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Our Patron Saint ~ Junipero Serra
Not only because of his place in American history as the founder of a chain of missions in Mexico and California, but also because of his life of priestly zeal and heroic virtue, Fray Junípero Serra, OFM, was chosen as the patron of our apostolate. This gifted Franciscan friar had occupied the Duns Scotus chair of philosophy in Mallorca, Spain, until he felt the call to commit himself further to the service of Christ as a missionary in the New World. Departing from Cadiz, Spain, in 1748, he made the perilous crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a small ship, landing at Veracruz on the southern shore of the Gulf of Mexico. From there, he journeyed on foot to Mexico City, where tradition has it that he prayed at the church built over the famous site where the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to St. Juan Diego in 1531.
This Sunday, Sept. 24th is Priesthood Sunday. Please join us in thanking Fr. Dave & Fr. Zach for their priesthood and all they do for St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church!
A prayer for all priests: Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests. Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.
Help our priests to be strong in their vocation. Set their souls on fire with love for your people. Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel. Allow them to experience joy in their ministry. Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less
Hear Father Allan Phan's inspiring vocation story as he shares how he converted from Buddhism/Atheism to Catholicism in 2010. Father Phan was ordained for the Diocese of Lincoln in May of 2019, and currently serves at Sacred Heart Parish in Crete, Nebraska. He has become known as "the priest who prays with his dog" because of his four-year-old Golden Doodle, Daisy.