Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

WELCOME

With love, we welcome new members

and guests, and all God's children who wish to celebrate with us, the

mysteries of our salvation in

accord with the Gospel of Christ.

Fr. Christopher Onuoha, Pastor    l    702 West 11th Street    l    Neligh, NE  68756    l    402-887-4521

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PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS

OUR HISTORY

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy;

 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love.

 

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

 

 

 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Neligh, NE

   In April 1900, two lots were purchased

to build a church in Neligh. The location

was located southwest of the current

high school. The Neligh parish was a

mission of St. Theresa's in Clearwater.

Priests serving Neligh residents were

Fr. Kaufmann, Fr. Felix Gebauer,

Fr. John Vogel, Fr. Edward Appelbaum, Fr. Raymond Auer, Fr. Roger Hayes, Fr. Francis Renner, Fr. Paul Diczky and Fr. Charles Brodersen.

   During Fr. Brodersen's pastorate, a new church was built in northwest Neligh along Highway 275. The church was dedicated on December 15, 1963. Priests serving in the current church have been: Fr. Michael Kelly, Fr. Ralph Steffensmeier, Fr. Clifford Stevens, Fr. Robert Eimers, Fr. Harold Buse, Fr. Frank Baumert, Fr. Craig Loecker, Fr. Steve Emanuel, Fr. Mark McKercher, Fr. John Broheimer and the current pastor, Fr. Christopher Onuoha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We, the People of God at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, labor to witness to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, our Eucharistic Savior and LORD of all creation; the Lamb of God who shed His Blood to set us free. Led by St. Francis of Assisi, we pray and strive for spiritual renewal in ourselves and in our parish in order to foster deep communion with the Eternal Father as His precious family in the Holy Spirit; in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. With love, we welcome new members and guests, and all God’s children who wish to celebrate with us the mysteries of our salvation in accord with the Gospel of Christ. Together as baptized, we build God’s Kingdom of peace, truth and holiness in our community, for the greater glory of God and for the salvation of souls.

 

 

Contact Us

 

Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

702 W 11th St, P.O. Box 259

Neligh, NE 68756

Phone: 402-887-4521

Fr. Christopher Onuoha, Pastor