Fr. Michael McCabe

DSC 9275Father McCabe came to St. Joseph from being Pastor of St. Mary Church in Nebraska City where he served for 20 years.  His duties included serving as Superintendent of Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic K-12, Chaplain at St. Mary's Community Hospital and the endowment committees for Lourdes and Falls City Sacred Heart.  Prior to Nebraska City, Father McCabe spent five years as Pastor of St. Mary in Dawson and St. Anne in Shubert.  Berfore that, he was Assistant Pastor at St. Mary in Nebraska City and at St. Teresa Church in Lincoln.

He has been a member of the Bishop's Finance Committee since 2004 and was a board member for the Crossing the Threshold Endowment from 2004-2008.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University in 1982, and his Masters in Business Administration from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  His continued his education as Mount St. Mary Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity.  He was ordained on May 27, 1989.

Father McCabe is honored to serve God's people at St. Joseph Parish.  Some of his outside interests are musicals, trains, investments and a good round of golf.


Fr. Stephen Graeve

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Fr. Stephen Graeve was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Bill and Jayne Graeve. The family briefly moved to Dallas but finally settled in Lincoln as part of St. Peter’s parish. Fr. Graeve holds the honor and privilege of being the first St. Peter's parishioner ordained to the priesthood. After grade school, he went to Pius X High School, graduating in 2007.

After high school Fr. Graeve spent one year at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and then decided to go to seminary. He then graduated from St. Gregory the Great Seminary in 2011, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in 2015, and was ordained a priest on May 23rd, 2015 along with seven other men from the Diocese of Lincoln. His ordination class was the largest ordination class since 1988.

He was first assigned to St. Michael’s in Hastings with Fr. Michael Houlihan and Fr. Jeremy Hazuka. While there he taught 8th and 10th grade religion at St. Cecilia’s Middle and High School. On December 28th, 2017 he was assigned as parochial assistant at St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln. In addition, he teaches 11th grade religion at Pius X High School.