Father Mark McKercher

Fr. Mark is a native of Blair, Nebraska, going all the way through the Blair Public Schools (Class of 1986).  He entered the seminary right after high school, attending St. John Vianney Seminary at the College (now University) of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He received his BA in Philosophy while there.  After graduating from St. John Vianney in 1990, he left the seminary for three years, in order to discern whether the call to priesthood was truly his.

During his time out of the seminary he worked for Gallup in Lincoln, and taught 4th grade at Raton Catholic School in Raton, New Mexico, after which he discerned his call back to the seminary.  He re-entered the seminary in 1993, attending Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree.  He was ordained by Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss in 1997.  He has served the Archdiocese as assistant pastor at St. Wenceslaus in Omaha and St. Mary’s in West Point.  He was  Administrator at St. Wenceslaus in Dodge and Sacred Heart in Olean, and pastor at St. Francis in Neligh and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tilden.  We was Senior Associate Pastor at St. Cecilia Cathedral, before coming to St. Stephen’s on March 1, 2012.  In addition, Father Mark taught high school religion for 10 years, at West Point Central Catholic and Pope John Central Catholic in Elgin.

He enjoys classical music and baseball (not necessarily in that order), being an avid fan of Beethoven, the Cincinnati Reds, and whoever is playing the Yankees.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. 18 Jun

    Morning Prayer

    6:10 am
  2. 18 Jun

    Weekday Mass

    6:30 am
    St. Stephen Church

REGULAR

Worship

TIMES

Mass Schedules

Mon-Fri: 6:30am, 12:05pm
Sat: 5:00pm
Sun: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, Noon, 6:00pm

Reconciliation / Confession

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

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School Office: (402) 896-0754
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Youth Ministry: (402) 861-4509
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16701 "S" Street,
Omaha, NE 68135