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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.

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August 12, 2018
August 12, 2018

Every two years all the parishes in the Diocese of Grand Island invite a mission group to make an appeal for their world-wide ministries. This weekend we will have a Capuchin Mission Appeal by Fr. Amleson at the Masses in English and Fr. Vittorio Boria at the 12:15 p.m. Sunday Mass in Spanish. Please see the bulletin announcement for more information.

Fifty years ago, in August, the encyclical letter known as Humanae Vitae, On the Regulation of Human Birth was promulgated. Bishop Hanefeldt wrote an article for the West Nebraska Register, We are Always in Need of Moral Guidance. Copies of his letter and brochures about understanding the encyclical are in the Gathering Space, in front of the parish office.

The Feast of St. Dominic was on August 8th this past week. Here is a Dominican prayer and blessing: “God of Truth you gave your church a new light in the life and preaching of St. Dominic. Give us the help we need to support our preaching by holy and simple lives. May God, Creator, bless you. May God, Redeemer, heal you. May God, the Holy Spirit, fill you with Light."

I am Joseph your brother. Fr. Joe Hannappel


 
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Mass Times

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

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Upcoming Events

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17

KCHS Back-to-School Kick Off & BBQ
8/17/2018 4:00 PM
Kearney Catholic/Star Partners are sponsoring the KCHS Back-to-School Kick Off & BBQ on Friday, August 17th....

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28

RCIA informational meeting
8/28/2018 6:30 PM
RCIA Informational meeting will be on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the St. James Social Hall. For...

Parish News

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION (Aug. 15th) Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Assumption of the Blessed Virgil Mary is on Wednesday, August 15th and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Below is...
Oktoberfest is Coming - October 7th
Oktoberfest is Coming - October 7th! The Silent Auction Team would love to have anyone donate a new item or gift basket...

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

 

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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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