Worship

Give praise and thanksgiving to God through prayer, celebrating the Eucharist, and receiving the sacraments.

Mass Times

DAILY MASS
Monday-Friday at 6:30 AM & 8:15 AM*
Saturday at 8:15 AM*

WEEKEND MASS
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM*, 10:30 AM, and 6:00 PM

*These Masses will be live-streamed and can be watched from our Facebook page and website.

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Christmas Mass 2020

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A few reminders about attending Mass during this time [updated on 7/1/2021]

We've been looking forward to the lifting of the dispensation from Sunday Obligation for quite some time! We believe that the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of our lives as Catholics. What an awesome gift that we experience in gathering as a community to hear the Word of God and to receive the Lord’s precious Body in Holy Communion!  Many of you have returned to regular Mass attendance, while a good number have not yet. We are praying for you and hope that you will return feeling safe and comfortable. Below you will find a few reminders.
  • The City of Omaha Mask Ordinance has expired and so we are no longer requiring masks to be worn while inside our buildings. We encourage everyone to continue wearing a mask as you feel comfortable when here at Saint Stephen the Martyr for Mass, prayer, and activities.
  • All sections will be open for seating. We encourage you to sit where you are comfortable. The 7:30 AM and 6 PM Masses are great alternatives for those interested in more space.
  • The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days does not bind those who are ill; if you are sick or think you may be sick, please stay home. Live-streaming continues for daily 8:15 AM Mass and Sunday 9 AM Mass.
  • Offertory collection will be taken up with long-handled baskets and we encourage people to volunteer for Mass by helping as Ushers. Please consider utilizing Online Giving.
  • For those wanting to receive Holy Communion on the tongue please go to the end of the Priest line.
  • Distribution of Precious Blood remains omitted.
Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”
—   John 6:35

Private Prayer

Listen to His voice in the depth of our hearts.

Daily Mass Chapel and Worship Space are open from 9 AM to 9 PM Monday-Friday and from 10:00 AM to 6 PM on Saturday-Sunday. The Adoration Chapel is open 24/7; door access code: 9675*

Eucharistic Adoration

Come as you are to spend time with Jesus.

Sundays with Solemn Vespers from 4 to 5 PM and on the first Friday of the Month from 9 AM to Noon in the Worship Space. No sign up required.

Home-bound Eucharist

Receive the Holy Eucharist in your own home

Contact the parish office at (402) 896-9675 to make arrangements.

Eucharistic Adoration 

“A Holy Hour before the Most Blessed Sacrament so pleases the Heart of Jesus, that every man, woman and child on earth receives a new effect of God’s graces.” – St. Faustina 

We invite you to take a moment out of your busy lives and spend an hour with the Most Blessed Sacrament. 

Wednesday from 3 to 4 PM; Sunday from 4 to 5 PM (with Solemn Vespers)

In-person adorers are not required to sign up; will also be streamed on Facebook Live

 


 

Rosary

Join Seminarian Logan Hepp on our Facebook page every Thursday at noon in praying the Rosary on Facebook Live.

 



Private Prayer

The Daily Mass Chapel and Worship Space are available for private prayer between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday-Friday and between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

The Adoration Chapel is open 24/7 and is accessible by using the exterior keypad near the North entrance after-hours.

We request you to self-monitor building capacity while in the building to assure no more than ten are gathered at any time and remain mindful of proper social distancing.

 

Confession

Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, Saturday from 3:30 to 4:45 PM, or by appointment

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Advent Confession Schedule

Experience God’s healing love, forgiving mercy, and resting peace with the Sacrament of Reconciliation before Christmas.

In lieu of our annual Advent Reconciliation Service, we are offering additional times for confessions.

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Children's Liturgy

Family-Friendly Program, Ages 4-8

Children are invited to be dismissed from Mass (during our 5 PM, 9 AM and 10:30 AM weekend Masses) after the Introductory Rites for an age-appropriate bible study. This helps children connect the Scripture to daily life in a meaningful way. The children are returned to the Mass prior to the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Get Involved in the Mass

Become a Liturgical Minister

The miracle of God’s physical presence to us at every Mass is the truest testament to Christ’s love for us and His desire for each of us to have a personal relationship with Him. Every liturgical celebration is an action of Christ the High Priest and of his Mystical Body, which is the Church. It therefore requires the participation of the People of God in the work of God. Get involved in this "service in worship"!

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Morning Prayer

Pray the Liturgy of Hours, Weekdays and Saturdays at 6:10 AM in the Daily Mass Chapel or Church

Rosary

Pray the Rosary with us, Weekdays at 7:50 AM and Saturdays at 7:50 AM in the Daily Mass Chapel; and at 8:30 AM on Sundays in the Church

Spirit-Led Rosary

Listen to the Holy Spirit, share what's on your heart and pray the Rosary with us, Monday mornings from 8:45 - 10:00 AM in the Daily Mass Chapel

Eucharistic Adoration

Come, sit with Jesus, any time, in the Reservation Chapel and during scheduled Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction

Holy Hour

The first Monday of every month at 7 PM in the Church. Join us for the Rosary, scripture, contemplation and Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction.

Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction

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 9 AM to 2:30 PM. Come, adore Jesus!

Ablaze

Held monthly on Friday evenings at a local Parish. Ablaze brings the fire of God's love into the world through lively music, praise, worship, prayer and Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction. Visit: www.ablazeworship.org

Homebound Eucharist

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Curious about Eucharistic Adoration?

Jesus dwells in the Sacred Eucharist that resides in our Tabernacle in our Reservation Chapel. When we spend time with Christ in Adoration, we open ourselves to His Graces.

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Why Confession?

Experience God's Mercy: Peace, Joy, Relief and Love

"The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ." - Catholics Come Home

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What is Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction?

Eucharistic Exposition involves the act of a priest or deacon removing the Sacred Host from the Tabernacle and placing it in a Monstrance on the Altar for Adoration. Benediction concludes Eucharistic Exposition.

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