St. Francis of Assisi - St. Francis Catholic Church

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
WEDDINGS: Contact Father Broheimer
as soon as possible, at least six months in
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
Call the Parish Office
ROSARY: Every Sat 10 am at the
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
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
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
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
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
 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)
Sunday collection report for this fiscal year:
year-to-date budgeted
year-to-date received
year-to-date surplus/(deficit)
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.