Adult Faith Formation

We're here to help you learn, grow and form your faith.

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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.

Becoming Catholic! RCIA

Book Studies

Small Groups

Retreats

FORMED - Catholic Programing

Iron Sharpens Iron

Beloved: A Women's Group

Spiritual Direction

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.

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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. 

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Share your faith and experience fellowship in a small group setting. Contact Adam Ybarra, Director of Evangelization & Catechesis, at (402) 861-4507 or a.ybarra@stephen.org to find a group.

 

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.


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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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

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 6- 7 AM.

For more information: stephen.org/iron-sharpens-iron.

Contact: Matt Hustedt at Matt@beyondprintomaha.com or 402-699-7520.

Beginning September 1st, this new group will join together women of St. Stephen the Martyr to grow closer to Jesus. Women of all ages are encouraged to join us! We will meet monthly in the GPC from 6-7 AM on the following dates:

  • Sept. 1
  • Oct. 6
  • Nov. 3
  • Dec. 1
  • Jan. 12
  • Feb. 2
  • Mar. 2
  • Apr. 6
  • May 4

Please grab some friends and join us for fellowship, prayer, and growing together as women of the parish. For more information, contact a.ybarra@stephen.org.

Are you looking for a spiritual director, but don’t have any idea how to go about finding one? Every second Wednesday and Thursday 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. Click on spiritual direction and then Omaha. Times are available on the second Wednesday and Thursday of the month. Pick your time and sign up. There is no cost.

Friday
Dec 02

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
Dec 03

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Monday
Dec 05

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
Dec 06

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
Dec 08

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
Dec 09

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
Dec 10

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Dec 13

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
Dec 16

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
Dec 17

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Dec 20

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
Dec 22

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
Dec 23

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
Dec 24

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Dec 27

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
Dec 30

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
Dec 31

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Monday
Jan 02

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
Jan 03

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
Jan 06

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
Jan 07

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Jan 10

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
Jan 12

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
Jan 13

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
Jan 14

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Jan 17

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
Jan 20

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
Jan 21

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Jan 24

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
Jan 26

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
Jan 27

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
Jan 28

Adult Volleyball

6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address
Gym
Tuesday
Jan 31

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.

 

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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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