Staff

Pastor

Rev. Thomas J. Schultes

 

Senior Associate Pastor

Rev. Mark S. Pfeiffer
 

In Residence

Rev. Jonathan J. Haschke

 

Parish Secretary

Linda Willson
 

 
 
Fr. Thomas J. Schultes
Pastor
                   
 
 
Fr. Thomas Schultes is pastor at Saint Mary.   He was assigned to St. Mary in the summer of 2019.

He was ordained a priest in 2012.  His assignments as assistant pastor were at St. Peter in Lincoln (teaching at Pius X High School) and St. Patrick and missions in McCook (teaching at St. Patrick Grade School).   He served as pastor of Sacred Heart – Lawrence, St. Stephen – Lawrence, and Our Lady of Assumption – Deweese for three years before this assignment to St. Mary.   Father is part of the diocese Engaged Encounter community and assists the diocesan finance office as his schedule allows.

Father grew up in Hastings, Nebraska, where he attended Hastings Catholic Schools K-12.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Accounting and Finance, along with a Masters in Accounting.  He worked for four years on the audit staff of Grant Thornton LLP in Lincoln and then five years as the financial officer for a private company based in Lincoln.  His seminary formation included two years at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, followed by four years at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia.

Father is the oldest of three children – his parents and siblings’ families, inclusive of 10 nieces and nephews all reside in Hastings.  One of his favorite activities is simply being an uncle whenever possible.  The priesthood is much like that – being an uncle to souls of all ages!

 

 

Fr. Mark S. Pfeiffer
Senior Associate Pastor

                      
 

Fr. Mark Pfeiffer is the senior associate pastor at St. Mary Church.  He was ordained a priest on May 29, 1982 and first served at St. Joseph Church in Lincoln.  From there, he served at Sacred Heart, Lawrence, Church of the Holy Spirit, Plattsmouth and four different assignments in western, Nebraska, Exeter, Wahoo, St. Michael and now St. Mary. 

Father's mission reaches out to married couples through the enhancement of couple communication in Marriage Encounter, developing heart-to-heart relationships in Christ.  Ministry at St. Mary includes hospital, nursing homes, those in their homes, Legion of Mary and networking with lives.

Fr. Pfeiffer grew up as a "farm kid" near Paul, attending St. Joseph Church of Paul, ten miles out of Nebraska City.  Parents were Leonard and Helen Pfieffer, middle of five children.  He experienced a genuine Pioneer spirit among the St. Joseph Parishioners affecting faith life incredibly.  Attended Lourdes Elementary and High School.  He jumped at the opportunity responding to the Lord's call immediately following High School, attending St. Pius X Seminary in Erlanger, Ky and Mount St. Mary Emmitsburg, MD. for Theology.

Interests include fondness for Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and follows major sporting events. 

He has witnessed some terrific happenings in his Priesthood, seeing ways God touches hearts and lives through the impact of the praying community of faith.

 

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Fr. Jonathan J. Haschke
In Residence

 

Fr. Jonathan Haschke is in residence at Saint Mary, Nebraska City.  He serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Lourdes Central Catholic School.  He was ordained a priest in 2009 and has served at several parishes in the city of Lincoln, three years as pastor at Sacred Heart in Roseland, NE and one year as pastor of St. Mary in Nebraska City before becoming a full-time school administrator.  He has taught theology classes at Pius X High School, Lincoln, Hastings Catholic Schools, and Lourdes Central Catholic. From 2013-2018, Fr. Haschke served as the Assistant Pro-Life Director for the Diocese of Lincoln.  He continues to serve in post-abortion healing ministry, assisting with Rachel’s Vineyard retreats and Project Rachel ministry. 

Fr. Haschke grew up in northeast Nebraska on a farm near Humphrey where his parents continue to farm.  He has six siblings:  one brother and five sisters who are also some of his closest friends.  His hobbies include many outdoors activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking and biking.  After graduating high school from Humphrey Saint Francis, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology at the University of Wyoming.  In his senior year of college, he heard the call to become a priest.  After seminary formation, he was ordained in May of 2009.  In 2016, he also completed a Master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in order to serve in school administration.  He says that the calling to the priesthood is awesome and very rewarding.  With every challenge God has poured out many more blessings. He says that he is blessed to be able to serve the people at St. Mary and Lourdes!


Franciscan Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother

 

The Franciscan Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother is a Religious Community of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, dedicated to obeying the Lord’s command to spread the Gospel message (Mt. 28:19-20).  Under the patronage of the Sorrowful Mother, the Sisters provide service to those in spiritual need through dedicated prayer, religious presence, education, attentive listening, sharing and caring.

Desiring the fullness of life Sister Ana Maria prayed for the perfect spouse. In love, God called and her prayers were answered beyond expectation.

Sister Kathleen desired a life of prayer and living with like-minded, faith-filled individuals. Bonded in community, she continues to be strengthened daily through the adoration and reception of Holy Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours, community prayers, spiritual reading and meditation.

Sister Cynthia wished to experience the depth of Christ's joy and share it with others. Through her gifts she continues to spread the happiness of God’s love and excite in others the desire to know the source of true joy.

Is God calling you to join us as we stand with Mary at Calvary and present Christ to the world?  For more information about our Community visit www.franciscansisters.net

 

 

 



 


 

 

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