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Fr. Jonathan Haschke
Pastor

Fr. Jonathan Haschke is the pastor of Saint Mary, Nebraska City and the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer of Lourdes Central Catholic School.
He was ordained a priest in 2009 and has served at three parishes in the city of Lincoln: Saint Teresa, Blessed Sacrament and Saint Joseph. Most recently he served as pastor in Roseland, Nebraska at Sacred Heart Church and its mission parish of Assumption. He has taught theology classes at Pius X High School, Lincoln and St. Cecilia Middle School and High School in Hastings during that time. From 2013-2018, Fr. Haschke served as the Assistant Pro-Life Director for the Diocese of Lincoln. He continues to serve in post-abortion healing ministry, assisting with Rachel’s Vineyard retreats and Project Rachel ministry.
He grew up in northeast Nebraska on a farm near Humphrey where his parents continue to farm corn and soybeans. He has six siblings: one brother and five sisters who are also some of his closest friends. His hobbies include many outdoors activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking and biking.
After graduating high school from Humphrey Saint Francis, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology at the University of Wyoming. In his senior year of college, he heard the call to become a priest. After seminary formation, he was ordained in May of 2009. In 2016, he also completed a Master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in order to serve as a school administrator.
He says that the calling to the priesthood is awesome and very rewarding. With every challenge God has poured out many more blessings. He says that he is blessed to be able to serve the people at Saint Mary’s and Lourdes!


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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.

Desiring the fullness of life Sister Ana Maria prayed for the perfect spouse. In love, God called and her prayers were answered beyond expectation.

Sister Kathleen desired a life of prayer and living with like-minded, faith-filled individuals. Bonded in community, she continues to be strengthened daily through the adoration and reception of Holy Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours, community prayers, spiritual reading and meditation.


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.


Is God calling you to join us as we stand with Mary at Calvary and present Christ to the world?  For more information about our Community visit www.franciscansisters.net

 
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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.