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




~~~Monthly Ministers~~~


~~~Parish Organizations~~~

Liturgy Committee


      November minutes

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

      November minutes

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.


  Our Religious Education programs are wrapping up for the first semester. The last class time at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel was on December 12th and St. Francis will finish on December 19th. My thanks and appreciation to the teachers:

    For Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: Corinne Frey (Director and 6th Grade), Christina Kivett (K), Cindy Decker (1st), Danielle Johnsen and Shannon Tegeler (2nd), Mary Hecht

(3rd), Steve Kivett (4th), Rachel Frey (5th), Kathy Osborn (7-9), Deb Navratil (11-12) and Natalie Dittmer (Music).

    For St. Francis: Amy Baker (Director), Tina Wilson (K), Kelsey Blakeman and Terra Kimes (1st), Koryn Koinzan and Anne Hemenway (2nd), Sara Musilek and Kenzie

Rudloff (3rd), Simon Beacom, Kelly Starman and Jenni Breuer (4th), Melissa Henery and Donna Taylor (5th/6th), Lesley Johnson (7th), Angie Belitz and Beth Ramold (8-10), Becky Kerkman (11-12) and Natalie Bitney (Music).

Thank you for your willingness to be teachers, to take the time to support the religious education program, saying “yes” to spending your time this way. Thank you for making the sacrifice. The first educators of the faith are the parents, but recognizing we live in community and thus we support each other in growing in the faith. The teachers by extending their time and effort are helping to do just that by assisting the parents in efforts to impart the faith.

    Looking for a last minute Christmas gift idea, a few books to consider: Why I am Catholic (and you should be too) by Brandon Vogt, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. and The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Always good to strive to learn more about the faith, our Church and the spiritual life.

    We celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent this weekend, also called Gaudete Sunday, a time to rejoice. We pause from the more penitential time of Advent to mark that we are ever closer to Christmas. Thus, we mark this Sunday of Advent as a time to rejoice as we look in joyful anticipation to our Lord’s coming.


                     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. Pat Nields, Pastor