St. Francis of Assisi PO Box 259, Neligh, NE 68756 Phone 402-887-4521 e-mail [email protected] Rev. John Broheimer, Pastor e-mail [email protected] February 15, 2015 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time www.stfranciscc.org WEDDINGS: Contact Father Broheimer as soon as possible, at least six months in advance BAPTISMS: Contact Father Broheimer about time and class CONFESSIONS: 30 minutes before all Sat and Sun Masses; after 7 pm Mass Sat and 10 am Mass Sun; 15 minutes before weekday Masses PARISH REGISTRATION: Call the Parish Office ROSARY: Every Sat 10 am at the Willows MEETINGS: Knights of Columbus: First Tue of the month, 8 pm Rosary Sodality: next meeting is 12 Jan Parish Council: Third Thu of the month, 7 pm MASS TIMES EMHCs LECTOR SERVERS GIFTS USHERS MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS Mon 16 Feb-------------Tue 17 Feb ----- 9:00 am (T) Wed 18 Feb - Ash Wednesday 7:00 am (N) 9:30 am (GLC) 6:00 pm (N) 7:15 pm (T) Thu 19 Feb ----- 9:00 am (T) 5:00 pm (N) Fri 20 Feb ------ 8:30 am (N) 5:30 pm (T) 7:00 pm (N) Sat 21 Feb ------5:00 pm 7:00 pm Sun 22 Feb ------ 8:00 am 10:00 am (N) (T) (T) (N) No Mass - Father’s day off Mark & Betty DeCamp + James & Mildred Bauman + Communion Service For a blessed Lent For a blessed Lent Willis & Betsy Kuchar + Alva & Teresa Parks + Leroy Shabram + Rev. Francis Partusch + Stations of the Cross after Mass Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament with Stations of the Cross Shirley Schmidt + Parishioners of OLMC & St. Francis Betty Lennemann + Anthony & Marie Zwingman + Saturday 21 February 5 pm Sunday 22 February 10 am Dale Kallhoff, Bill Kuester, Dr. Russ & Joan Vetick, Milly Clemens Tim & Amy Baker, Marian Shabram, Matt & Angie Belitz, Natalie Bitney Jim McNally Mark Ervin Madi, Nikki , Kasi Grosserode Docy Booth Ashton Shabram, Andrew Jacobsen Jeff Kerkman Family Duane Knievel Family Daryl Booth, Gary Gunderson, Gordon Baker, Ted Hughes Tim Kallhoff, Chad Shabram, Don Zegers, Tim Steffl Wednesday 18 Feb No classes in lieu of Ash Wednesday Mass is at 6:00 pm. This is a note sent home with our high school students this week at Religious Education: “Parents and Students, this is the High School Religious Education Schedule for Spring 2015. Our meetings are not many in number, so I hope the students will make the effort to attend the classes we have. My schedule simply does not allow for any more than these classes. We have class every single Wednesday that I am available. If any parents would like to volunteer to teach, I would welcome the help. We will meet: March 11, 25, April 22, 29, May 6.” This week in High School Religious Education we discussed a number of topics including preparing for Lent, why we do penance, forms of penance, prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We also spoke about Mary and her place among the Saints and in our salvation because it was the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. And we finished by talking about the mystery of the Mass. Students are to bring any and all questions about the Mass for our next meeting when we will be discussing this source and summit of our Faith. St. Francis Movie Night will be held again Tuesday at 7:15 in the Hall this week. We will continue our enlightening series Catholicism. This month’s episode is titled The Vast Company of Witnesses: the Communion of Saints. This is sure to be another inspiring hour of learning about the Faith. Remember that all past episodes of this series are available to be checked out of your parish library. Ministers for Ash Wednesday 18 Feb 7:00 am Mass EMHC Bob Eggerling Lector Judy Eggerling 6:00 pm Mass Ashes EMHCs Servers Del & Susan Ames, Milly Clemens Joe & Bev Hartz, Alice Kallhoff Cole Belitz, Garret Belitz, Chris Short Meals are being planned for Tuesdays and Thursdays for Don and Dodie Bauer. If you would like to prepare a meal for them please call Marian Shabram 402-8875106, Kathy Sauser 402-887-5324 or Bev Hartz 402-887 -5067. Next weekend a second collection will be taken up for the Black and Indian Missions in these United States. Envelopes are in your envelope packets. Faith, Hope and Love Library Many new items have been added to the Parish Library recently. If you are looking for inspiration or motivation for the Season of Lent to have a closer relationship with our Lord a table display with various items is there for your convenience to check out. Please remember to promptly return your items, and thank you for your patronage for the Library. The quarterly Mass time change will occur in two weeks on Sat 28 Feb and Sun 1 Mar. The Masses in Neligh will be 7:00 pm Saturday and 8:00 am Sunday. Weekly Collection Report February 8, 2015 weekly offering budgeted