Youth Ministry Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of St. James Youth Ministry is to guide our youth to answer the call of personal discipleship, evangelization and leadership, and to connect our young people to the Christian community through involvement in the life of the Church and the larger community.

The Purpose of St. James Youth Ministry is to...

  • empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  • draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
  • nurture the personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

In collaboration with the Church Community (including families, schools, parishes, and diocese), the Goals of St. James Youth Ministry are to...

  • form young disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • provide knowledge of the Catholic Faith.
  • provide understanding of the Liturgy and the Sacraments.
  • invite a deeper understanding of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
  • provide a moral formation in Jesus Christ.
  • teach the importance of prayer and how to pray with Christ.
  • prepare active participants in the life and mission of the Church through the sharing of time, treasures, and talents.
  • promote a missionary spirit that will be a Christian presence in society.
  • provide time, space, a caring environment, and caring professionals to address complex issues associated with living a Christian life in the 21st Century.

Fr. Joe Hannappel, Pastor
Fr. Art Faesser, Associate Pastor
Katie Clark, Youth Minister 6‐12
 

"As Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, so the Church must become today, the traveling companion of young people…"

(Youth: Sent to Proclaim True Liberation, World Youth Day 1995, Philippines)

 


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The Central Nebraska Respect Life Conference will take place on Saturday, April 6, at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney, NE.  Registration starts at 9:30 am and the conference will end at 2:00 pm. Cost for Adults is $20 and includes lunch; high school and college age students are free. The theme for the conference is “Unlocking the Truth about Contraception and Women’s Health” and is age appropriate for juniors in high school and older. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Deadline for registration is April 2, 2019. Additional information regarding the conference and registration details are posted on the Grand Island Diocese website: https://www.gidiocese.org/prolife/respect-life-conference or can be obtained by calling the Pro-Life Office,     308-382-6565.



 
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Spanish Mass - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

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

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Be My Witness
3/25/2019 6:00 PM
Be My Witness will begin on Monday, February 18th in the Parish Hall. Supper is served at 6:00 p.m.; meeting begins at...

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27

Nebraska Catholic Conference’s annual advocacy day
3/27/2019
Join us for the Nebraska Catholic Conference’s annual advocacy day – Catholics at the Capitol! Advocates will...

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Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Jason Wasmund
Come to the Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Jason Wasmund on Thursday, April 11th at St. James Parish Hall. In February Jason...
National Farmworker Awareness Week
National Farmworker Awareness Week is March 24-30th. During this week and next week St. James is participating in a drive...

Education

Kearney Catholic High School

110 E. 35th St. | 308.234.2610
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20 E. 21st St. | 308.236.6903
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St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847

308.234.5536
office@stjameschurchkearney.org

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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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