Liturgy and Worship

“Wherever two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20

Adult Altar Servers

Contact: David Batter at 402-339-3285 ext. 107

Adult altar servers are needed to assist the priest at funerals.

Altar Servers

Contact: Fr. Pat Nields at 402-339-3285 ext. 106

Boys and girls, fourth grade to high school, are welcome to be altar servers. Altar servers are scheduled to serve approximately three or four times a month for weekday and weekend Masses, on Holy Days, and other special parish liturgical celebrations.

All altar servers are required to attend training sessions before they are placed on a rotational schedule. Boys and girls in public school are not scheduled for the 8:15 a.m. Mass on weekdays.

The Server training video is available on  YouTube  and Vimeo.

Schedule of Assignments & Index of Videos

Art & Environment

Contact: David Batter at 402-339-3285 ext. 107

This committee plans, creates, designs, and implements the various physical elements in the sanctuary, including altar/ambo coverings, flowers, plants, candles, stands, banners, and other liturgical elements.

The committee meets throughout the year but is the busiest during the liturgical seasons of the year.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Contact: Lori Long at 402-339-0990

During the 10:30 a.m. Mass, Kindergarten through fourth grade children are called forward and leave the sanctuary to listen to the readings from the Children’s Lectionary. They return to Mass at the time of the Children’s collection.  Individuals are needed to lead and assist in this gathering of our young parishioners once a month.

Current Safe Environment Training is required. There is a one-time training session, and new leaders are invited to observe a few sessions before leading themselves.

Hospitality Ministers/Greeters

Contact: David Batter at 402-339-3285 ext. 107

Seeing the face of Christ in those they meet, they create a welcoming environment by greeting parishioners and visitors with a smile as they arrive for Mass.

This ministry is open to individuals, couples or families who are willing to be scheduled once or twice a month.


Contact: David Batter at 402-339-3285 ext. 107

Men and women, high school junior and older, are invited to serve as ushers. Ushers welcome our members and guests each week, assist with seating, gather the offerings, and distribute bulletins and worship aids.

One usher captain is needed for each Mass.  Those who serve specify which Mass they typically attend and serve that Mass as needed.


Contact: David Batter at 402-339-3285 ext. 107

In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Catholic women or men who have received the sacrament of Confirmation, are recommended by the pastor and have received training are mandated by the Archbishop to serve as lectors. Good reading skills, poise, and a strong voice are required. Lectors should be people of prayer who enjoy reading and studying the Bible and other Christian writings.

A one-time instruction and mandating is offered by the Archdiocese. Lectors also attend a parish training session before being placed on the schedule. Most often, a lector ministers in our parish once a month.

Schedule of Assignments

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion (EMHC)

Contact: David Batter at 402-339-3285 ext. 107

In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Catholic men or women, high school juniors or older, are recommended by the pastor to attend Archdiocesan training sessions and are mandated to serve as an EMHC. Training sessions are held yearly. An EMHC is mandated by the Archbishop to serve in this archdiocese only. If you served in another diocese, you must be mandated in Omaha.

At St. Columbkille Parish, EMHC’s serve at weekday and weekend Masses, on Holy Days, weddings, funerals and at other parish Eucharistic celebrations. They also take communion to the sick and the homebound.

Schedule of Assignments


Contact: David Batter at 402-339-3285 ext. 107

Sacristans are men or women who prepare for daily and weekend worship by setting up the credence table, preparing the altar area of the sanctuary, and helping as needed before and following worship services.

They maintain the materials used in our prayer, and they assist the priest in preparing for all sacramental occasions. An interview is required with the pastor before ministry preparation and service begins.

Schedule of Assignments