Meet the Priests

Fr. Joe Hannappel

St. James Catholic Church - Priests

I am a follower of Jesus Christ called to give glory to God in the community of the Church sharing in the Paschal Mystery of Christ's life, death and resurrection. I am inspired by the hard work, integrity and faithfulness of my patron saint, St. Joseph. To describe my ministerial role I often use a quote from the patriarch Joseph in the book of Genesis: "I am Joseph your brother." In context of the biblical story these words are an act of reconciliation and healing for Joseph's family. I hope to be a pastor after the example of St. Paul and the good priests I have known. I am committed to faithfully serving St. James, the Diocese of Grand Island and the universal Church. Let us keep "loving the good" (Wisdom 7:22)

Fr. Joe Hannappel, frjoe@stjameschurchkearney.org

Fr. Art Faesser (Retired)

St. James Catholic Church - Priests

We read at the end of the creation story, in the Book of Genesis, that God looked at all he had fashioned and declared it good. The goodness and beauty of God's handiwork remains, though at times concealed beneath the brokenness brought on by the sin of the world.

In the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, creation is renewed. Darkness gives way to light, sin gives way to grace, and death gives way to life. These are the gifts held out to us in the life of Jesus and in the wisdom of the Sacred Scriptures. The Word and Wisdom of God come to us as gift. They point us to life.

To be a minister of the gospel and servant of the Father is my greatest joy and fulfillment. To take what I have received, and continue to receive, and to share it with others is the work of ministry that I embrace with joy. To be a kind of conduit of God's grace flowing freely to others is what brings peace to my heart.

To be in dynamic relationship with the Lord through Word and Sacrament is foundational to my life of ministry and the food of my soul. The outpouring of God's Spirit impels me to be a willing, though imperfect servant to God's people.

Blessings & Peace,

Fr. Art Faesser (Retired), af@stjameschurchkearney.org


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Spiritual Communion Prayer

The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. 

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you. 
Never permit me to be separated from you.
Amen.

Creo, Jesús mío, que estás real y verdaderamente en el cielo y en el Santísimo Sacramento del Altar.
Os amo sobre todas las cosas y deseo vivamente recibirte dentro de mi alma, pero no pudiendo hacerlo ahora sacramentalmente, venid al menos espiritualmente a mi corazón.
Y como si ya os hubiese recibido, os abrazo y me uno del todo a Ti. Señor, no permitas que jamás me aparte de Ti.
Amén.

iBreviary App

A great resource for praying the Liturgy of the Hours on your phone, iPad, or tablet. Go to your app store or go to https://www.ibreviary.org/en/ to download the app.

Parish Office

The parish offices are closed. Your calls and requests are important to us so when you call the parish office, all calls are now forwarded to Jody Suchan, Parish Secretary. Your messages/requests will be sent on to the proper person. Staff members are now working from home. The preferred method of communication will be by e-mail.
Office phone: 308-234-5536
Office email: office@stjameschurchkearney.org

Donation Information

We are aware of the financial hardship this situation will cause many people. We want you to be able to pay your bills and support your household. The church also will have to continue to take care of our expenses. As you are able please continue or even increase your charitable service and contributions for the church and those in need.

            Opportunities for giving to St. James
1. Send a check through online banking. (also known as Bill Pay).
2. Mail your donation to: St. James Church, 3801 A AVE, Kearney, NE 68847.
3. Use the secure drop box on the west side of Hellman, Main, Coslor & Kathol, 3519 2nd Ave. The sign in the window reads “Accepting Church Donations for St. James and Prince of Peace."
4. Contact Lisa by phone (308-234-5536) or email ( lisa@stjameschurckearney.org) to set up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If you are already enrolled, you can give an additional amount and/or adjust your scheduled giving.
5. Donate on our website through the "We Share" button that you can find under "Donate" on our website: https://stjameschurchkearney.org.

Please continue your generosity to other charities and those in need. For the Food Pantry Collection, please offer your non-perishable items directly to Prince of Peace or the Jubilee Center. Please continue our monthly collection for Habitat for Humanity and the Jubilee Center.

 
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Mass Times

Online Mass posted weekly by late Saturday afternoon on St James Kearney YouTube channel

IN PERSON MASS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Mass in Spanish - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

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Reconciliation

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

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

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First Friday - 8:30 am - 7:00 pm (3:00 pm if scheduled event)
Remaining Fridays - 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Upcoming Events

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Easter Season - Sunday Noon Bells
5/31/2020
12:00 Noon The Easter Season at Home –Beginning Easter Sunday for the fifty days of Easter until Pentecost Sunday...

Parish News

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Education

Kearney Catholic High School

110 E. 35th St. | 308.234.2610
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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

 

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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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