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Welcome to St. James

After more than 150 years in the Kearney community, St. James parish has a rich history as a community of Catholic worship and an established legacy of service to the people of the Kearney area.

St. James parish was established in the 1860s to be a sign of the presence of the Kingdom of God, to spread the Good News of the Gospel and to minister and serve others. As Catholics we believe in Jesus' dying and rising and in our call to celebrate the Sacraments and proclaim the Gospel. Right now, we are in the midst of an exciting time in the development of our parish as we have vacated our church structure for a year-long renovation project. This time of sacrifice and growth, we pray, will ultimately strengthen our community and our faith as we return to a renewed place to gather and worship.

We welcome our Catholic brothers and sisters, our visitors from other denominations, people new to Kearney or just stopping through, to pray and celebrate the Sacraments with us. Join us at our various gathering points in Kearney. You will be welcomed and embraced as we are called to celebrate, with you, and ask you to join us in being a sign of the presence of God.

Fishing with St. James

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
In the gospel this Sunday, Jesus gives sight to a man who
was blind from birth. The Pharisees branded Jesus as a sinner
since he healed on the Sabbath. When people are only looking
around for sin and labeling others as “sinners” they become
blind to grace and healing. The newly seeing man said to the
Pharisees, “One thing I do know is that I was blind and now
I see.” (John 9:25)
This spiritual healing is available now to all
who encounter Jesus. I hope in the places of our lives where we
need healing, we allow Jesus to touch us. Our communal Lenten
journey moves us toward a healing of our insight so we will also
be able to say, “One thing I do know is that I was blind and now
I see.”

Here is some “insight” from St John Chrysostom (347-407)
on Lenten Fasting – (Matthew 6:1, 16-18) “Do you fast? Give
me proof of it by your works. If you see a poor man, take pity
on him. If you see a friend being honored, do not envy him. Do
not let only your mouth fast, but also the eye and the ear and the
feet and the hands and all the members of our bodies. Let the
hands fast, by being free of avarice. Let the feet fast, by ceasing
to run after sin. Let the eyes fast, by disciplining them not to
glare at that which is sinful. Let the ear fast, by not listening to
evil talk and gossip. Let the mouth fast, from foul words and
unjust criticism. For what good is it if we abstain from birds and
fishes, but bite and devour our brothers? May the One who came
to the world to save sinners, strengthen us to complete the fast
with humility! Have mercy on us and save us. Amen.”

I AM Joseph your brother. Fr. Joe Hannappel
 
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Mass Times

Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Spanish Mass - 12:00pm (every 2nd Sunday)

Upcoming Events

Mar

26

Communal Reconciliation Service
3/26/2017 3:00 PM

Communal Reconciliation Service - Sunday, March 26th, 3:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church.

Mar

27

Choice Wine
Marriage Ministry 3/27/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CHOICE WINE. . . In the gospel of St. John, Jesus transforms 150 gallons of water into superabundant, choice wine. God...

Parish News

Prince of Peace Spring Fest
Prince of Peace Catholic Church is having their “Spring Fest” on Sunday, April 2nd at the Kearney...
Triduum Schedule
Triduum Schedule Mass of the Lord’s Supper—Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.Good Friday of the...

Education

Kearney Catholic High School

110 E. 35th St. | 308.234.2610
kearneycatholic.org

KCHS Foundation

20 E. 21st St. | 308.236.6903
kchsfoundation.org

Contact Us

St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847

308.234.5536
office@stjameschurchkearney.org

Parish Office Hours

Mon-Thurs - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fri - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Summer Hours (June - August):
Mon-Thurs - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Fri - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Mission Statement

St. James parish is established to be a sign of the presence of the Kingdom of God, to spread the Good News of the Gospel and to minister and serve others. As Catholics we believe in Jesus' dying and rising and in our call to celebrate the Sacraments and proclaim the Gospel.

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