Fr. Rand’s Background: I was born in Holdrege, NE and spent my formative years on a farm at the edge of Phelps and Gosper Counties. I went to grade school in Loomis, followed by Jr. and Sr. high School in Burwell, where my family had relocated. They, however, spent the last decades of their lives in the David City and Bruno areas. I grew up as a baptized Lutheran and later attended a Methodist Church, and eventually fell away from active attendance. At age 25, I was drawn to enter the Catholic faith and, wasting no time, the Holy Spirit led me into studying for the priesthood. I was ordained and incardinated for the Lincoln Diocese in 1992 by Bishop Bruskewitz. I look forward to serving at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.
Click to see pictures of the building of the new church.
In January 1970, the Diocese of Lincoln, under the leadership of Bishop Glennon Flavin, bought the approximately 10 acres of land on which St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall, Rectory, and Church have been built. The parish was officially created on June 14, 1994, by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz.
June 13, 1994 | Fr. Gary Brethour (First Pastor)
August 21, 1994 | First Sunday Mass. Sunday Masses were held in the cafeteria of the Mid-Plains Vocational Technical College until the Parish Hall could be built.
October 4, 1994 | Purchased first Rectory on west Walker Rd
March 24, 1996 | First Mass was prayed in the new Parish Hall
October 20, 1996 | First Pumpkin Festival
June 14, 1999 | Fr. Tom Brouillette (Pastor)
September 2001 | New Rectory and Parish Office completed
June 13, 2004 | 10th Anniversary of the Parish; Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz was the main celebrant of the 10:00am Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall.
June 14, 2004 | Fr. Brad Zitek (Pastor)
July 2006 | Msgr. Ivan Vap (Administrator)
August 1, 2006 | Fr. Joe Walsh (Administrator)
June 18, 2007 | Fr. Mark Seiker (Pastor)
April 17, 2010 | Groundbreaking for the new Church.
October 2, 2011 | Dedication of the new Church by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz
June 7, 2019 | 25th Anniversary celebration (6:00pm Mass with Bishop James Conley as celebrant)
June 14, 2021 | Fr. Karl T.C. Millis (Administrator)
June 21, 2022 | Fr. Randall Langhorst (Pastor)
“As we look to the future, there remains little doubt that the sacrifices made by our parish family have challenged all people to live a faithful Catholic life based on the Traditions and Legacy of the Faith.” – Fr. Gary Brethour
Lord God, You blessed St. Elizabeth Ann Seton with gifts of grace as wife and mother, educator and foundress, so that she might spend her life in service to Your people. Through her example and prayers may we learn to express our love for You in love for our fellow men and women. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.