Bishop James O'Connor blessed the first church on June
2, 1878. The present church building was dedicated in 1925 and
the stained glass windows were added in 1939. The interior of
the church was redecorated in the 1940's and was renovated in
A Parish Center built in 1981, at a cost of $500,000, was
paid for by Future Fund Drives and Vision 2000. In 1995, the
Commitment to Our Faith Campaign raised $500,000 to repair the
church and school roofs, restore the interior of the church,
remodel the school, and to increase the principal of the Saint
Joseph School Endowment Fund. The church roof was repaired in
the summer of 1995. Mass was celebrated in the Parish Center
from January to April 1996, while the interior of the church was
being restored. A tornado hit the town of Beatrice on May 6,
1996. Terra cotta stones from the church bell tower blew off and
damaged the church roof. During the summer of 2001, new plate
glass was installed to protect the stained glass windows of the
church. - Information from "The History of the Diocese of
Lincoln 1987-2002 - Volume II"
Welcome to St. Joseph
Catholic Church and School
Fr. Steve Major
Saturday 5:30pm; Sunday 8:00am & 10:00am
Weekdays: Monday-Friday at 8:20am
Monday - Friday. 15 minutes before all daily
Saturday 4:00pm - 5:25pm; First Saturday
11:00am - noon.
Wednesday 5:00pm –
6:00pmAny other time by appointment.
are asked to attend one 60 min. baptism preparation class.Call the rectory office to schedule. Godparents must be
Catholics in good standing; a letter from the godparents’ pastor
VisitsPlease notify the pastor through the
office when you go to the hospital.
the parish first—6 to 12 months ahead of time.The FOCCUS assessment process must be completed before
a wedding date is set.
Family Planning (NFP)To schedule an
Introductory Session to the Creighton Model Fertility Care
System of NFP, engaged or married couples may contact Jo Langley
(223-3359) or Melissa Powers (228-3856).
St. Joseph Catholic School — 420 N 6th Street
old Preschool through 5th) Office Hours 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sr. Mary Faustina, Head Teacher; Lenece Pinkerton, Secretary
($200.00 book fee per student parishioner/yr.)
St. JosephSchool, Grades 1-8, Wed., 6:30-7:45pm
ChoirAnyone interested in joining choir may
come at 9:30am Sunday before 10:00am Mass or call Kate Ratigan at 806-0131.
Godparent Religion Program—High School Youth
Red Raven Day Care-18 months—up.In our school building.Call the school office for information: 223-5033 X204
Parish Office:612 High St.
Monday - Friday, 9:00am–12
noon, except Holy Days and holidays.Shelli Hubka, Secretary.
Bulletin Deadline:noon Thursday.