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The Diocese of Grand Island operates under the direction of Bishop Joseph G. Hanefeldt in his role as shepherd and teacher. Consisting of over 42,000 square miles in central and western Nebraska the Church is a true cross section of age, race and economic background, yet we are truly one in the faith and family of Christ. As members of a universal Church, we live and practice our faith in our parishes and homes. We share this wonderful gift, not only with those we see everyday, but with others throughout our diocese. It is this faith that we are called to live in a manner that reflects Christ in our midst.

The Diocese provides an organizational structure through its chancery offices and various ministries to ensure communication, education, cooperation and assistance in the religious needs of the Church throughout western Nebraska.


"Share the Journey" Campaign

"When you can relate to people, person to person, it moves hearts, and that's what we all have to do, is start relating to people that maybe we are not comfortable with or we can't communicate with because love is a universal language." - Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt


Share the Journey


Hurricane Relief Efforts

100% of the funds donated go directly to the hurricane relief effort.  Please be generous!


Catholic Charities


Nebraska Bishops Issue DACA Statement

Bishop's Joint Statement on DACA