Rev. Thomas J. Schultes


Associate Pastor

Rev. Timothy C. Danek


In Residence

Rev. Jonathan J. Haschke


Parish Secretary

Linda Willson

Fr. Thomas J. Schultes
Fr. Thomas Schultes is pastor at Saint Mary.   He was assigned to St. Mary in the summer of 2019.

He was ordained a priest in 2012.  His assignments as assistant pastor were at St. Peter in Lincoln (teaching at Pius X High School) and St. Patrick and missions in McCook (teaching at St. Patrick Grade School).   He served as pastor of Sacred Heart – Lawrence, St. Stephen – Lawrence, and Our Lady of Assumption – Deweese for three years before this assignment to St. Mary.   Father is part of the diocese Engaged Encounter community and assists the diocesan finance office as his schedule allows.

Father grew up in Hastings, Nebraska, where he attended Hastings Catholic Schools K-12.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Accounting and Finance, along with a Masters in Accounting.  He worked for four years on the audit staff of Grant Thornton LLP in Lincoln and then five years as the financial officer for a private company based in Lincoln.  His seminary formation included two years at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, followed by four years at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia.

Father is the oldest of three children – his parents and siblings’ families, inclusive of 10 nieces and nephews all reside in Hastings.  One of his favorite activities is simply being an uncle whenever possible.  The priesthood is much like that – being an uncle to souls of all ages!


Fr. Timothy C. Danek
Associate Pastor


Fr. Tim Danek is assistant pastor at St. Mary.  He was assigned to St. Mary in the summer of 2019.

Fr. Danek was ordained a priest in 2017.  He has served as assistant pastor at St. Peter in Lincoln (teaching at Pius X High School) and Church of the Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth.

Fr. Danek grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he attended Cathedral of the Risen Christ School K-8.  He attended Pius X High School from 2003-2007. Following graduation, Father held different jobs while attending Southeast Community College in search of a degree in Criminal Justice.  He discerned to enter the seminary in the fall of 2009.  He graduated from St. Gregory the Great Seminary in 2013 with a bachelors degree.  He attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary from 2013-2017, graduating with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts with focus in Pastoral Theology.

Father is the middle of 5 children.  His parents, siblings, and 8 nieces and nephews all live in Lincoln. Father enjoys golfing and simply being outdoors, especially in the summer!  He very much looks forward to serving the Nebraska City community!


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Fr. Jonathan J. Haschke
In Residence


Fr. Jonathan Haschke is in residence at Saint Mary, Nebraska City.  He serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Lourdes Central Catholic School.  He wasordained a priest in 2009 and has served at several parishes in the city of Lincoln, three years as pastor at Sacred Heart in Roseland, NE and one year as pastor of St. Mary in Nebraska City before becoming a full-time school administrator.  He has taught theology classes at Pius X High School, Lincoln, Hastings Catholic Schools, and Lourdes Central Catholic. 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. 

Fr. Haschke grew up in northeast Nebraska on a farm near Humphrey where his parents continue to farm.  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 in school administration.  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 St. Mary and Lourdes!

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.

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