FR. VITALIS ANYANIKE
Holy Name Church
An African native, Fr. Vitalis became a naturalized citizen following his family’s decision to immigrate to the United States. He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood for the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska on June 1, 2002 and is currently the pastor of two parishes, Holy Name Church and St. Benedict the Moor. Fr. Vitalis loves being a priest and he especially enjoys preaching and celebrating the sacraments. His hobbies include reading, walking, music, watching soccer and football (not all at the same time), traveling and making friends.
In addition to his parish duties, Fr. Vitalis works very closely with a missionary religious community of sisters and brothers he founded in 2003 based in Nigeria and the United States called Ad Gentes Missionaries.