Faith Formation - Pre-k - 12

Pre-K - 5th Grade

Classes meet on Wednesdays from 4:30 or 6:15 at Kearney Catholic High School for an hour. Classes are held from September through May.

Just a reminder: If Kearney Public Schools cancel due to inclement weather, there will be no Religious Education classes that evening. Closings will be announced on local radio and TV stations or check weatherthreat.com for cancellation information. 

Catechists: Those that share their time and faith teaching Catholic traditions, doctrine, and prayers to enrich the faith formation of the children of St. James. Our catechists are the heart of our program.
Aide: Assisting Catechists in their classes.
Contact: Kelley Hendrickson, 308-234-9695

Curriculum: We use the text 'Blessed Are We' which has the approval of the United States Catholic Bishops.  The text has a spiral curriculum, building each year a foundation of faith in a child's life.

The Mission Statement of the St. James Religious Education program is to provide a process whereby children encounter God's loving presence; to encourage them to pursue a faith journey by gaining knowledge through the Bible, liturgy, sacraments, traditional and spontaneous prayer; to cultivate religious education and values in family life; to foster a spirit of community and service to others; and to instill pride in being a Catholic pursuing a lively, celebrated, challenged faith.

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)

Religious formation for the children who are past second grade and have not yet received the Sacraments. If your child has not received sacramental preparation at their designated grade level, please call the Religious Education office for information on this program.
Contact: Kelley Hendrickson, 308-234-9695

Youth Ministry: 6th - 12th Grades

Religious Formation and Education: Our middle school, high school and Confirmation classes are held on Wednesday evenings. Our middle school classes use The Catholic Connections Handbook for their curriculum and includes many community building activities. High school classes focus on Catholicism in our world today and strengthening student's Catholic faith. Confirmation uses guest speakers, peer discussion, and spiritual bonding to prepare juniors and seniors for their third Sacrament of Initiation.

Classes are held from September through May.

RE Times:
Middle school 6:15-7:15 PM
High school 7:30-8:30 PM

Fun and Fellowship: Getting together to pray, play and share faith are important aspects of our program. Game nights, movie viewings and ice skating are just a few of the events that have been enjoyed by our students.

Volunteers: Not one piece of this program would be possible without the help from all of our generous volunteers. We have 25 adults who teach our students every Wednesday evening and many others who help with special events, join as guest speakers, and provide food and supplies. We love being able to get various parish community members involved in our program, from parents and grandparents to college students and everyone in between. We appreciate all of your help to show our youth they are an important part of our St. James community.

If you are interested in helping:

Middle School / Sr. High Catechists: Prepare and teach learners of the Catholic faith.
Middle School / Sr. High Substitute: Willing to substitute in 6th - 12th Grades.

Diocesan Events: In addition to our local programs and events, we also support the youth events of the Grand Island Diocese such as Teens Encounter Christ (TEC), Higher Ground and Going Bananas for Jesus. More information about these programs can be found at: http://www.gidiocese.org/yya or call Katie with questions.

Contact Katie Clark at 308-234-5536 or youth@stjameschurchkearney.org for more information.

Confirmation

Classes are held during the 2nd semester of 11th Grade (February through April) & during the 1st semester of 12th Grade (September through November).

If you are interested in helping:
Confirmation Table Leader: Working with a small table of young people as well as with the Confirmation team in the larger group to help the youth understand the church and their role, in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the fall.
Confirmation Retreat Team Member: Help organize and lead the Confirmation Retreat designed to kick off the final preparation period of Confirmation preparation.

 Call the office at 234-5536 for more information. 


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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
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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

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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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