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Welcome to
St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Hastings, Nebraska

A Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Lincoln

Kansas Ave, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Hastings, NE

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Classes begin Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 pm at St. Michael's Elementary School. The year's calendar is found here.


Find ALL available Mass times, including Holy Days of Obligation, as well as Confession, Stations of the Cross, and Eucharistic Adoration times  under the "Mass and Confessions Schedule" tab, accessed via the button below.

No holy days at this time.

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Email by Monday to add to next Sunday's bulletin & "Events at a Glance."

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Events at a Glance

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Upcoming Parish Events are periodically updated here accordingly and can be found in full in the Bulletin.

Join us for National Speaker & Author Paul Zucarelli on Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm in Centennial Hall. 

If you or a family member are in the hospital and would like a priest to visit or receive the sacraments, please be sure to call the parish office to let us know. 


One way we can thank the priest of our parish for all they do is providing them with a home cooked meal. Please use the link below to sign up to bring a meal to the rectory. Plan for 5 priest. Request- No mushrooms. Delivery: Ring the bell on the side door next to the garage, if no one answers enter the rectory and place food on the table. 6:00 delivery time. Best if food is cooked, if you are unable to cook the food, drop of during the day to Penny. Any questions call Chelsey @ 402.469.3004 or Penny at the rectory office 402-463-1336

Join us for Praise and Worship on Thursday, September 21 at the 7pm Parish Holy Hour.

Join us for coffee and donuts on Sunday, October 1st after the 8am Mass.

CSS Bountiful Harvest is Sunday, October 8, 2023.

An evening of fellowship celebrating the work of Catholic Social Services Hasting and Supporting HOPE IN THE GOOD LIFE. Hastings City Auditorium 400 N. Hastings Ave.  Social Time at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm, Program at 7pm.  Silent Auction throughout the evening. All attendees must RSVP before 9/22/23 deadline.  Register & pay online with a credit card:

Life Chain
A peaceful and prayerful gathering to remind the community and
its leaders that we care about the plight of the pre-born children and
their mothers. Radical solidarity to be courageously pro-woman,
promoting a choice that truly protects, accompanies, and supports
women and their children.
October 1, 2:00-3:00 pm, St. Cecilia Church
is assigned to the blocks along Burlington between 2nd
and 7th street

Baptism Class Saturday, Sept. 23 from9-10am in Centennial Hall.

Step into the Breach for Your Family
The Breach in the Church. In the past two decades, more than 14
million Catholics have left the faith. In the face of these losses,
Catholic men are called to put aside any hesitation to live a life of
mission. The K of C have produced “Into the Breach”, a video
series inspired by Bishop Thomas Olmsted’s
apostolic exhortation of the same name.
When: Saturdays 7:30-8:30am from Sept. 9-Nov. 11
Where: Centennial Hall
Donuts and Coffee Provided
All men high school & above are welcome

St. Cecilia Parish Catechesis & Prayer. You are invited to learn
more about Catholicism, grow in the understanding of our Catholic
Faith and learn how to pray. This is for parishioners, for Christians
who are curious about learning about Catholicism and for
those who didn’t grow up with any faith but who are seeking the
Truth. For those interested in getting Baptized and becoming
Catholic, we will go through the Order of Christian Initiation for
Adults (OCIA), in the past in the United States this was called
Join us on Thursdays from Sept-Easter Season. We will start
class on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6:30-8pm in Centennial Hall.
Most Thursdays we will also go to the Church to pray for part of
our Parish Holy Hour.

Surviving Divorce
St. Cecilia & St. Michael Parishes are pleased to announce an exciting new ministry
that will bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and
loneliness of a broken marriage. Surviving Divorce features twelve video presentations
that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues,
dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage.
This program is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with
issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore
their hope, and begin authentic healing.
Tuesdays, October 3 – December 19, 2023
St. Michael Church Family Room
7-8:30 PM
Call the Office of Family Life to register or if you have questions, 402-473-0620
Size of session is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration Fee: $50 (please bring to the first session)
Facilitators: Karissa O’Hearn & Debora Huthmacher, St. Cecilia Parishioners

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, October through May, at 6:00 pm in Centennial Hall. 

Council 11823 meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Centennial Hall KofC Room.

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Our Parish Bulletin

Fr. Clinch's Letter

Read Fr. Clinch's Pastoral Letter for spiritual insight and periodical parish updates.


Select the button below to access his letter, found under the "Fr. Clinch's Letter" tab.

Email by Monday to add to next Sunday's bulletin.

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Fr. Craig Clinch


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Parish Office: 402-463-1336 

Available 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday (excluding Holy Days of Obligation).

Locating & Contacting Our Parish

St. Cecilia Catholic Church: Corner of W. 7th St. & N. Kansas Ave.

Parking along Kansas Ave, in the high school parking lot, and 7th St. (Sundays only)

Parish Office: 301 W. 7th St. Hastings, NE, 68901

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Sacramental Emergencies: 402-463-1336

Access the Parish's spiritual resources, which includes:

  • Engaging the Mass

  • Spiritual Readings

  • Spiritual Podcasts

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House, located in Waverly, Nebraska, serves the Diocese of Lincoln in providing retreats to the laity year round. New retreats are offered nearly every week, ranging from 1-8 days in length. Hosts vary from our local diocesan priests and religious orders to nationally recognized Catholic retreat leaders.

Select the Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House logo above to be sent to their retreat schedule to find out the next opportunity for you to attend!




By clicking on the "Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults" emblem, you can send us an email with your intent to join our classes with Fr. Clinch.



By clicking on the "Hastings Catholic Schools (HCS)" seal, you can access information about Catholic education at St. Michael Elementary and St. Cecilia Middle/High School here in Hastings.

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By clicking on the "Faith Direct" emblem, you can access the donation portal for our parish to monetarily donate to our parish. Your support is vital to continually moving our parish forward in our mission to bring Christ to all. Your generosity is so very appreciated!

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By clicking on the "Formed" emblem, you can access engaging Catholic entertainment and learn from a wide range of materials including documents, sacramental prep videos, and audio talks.

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