What is my cross?

‘“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.”‘ ~Matthew 10:37-38

What if everyone put as much time and energy into spreading the Gospel as they do on debating the pros and cons of wearing masks or arguing politics?

What if everyone was as passionate about sharing God’s love as they are about their hobbies or possessions?

When did we become unable to sacrifice for our neighbor?

What are we willing to surrender for God?


Welcome to the Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church Parish Website

We are a Catholic parish dedicated to fostering our faith in Jesus Christ and growing in our discipleship by our worship and ministry.

Our Catholic Church in Columbus, Nebraska was founded by the Franciscan Fathers in 1877. We are a stewardship parish and have many different ministries, activities, and organizations and encourage everyone to become involved in some way. We support one another as we walk through all phases of our journey of faith and we welcome new members to join us along the way. We are here for people of all ages and strive to meet their spiritual needs. We foster the education of our youth and are proud of our Saint Bonaventure’s Catholic Elementary School (K-6), Saint Bonaventure’s Catholic Preschool, and Scotus Central Catholic Jr. and Sr. High School.

We are a Eucharistic community, having completed over 58 years of 24/7 Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. We are growing together in our love of the Almighty Father each and every day.  As a parish, we are dedicated to becoming Intentional Disciples of Our Beloved Lord Jesus Christ. We invite you to walk with us on this incredible journey of faith, hope and love. Call us at  402-564-7151 and your life will never be the same!


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Studies show that people who pray regularly and practice their Christian faith are healthier and happier. Experience a positive difference in your life and family by visiting your parish, and encountering  Jesus through the sacraments. Do it for your kids. Do it for yourself. Welcome home. For more information on the national Catholics Come Home movement click on the image at right.

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