Fr. Pat Nields, Pastor l 702 West 11th Street l Neligh, NE 68756 l 402-887-4521
PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS
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, Fr. Christopher Onuoha and the current pastor, Fr. Patrick Nields.
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.
30 minutes before all Sat. and
Sun. Masses. After 7 p.m. Mass Sat. and 10 a.m. Mass Sun.
15 minutes before weekday Masses
Thurs. evenings in Lent
Sat: 5 p.m. | Sun.: 10 a.m.
During the months of: Dec., Jan., Feb., June, July and Aug.
Sat: 7 p.m. | Sun: 8 a.m.
During the months of: Mar., Apr., May, Sept., Oct. and Nov.
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
702 W 11th St, P.O. Box 259
Neligh, NE 68756
Fr. Pat Nields, Pastor