Witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Living the Sacramental Life

Adult faith formation at Martyrs

Is all about helping you encounter Christ and grow in faith

From complete newbies to seasoned Catholics, those unsure to those fully committed, from small group discipleship to large audience lectures, parish ministry to going to the homes of the poor, Martyrs welcomes everyone and provides many opportunities for you to encounter Christ, grow in your faith, and serve others.

Meet Our Team

Fr. Nathan Hall


nanatComing most recently from Hastings, and following on several years teaching high school, Fr. Hall is overjoyed to be the pastor here at Martyrs. Fr. Hall was an engineer for a few years before hearing the call to the priesthood.  He was also in a rock band and still performs from time to time. Fr. Hall does not love sweets, but he does love teaching the faith, counseling souls, and being the pastor here at Martyrs. He is also a chaplain for a ministry very dear to his heart called Eden Invitation.

Fr. Joseph Wahlmeier

Fr. Joseph Wahlmeier
Assistant Pastor

Fr. Wahlmeier grew up near Hastings, NE as the eleventh of fifteen children. After graduating from St. Gregory the Great Seminary, he spent four years in Rome completing his theological training, working on an advanced degree in biblical theology, and getting to know the Church Universal. He’s passionate about Scripture and languages and enjoys dabbling in painting and board games. But mostly he enjoys being a priest at Martyrs.

Fr. Jude Asitha

Assistant Pastor

After serving as a priest in the missions and as a seminary formator in his home country of Sri Lanka, Fr. Asitha has been sent on loan to us! His connection to Lincoln stretches back to his seminary days when he studied with the Lincoln seminarians at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Maryland. And we are overjoyed to have him back with us. Fr. Asitha loves cooking, talking with people, hearing confessions, and waking up early. And he loves being a priest here at Martyrs.

Mark Heffley


Mark is a proud husband and father of five little ones. After attending UNL and St. Greg’s Seminary, he went on to get a MA in theology at Franciscan University and is currently finishing a PhD in theology at Ave Maria University. Nothing gets Mark more jazzed than sharing the faith with others, talking theology with fellow nerds, and reading good books with a cup of coffee or a cold beer. And he loves being the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Evangelization at Martyrs.

Upcoming Events

To dive deeper into your faith and meet some great people

Teaching Mass

March 22nd

Ever wondered, “Why is the priest doing that?” Come to this special teaching Mass where Fr. Wahlmeier will unpack some of the symbolism and theology in the Mass.

(Note: due to the funeral rosary, this will be in the multi-purpose room rather than the church and will not include a celebration of the Mass)

Ministry & Group Fair

After each Sunday Mass
April 15-16th

Have you joined a ministry or small group yet? Come check out the ministry and group fair, see what’s available, and sign up for more info.

Learn more about the faith


RCIA is perfect for those interested in becoming Catholic as well as those who simply want to learn more. All are welcome to attend any or all of the classes and events. Click for more info.

Seeking Truth Bible Study

  If you want to dive deeper into Scripture, Seeking Truth is for you. The group meets weekly and spends the school year studying one book or theme in the Bible. These studies follow the video series done by Sharon Doran. Click for more info and contact the parish to join the group.

Martyrs Media

Plenty of good things to feed your mind, nourish your soul, and light your theological fire. Listen to homily and class recordings, read articles, and more.

Adult Bible Study Series

These seasonal Bible study series are led by Mark Heffley and focus on either one book or a collection of books. Some of the studies done include the Gospel of John, 1 Corinthians, the Letters of St. Paul, and the Psalms. These studies are usually in person with food, coffee, and great discussions.

Upcoming Faith Formation Classes

Get Involved. Form Community.

Join a small group

Apply to lead a small group

Serve others in a ministry

Reach Out

Let us know if you have any questions, comments, or just want to connect.

Email Mark @ mark-heffley@cdolinc.net or call  402 – 476 – 8088