Adult Faith Formation

New Sunday Evening Bible Study

This bible study is a satellite class of the Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study, by Sharon and Steve Doran of Omaha, NE.  The class is a combination of viewing Sharon’s powerful DVD lectures related to each study guide chapter while tying Scripture, the Catholic Church Catechism and the “Come and See Study Guide” overview and questions in men’s group participation.  The Book of Isaiah will be studied and will begin Oct. 1.  The class is hosted by Buz Fleissner and John Lewandowski. The class will be held on Sunday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm beginning on Sept. 18.  Registration of $20.00 is required by visiting Stephen_Martyr.html.   For questions, contact Buz (402-306-0265) or John (402-740-6014).

The Great Adventure: Matthew

Beginning Sept. 11th in the GPC at 6:30 pm, we will be offering the Great Adventure-Matthew, a 24 part series taught by Jeff Cavins. Matthew is the second class of The Great Adventure Foundational Series . This study moves from telling the story to making it personal. While the historical books of the Bible recount God’s creative and redemptive acts in history, The Gospel of Matthew focuses on Jesus as the fulfilment of the promises of the Old Testament. It also touches on Jesus’ establishment of the Church as the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.  Set in the rich context of Jesus’ Jewish culture, this study will help you understand the universal truths of the Kingdom of God; it will help you understand more fully God’s will for us today. For this reason, it is an ideal starting point for the study of Sacred Scripture.   Registration is required to ensure adequate resources and the cost of the workbook is $29.95 plus tax. Please contact Ms Wendy Synowicki at or 402-896-2218. 

Women’s Spirituality Program

To Be Announced.  For more information or to register please contact Nancy Wiederholt at or 402-321-7359.

Lectio Divina Prayer Group

The Lectio Divina group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month beginning Sept. 6th at 9:15am.  The group will study “The Bible and the Virgin Mary.  There are thirteen,  27 minute episodes:

The Bible and the Virgin Mary is based upon the book Hail, Holy Queen, by Dr. Scott Hahn.  It teaches Catholics how Marian doctrine and devotion are firmly rooted in Scripture and answers common objections from non-Catholics.

The group will also offer additional days of prayer and fellowship as, together.   Contact Deacon Marty, 402-861-4506 or to register or Nancy Wiederholt at or 402-321-7359.

Bible Study -The Gospel of Luke-The Gospel of Mercy

The Gospel of Luke is offered on Thursday which will begin on Sept. 14 at 9:30 am, with childcare, and 6:30 pm . The Gospel of Luke has long been known as the Gospel of Mercy.  In its pages we find a constant theme: God offers abundant forgiveness, reconciliation, and redemption to a lost and broken world.  Discover how Luke’s beautiful, compelling portrait of Jesus Christ reveals God’s mercy in the startling events of Our Lord’s life, in His powerful miracles, and His gracious teaching.  The cost of materials is $39.95. The Gospel of Luke is a 18 week study.  Please contact Deacon Marty at or click here to register.


 Breaking Open the Word

This class meets on Fridays from 1:00-2:00pm in the Gonderinger Parish Center.  Bring your Bible to read and discuss the Scripture reading for the following weekend.


Iron Sharpens Iron Fall Session

New participants are welcome

Iron Sharpens Iron (Proverbs 27:17) is a new program that helps men realize our potential as authentic Christian Catholic men and replaces TMIY. This program is for men of all ages and is a new series entitled Symbolon by Dr. Edward Sri. God continues to make it more and more clear that one of the missions of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish is to really help men to live out their spiritual lives in more practical ways; to make disciples of Christ.    This new program will be tailored to help the men very practically live out their faith.  It will help them form a plan for living their spirituality.  This program ongoing on Friday mornings . The doors open at 5:00am, coffee will be available and the program will start promptly at 5:45 The program will conclude at 6:45 to allow participants ample time to get to work. For additional information please contact Buz Fleissner at or Deacon Marty at


 Women’s Bible Study

This class meets the 2nd Saturday of the month in the GPC beginning Sept. 9th at 8:00AM. The group will study “Biblical Women in Crisis” by Jeanane Kun.  You may register via the SSM Website under Community Life or by contacting Jan Mitchell at Jan Mitchell or Janice Dethlefs at 895-9039. (Book cost $10) Click here to register or contact, Jan Mitchell at 895-3215.