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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April 21, 2019
April 21, 2019

Today we complete our “Triduum” the annual retreat where we are immersed into a communal participation in Christ's Paschal Mystery. By embracing this journey into death and resurrection we are continually called into conversion. We are challenged to gracious hospitality and a genuine desire to share the community’s joy with everyone who joins us at worship.

St. John Chrysostom (347-407) wrote this in an Easter Homily: “Come you all: Enter into the joy of our Lord. You the first and you the last, receive alike your reward. You rich and you poor, dance together. You strong and you weak, celebrate the day. You who have kept the fast and you who have not kept the fast, rejoice today.”

The first eight days of the Easter Season are known as the “Octave of Easter.” The mystery of the Resurrection is intensely celebrated and people give witness that Christ is Risen, Christ is Risen Indeed! The fifty days, a week of weeks (seven weeks plus one day), include the celebration of Ascension Thursday, forty days after Easter. The Season reaches fulfillment on Pentecost Sunday, when we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first disciples. This same Holy Spirit comes to today’s disciples bringing peace and hope to our hearts and through us to the whole world.

The following phrase from an ancient Greek hymn celebrating the Pasch (Easter/Passover) is my prayer for all:

“O pasch, sanctify all believers,” 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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Reconciliation

Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Upcoming Events

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“The Real Story” Bible Study
4/30/2019 6:30 PM
What do Adam and Eve, Moses, David, Jesus and the Apostles have to do with my life? Come join Mary for a book...

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Octave of Easter
The first eight days of the Easter Season are known as the “Octave of Easter.” The mystery of the Resurrection...
Happy Easter
"Come you all: Enter into the joy of our Lord. You the first and you the last, receive alike your reward. You rich and you...

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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