The new St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church at 153rd and Pacific in Omaha was consecrated Thursday evening in a grand service that included Omaha Catholic Archbishop George Lucas and an honor guard of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.
“The warm feeling we get in here is the same warm feeling we had in our last church, and that was very important,” Father Tom Bauwens the pastor told WOWT 6 News.
The smaller, old sanctuary will now be used as a reception hall and is connected to the new church.
The new structure holds 1,400 people, and 200 others in a chapel off the main altar to handle the population growth in that area of West Omaha.
(Image from Omaha Catholic Archdiocese)