“Come, and see.”

For centuries, the Church has been saying, “Come and see.” And one of the principal ways in which she has done this is through RCIA. RCIA is a series of classes, but it is also something more. Through lessons on different aspects of the faith, discussion and prayer, field trips and retreats, RCIA is an opportunity for someone to come to know Jesus Christ. RCIA at Martyrs is open to anyone. And there is no commitment so feel free to stop by for a class or two, learn about the Catholic faith, and meet some great people.

The RCIA Team

Fr. Hall

Coming 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. Wahlmeier

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.

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.

Rozee Kloke

Rozee is our master behind-the-scenes worker. She’s there early each week to make sure the snacks are set out, the coffee is brewing, and everything else is ready to go. Rozee is also quite involved in the parish. One of her favorite things to do is to bring the Eucharist to the homebound.

Ryan Bliven

Ryan has been helping out teaching RCIA for quite a while now. Also, you can often find him setting up or tearing down tables or sitting eagerly with his Bible in hand. Though raised Catholic, Ryan left the faith for some time. In college he was reintroduced to Jesus through studying the Bible with other Christians. Ryan then went on to work at a church before eventually making his way back into the Catholic Church. 

Chance Unger

Chance is a physical therapist and also a co-founder of a local apostolate for married couples called Missionaries of the Holy Spirit in the Family. He’s gracious enough to also contribute his talents at RCIA where he teaches from time to time. RCIA has been dear to Chance since he himself entered the Church later in life. 

The RCIA Schedule (click to expand)

Becoming Catholic

Or to put it better: Giving your life to Jesus

Interested in being baptized or confirmed in the Catholic Church?


Want more info? Contact Mark Heffley at 402-476-8088 or mark-heffley@cdolinc.net

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(Note: Only those wanting to become Catholic need to formally register)

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RCIA Handouts and Materials

The Eucharist – Handout

The Eucharist – Handout

The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Christian Life  (to accompany Ryan Bliven's RCIA presentation on the Eucharist)   INTRO: Sacramentalized but not Evangelized  a. Simply moving through Catholic institutions doesn’t ensure a young person encounters the Lord or...

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Come and see

If you have any questions, comments, or just want to connect, contact Mark Heffley at mark-heffley@cdolinc.net or 402 – 476 – 8088