Presently, there are no Masses scheduled for the shrine. There will not be a Christmas Mass in 2020.
The Ostry family provides the music for the Masses at the Shrine.
Masses are said at St. Luke Shrine about six times each year.
The Rosary will be prayed in Czech before the Mass. The Mass is in English, but the hymns are in Czech, led by the Ostry Family Singers.
St. Luke Cemetery
For information regarding St. Luke's cemetery in Loma, please contact Jerome at 402-545-2263 or Bud at 402-545-2264.
St. Luke's Church in Loma was built in 1912. For its first three years, St. Luke's was a mission parish to Brainard, Touhy, and Dwight. From 1915-1970 the parish had a full time resident pastor. Two men from this parish were ordained to the priesthood: Fr. Edmund Navratil in 1952 and Fr. Myron Pleskac in 1960. In 1992 the church building was closed and the parish ceased to exist. However, that same year, the church reopened as a shrine dedicated to the Czech Catholic immigrants who settled in Butler and Saunders Counties. Msgr. Myron Pleskac, a native son, was named administrator of the shrine. The church was renovated, thanks in large part to support from Universal Studios, who had used the church building as a communications center during the filming of a movie in Loma in 1994.
Fr. Michael Pazourek 1925-1930
Fr. Joseph Bauer 1930-1932
Fr. Michael Pazourek 1932-1937
Fr. Otto Ekhaml 1937-1938
Fr. Arthur Houbsch 1938-1939
Fr. Edward Kolar 1939
Fr. Frank Leiblinger 1939-1959
Fr. Stanley Siegienski 1959-1965
Fr. John Kozlik 1965-1970
Msgr. Myron Pleskac 1992-2015
Fr. Matthew Eickhoff 2015-2016
Fr. Steven Snitily 2016-present
A picture of St. Luke's soon after
construction was completed in 1912.
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