how to give

Help us continue
our mission.

Although the Holy Family Shrine is part of the Archdiocese, it does not receive financial support from them and operates independently. We rely solely on the generosity of our visitors. Your donation will help us maintain our facilities, support our dedicated staff, beautify the site that draws thousands of visitors each year, and continue our mission. We’ve made it easy to contribute as much and as often as you’d like with three convenient ways to give.

Donate by Check

Check Donations

Donations can be made payable to the
Holy Family Shrine and mailed to:

Holy Family Shrine
PO Box 507
Gretna, NE 68028

Online Donations

Online Donations

You can donate right now using our simple online donation form!

Donate In-Person

In-Person Giving

Donation boxes can be found in the Visitor Center and Chapel. Donation envelopes are also available at our welcome table in the Visitor Center to take with you and mail later.

A place where the Holy Spirit stirs the supernatural sense of faith in order to help visitors seek the truth.

How does your
donation help?

The Shrine could not continue to exist without the support of our donors and volunteers, as all of our financial support comes donations. The Shrine operates separately from the Omaha Archdiocese, so it does not receive funds from them or other organizations. Donations fund the operational costs of maintenance, utilities, repairs and improvements, as well as a full-time and a part-time staff member. We are greatly appreciative and grateful for your support!

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are essential to keeping the Shrine open for visitors and pilgrims. Volunteers help with welcoming and providing information to visitors, gift shop operations, gardening and grounds maintenance.

Holy Family Shrine volunteers usually work in 3- to 4-hour shifts once a week, once every other week, or once a month, depending on their schedules. The greatest need for volunteers is during the summer months when visitation is at its highest. We’re grateful for any time you are able to contribute. Please contact us at 402-332-4565 or fill out our contact form to find out more information about our volunteer opportunities.

Annual Appeal

The Shrine’s Annual Appeal is held every November. Appeal letters are mailed out to the visitors and donors in our database. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our list.