Fr. Michael McCabe


Fr. Michael McCabe is the pastor at St. Mary, Nebraska City and the Superintendent of Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic K-12. He considers it a great honor to serve God’s people in parish and school life. He particularly loves working with the many gifted, faith-filled and generous people in our parish and school, and some of his outside interests are musicals, trains, investments and a good round of golf.

Since moving to Nebraska City in 1998, Fr. McCabe’s duties have also included serving as the hospital chaplain at St. Mary’s Community Hospital and as a member of both the hospital board and the hospital foundation. Additionally, he serves on the endowment committees for Lourdes Central Catholic Schools and Falls City Sacred Heart.

Fr. McCabe has been a member of the Bishop’s Finance Committee since 2004, and he was a board member for the Crossing the Threshold Endowment from 2004-2008.

Prior to becoming the Pastor at St. Mary in Nebraska City, Fr. McCabe spent five years as the Pastor of St. Mary in Dawson and St. Anne in Shubert and was a guidance counselor, religion teacher and coach at Falls City Sacred Heart. Before that, he served as an assistant pastor at St. Mary in Nebraska City and at St. Teresa’s in Lincoln.

Before he was ordained, Michael G. McCabe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Creighton University in 1982, and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His school continued at Mt. St. Mary Seminary, where he earned his Master of Divinity. He was ordained on May 27, 1989.

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Fr. Jim Morin
Associate Pastor

Fr. Jim Morin was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, where his parents still reside. He has five sisters. Fr. Morin was a member of St. Teresa’s Parish in Lincoln. He attended St. Teresa’s Elementary School, Pius X High School, graduating in 2008. The encounters he had with priests at Pius X were especially influential in Fr. Morin’s discernment of his own priestly vocation.

Following high school, Fr. Morin went to Washington University in St. Louis for one semester before deciding to enter the seminary for the Diocese of Lincoln. He was a seminarian at St. Gregory the Great Seminary from 2009-2012. After graduating from St. Gregory’s, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz sent Fr. Morin to the North American College in Rome for his theological studies. There he earned a Bachelor’s in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2015, followed by a License in Patristic Theology from the Patristic Institute in 2017. During his time in Rome, Fr. Morin was blessed to witness the election of Pope Francis, and he was given an opportunity to meet the Holy Father in 2015.

Fr. Morin was ordained a deacon at St. Peter’s Basilica by Timothy Cardinal Dolan on October 1, 2015, the feast day of St. Therese. He was ordained a priest in Lincoln by Bishop Conley on May 28, 2016. During the summer of 2016, he served at Sacred Heart Parish in Crete, Nebraska. He then returned to Rome to complete his studies. In the summer of 2017, he was assigned to be the associate pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Nebraska City and to teach 8
th and 10th grade theology at Lourdes Central Catholic School. Besides his priestly work, he enjoys golf, biking, playing music, traveling, literature, and spending time with friends.

Franciscan Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother

The Franciscan Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother is a Religious Community of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, dedicated to obeying the Lord’s command to spread the Gospel message (Mt. 28:19-20).  Under the patronage of the Sorrowful Mother, the Sisters provide service to those in spiritual need through dedicated prayer, religious presence, education, attentive listening, sharing and caring.

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Sister Cynthia wished to experience the depth of Christ's joy and share it with others. Through her gifts she continues to spread the happiness of God’s love and excite in others the desire to know the source of true joy.

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Fr. Steven Thomlison, Fr. Steven Mills and Fr. Michael McCabe.
Fr. Mills celebrated his first Mass at St. Mary’s Church on Sunday, May 26. Fr. Mills was ordained May 25, 2013 at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln.