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


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~~~Monthly Ministers~~~


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

        August meeting











This coming week we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, Dec. 12th.  I included the below in the bulletin last year, but thought I would do so again in case you missed it the first time and because it is a neat circumstance at least to me.  So please indulge me!   


During high school, I had the opportunity to go on a trip to Mexico, a 
“pilgrimage” that included a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe near Mexico City.  During the visit I received a card with the familiar image of Our Lady on the front of it.  For as long as I can remember I have kept the card (on right) in my wallet.  It has gone through some wear and tear over the years!  Transferring it from one wallet to the next.  Some of the things we may do, such a wearing a cross, maybe you keep a religious item in your purse and/or in your car.  A reminder to us.  I also try to keep a rosary in my pocket each day.  


Many years later as I was preparing for my ordination to the priesthood, a 
custom is to have an ordination card to give out after ordination.  An image or picture is normally on the front of the card, the person being ordained would create and personalize the card.  See mine, on left, front and back.  It has gone through some wear tear as well, this is one I have kept in my car.  At the time when I made my ordination card, I don’t recall thinking about the card I had been carrying all these years in my wallet.  But a year or two ago, in preparing for my homily for Our Lady of Guadalupe, it came to mind.  I pulled it out and was struck that I had used the same image for my ordination card.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  Of all the images I could use, I decided on this one and don’t remember thinking back all those years when I received the card in Mexico at the Basilica.  In faith, Our Lady is with us, always wanting to lead us to her Son.  



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