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FAQs

Why ArchOmaha Unite?

Our world is experiencing deep division, and it’s become easy to focus on our differences and disagreements. There is so much that seeks to divide us, and reconciliation and healing can seem out of reach. ArchOmaha Unite was created to help bring us together in the Archdiocese of Omaha. It’s an opportunity to experience the healing and sense of community that comes from the Holy Spirit. Unite aims for Catholics to leave the event surprised, energized and unified in Christ, and therefore, ready to connect and engage more deeply at their home parish.

Who should attend Unite?

Unite is for everyone! No matter your age or where you are in your faith, if you're Catholic in the Archdiocese of Omaha, you should attend Unite. Come with your parish, your family or lay apostolate!

What is there for kids?

ArchOmaha Unite provide special tracks - Teen Unite and Junior Unite - with inspiring programming tailored to children and youth in grades 2 - 12. Additionally, there is a session for young children ages 4 - 6 called Wee Unite. Space is limited, and early registration is advised. Registration officially closes for youth tracks on May 1. Registration for all children and youth in the these special tracks includes a free boxed lunch!

What about non-English speakers?

Unite celebrates the diversity of Catholics found in the Archdiocese of Omaha in several ways. English and Spanish-speaking emcees will enable the broader audience to enjoy Unite, and several sessions will be translated into Spanish. In addition, an afternoon Latino Unite will help Latino Catholics celebrate their faith with vibrant music and powerful talks.

How much does it cost?

Admission is free! You can register online individually or as a group, and check the website often for updates on other information such as parking and meal options.

How is the archdiocese paying for Unite?

Unite is completely funded through the generosity of private donors and business sponsors.

What about those coming from the furthest locations?

Those who wish to spend the night in Omaha can get a group rate at the Hilton Omaha, right across the street from the CHI Health Center. Rooms are limited, those interested in booking should not delay. Also, many parishes are chartering buses to bring members of the parish to Unite. Check with your parish staff to see if a bus is available.

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What about transportation for large groups?

Parishes wishing to organize a large group to make the journey together will be connected to our list of reliable transportation vendors.

When and where can people register?
Do I need to bring everything in a clear bag?

No! Because this is a free, non-profit event, the CHI Health Center does not require the use of clear bags. Please note that purses, diaper bags, etc. will still be inspected at all entrances.

Can I come and go from the event?

It's important to attend the full day of Unite if possible, especially if you are traveling with your parish. It's one day out of the year to come together as a community and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you have to leave, you will need to show your registration information at security to re-enter.

Will there be Adoration?

Yes, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day. You may sign up for a 30-minute session when you register, or just drop in any time for some one-on-one time with Christ.

How do I get good seats?

All seating is general admission - there is no reserved seating, so plan to come early to secure seats for yourself, your family, or your parish group.

What about food?

There will be a lunch break from noon - 2:00 p.m. and a dinner break from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Arena concessions will be open throughout the day (except during Mass), and attendees are free to seek meal options in the downtown area. No outside food or beverages will be allowed, and proof of registration will be necessary to re-enter.

Youth attending Wee, Junior and Teen unite will receive a free boxed lunch.

Can I volunteer?

Yes! ArchOmaha Unite is seeking both English and Spanish-speaking volunteers to be greeters, ushers, Eucharistic ministers (must be mandated), youth track helpers (must be Safe Environment-certified), and general event assistance. You may sign up to volunteer when you register, email us at unite@archomaha.org

Follow-up information and details will be emailed closer to the event date.

All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and free lunch or dinner the day of the event.

All volunteers are required to attend a training meeting on Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the CHI Health Convention Center.

Any restrictions for children/youth?

All attendees must bring proof of registration to check-in on the day of the event. Proof of registration will also be needed to re-enter the event.

No flip-flops are permitted for children and youth, but open-toe shoes or sandals are allowed.

After Teen/Junior Unite, can I tell my children to meet me in the arena?

Only a parent, legal guardian or designated adult 21-years or older can drop-off or pick-up a youth/child attendee, and this must be specified at the time of registration.

Can I pick up my child early from a youth track?

It is recommended that your child remain in the youth session for the full duration. If you have a special situation and early pickup is necessary, please communicate this when you sign your child in that day.

Can I add a designated pick-up person for my child at check-in?

Yes, if you need to add another designated pick-up person you will be able to do so when you check your child in that day.

What if my little one gets fussy?

No worries! We’ll have a room set up where you can bring your restless little one to have the run of the room, play with some toys, and maybe make some new friends for later playdates while you’re there. You can even watch the event from there on big-screens.

I’m a nursing mother. Is there a quiet place I can nurse while at Unite?

Breastfeeding mothers will have multiple options for quiet spaces with one area equipped with electrical outlets and a small refrigerator for storage. For more information on room assignments, check your program when you arrive at Unite.

What if I need to change my registration?

Unfortunately, we are unable to change information in individual registrations. Please re-register through the portal on this website and email unite@archomaha.org to cancel your original registration.

What about parking?

Please see the Need to Know page for all parking info.

I can no longer attend Unite. What should I do?

We are sorry you can't join us at Unite, but you can give someone else a chance to attend by emailing unite@archomaha.org and letting us know you won't be able to attend.

What if I don't receive an email confirmation?

If you did not receive an email confirmation, please check your spam or junk mail folder. If you still don't find it, it is likely that you did not complete the registration process. Please try to re-register through this website. If you still do not receive a confirmation email, please email us at unite@archomaha.org.

What do I do if I've lost my email confirmation?

You will need your confirmation email to be admitted to ArchOmaha Unite. If you no longer have your confirmation email, please email us at unite@archomaha.org, and we will send you a new confirmation.

Will there be sign language for the hearing impaired?

Yes, there will be a sign language interpreter at Unite.

What about those with special needs?

The CHI Health arena is ADA compliant and has multiple seating areas for those in wheelchairs and their companions. The arena also has a limited number of listening-assist devices available for the hearing impaired that are available for checkout with a driver's license. These devices are first come first served and can be accessed at guest services. Additionally, there will be two sign language interpreters present with special seating for those who are deaf. When you register, there is an area where you can list any special considerations you have.

If you have further questions, please email unite@archomaha.org or call (402) 827-3726.