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.


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


Parish Organizations

House Of Prayer and Evangelization (H.O.P.E.)

Meets every other week on Sundays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

in the parish hall area.


Knights of Columbus

Meetings are at 8 p.m. the first Tuesday  each month

Rosary Sodality

Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month

Parish Council

Meetings are at 7 p.m.  the third Thursday each month





   So especially appreciate the help of Dorothy Brandt, Stan Schapmann and Susie Ames as I continue to get settled in here at Neligh and Tilden. It is amazing the commitment Dorothy has had to the parish office for so many years. She is helping me get up to speed on the office work. I feel fortunate that she is at the parish to guide me.

   One morning Stan and I went around the church, rectory and parish hall at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. I admire his dedication and care for the maintenance needs of the parish. OLMC is fortunate to have his dedication and I look forward to working with him. I’m impressed at how well the facilities are maintained, and that is in no small part due I imagine to his efforts.

   It has been a pleasure to meet Susie. She has been a wonderful help in the sacristy. Helping me get used to where everything is, setting up for masses, making sure things are covered, even subbing as a lector. What a help! She has made the transition for me much easier and I am grateful for that.

   Since I arrived, I have had the opportunity to visit the Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center a number of times, had Mass at the Willows, and made a couple visits at Faith Regional in Norfolk. So trying to learn my way around. In the days ahead, I’m looking forward to continuing to get to know parishioners and the area.

   A note on the Sunday Gospel. It is remarkable that from humble beginnings, a small group – the Apostles – has led to the spread of Christianity all over the world. The Church, the name of Jesus is in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, parts of Asia, and more. God willing it will continue to spread more in China, India and the Middle East!

   If Jesus was not God, if the power of the Eucharist was not present, I would imagine Jesus would have faded into history. But reality and experience shows He has not! May by God’s grace the Church continue to endure and spread throughout the world.

   Our Lady of Mt. Carmel pray for us! St. Francis of Assisi pray for us!"


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