Father Padraic Stack
Fr. Padraic Stack
Fr. Padraic Stack was born in Ithaca, NY, as was his older brother, but after 18 months, he and his family moved to College Station, TX. After 6 years and the birth of his younger sister, they moved to Amherst, MA to be closer to extended family. However, eight years later, Fr. Padraic and family moved once again, this time to Hastings, NE where Fr. Padraic completed his last three years of high school and graduated in 2000. Much like he wasn’t rooted physically, he also wasn’t rooted spiritually. His parents did a wonderful job raising their children with many of the same morals the Church teaches; however, they were not raised in the Church.
After high school, Fr. Stack attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, graduating in 2008 with a master’s degree in architecture and two bachelor’s degrees: one in civil engineering and one in design. Upon graduation Fr. Stack accepted a full-time position with the architecture firm in Omaha. During this time of transition from school to the working world, he found his heart beginning to transition from desiring the pleasures of the world to desiring the fruits that come from a life of faith. He had been chasing after what the world promised would bring success and happiness, but found himself feeling lost, unfulfilled, and as though his only companion was darkness.
As he was seeking something to fill his emptiness and dispel the darkness, God provided him with an opportunity to work on the structural design of a Catholic Church. Questions started to arise about the design and liturgical layout of the Church, which in turn led to deeper questions about faith in general as he spoke with his coworkers. He slowly started seeking a relationship with God, who was right there waiting for him. With the help of the Holy Spirit working in and through some great friends and co-workers he was led to St. James parish where he went through RCIA and at the Easter Vigil in 2010 received all three Sacraments of Initiation.
The Lord had given him a new life and he was grateful beyond measure. It was in this spirit of gratitude and love for the Lord that he recognized that his life was no longer his own, but that it belonged to Christ and that he was to live this new life in and for Christ. Through much discernment and great spiritual direction, he found himself being drawn toward the vocation of the priesthood. Thus, he began formation at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in August of 2012 in the Pre-Theology. Upon the completion of Pre-Theology he received his bachelor of philosophy degree and remained at Kenrick-Glennon for his theological studies. In May 2018, he graduated valedictorian of his class and received his master of arts in theology, master of divinity, and sacred theological baccalaureate.
Fr. Stack was ordained a priest on June 2, 2018 and began his first assignment as Associate Pastor of St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church. He is excited for this opportunity to love, serve, and accompany this community in their journey of faith as he continues to be formed into the priest that our Lord has called him to be.
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