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Becoming Catholic! RCIA

Bible/Book Studies

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Retreats & Spiritual Direction

• Are you a Catholic desiring to learn more about your faith?
• Are you a Catholic needing First Communion or Confirmation?
• Are you seeking Baptism or full communion with the Catholic Church?

The Becoming Catholic! program at St. Stephen the Martyr will help you deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ through a more intimate knowledge of His Church and Holy Scripture.

For more information, please contact Scott and Julie Tylski at tylskisj@cox.net, 402-861-2209, or Adam Ybarra at a.ybarra@stephen.org, 402-861-4507. 

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Learn, grow and form your faith.  One great way is to come to a bible or book study. Morning and evening classes, every day of the week are available. 


Adult Bible Studies

Fall Adult Bible & Book Studies are coming soon!

Questions or interested in hosting/leading a study? Please contact Adam Ybarra at 402.861.4507 or a.ybarra@stephen.org


Looking for Catholic programming to watch from your device or TV?

With FORMED, discover thousands of books, audio talks, movies, documentaries, and studies... there is something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and His Church!

Watching and registering for FORMED is easier than ever:

  1. Go to formed.org/signup
  2. Select our parish by entering name, city and/or zip code
  3. Register with your name and email address
  4. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

Looking for a particular opportunity, not listed?  Please share your idea with Adam Ybarra, Director of Evangelization & Catechesis, at (402) 861-4507 or a.ybarra@stephen.org.

Share your faith and experience fellowship in a small group setting.  

Find a group! Contact Adam Ybarra, Director of Evangelization & Catechesis, at (402) 861-4507 or a.ybarra@stephen.org.

 

Young Adults

This group of Adults between the ages of 18-35 meets on occasion for games, food, bible studies, and fellowship. Request to join our Facebook Group. Contact: Katie Keller at kmkeller15@gmail.com or Adam Ybarra at a.ybarra@stephen.org.


National Council of Catholic Women

This Women’s Council supports, empowers and educates Catholic Women through spirituality, leadership, and service. Meets the first Tuesday of every month during the school year (except January) from 7-8 p.m. in the Parish Center.  Also, enjoy Bunco nights on the third Thursday of every month from 7-9 p.m. in the Parish Center ($10 entry at the door with cash prizes).  Contact: Gigi Stamp at (402) 895-6818 or gigistamp@cox.net. Learn More: website.


Iron Sharpens Iron / That Man is You!

This Men’s Group addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Meets Friday mornings in the Parish Center from 5:30 to 6:55 AM.  Contact: Matt Hustedt at Matt@beyondprintomaha.com or (402) 699-7520.


Martyr Moms

This Mom’s Group gathers for social, faith-based and service opportunities.  Find support as you are formed, fed and strengthened by other moms. This group currently has 6 circles, including Bible studies, playgroups, game nights and fitness.  Learn More: WebsiteFacebook Group


PrimeTimers

This Men's and Women’s group (age 55+) gathers for fun social events, special projects, and support. Find out about upcoming events here. Contact: Jan (402-592-1298), Moe (402-896-2577), Pat (402-201-7945) or stephens.primetimers@gmail.com


Knights of Columbus

This Catholic Men’s group promotes charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.  Meets every second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.  Contact: GrandKnight@kofc10160.org. Website:  kofc10160.org

Parish Retreat / Welcome Weekend

Welcome is a weekend parish retreat for anyone who is looking for more!  Connect with others in the parish, improve your prayer life, or just take a break from the craziness of your every day to have fun, you will find what you are looking for—and more. Don't let the name confuse you! Welcome is for ALL parishioners at least 18 years of age, not just new parishioners!  

Women’s Weekend: TBD

Men's Weekend: TBD

Learn More: stephen.org/welcome-weekend

Questions? Email: ssm.welcome@gmail.com


Christians Encounter Christ (CEC) Weekend

Renew your faith!  Come for a lively, joy-filled weekend, and become strengthened spiritually through discussion, prayer, and song.  This is an opportunity for every Catholic or Christian to “Ignite Your Spiritual Fire”!

These weekend retreats are held at the Archdiocesan Retreat and Conference Center (60th and Military) and cost $80 per person.

