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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

View of St. Cecilia  from Kansas Ave

Events During Lent

Our Lenten liturgical and devotional schedule and parish Fish Fry information are available via the buttons below. 

Emmaus Institute
Biblical Seminar

Find out more about about the seminar hosted by our parish during this Holy Week.

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.

Holy Week Mass and confession times are available. 

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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.

Open Adoration hours are Monday 1am, Saturday 2am.  Call or text Marg @ 402-984-4120 if you are interested in taking an hour.

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. 


Coffee and Rolls after the 8am and 10am Mass on April 2,

It’s time for a new church directory.  Our church will not be complete without you. Schedule your professional photography session by simply going online and following the instructions below or contact the parish office to give you a sign up time.  Everyone who is photographed by Universal will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 portrait and a directory!  You ‘ll enjoy a variety of poses, backgrounds, portrait sizes, finish and framing options and have the opportunity to purchase portraits to give to family and friends.


Signup is open now.  Go to

User name-church ID :ne202

Family password:  photos

Dates:  May 22-26, June 6-10

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 Spring/Easter church cleaning on

Monday, April 3, 2023 starting at 6pm.  Please bring your own rags and bucket.

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday, March 28, at 7pm in Centennial Hall

Interested in an annual subscription to Magnificat?

Please contact the parish office if you are interested in a copy.   It would be shipped to the rectory for you to pick up each month in the south sacristy. The price is $22 for the USA-Regular Edition. Please call the parish office 402.463.1336 to add your name to the list. Money will be due by Thursday, April 20.

Emmaus Institue Seminar Saturday, April 1 from 9-1pm in Centennial Hall.

Sign up for our Hastings Catholic Community Prayer Chain and other Parish Groups

Join us at Theisen Hall 7pm on Wednesday, April 5for a presentation from Dr. Martin on “Compassion Fatigue”

The Lord’s steadfast, compassionate accompaniment is at the heart of a life-long and enriching journey of faith. His merciful love and our receptivity to it provides the disposition and template for loving our neighbors as ourselves. Yet we often struggle mightily to do so. Dr. Martin will address common psychological obstacles to loving God, neighbor, and self. Using numerous examples from his work as a clinical psychologist, he will also describe “compassion fatigue” in the home and school, and how to will the good of others yet neither be overwhelmed by others’ needs nor the demands of one’s own personal vocation.

Envelopes to order plants to adorn our altar at Easter can be found on the bulletin tables. $18.00 per name/plant. Deadline to order is April 4.

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.


Lenten Liturgical

5:30 pm

Stations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent

7:00 pm Spanish

Holy Week

Additional opportunities to receive the sacrament of reconciliation being on Palm Sunday, April 2. The schedule for all sacraments and liturgical opportunities can be found be clicking the button below.

St. Cecilia Parish 
Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Council #11823

All are welcome to come to the St. Cecilia Parish Fish Fry every Friday during Lent and Ash Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 pm in Centennial Hall. It is all you can eat with prices at:

Adult - $15.00

Seniors - $12.00

12 & Under - $8.00

3 & Under - Free

Religious - Free

Family Max at $50.00

Altar Society will be selling $2 pie slices also.

See the poster below or click the PDF link. Call 402-216-6152 for more information.


Lawerence O.P.

"Women at Calvary"

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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

Sacramental Emergencies: 402-463-1336

Contact us via:

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Our Parish Bulletin

Email by Monday to add to next Sunday's 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.

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Fr. Craig Clinch


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Access the Parish's spiritual resources, which includes:

  • Engaging the Mass

  • Spiritual Readings

  • Spiritual Podcasts

by clicking the button below


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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