Volunteers Needed for Irish Festival 

Many hands make light work. We need many hands to make our Irish Festival a success. If you'd like to volunteer, please go to Sign Up Genius. If you have any questions about volunteering, or our Irish Festival, please call the Rectory at 402-553-7500 or email Katie.


Holy Cross Irish Festival ~ Sept. 12 & 13

The Annual Holy Cross Irish Festival is Saturday, September 12th with the 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8am and 21 & over Music Bash at 6pm and Sunday, September 13th Irish Festival from 12-7pm. A great weekend of fun for the whole family!



Mass & Schedule


Monday: 5:30pm

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am and 5:30pm

Saturday: 5:00pm

Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am and 11:00am


Reconcilation Times:

Monday-Friday: 5:00pm

Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:30pm


Holy Cross Church, located in the heart of Omaha's largest Irish community, has long been known for its rich Irish tradition. In 1986, Monsignor Edward O'Donnell instituted the annual, city-wide St. Patrick's Day Mass. The Mass has always been preceded with a sing-a-long of Irish music, led by the Holy Cross choir.

People from all around the city attended, wearing green outfits and decorated hats. It is a tradition that is in existence today, sans the head gear. Also, to reflect our Irish heritage, Holy Cross Catholic Church has transformed their annual church festival into the Holy Cross Irish Festival.