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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. 

Dr. McNamara's Recorded Videos

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.

None at this time. 

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, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm.  Call or text Marg @ 402-984-4120 if you are interested in taking an hour.

CCD February 1, Class 7pm; Benediction 7:55pm

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 Donuts after 8 & 10am Mass on Sunday, February 5, 2023


Who’s ready for Catholic Schools Week? We are! Vote for your favorite Catholic Schools, St. Cecilia and St. Michael, in Spirit Catholic Radio’s Superstar Contest! For 11 years, Spirit Catholic Radio has been shining a spotlight on Catholic high schools and elementary schools in their listening area with the Superstar Contest. Let’s get our community talking about the importance of Catholic education by encouraging others in our community to vote! Superstar voting competition begins January 30 and lasts through February 10th. Visit to vote!

Acolytes and Lectors of St. Cecilia review and continued formation Saturday February 11 from 10am-Noon.  The first hour will be spiritual and intellectual formation in the hall, the second hour will be practical review in the church.  

Ushers of St. Cecilia Meeting Saturday February 11 at 11am at

Centennial Hall to review safety and protocol.  Thank you for your

service to the Lord and our parish

No Vietnamese Mass on Sunday, February 5, 2023

First Penance at St. Cecilia Sunday February 5 at 3pm in the Church

Church Envelopes Notice

                 Those of you who use church envelopes will not receive envelopes in the mail for February and March.  The company had delays with receiving products and staffing issues.  You will receive your next packet of envelopes at the end of March.

                 We will have blank envelopes from the company at church or just use an envelope from home.  We will ask that you please put your name and envelope #  on that envelope!

                 Now maybe a good time to consider signing up for eGiving with Faith Direct.  Enroll online at

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

Ash Wednesday Mass




Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Stations of the Cross (Ash Wed.)



Stations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent

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

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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