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   Fr. Pat Nields   Welcoming new Pastor for St. Francis of Assisi & Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Fr. Patrick Nields, a priest of the Archdiocese of Omaha, will be the new Pastor for Saint Francis of Assisi and Our Lady of Mount Carmel beginning the last weekend in June. He will also have duties at Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School in Elgin.

He was ordained July 1, 2016, and until now has been the Associate Pastor at St. Columbkille in Papillion, NE. His home parish is St. Philip Neri-Blessed Sacrament in Omaha. He grew up in Omaha, near the Florence area. His high school years were at Creighton Prep where he admired the Jesuits he got to know. After high school, he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and obtained a degree in Business. Later, he attended Creighton University and obtained a law degree. He worked as an attorney for a local law firm for over nine years. He later discerned the calling to the priesthood and at the completion of his seminary studies was ordained June 4, 2016.

Fr. Christopher Onuoha, current priest of the two parishes, has been assigned to visitation duties at Via Christe, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Clarkson Hospital with residence at Holy Name Parish in Omaha.

OLMC Parish, Church Cleaning, June 25-30th
Catholic Women have been assigned areas to clean the OLMC parish. Your chairperson will be calling to set a date for teams to clean.

    Altar & Side Pews (Team 1); Sacristy (Team 2);  East Side (Team 3);  West Side (Team 4):
    Entry Way (Funeral Corp);  Cry room, Bathroom Confessional & Balcony (Assigned Volunteers)

Wipe down kneelers both top & bottom, lift up cushions, wipe down the pews, dust windows sills & panels, vacuum carpet. There will be wood cleaner for pews and kneelers at the church. Please bring other needed supplies. Volunteers will also be needed to clean the rectory.

There will be a second collection next weekend  July 1, for Peter’s Pence.  Please be generous.


Other area announcements can be found in the parish bulletins.