offering received on Sun weekly surplus/(deficit) $2,846.05 $2,411.20 ($424.85) Sunday collection report for this fiscal year: year-to-date budgete $91,227.70 year-to-date received $86,163.55 year-to-date surplus/(deficit) ($5,064.15) Home & Foreign Missions to date $739.50 Thank you for your generous donations to your parish. A leper approaches Jesus for healing in the Gospel this weekend. He knows Jesus can make him whole again, so he kneels before him in trust and humility begging for this gift. Jesus grants the healing, of course. This story is told to us not just because it’s an instance of the Lord’s power and grace but because we are to put ourselves into the place of the leper. We are to emulate his characteristics of humility, trust, recognition that we are in need and that only Jesus can heal us. With Lent beginning this week, we Catholics will begin the healthy process of thinking about our faults and failings. We’re going to begin to devote ourselves in a special way to penance, prayer, and charity. We will also begin to think about how we need to approach our Lord the way the leper did: realize we are in need of healing, realize Jesus can and will heal us, realize that he does so through the way he set up for us: the Mass, the Eucharist and Confession. The Lord who loves and cares for us is the same on we see in the Gospel reaching out to the leper to heal him. Our Lord is reaching out to us in some very particular ways in the Church today. Let’s make sure we avail ourselves of his grace this Lent and all days. - Fr. Broheimer Events in Other Places The Elgin Knights of Columbus will hold a fish fry at the Elgin KC Hall on Ash Wed 18 Feb from 5:00-8:30 pm serving fish (breaded and non-breaded), potatoes, salads and drinks. St. Bonaventure Parish will hold a breakfast at the Raeville Parish Hall Sun 1 Mar 8:30 am to noon serving French toast, pancakes, sausage, ham, fruit, desserts and beverages for a free will offering. The Battle Creek Knights of Columbus will be having an all you can eat fish fry every Friday during Lent 5:30-8:00 pm (with the exception of Good Friday) at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Battle Creek $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under. Carry outs are available for $10 each. The menu will consist of Alaskan Pollock, baked potatoes, French fries, vegetable, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, dinner rolls and ice cream. Friends of St. Boniface are holding a raffle for a $4,000 Visa Gift Card. Only 100 tickets are being sold for $100 each. Sales end 10 Mar or sooner. The drawing will be held 15 Mar during the Benefit Auction. For a ticket contact Brian Stuhr 843-8986 or Adam Veik 929-0075. Please remember in your prayers: Derek Heiss, Jeannie Desanti, Jolene Mosel, Priscilla Blair, Dodi Bauer, Bill Fisbech, Dr. Paul and Arlene Thomassen, Phil Schaefer, Ken Hansen, Denis Jochum, Alice Reed Please call the parish office to add names to this list. Names will remain for three weeks unless otherwise specified. Thank you for your prayers. St. Francis families responsible for cleaning the church Thursdays in February 7 pm 19 Feb Larry Reuss, Doug Jessen, Leroy Wortman 26 Feb Troy Shabram, Bob Eggerling, Ray Brandt Thank you for helping. If you cannot be present at your assigned time, please find a substitute. Fr. Broheimer is willing to sub if you need. Super Bowl Brunch Report Thank you to every person who helped with the Super Bowl Brunch in any way. I am proud to say that this year the parish really came together to make his happen. As a committee, we did not have to make one single phone call asking for food donations or to fill the work schedule. Unbelievable! This makes organizing an event like this enjoyable. Thank you to those who commit to help us every year and thank you to those new faces as well! Also, thank you to everyone who ventured out on a very snowy day to support the event. We had a great day considering the weather conditions. ~ Nick and Kristen Strom ~ Matt and Melissa Henery Income Meals Raffle Total Income $1,762.00 183.00 $1,945.00 Expenses Thriftway $318.74 (sausage, pancake mix) Advertising 119.40 Raffle Winner 50.00 (Brian Legate won) Legion Rent 100.00 Electric Skillet 34.23 Raffle Basket Items 49.16 Total Expenses 671.53 Total Profit $1,273.47 Special thanks to our committee, as well, Nick, Kristen, Matt and Melissa. Once again this year you really came forward to do some good work for your parish. Opening Collect for the Sixth Sunday O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing to you. Pray that during our Lenten exercises we may grow in understanding of the threat posed by legalized abortion.
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