For more information contact the St. Stephen the Martyr CEC Parish Representative, Karen Hardy at k.hardy@stephen.org or (402) 689-3993.


Cloisters on the Platte 

Don't miss this amazingly peaceful retreat opportunity!  Retreats at The Cloisters on the Platte are based on the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who lived from 1491 to 1556. During his lifetime, St. Ignatius composed a brief set of meditations, prayers, and mental exercises to be used by men and women seeking to discern God’s will in their lives.  Free-will donation requested, upon retreat weekend conclusion.  Add your name to the waiting list today - many opportunities open up!

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Spiritual Direction

Are you looking for a spiritual director, but don’t have any idea how to go about finding one?  Every first weekend of the month, the members of Regnum Christi bring in a Legionaries of Christ priest to give guidance, confession, mornings of reflection and spiritual direction to its members both in Lincoln and Omaha.  Fr Peter is open to offering spiritual direction to anyone who would like to be accompanied.   If you would like to schedule spiritual direction please go to www.rcheartland.org.  Chick on spiritual direction and then Omaha.  Times are available on the first Friday and Saturday of the month.  Pick your time and sign up.  There is no cost.

Friday
Sep 03

Iron Sharpens Iron / That Man is You

5:45am - 7:15am
Iron Sharpens Iron
This group for men addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Meets Friday mornings in the Gonderinger Parish Center from 5:30 to 6:55 AM. Come every week or whenever you can.

Contact: Buz Fleissner at (402) 306-0265 or bfleissner1@gmail.com.
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center

Eucharistic Exposition

9:00am - 2:30pm
The first Friday of every month. Exposition begins around 9 AM after the 8:15 AM Mass and concludes with Benediction at 2:30 PM. Feel free to come by any time, for any length of time, during 8 AM -2:30 PM. Come, adore Jesus!
Address
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S St, Omaha, NE 68135, USA

Benediction

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Saturday
Sep 04

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Monday
Sep 06

Holy Hour

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Held first Monday of every month at 7 PM in the Church. Join us for the Rosary, scripture, contemplation and Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction.
Address
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S St, Omaha, NE 68135, USA
Tuesday
Sep 07

No Greater Love Adult Study

7:30pm - 8:30pm

“No Greater Love” Adult Study Starts Feb. 18th!

Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's immeasurable and unconditional love as you draw closer to Jesus. Learn how to listen to the Word in scripture and study No Greater Love, A Biblical Walk, presented by Edward Sri. This book and DVD series will walk us step-by-step with Jesus during the last hours of Christ's life. A perfect book to study during Lent!

This group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the GPC. 

Email Nancy at wiederholtnancy@hotmail.com or call Cathy Ashton for more info.

 

Thursday
Sep 09

PrimeTimers Monthly Cards

1:00pm - 3:00pm
2nd and 4th Thursdays — Monthly Cards, Games and Conversation at 1 PM in the GPC. Please bring an item for the food pantry and a snack to share.

This Men’s and Women’s group (age 55+) gathers weekly for fun social events, special projects, and support. PrimeTimers activities are open to anyone who would like to attend.

Questions?
Contact: Jan (402-592-1298), Moe (402-896-2577), Pat (402-201-7945) or stephens.primetimers@gmail.com
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center, 16701 S St, Omaha, NE 68135, USA
Friday
Sep 10

Iron Sharpens Iron / That Man is You

5:45am - 7:15am
Iron Sharpens Iron
This group for men addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Meets Friday mornings in the Gonderinger Parish Center from 5:30 to 6:55 AM. Come every week or whenever you can.

Contact: Buz Fleissner at (402) 306-0265 or bfleissner1@gmail.com.
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center
Saturday
Sep 11

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Sep 14

No Greater Love Adult Study

7:30pm - 8:30pm

“No Greater Love” Adult Study Starts Feb. 18th!

Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's immeasurable and unconditional love as you draw closer to Jesus. Learn how to listen to the Word in scripture and study No Greater Love, A Biblical Walk, presented by Edward Sri. This book and DVD series will walk us step-by-step with Jesus during the last hours of Christ's life. A perfect book to study during Lent!

This group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the GPC. 

Email Nancy at wiederholtnancy@hotmail.com or call Cathy Ashton for more info.

