Nebraska and Wyoming. The diocese became an archdiocese on August 10, 1945.
Omaha Catholic schools
The Omaha Catholic Schools is a school district in and around Omaha which is part of the Archdioses of Omaha. All schools are accredited or approved by the state of Nebraska. The school district is composed of 54 elementary schools, 1 private 4th-8th grade school, 4 corporation high schools, 3 K-12th grade schools, 1 special needs K-12th grade school, and 10 private high schools. Over 20,000 students attand Omaha Catholic Schools each year.
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