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 22, 2015 First Sunday of Lent www.stfranciscc.org WEDDINGS: Contact Father Broheimer as soon as possible, at least six months in advance MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS Mon 23 Feb-------------No Mass - Father’s day off Tue 24 Feb ----- 9:00 am (T) Tom Brusnahan + 5:30 pm (N) LeRoy Shabram + Wed 25 Feb ---- 8:30 am (N) Alva & Teresa Parks + 9:30 am (GLC) Communion Service 5:30 pm (T) Al Nolte + Thu 26 Feb ----- 9:00 am (T) John F. Corkle + 5:00 pm (N) Living & Deceased Members of Blackburn Family + 5:30-7:00 pm (N) Confessions Fri 27 Feb ------ 8:30 am (N) Lawrence Goscha + 5:30 pm (T) Charlotte Beyer + after Mass (T) Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm (N) Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed 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; Thu evenings in Lent 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 Sacrament with Stations of the Cross Sat 28 Feb ------ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm Sun 1 Mar ------ 8:00 am 10:00 am Rosary Sodality: next meeting is 10 Mar Parish Council: Third Thu of the month, 7 pm MASS TIMES EMHCs LECTOR Florian Dittrich + Rev. Msgr. Charles F. Brodersen + James Mechaley + Parishioners of OLMC & St. Francis Saturday 28 February 7 pm Sunday 1 March 8 am Dane & Jennifer Nielsen, Jim McNally Del & Susan Ames Doris Ternus, Carla Teel, Kathy Schultz, Dewayne & Germaine Voborny, Linda Wingate Dale Kallhoff SERVERS (T) (N) (N) (T) Amy Baker Malinda Short, Connor Ramold, Haley Kerkman Simon Beacom, Caleb Payne, Colby Sehi Gary Gunderson Family Ralph Klein Family Daryl Booth, Gary Gunderson, Bill Lyons, Duane Knievel Tim Kallhoff, Chad Shabram, Jack Sehi, Ralph Klein GIFTS USHERS Wednesday 25 Feb 2015 Grades K-6 6:00-7:00 pm regular class Parent Helpers 5:45-6:00 pm Kyle & Tabatha Kester 7:00-7:15 pm Eric & Emily Heithoff If you are unable to be at your assigned time, please find a substitute. Thanks Grades 7-8 7:15-8:15 pm regular class Grades 9-12 no class This weekend a second collection will be taken up for the Black and Indian Missions in these United States. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Tilden will be holding their annual St. Pat’s Bash on Sun 15 Mar from 11 am – 2 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages for a free will donation along with fun games, prizes, bake sale and raffles. Prizes include a 55” RCA HDTV, Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet, handmade quilt, Husker football tickets, cash prizes and much more. Raffles begin at 2 pm, and you need not be present to win. Don’t Miss this fun-filled event! 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. The quarterly Mass time change will occur next weekend on Sat 28 Feb and Sun 1 Mar. The Masses in Neligh will be 7:00 pm Saturday and 8:00 am Sunday. 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 discipline of Lent Roman Catholics aged 14 and older are required to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent. Roman Catholics aged 18 through their 59th birthday are required to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday: two small meals and one regular meal with no snacks. If a serious medical reason requires one not to fast, ask Fr. Broheimer for a dispensation. Weekly Collection Report February 15, 2015 weekly offering budgeted offering received on Sun weekly surplus/(deficit) $2,846.05 $1,546.00 ($1,300.05) Sunday collection report for this fiscal year: year-to-date budgeted $94,073.75 year-to-date received $87,709.55 year-to-date surplus/(deficit) ($6,364.20) Thank you for your generous donations to your parish. As I mentioned last weekend, I will be in the confessional a considerable amount of time this Lent like usual. Please take the time this Lent to make a good examination of conscience and a good Confession. Usually when we go to Confession, we are thinking of ourselves. We think about our sins, being forgiven of them, receiving the graces to resist those sins in the future (graces which are particular to Confession and cannot be gained anywhere else). But have we considered how Confession praises God? This is the first purpose of all the Sacraments including Confession. When we confess our sins and seek forgiveness, we allow God to be God for us. We allow him to do the good, creative work in us that only God can do. We allow him to save us, to love us, to make us better by healing us. Allow God to do the work he so desires to do within us this Lent through the Sacrament of Confession. No one ever regrets confessing; there are those who regret never confessing. Attached to this bulletin is an examination of conscience to help you consider where you need God’s healing grace in your life. Wonderful things are possible through this Sacrament. - Fr. Broheimer 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, 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 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. Events in Other Places 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. Opening Collect for the First Sunday of Lent Grant, almighty God, through the yearly 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. observances of holy Lent, that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by worthy conduct pursue their effects. St. Boniface Parish Mission in Elgin: Lent LIFE: The Desert, the Battle, the Cross evenings 8-10 March from 7-9 pm featuring speaker Mr. Jim Beckman from the Augustine Institute in Denver. Mr. Beckman will be leading reflections about the meaning of Lent, the spiritual “tools” the Church offers to us during this special season and the unique lens that the “cross” offers us. There will be special sessions for younger children, so this is something for the whole family. Congratulations to Makenzie Lynn Blakeman Daughter of Roger and Kelsey who baptized on Sat 14 February. Requiescat in pace Please remember in your prayers the repose of the soul of parishioner Clifford Soto who passed away this week. His funeral was Friday here at St. Francis.
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