 

Friday
Sep 17

Iron Sharpens Iron / That Man is You

5:45am - 7:15am
Iron Sharpens Iron
This group for men addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Meets Friday mornings in the Gonderinger Parish Center from 5:30 to 6:55 AM. Come every week or whenever you can.

Contact: Buz Fleissner at (402) 306-0265 or bfleissner1@gmail.com.
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center
Saturday
Sep 18

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Sep 21

No Greater Love Adult Study

7:30pm - 8:30pm

“No Greater Love” Adult Study Starts Feb. 18th!

Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's immeasurable and unconditional love as you draw closer to Jesus. Learn how to listen to the Word in scripture and study No Greater Love, A Biblical Walk, presented by Edward Sri. This book and DVD series will walk us step-by-step with Jesus during the last hours of Christ's life. A perfect book to study during Lent!

This group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the GPC. 

Email Nancy at wiederholtnancy@hotmail.com or call Cathy Ashton for more info.

 

Thursday
Sep 23

PrimeTimers Monthly Cards

1:30pm - 2:30pm
This Men’s and Women’s group (age 55+) gathers weekly for fun social events, special projects, and support. PrimeTimers activities are open to anyone who would like to attend.

Questions?

Contact: Jan (402-592-1298), Moe (402-896-2577), Pat (402-201-7945) or stephens.primetimers@gmail.com
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center, 16701 S St, Omaha, NE 68135, USA
Friday
Sep 24

Iron Sharpens Iron / That Man is You

5:45am - 7:15am
Iron Sharpens Iron
This group for men addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Meets Friday mornings in the Gonderinger Parish Center from 5:30 to 6:55 AM. Come every week or whenever you can.

Contact: Buz Fleissner at (402) 306-0265 or bfleissner1@gmail.com.
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center
Saturday
Sep 25

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Sep 28

No Greater Love Adult Study

7:30pm - 8:30pm

“No Greater Love” Adult Study Starts Feb. 18th!

Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's immeasurable and unconditional love as you draw closer to Jesus. Learn how to listen to the Word in scripture and study No Greater Love, A Biblical Walk, presented by Edward Sri. This book and DVD series will walk us step-by-step with Jesus during the last hours of Christ's life. A perfect book to study during Lent!

This group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the GPC. 

Email Nancy at wiederholtnancy@hotmail.com or call Cathy Ashton for more info.

 

Friday
Oct 01

Iron Sharpens Iron / That Man is You

5:45am - 7:15am
Iron Sharpens Iron
This group for men addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Meets Friday mornings in the Gonderinger Parish Center from 5:30 to 6:55 AM. Come every week or whenever you can.

Contact: Buz Fleissner at (402) 306-0265 or bfleissner1@gmail.com.
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center

Eucharistic Exposition

9:00am - 2:30pm
The first Friday of every month. Exposition begins around 9 AM after the 8:15 AM Mass and concludes with Benediction at 2:30 PM. Feel free to come by any time, for any length of time, during 8 AM -2:30 PM. Come, adore Jesus!
Address
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S St, Omaha, NE 68135, USA

Benediction

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Saturday
Oct 02

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Monday
Oct 04

Holy Hour

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Held first Monday of every month at 7 PM in the Church. Join us for the Rosary, scripture, contemplation and Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction.
Address
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S St, Omaha, NE 68135, USA
Tuesday
Oct 05

No Greater Love Adult Study

7:30pm - 8:30pm

“No Greater Love” Adult Study Starts Feb. 18th!

Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's immeasurable and unconditional love as you draw closer to Jesus. Learn how to listen to the Word in scripture and study No Greater Love, A Biblical Walk, presented by Edward Sri. This book and DVD series will walk us step-by-step with Jesus during the last hours of Christ's life. A perfect book to study during Lent!

This group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the GPC. 

Email Nancy at wiederholtnancy@hotmail.com or call Cathy Ashton for more info.

 

Friday
Oct 08

Iron Sharpens Iron / That Man is You

5:45am - 7:15am
Iron Sharpens Iron
This group for men addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Meets Friday mornings in the Gonderinger Parish Center from 5:30 to 6:55 AM. Come every week or whenever you can.

