Office for Evangelization

The Diocesan Evangelization Committee (DEC) was established by Bishop Flavin in January 1992. The committee exists to assist the bishop in carrying out evangelization efforts. The committee is comprised of priests and laity from around the diocese.

Since 1995 when Bishop Bruskewitz requested that parish evangelization teams be formed, DEC has offered many opportunities for our 135 parishes. Some of these things provided are: a list of possible evangelization programs and resources, annual evangelization conferences, the SINE process, training in the RCIA program by Barbara Morgan, and Disciples In Mission. The DEC has also received training in evangelization via phone conferences with our professional consultant, Tom Curran. Please let us know what you need and offer your good ideas to be shared with others as we all join together to evangelize southern Nebraska!


The Diocesan Evangelization Committee is an advisory committee for assisting the Bishop in his duty to "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature" (Mk 16:15). The committee intends to do this by recommending ways of informing, educating and motivating the priests of the diocese, the Catholic lay people, the inactive Catholics and non-Catholics and by implementing these ways if asked to do so.

About Fr Sean Kilcawley, Director of the Office of Family Life and Evangelization 

Fr Sean Kilcawley graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1996 with a BS in Middle East Foreign Area Studies.  After serving for three years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army he entered St Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward Nebraska as a pre-theologian for the Diocese of Lincoln, NE.  Fr Kilcawley earned a Masters of Divinity and a STB from St Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2005 and then served the diocese of Lincoln for four years as a High School teacher of religion and parochial vicar.  In 2013, Fr Kilcawley completed an STL (summa cum laude) at the John Paul II institute for marriage and family in Rome.  He currently serves as Diocesan Director of the Office of Family Life and Evangelization for the Diocese of Lincoln.Father Kilcawley


Contact Information

Director: Rev. Sean Kilcawly
Phone: 402-488-2040, Ext. 300
Coordinator: Nick Jorgensen
Phone: 402-488-2040
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