Scripture Studies

Are you looking to take the next step in your spiritual journey?

St. Stephen’s has many opportunities for you this Fall!

My name is Cathy Ashton and I am the new Director of Evangelization and Catechesis at St. Stephen the Martyr. I am new to Omaha. My husband, Mike, and I moved here from Durham, NC one year ago for his job.  We have four children who are grown and scattered about the globe. We feel blessed that God has led us to Omaha and that we have found a home in which to worship here at St. Stephens. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

In my short time here I have met so many wonderful parishioners who are passionate about their faith and are sharing it in so many wonderful ways. Please review the opportunities below. No matter where you are in your faith journey, we invite you to take the next step with us. If you don’t see something that meets you needs below, please don’t hesitate to contact me and share your ideas.

If you have any questions or just want to stop by and say “hi”, my office is in the Gonderinger Parish Center (GPC). My phone number is 402-861-4507 and my email is I would love to meet you!

Do you want to learn more about the bible, study and pray with the scriptures?

We have many different studies happening this Fall! 

Day and TimeStart/End DatesTopicLeader Name
Sun. 7:00-8:30pm
September 23rdSeeking Truth – Luke
Video Lectures by Sharon Doran
($25 book fee)
John Lewandowski
Mon.  6:30pm -8pm
September 10th
(20 week study)
Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom
Videos by Jeff Cavins
($28.95 book fee)
Bob and Wendy Synowicki
Tues. 9:30-11am
GPC – Conf. Rm
September 11thSeeking Truth - Exodus
Lectures by Sharon Doran
Diane Burton
Tues. 7pm
October 23 - January 19The Bible and the Blessed Virgin MaryNancy Wiederholt

Jane Baumert
1st Wed. of the month
GPC Conf. Rm
September 5th
Lectio Divina

The Bible and the Virgin Mary Journey Through Scriptures
Nancy Wiederholt

Pam Davis
Thursday 9:30-11:00am
Sept. 6 - Nov.15Lectio Series - Peter
Sue Clark

Donna Garrett

Cindy Bazis
Thursday 7-9pmStarts Sept. 13th
(20 weeks)
Scripture Study- Acts of the Apostles by Steven RayDan DeLuca
Fri. 9:00-10:30am

(Childcare will be provided)
September 21 – November 16

(Oct. 19th &
Nov. 2nd off)

As part of the Martyr Mom’s Group, please join us!
Christie Hinton
Fri. 1:15-2:15pmSeptember 10
Breaking Open the Word
Study of the upcoming Sunday readings – no prep necessary, just come when you can!
Bob Bastarache

Brenda Kreber

Do you want to get to know other members of the parish? Do you want to pray with other Catholics? Perhaps one of the opportunities below is for you!

Are you a mom looking to meet other like-minded moms?

Please join Martyr Moms! Many different interest circles are being formed:

  • Do you like to exercise? Fitness circle might be for you!
  • Want to have play dates for you kids? Playdate Circle might be for you!
  • Want to study scripture? Fulfilled circle might be for you!
  • Have another idea? You too can start a circle!

Please email to find out more!

Do you like to pray with other women?

Nancy Wiederholt leads a “Spirit Led” praying of the Rosary after the 8:15am Mass Monday mornings in the daily chapel. This is an opportunity to pray the rosary for whatever intentions the group feels the Holy Spirit calling us to pray.

Are you a man looking to meet other men of the church?

Do you want to deepen your understanding of the Catholic Faith?

Then That Man is You! is for you! This group meets every Friday from 5:45am to 6:55am. The doors open at 5:30am for coffee, donuts and fellowship. The presentation begins promptly at 5:45am, followed by small group discussion and ends promptly at 6:55am so that you can get on to the rest of your day. Please contact Buz Fleisner  by email at or by phone at 402-306-0265.


  1. 21 May

    Morning Prayer

    6:10 am
    Daily Mass Chapel (DMC)
  2. 21 May

    Weekday Mass

    6:30 am




Mass Schedules

Mon-Fri: 6:30am, 8:15am
Sat: 8:00am, 5:00pm
Sun: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, Noon, 6:00pm

Reconciliation / Confession

Tues: 5:30pm-6:30pm or by apt.
Sat: 3:30pm - 4:45pm


Parish Office: (402) 896-9675
School Office: (402) 896-0754
Rel.Ed Office: (402) 896-5683
Youth Ministry: (402) 861-4509
Kidzone: (402) 896-4316

St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church
16701 "S" Street, Omaha, NE 68135