Fr. John Norman, Pastor, grew up in Papillion, Nebraska as a member of St. Columbkille Parish. He is the second oldest child of Joseph and Joan Norman. He has an older brother, Dan, and two younger sisters, Chris and Kay. He attended St. Columbkille Catholic School through eighth grade and graduated from Papillion La Vista High School in 2005. Joining St. John Vianney College Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN after high school, he received a BA degree in Philosophy and Catholic Studies in 2009. He went to the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy for graduate studies. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Omaha in June 2013.
Pastoral Assignments · Associate Pastor, Mary Our Queen, Omaha (Summer 2013) · Further Graduate Studies for the 2013-2014 School Year · Associate Pastor, Christ the King, Omaha (2014-2016) · Associate Pastor, St. Patrick, Elkhorn (2016-2017) · Pastor, St. Peter de Alcantara, Ewing * St. Theresa, Clearwater * St. John the Baptist, Deloit (2017-2019) · Pastor, Catholic Parishes in Partnership: St. Bonaventure, Raeville * St. Boniface, Elgin * St. John the Baptist, Deloit * St. John the Baptist, Petersburg * St. Peter de Alcantara, Ewing * St. Theresa, Clearwater * President, Pope John Central Catholic (2019-present)
My name is Fr. Joseph Sund. I was ordained a priest in 2016 and previously served as associate pastor of the Catholic Parishes of Western Holt and Boyd Counties. This is my third assignment as a priest.
I am a native of Omaha and am the youngest of four. I attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Peter Kiewit Institute studying Management of Information Systems for three years. Early in college I attended a TEC retreat that had a strong impact on me taking my faith seriously and living it out. While I was in college, I began volunteering in a Life Teen program at my parish. It was through this ministry that I began developing a deeper relationship with Jesus, and hearing God’s call to consider the priesthood.
I attended Conception Seminary College in northwest Missouri and then did my graduate studies at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis. In my six years as a priest, I have loved bringing Christ to people at different moments of life. I continue enjoy working with high school and grade school students.
Pastoral Assignments: Associate Pastor: St. Vincent de Paul, Omaha (2016-2018); Associate Pastor: St. Patrick’s, O’Neill ; St. Joseph, Amelia; Campus Ministry St. Mary’s Catholic School, O’Neill (2018-2022); Associate Pastor: St. Joseph’s Atkinson; St. Boniface, Stuart; Sacred Heart, Boyd County (2019-2022). Associate Pastor, Catholic Parishes in Partnership: St. Bonaventure, Raeville * St. Boniface, Elgin * St. John the Baptist, Deloit * St. John the Baptist, Petersburg * St. Peter de Alcantara, Ewing * St. Theresa, Clearwater * Theology Teacher, Pope John Central Catholic (2022-present)