Fishing with St. James

Sunday, September 17, 2017

This week Fr. Art and I will be at the annual diocesan priests’ retreat in Schuyler, Nebraska. Please pray for us and the other priests of our diocese, who will gather in prayer with Bishop Hanefeldt. I will leave on Monday afternoon after Jeanne Ackerman’s funeral. Jeanne was a lifelong parishioner who played the organ, piano, and keyboard from the time she was thirteen until last year at the age of ninety-one. She had a passion for serving the church by sharing her...  continue reading

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Bishops’ Joint Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Youth. Our three Catholic Bishops (Archbishop George J. Lucas, Bishop James D. Conley, and Bishop Joseph G. Hanefeldt) have issued a joint statement on DACA youth. The statement, inserted in this bulletin, is intended to express solidarity with DACA youth who face a politically and legally volatile situation, call upon our federal congressional delegation to find permanent legislative resolutions for DACA youth,...  continue reading

Sunday, September 3, 2017

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF A second collection to be taken up next weekend, September 9/10. The funds collected in this one-time special appeal for Hurricane Harvey Relief will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, as they and their member agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for necessities such as water, food, shelter, and medical care as well as to the long term needs to rebuild and recover after...  continue reading

Sunday, September 3, 2017

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF A second collection to be taken up next weekend, September 9/10. The funds collected in this one-time special appeal for Hurricane Harvey Relief will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, as they and their member agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for necessities such as water, food, shelter, and medical care as well as to the long term needs to rebuild and recover after...  continue reading

Sunday, August 27, 2017

You will see in the financial part of the bulletin that our renovation debt amount is now $1,231,097 and we are paying $2,565 per month in interest. We have raised $1,641,581 in campaign funds and have $117,813 in pledges to be collected. We will soon begin a “campaign renewal” to raise funds to pay off the debt and consider our financial and building and grounds needs for the future. We have contracted with “For the Greater” to lead our campaign renewal. Joe and...  continue reading

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fifty years ago on August 27, 1967, Sr. Catherine Ann Bones, SCL left her home in McCook, Nebraska and entered the Sisters of Charity in Leavenworth, Kansas. At the 10:30 a.m. Mass this Sunday she will renew her vows and we will pray with her in thanksgiving to God for her being at St. James for 1/50th of her faithful and fruitful ministry. On the website of the Sisters of Charity Leavenworth (SCL) I found this quote from their Constitution, “we are called ever to renew and...  continue reading

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A newly formed “Be My Witness Team/Grupo Sean Mis Testigos” is planning for engaging the parish in faith sharing in small groups (English y Español). If you want to be a part of the planning process please attend our next meeting on Wednesday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the church. If you are interested and can’t make the meeting contact the parish office. Our parish hopes to purchase preschool playground equipment, child safe playground turf, and fencing for the...  continue reading

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A feast is a day of special significance on the Roman Catholic Church calendar. The church ranks special days in the calendar in this order: solemnity, feast, and memorial. In common usage the word feast is used to cover almost any special saint’s day, such as the “feast of St. Patrick” which is an optional memorial or the “feast of St. Joseph” which is a solemnity. Some solemnities are Holy Days of Obligation like the “Assumption of the Blessed Virgin...  continue reading

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Last weekend we honored our parish’s patron saint; St. James the Greater (July 25 is the actual feast day). James and his brother John were called by Jesus as they worked with their father in a fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 1:19-20). James was one of the favored three (with Peter and John) who witnessed the Transfiguration, the raising to life of the daughter of Jairus and the agony in Gethsemani. On another occasion Jesus gave James and John the nickname “sons of...  continue reading

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The St. James Oktoberfest planning committee is looking forward to our annual event on October 1, 2017. The Oktoberfest Committee is needing leaders to guide the work in the kitchen and dining room areas. We Need You! What gifts do you have that you are willing to put into service for the good of the whole parish? Consider this important stewardship role or recruit someone you think may have the talents and skills! Please pray about it and reach out to your family and friends. If you...  continue reading

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New Parish Directory

Photography Sessions for the Parish Directory Will Begin in Late October. Early Signup is Available Online Now At:  https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y6z61pme/
Sessions will be:
October 30 through November 4
November 7 through November 11
November 14 through November 18
November 20 and November 21
Times: Weekdays: 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Weekends: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Beloved

A new marriage enrichment program, Beloved, will begin September 25th and run through October 30th. Registration begins August 26th. Print the registration form and bring the completed form to the Parish Office. Please have your registration in by September 18th.

 

 
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Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Spanish Mass - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

Upcoming Events

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Religious Ed
9/20/2017 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Religious Education for all grades begins Wednesday, September 13th.  If you have not registered your children,...

Sep

24

Catholic Social Teaching
Come deepen your understand of the Catholic Faith 9/24/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Catholic Social Teaching There will be eight sessions on the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching to be held once...

Parish News

NE Bishops statement on DACA
A joint statement regarding DACA from the Nebraska...
Celebration of our Catechists
We will recognize all Catechists at our Outdoor Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 17th. See insert in Bulletin for...

Education

Kearney Catholic High School

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

KCHS Foundation

20 E. 21st St. | 308.236.6903
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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

 

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.

Weekly ReadingsAdministrative UpdatesWeekly BulletinDonate

New Parish Directory

Photography Sessions for the Parish Directory Will Begin in Late October. Early Signup is Available Online Now At: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y6z61pme/ 
Sessions will be:
October 30 through November 4
November 7 through November 11
November 14 through November 18
November 20 and November 21
Times: Weekdays: 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Weekends: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Beloved

A new marriage enrichment program, Beloved, will begin September 25th and run through October 30th. Registration begins August 26th. Please print the registration form and bring the completed form to the Parish Office. Please have your registration in by September 18th.