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I’m New Here – FAQs

/I’m New Here – FAQs
I’m New Here – FAQs2018-10-16T12:50:06+00:00

We know that visiting a new church can be intimidating and want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit.
Below are some frequently asked questions.

If you find you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or speak with an usher when you arrive.

When are services?

  • Saturdays  5:00 pm
  • Sundays  9:00 am  &  Noon (Spanish)
  • Daily Masses:  Monday & Tuesday at 6:30 am and on Wednesday at 8:30 am

How do I get to Sts. Peter and Paul?
Sts. Peter and Paul is located at 5912 South 36th Street, Omaha, NE.
Here is a Google map.

Where should I park?
We have two main parking lots on the North and South sides of the campus. The main church entrance is on the north side of the church; turn just past “X ” Street from 36th. The South lots are located behind the school and gym.   There is no reserved parking except for the ample handicapped-accessible spots in both parking lots. We ask that you never park in fire lines marked in front of the school and church or in the no parking zones marked in front of the stairs in the north lot.

What should I wear?
We are happy to have you join us and we want you to feel comfortable, allowing you to be more focused on the service than what you’re wearing.
In the summertime, it’s not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt while others prefer to wear their “Sunday best”.   We do ask that shorts and skirts be of a conservative length and that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.

Where do my children go?
At Sts. Peter and Paul, we believe it is important for children of all ages to attend mass with their families. For our smaller visitors that might need a moment for an immediate intervention, during mass times, the Chapel located just past the West Lobby serves as a “cry room” allowing all attendees to view and enjoy the service.

Where are the restrooms?
We have 2 restrooms.  One is located towards the back of the church in the Usher’s Room, the other is larger and located in the Chapel.

When is confession available?
As time allows, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered ½-hour before the weekend Masses.  The confessionals are located on either side of the altar, the light will be on to indicate that the priest is present. You are also welcome to make an appointment with Father by contacting the office.

I’m not Catholic … so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
There’s no need to be self-conscious about the postures and responses used during worship. Most visitors just follow the lead of the parishioners. We do have worship cards located in each pew that provide you with the congregational responses for the entire Mass. If you don’t see a worship card in your pew, ask an usher, and they will be happy to bring you one.

I’m not Catholic … is it okay for me to participate in communion?
Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the host is literally the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the priest presiding over the service. If you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion.  However, those not receiving the Body of Christ are invited to come forward to the Priest, via the main aisle, with their hands crossed over their chests for a special blessing.

Am I expected to put money in the offering?
If you are visiting with us, we don’t expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider Sts. Peter and Paul to be your church home, we’d love for you to prayerfully consider giving on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for auto-enrollment by using the Faith Direct link or contacting the office.

**Contribution envelopes are issued once the parish registration process is completed.

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