(Closed) Good parishes in Lincoln, NE?

posted 5 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Helper bee

@KCKnd2:  Hi! I’m from Lincoln originally. My favorite parish is St. Johns which is located just north of O’ Street in East Lincoln. You can’t get much better than Fr. Johnson there and the church is beautiful. I grew up going to the Cathedral and I prefer St. Johns. It really depends where you live on how involved you get, Lincoln is very strict about the parish boundary lines. I know a lot of people like St. Peters and St. Joes as well, I just never really have gone to mass at either of those places. They for sure have the best school system though.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@KCKnd2:  I’m from Lincoln originally also! I’m not Cathlolic, so I dont’ know anything about parrishes, but I wanted to say Lincoln was a great place to live.  Both of my parents work for the University & love it there. Also, I’d definitely suggest living in either South or East Lincoln. I grew up in the South, but both are very nice areas.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@KCKnd2:  I mean both. For example: If I lived in Lincoln still and lived outside of St. Johns Parish, I would have to get special permission from my parish priest to get married at St. Johns. There is a lot of red tape to jump through. The Lincoln Diocese is one of the most strict in the nation, with everything (ie, no girl altar servers, women can’t distribute communion)  because of the former bishop. I’m not sure about the new bishop but I assume things won’t change very much. They really want you to immerse yourself in the parish you reside in, give alms to that parish, send your kids to that school, participate in the sacraments there. Of course, if you don’t go to church there you can go elsewhere, but again lots of red tape.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@KCKnd2:  If you are going to think of living near where you work, the highlands and fallbrook area are nice developments in NW Lincoln. The church over therer is North American Martyrs. It is a beautiful church, recently done and the school is great as well. If you aren’t looking to live where you work I would stay east of 27th Street and South of O’ Street for sure. The nicest areas are going to be east of 56th street and South of O’ and in some cases, east of 70th street and South of O’. To be honest though, Lincoln is a GREAT place and you will be very happy with the move. It is safe, its rough parts are even more safe then some decent places in big cities. You really can’t go wrong.

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