St. Cecilia's Cathedral is a beautiful cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha. It's located in the Gold Coast Historic District of Omaha, Nebraska, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Cathedral was started in 1905 and took over 50 years to build, finally being completed and consecrated in 1959. It was designed by renowned architect Thomas Rogers Kimball, and at the time of its completion it was one of the tenth largest cathedrals in the whole of the United States.
The Cathedral was designed in the Spanish Renaissance Revival architectural style, largely because of the early influence that Spain and Mexico once had on the region. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in January 1979 and is a stunning example of church design, and is just waiting to be explored by architecture enthusiasts.
Today, the church is a place of worship for the surrounding community and it's dedicated to helping all those in the parish. It has regular services and hosts a number of parish events throughout the year, including prayer vigils. It also has special services during the holidays, for example during Christmas and Easter celebrations, and offers a sanctuary to those in need.
There are daily mass schedules as well as additional services on certain days, with the schedule being as follows: daily services run at 7am and 11:15am; Saturday services are at 7:30am and 5:30pm; Sunday services are 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 5:30pm. The church also has private confessional times, weekdays between 7:45am and 8:05am, and on Saturdays between 4pm and 5pm. Then there are the Sunday evening Vespers, the church's prayer of bringing the day to a close, at 7pm every Sunday.
The Cathedral is open every day throughout the year and is the perfect place for religious guidance, a quiet place to pray or simply just to appreciate the stunning architecture. All visitors are sure to be amazed by the grandeur of the place, and will be in awe of the design and the spiritual atmosphere. Admission to the church is completely free however donations are always welcomed, and encouraged, to help keep the church going.
The church is located at 701 North 40th Street in the historic Gold Coast district of Omaha. It's ideally located and is accessible from anywhere in the area, and it's just one of the numerous historic buildings that should be explored when in the district.
St. Cecilia's Cathedral is a great place to go for anyone interested in religion, or even those who simply appreciate architecture. It's a refuge for people in the community but is just as much of a great experience for visitors, and is a stunning example of Catholic Church design that's waiting to be explored.