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Ministry – Letter from Fr. Matthew Niggemeyer

A Word From Our Chaplain


Dear Prospective Student or Parent: 
Welcome! Roncalli High School is a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Omaha.  We follow the tradition of Notre Dame Sisters and the Christian Brothers Congregation. We believe in the holistic (spiritual, moral, intellectual and human) formation of each student in a loving, faith-filled environment, and we strive to provide such an environment here at Roncalli Catholic High School.The primary responsibility of the Campus Ministry is the pastoral care of the souls of our students; but, we also reach out to our faculty, staff and families. Through our different programs, we participate in the three-fold ministry of the church of Jesus Christ: preaching (kerygma),community building (koinonia) and service (diakonia).

As the Chaplain of Roncalli, it is my goal to provide every student an opportunity to encounter the love of Christ for them, with the hope that this encounter will provide a foundation for both what they will learn here and for the rest of their lives. Learning in our school is enriched by relating that love to the needs of the student and by integrating the mission and goals of the Archdiocese of Omaha and Roncalli Catholic High School so as to respond to each student in a way that reflects our Christian values and the love and truth of Jesus Christ. Our distinguished staff, faculty and volunteers help students learn from their own experiences, advocate for the incorporation of Christian values into their everyday lives, and guide students so that they can see their life in the light and love of the Gospel.

The Campus Ministry program provides many opportunities for students, faculty, staff and parents to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and or help to rekindle the fire of faith within them. We hope you will soon join the Roncalli Catholic family and grow in your academic and faith journey with us.It is a joy for me to serve here as the Chaplain, and I look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for our amazing school.

Also, feel free to join us at Mass at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Al McMahon Chapel at RCHS. You are welcome to attend. 

May God bless you!

Father Matthew Niggemeyer
Chaplain, Roncalli Catholic