Contact: Buz Fleissner at (402) 306-0265 or bfleissner1@gmail.com.
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center
Saturday
Oct 09

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Oct 12

No Greater Love Adult Study

7:30pm - 8:30pm

“No Greater Love” Adult Study Starts Feb. 18th!

Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's immeasurable and unconditional love as you draw closer to Jesus. Learn how to listen to the Word in scripture and study No Greater Love, A Biblical Walk, presented by Edward Sri. This book and DVD series will walk us step-by-step with Jesus during the last hours of Christ's life. A perfect book to study during Lent!

This group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the GPC. 

Email Nancy at wiederholtnancy@hotmail.com or call Cathy Ashton for more info.

 

Thursday
Oct 14

PrimeTimers Monthly Cards

1:00pm - 3:00pm
2nd and 4th Thursdays — Monthly Cards, Games and Conversation at 1 PM in the GPC. Please bring an item for the food pantry and a snack to share.

This Men’s and Women’s group (age 55+) gathers weekly for fun social events, special projects, and support. PrimeTimers activities are open to anyone who would like to attend.

Questions?
Contact: Jan (402-592-1298), Moe (402-896-2577), Pat (402-201-7945) or stephens.primetimers@gmail.com
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center, 16701 S St, Omaha, NE 68135, USA
Friday
Oct 15

Iron Sharpens Iron / That Man is You

5:45am - 7:15am
Iron Sharpens Iron
This group for men addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Meets Friday mornings in the Gonderinger Parish Center from 5:30 to 6:55 AM. Come every week or whenever you can.

Contact: Buz Fleissner at (402) 306-0265 or bfleissner1@gmail.com.
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center
Saturday
Oct 16

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Oct 19

No Greater Love Adult Study

7:30pm - 8:30pm

“No Greater Love” Adult Study Starts Feb. 18th!

Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's immeasurable and unconditional love as you draw closer to Jesus. Learn how to listen to the Word in scripture and study No Greater Love, A Biblical Walk, presented by Edward Sri. This book and DVD series will walk us step-by-step with Jesus during the last hours of Christ's life. A perfect book to study during Lent!

This group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the GPC. 

Email Nancy at wiederholtnancy@hotmail.com or call Cathy Ashton for more info.

 

Friday
Oct 22

Iron Sharpens Iron / That Man is You

5:45am - 7:15am
Iron Sharpens Iron
This group for men addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Meets Friday mornings in the Gonderinger Parish Center from 5:30 to 6:55 AM. Come every week or whenever you can.

Contact: Buz Fleissner at (402) 306-0265 or bfleissner1@gmail.com.
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center
Saturday
Oct 23

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Oct 26

No Greater Love Adult Study

7:30pm - 8:30pm

“No Greater Love” Adult Study Starts Feb. 18th!

Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's immeasurable and unconditional love as you draw closer to Jesus. Learn how to listen to the Word in scripture and study No Greater Love, A Biblical Walk, presented by Edward Sri. This book and DVD series will walk us step-by-step with Jesus during the last hours of Christ's life. A perfect book to study during Lent!

This group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the GPC. 

Email Nancy at wiederholtnancy@hotmail.com or call Cathy Ashton for more info.

 

Thursday
Oct 28

PrimeTimers Monthly Cards

1:30pm - 2:30pm
This Men’s and Women’s group (age 55+) gathers weekly for fun social events, special projects, and support. PrimeTimers activities are open to anyone who would like to attend.

Questions?

Contact: Jan (402-592-1298), Moe (402-896-2577), Pat (402-201-7945) or stephens.primetimers@gmail.com
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center, 16701 S St, Omaha, NE 68135, USA
Friday
Oct 29

Iron Sharpens Iron / That Man is You

5:45am - 7:15am
Iron Sharpens Iron
This group for men addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Meets Friday mornings in the Gonderinger Parish Center from 5:30 to 6:55 AM. Come every week or whenever you can.

Contact: Buz Fleissner at (402) 306-0265 or bfleissner1@gmail.com.
Address
Gonderinger Parish Center
Saturday
Oct 30

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym

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Therefore, go forth and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have ever commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, even to the consummation of the age.
—  Matthew 28:19-20

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