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. We are in the midst of an exciting time in the development of our parish as we have completed our renovation project and are adding new ministries. 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. 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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September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019

This weekend you will again be encouraged to participate in St. James Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is an opportunity for building our identity as a community of faith and works. It is both a fun and fund raising event for our parish. Since we have a large parish, we have to be intentional in the way we form our community. I invite you to make an effort to get to know the other disciples who make up our parish. At Oktoberfest, you will meet other parishioners, people from the community, and neighboring parishes and towns. Come to enjoy good food, play games, laugh, talk, and grow as a disciple. Participating in community building events will bring us closer to the Lord and one another.

Fr. Paul Colling and I will be at the annual diocesan priests’ retreat in Schuyler, Nebraska this week. Please pray for us and the other priests of our diocese who will gather in prayer with Bishop Hanefeldt. Fr. Neal Hock and Fr. Art Faesser will both be in Kearney for emergencies where a priest is needed.

Noah Huddleston is now a seminarian for the Grand Island Diocese. Noah grew up in Kearney as a member of St. James and a student at Kearney Catholic High School. In a YouTube video produced by Conception Seminary College, Noah shares his journey of discernment of the priesthood that brought him to the seminary. Please pray for Noah and the other seminarians at Conception Seminary College. You can watch the video on St. James Facebook page or the Conception Seminary College YouTube site.

I am Joseph, your brother. Fr. Joe Hannappel

 
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Mass Times

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

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Reconciliation

Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Also By Appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

First Friday - 7:30 am - 7:00 pm (3:00 pm if scheduled event)
Remaining Fridays - 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Upcoming Events

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Mother’s Adoration and Fellowship
9/19/2019 9:30 AM
Mother’s Adoration and Fellowship will meet every Thursday beginning September 5th from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m....

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19

Pre-Baptism Class
9/19/2019 7:00 PM
Important Notice Regarding Pre-Baptism Class: The next Pre-Baptism session will be held on Thursday, September 19th at...

Parish News

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
The new Faith Sharing Communities (new title) program for this fall will be A Biblical Walk Through the Mass with Edward...
Planning Meeting for Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
On Friday, September 20th at 6:00 p.m., we will have a planning meeting for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St....

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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