SOME OF THE MINISTRIES THAT ARE SUPPORTED BY THE DIOCESAN APPEAL


Seminary Formation
• 10,500 combined hours of study and formation per year; currently there are five seminarians
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
• 1,094 youth experienced Totus Tuus this year; 135 attended 2018 Higher Ground
Hispanic Ministry
• 10 parishes and UNK Newman Center worship in Spanish: Masses, prayer groups, formation, retreats
International Priest Program
• 12 priests serving our diocese over 8,600 miles away from their families
Newman Centers—UNK and Chadron State College
• Over 1,609 hours of Eucharistic Adoration annually; 5 Focus Missionaries serving the UNK Campus
Ongoing Priestly Formation
• 66 active and retired priests serving over 49,000 Catholics spanning 42,000 square miles
Permanent Diaconate
• 1 candidate and 7 aspirants currently in formation; 15 deacons serving our diocese
Retired Priests Medical Insurance
• 27 priests receiving needed healthcare and support
West Nebraska Register
• 15,700 papers delivering news bi-weekly from around the world, country, state and diocese
Faith Formation and Evangelization
• 5,392 students in Religious Education; 839 First Communions; 622 Confirmations
Office of Stewardship and Development