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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


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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 coming up.

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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 Friday 2am, Saturday 2am and Saturday 3pm.  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. 


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 402-463-1336 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

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Family password:  photos

Dates:  May 22-26, June 6-10 & 13

Note Changes in High Totus Tuus schedule. The high
school will meet 6:30-8:30pm at St. Michael’s on Sunday, June 4
to Thursday, June 8. Evening meal will be during the high school
session. Volunteers are needed to bring food in for the Team and
the High Schoolers. Please contact Caryn Scott 308-391-0579 if
you can help provide meals!

Hispanic Holy Hour Friday, May 26 at 7pm

Vietnamese Mass Sunday, May 28 at 11:30am

2012 Hastings St. Cecilia graduate, Deacon Timothy Skoch, son of long-time Hastings
residents and former St. Cecilia parishioners, Mike and Ginny Skoch, will be
ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday, May 27,
2023. The ordination will take place at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 16000 W.
143rd St., Olathe, KS, at 10:30 AM. The public is invited to the ordination liturgy
and to a luncheon following the Mass, hosted by the parish.
Father Timothy Skoch will celebrate a First Mass of Thanksgiving on Pentecost
Sunday, May 28, 2023, at St. Mary’s Church, 9208 Main St., St. Benedict, KS.
Mass time is 4:30 PM. An evening picnic dinner/reception will follow the liturgy
ceremony, and will be hosted by the parish. This event, too, is open to the public.
If you wish to send Fr. Skoch a card, he can be reached at his parents’ address,
11473 S. Waterford Dr., Olathe, KS, 66061.


Annual Garage & Bake Sale

June 20-24 at Zion Lutheran School Gym

Please start saving treasures, old & new!

Clean items will be accepted

 beginning Tuesday, June 20.  Bring items to Zion Lutheran School Gym between 9am-5pm.

Please no electronics or broken items

Please pre-price your donations.

Volunteers needed and welcome to help work the sale.

Students needing service hours

 are welcome!

Call Marge & James Koepp

@ 402-418-8117

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 8am Mass only.  No 12:10pm Mass

Coffee & Donuts after 8am Mass only Sunday, June 4.

On June 11, let us come together to celebrate: Jesus’ presence with us in the Most Holy Eucharist. Our parish family of St. Cecilia, Fr. Daro’s 3 years of service at St.
Cecilia, Sr. Yolanda’s 5+ years of service at St. Cecilia.
Corpus Christi Sunday, June 11, 2023– normal Mass schedule.

Then let us gather.
at 4pm in the church for Evening Payer-all servers are invited to vest in cassock
and process at 3:45pm and First Communicants are welcome to wear their dresses and suits. Eucharistic Procession at 4:25pm. Benediction at 4:45pm. Parish Dinner at 5pm featuring Tacos and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. Families are
invited to bring a salad or dessert to share and lawn chairs if you would like to sit
outside east of the parish hall and rectory.

Free Tours-St. Martin’s Parish
Loucky near Deweese
Take a short drive to see an original church.
that has never changed. It is a time capsule.
from earlier years. Tours are available.
Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29
from 1-4pm.

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

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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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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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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