About Sts. Peter & Paul

sspp_historySts. Peter and Paul Parish actually began to exist in 1907, when a small number of people of Croatian descendants met with Father John Zaplotnik in the home of Nicholas Mickells to celebrate Mass in their native language. Permission to build a church on the corner of 36th and “X” Streets was given to Fr. John Zaplotnik on March 15, 1917. St. Peter and Paul was incorporated by the State of Nebraska on April 17, 1917. The first Mass was celebrated on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1918.

Breaking ground for the new school began on April 13, 1926. The first enrollment in our school took
place September 7, 1926 with 205 children registering. In 1957 and again in 1961 additions were made to
the parish school, along with the addition of our parish auditorium. Our present convent was completed
August 15, 1948. The present rectory was completed August 1, 1954.

The orginal church was razed in May of 1966 in preparation for the new church, which was dedicated
October 27, 1967.

sspp_history2Since our parish was established on June 29, 1917, only six pastors have served during that time: Founding paster, Msgr. John Zaplotnik, 1918-1925; Msgr. John Juricek, 1925-1969; Rev. Anthony Petrusic, 1969-1988; Rev. Donald Shane, 1988-1998; Rev. Ralph Lammers, 1998-2000; Rev. Frank Partusch 2001-2011; Rev. Frank Jindra, 2011 – present.

Anne Muehlbauer-President
Joanne Pechacek-Vice President
Tim Brousek-Secretary
Shelly Smith, Kris Johyka, Bob Brousek, John & Donna Vaida, John & Glenda Jansen, Richard Yost and Joan Hug Ex- Officio Members: Marv Janda, Ted Nestroyl

Ted Nestroyl – Chairman
Linda Veneck
John Machian
Don Peterson
Greg Staskiewicz Trustee
Marv Janda Trustee
Shelly Smith Parish Council Rep

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