About Us

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord, Nebraska, along with its mission parishSacred Heart Catholic Church in Burwell, Nebraska is home to hundreds of believers in our central Nebraska communities. Led by Fr. Scott Harter and in communion with the teachings and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, our parish communities are committed to proclaiming, living, and celebrating the Good News of Jesus Christ through worship, sacraments, stewardship, service, and evangelization.

Parish Staff



Fr. Scott Harter, Pastor

Email: sharter@gidiocese.org


Laura Pokorny, OLPH Church Office Secretary

Phone: 308-728-3351/Fax: 308-728-3360/Email: secretary@ordcatholicchurch.org


David Kusek & Julie Wilson, Co-Directors of Faith Formation

Email: davidkusek41@gmail.com  or grammyj78@charter.net


Kathy Carson, Sacred Heart Office Secretary

Phone: 308-346-4190/Email: shcburwell@gmail.com


Lisa Benton, St. Mary's School (Ord) Secretary

Phone: 308-728-5389/Email: lbenton@ordstmarys.org

St. Mary School

St. Mary's School is a K-6 Catholic school associated with Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and located across the street from the church. 


Staff and supporters of St. Mary's are dedicated to providing a quality faith-based educational experience to students. Stay up-to-date with school happenings on the St. Mary's School Facebook page. ​For more information, call 308.728.5389.