St. Francis of Assisi - St. Francis Catholic Church

St. Francis of Assisi
PO Box 259, Neligh, NE 68756
Phone 402-887-4521 e-mail
Rev. John Broheimer, Pastor
February 1, 2015 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
WEDDINGS: Contact Father Broheimer
as soon as possible, at least six months in
Mon 2 Feb - Fri 6 Feb--
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
No Mass - Father is on retreat
Wed 4 Feb----- 9:30 am (GLC) Communion Service
Call the Parish Office
Sat 7 Feb -------5:00 pm
7:00 pm
Sun 1 Feb ------ 8:00 am
10:00 am
Marcie Bullis +
Todd & Shanna Lammers & Family
Parishioners of OLMC & St. Francis
Mary Jo Schueths +
ROSARY: Every Sat 10 am at the
While Father is out of town on retreat, please call Fr. Burkhalter in Elgin
for any sacramental emergencies, 402-843-2345.
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
Saturday 7 February 5 pm
Sunday 1 February 10 am
Milly Clemens, Alice Kallhoff, Dale Kallhoff,
Jim McNally, Bob Eggerling
Dewayne & Germaine Voborny, Kathy Sauser,
Marian Shabram, Bill Kuester, Natalie Bitney
Judy Eggerling
Cody Booth, Brooke Frey, Bryce Frey
Layne Bullock, Gracie Bullock, Mathew Ervin
Gordon Baker Family
Matt Booth Family
Daryl Booth, Gary Gunderson,
Dave Jacobsen, Chad Kaup
Tim Kallhoff, Chad Shabram,
Merle Kallhoff, Duane Knievel
Amy Baker
Wednesday 4 February 2015
Grades K-6 6:00-7:00 pm regular class
Parent helpers
5:45-6:00 pm
7:00-7:15 pm
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 we will have a second collection for the
Home & Foreign Missions. Your donations will go to
support the work of missionaries both in these United
States and in foreign missions throughout the world.
A note from Birthright of Norfolk:
“Where do we begin to thank you for your generosity
again this year! All of the items that you donated to us
will be put to good use. The new moms and dads that
come to our office for a little extra help are always happy
when we can meet their needs, and because of thoughtful
people like you we will be able to meet a lot of those
needs. It is an amazing feeling as a volunteer to know
that we are able to help them out, but we couldn’t begin
to do what we do if it weren’t for kind people like
you. May God continue to shower His blessings upon
each of you in this new year.”
We pray for those who minister to women
with unplanned pregnancies that God may
increase their effectiveness.
The Super Bowl Brunch is this Sun 1 Feb at
the Legion Club in Neligh serving French
toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage,
dessert, coffee, milk and juice from 8 am to 1 pm.
St. Francis Rosary Sodality Committee for February
Lois Bright, Barb Haselhorst, Janice Ridder, Marlene
Schindler, Mikayla Armitage, Rhonda Heithoff, April
Knust, Marla Snodgrass, Shelly Grosserode, Dodi Jessen,
Cecilia Peterson, Alice Kallhoff, Tracy Booth, Angie
Horstmann, Delori Arkfeld.
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
A Prayer for the Sick
Almighty and Eternal God,
You are the everlasting health of those
who believe in You.
Hear us for Your sick servant(s) (N., N.)
for whom we implore the aid of Your
tender mercy,
that being restored to bodily health,
he/she may give thanks to You
in Your Church.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Weekly Collection Report
January 24 and 25, 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.
The Church has certain laws regarding
the spiritual well-being of her clergy.
One of the requirements is that clergy attend a
retreat once a year. I will be making my canonical
retreat this week. I leave on Sunday for Texas and
will be back, God willing and good weather, on
Saturday in time for Masses. Please pray for safe
travels and a good retreat.
While it is necessary that all clergy attend a
retreat each year, it is also a good idea for all people
to be able to take some time away from the normal
routine for a time of prayer. That could be a special
few moments in the middle of the day, a weekly
appointment to make a visit to the Blessed
Sacrament in Church or, if your schedule and
responsibilities allow, an actual time away
somewhere to pray.
One of the most important ways to be led into
spiritual renewal and prayer is silence. We are so
bombarded by noise and distractions that in order
to pray well, we really have to silence everything
around us. Only in the silence will we hear God
speaking to us. (The retreat I’m attending will be in
complete silence except for the common prayer that
the other priests and I will share.)
Even Jesus himself would take time away for a
period of prayer. If he needed to do that, how
much more do we?
- Fr. Broheimer
St. Francis Rosary Sodality Meeting - 13 January 2015
 The Rosary was prayed prior to the opening of the meeting
at 7:20 p.m. by President Bev Clark.
 The November minutes were read and approved.
 Treasurer Nancy Parks gave her report showing a bank
balance of $7,489.06 on hand. Included in this total is
$279.00 designated memorial fund money. All of the
tables were sold, and a total of $610.00 was received for
them. Total income for the two month period was $945.00.
This included an additional donation of $100 toward the
Schueths memorial. Expenditures totaled $10,075.32.
$7,000.00 was given to the parish to meet our budget
 Bev reported the OACCW Board meeting went well.
Approximately 40 ladies were in attendance.
Old Business:
 No report on the procedure plan for funeral sandwich
lunches was available.
 24 new tables have been purchased with a total cost of
 No new information on folding chairs for the basement
was available. This is still being checked into.
New Business:
 The sodality is in need of ladies to run for vice-president
and treasurer. These offices will be vacated in Mar and
new officers are being sought. Several members present
Please remember in your prayers:
Derek Heiss, Jeannie Desanti, Jolene Mosel,
Prisilla Blair, Dodi Bauer, Bill Fisbech.
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
5 Feb
12 Feb
19 Feb
26 Feb
Ted Hughes, Joe Funk, Joe Knight
Marian Shabram, John Schultz, Doug Haselhorst
Larry Reuss, Doug Jessen, Leroy Wortman
Troy Shabram, Bob Eggerling, Ray Brandt
Thank you for helping. If you cannot be present
at your assigned time, please find a substitute.
will be contacting members to fill these vacancies.
 The 2015 monthly lists were distributed the last Sunday of
December. All members should have the current list at this
 We thank all the ladies who stepped up as chairs for each
month of the new year.
 The January chair is Traci Jacobsen and her month is
responsible for Bingo at the Nursing home the last Mon of
 The February chair is Lois Bright and her committee is
responsible for delivering Meals on Wheels Feb. 2 thru
Feb. 13.
 The April group chaired by Debbie DeSautels is
responsible for delivering Meals on Wheels 16-27 Feb.
 The March group chaired by Erin Whitesel is responsible
for the St. Patrick’s day favors for the Nursing Home and
Willow’s residents.
 Valentine Plates will be assembled and delivered by a
group of ladies following Mass on 11 Feb.
 Some discussion was held regarding the OACCW
Scholarship that is available. Kathy Sauser will be
following up on this.
 The Senior Breakfast and First Communion Breakfast
plans were discussed briefly.
The meeting was closed with a reflection by President Bev
Milly Clemens, Secretary