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. Pat Nields, Pastor    l    702 West 11th Street    l    Neligh, NE  68756    l    402-887-4521

Parish Council

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


Parish Organizations

Father's Message


~~~Monthly Ministers~~~

Rosary Sodality

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

Knights of Columbus

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

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.




     It is my pleasure to let you know that Fr. Augustine Gama will be here the weekend of June 1st and 2nd as part of the Mission Cooperation Plan of the Archdiocese, to help support our greater Catholic Church.

     Often times, the visiting mission priest may have limited connections to the Archdiocese. But that is not the case for Fr. Gama. He was ordained a priest in Tanzania and came to Omaha for studies at Creighton University and during those years of study, he resided at St. Philip Neri parish in Omaha, my home parish. I got to know Fr. Gama during this time, while I was a seminarian and I now consider him my friend. He was of great support to me as a seminarian and has continued be of support and encouragement to me in the priesthood. He helped me prepare for my Mass of Thanksgiving, my first mass at St. Philip Neri after I was ordained in 2016.

     After his studies at Creighton, Fr. Gama assisted the parish at St. Philip Neri, and then generously agreed to stay in the Archdiocese to serve as an associate priest at Mary Our Queen parish in Omaha, and is about to finish his third year there. In July, he will then become the associate pastor at St. Vincent de Paul parish in Omaha, agreeing to serve in the Archdiocese for another three years. At the end of that time, he may then need to return to his home country based upon their needs. The Archdiocese has been fortunate that he has served in the Archdiocese and will continue to do so in the years ahead.

     Neither he nor I knew that the mission cooperation planning would have him coming to St. Francis and OLMC to extend his appeal. He will preside at the masses that weekend and speak about the needs in his home archdiocese.

     St. Francis Parish Hall Restroom Remodel:

Through consultation with the parish council, the women’s and men’s restrooms in the parish hall will be remodeled so as to be wheelchair accessible and more handicap friendly. Parishioner Don Zegers will be doing the work. The cost will be approximately $8,000. There will be a second collection the weekend of May 24/25 to help fund this project. If you would like to support this effort, please do so by the second collection or by the regular collection noting for the restroom remodel. Any difference not collected through the second collection or by other donations, will be covered by the parish Building Fund, the parish account supported by the Building Fund envelopes. Thank you for your consideration and your support of the parish Building Fund as well.



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Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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

Neligh, NE 68756

Phone: 402-887-4521

Fr. Pat Nields, Pastor