Our Parish

Our Lady of Lourdes Church was founded in 1918 with the establishment of the first classroom in 1924. For almost 100 years, Our Lady of Lourdes and Her School has been an anchor in the community. Over the span of those years, more than 3,000 individuals have been educated in the foundations of our Catholic faith. Spreading across the entire United States and in many countries around the world, those people have greatly contributed to the betterment of our neighborhood and society.

Mission Statement

We are a faith filled community that shares in the Mission of Jesus through our baptism and through our commitment to His Gospel values by:

Witnessing our faith.

Worshiping and giving thanks together in the Catholic tradition.

Providing Christ-centered educational opportunities through our School and other Pastoral Services.

Our Story

It was a bright, sunny day on Saturday, November 9, 1918, 48 degrees high, 37 low, above average for that time of year. This was the day Archbishop Jeremiah J. Harty announced the formation of a new parish in the Hanscom Park area. The Archbishop had been informed by a delegation of future parishioners that this section of the city was growing rapidly and that it was inconvenient for people in the area to walk or ride a streetcar to attend services at St. Peter's Church which was, and still is located at Leavenworth and 27th Streets [...]

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About Fr. Vitalis E. Anyanike

Father Vitalis Ejike Anyanike became our new pastor beginning July 1, 2021. He was born to Ignatius and Virginia Anyanike, a Nigerian family who relocated to the United States. With the family's long history of Catholic faith, Father Vitalis pursued a vocation in the Catholic priesthood under the sponsorship of the Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha. [...]

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Parish Office Staff

Rev. Vitalis E. Anyanike

Director of Religious Education
Catie Johnson

Deacon Frank Hilt

Administrative Assistant / Parish Secretary 
Sonja Puszewski

Wanda Koory

Facilities Manager
Ray Krause

Parish Council Interim President
Jeff Palzer


Parishioner Registration

Are you or is someone you know interested in joining Our Lady of Lourdes-St. Adalbert Parish? Please fill out this form and email it to our Parish Secretary Sonja Puszewski at scmpuszewski@archomaha.org. The registration form can also be dropped off or mailed to our Parish Office. Call us at 402-346-0900 with questions.

Parishioner Registration