Parish History

St. Wenceslaus, a Czech National parish, was founded in 1877 by Fr. Vaclav Kocarnik, in Omaha, NE. The Sisters of Mercy opened a grade school in 1879. On July 3, 1887 a new church was dedicated at 14th and Pine and two years later the school was enlarged to a two-story building.

In 1980 parishioners voted to relocate due to dwindling membership. The present facility was constructed under the leadership of a new pastor, Fr. James Cain. Today there are over 2,500 families, 900 grade school students, and 500 students in our catechetical program.

We are a parish with deep roots, strong present growth, and a hopeful future. Already well established in our community, our ministries reach out as parishioners share their time, talents, and treasures. We invite you to join us on our spiritual journey as a people of God.