Fishing with St. James

October 20, 2019

Going Fishing with the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. James #2097 Catholic Daughters of the Americas is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this weekend. On behalf of St. James Parish I would like to make this proclamation: Whereas, The Catholic Daughters of the Americas have dedicated their lives to listening to God and to serving His people since 1903, and Whereas, The CDA sisterhood gather clothing and food, build shelters, and raise money to care for the poor of...  continue reading

October 13, 2019

Faithful Stewardship at St. James The participation in last week’s Oktoberfest made it a successful, fun and fund raising event in our parish. I want to thank all who led the committed committees of disciples, along with our chairpersons Camil Saadi and Keven Hesse, whose sacrificial service made it a great day! It appears we fed over 1,000 people again this year. Carl & Diane Kucera owners of Country Catering prepared all of the turkey for us again this year. Donations from our...  continue reading

October 6, 2019

OKTOBERFEST IS HERE, I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! Oktoberfest is an annual community building opportunity that is a fun and fund-raising event for our parish. I invite you to attend and interact with parishioners of St. James and Prince of Peace. You will meet people from neighboring churches and communities. Participating in community building events can bring us closer to the Lord and one another. Many thanks to all who have already signed up to serve at Oktoberfest. If you have not...  continue reading

September 29, 2019

Next Sunday is our annual parish Oktoberfest, that 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 other disciples who make up our parish. Meet other parishioners, people from neighboring parishes and towns, enjoy some good food, play games, laugh, talk and grow as a disciple. Participating in community building events can bring us closer to the...  continue reading

September 22, 2019

Last year we had Fall and Spring sessions of a faith sharing program called “Be My Witness.” This Fall, I invite you to join in six sessions with a small faith sharing community that will use a program called “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass” by Dr. Edward Sri. You can do this in your home or at another location or join the Monday night gatherings. There are other faith sharing materials available if you want to follow another program. Please carefully read the...  continue reading

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...  continue reading

September 8, 2019

This weekend representatives from the Catholic Community of Kearney WATCHMEN will present information and an invitation for men to be a part of their faith sharing group on Tuesday nights and Thursday morning. This is a positive gathering of men for prayer and support in living out our Catholic faith. I encourage the men of our parish to consider joining these gatherings as a way to grow in your practice of the faith. On Wednesday, our preschool through twelfth grade Faith Formation...  continue reading

September 1, 2019

This week you will receive a mailing from St. James inviting you to participate in our annual community building festival that we call Oktoberfest. If we have your email you will also receive an email encouraging you to sign up for committees and donations electronically. Oktoberfest is a celebration of Christian community. 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...  continue reading

August 25, 2019

I am honored to announce that St. James parishioner Noah Huddleston has entered Conception Seminary College. Noah is a 2016 graduate of Kearney Catholic and has been in college since then, however because not all credits transfer to the seminary he begins as a sophomore. Also beginning this year at Conception Seminary College are Liam Murphy (Prince of Peace parishioner and 2015 KCHS graduate) and Adam Bauer. Other seminarians for the Diocese of Grand Island are John Rohweder, Chas Canfield...  continue reading

August 18, 2019

This past week, Sheila Gawrych began her position as our part time secretary. Sheila’s responsibilities include office hospitality, Faith Formation secretary, ministry scheduling and other office work. Brenda Marshall has worked in this position for the last two years and had worked here for five years previously. I am grateful for Brenda’s excellent work for our parish, it has been an honor to have her as part of our ministry team. Please extend a warm welcome to Sheila as...  continue reading

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Upcoming Events



Catholic Daughters Day
10/20/2019 10:30 AM
Celebrate Catholic Daughters of Americas Day and the 50th Anniversary of the chartering of the Court. Mass 10:30 AM...



A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
10/21/2019 6:00 PM
The new Faith Sharing Communities (new title) program for this fall will be A Biblical Walk Through the Mass with Edward...

Parish News

FRIDAY MASS @ 8:00 am
FRIDAY MASS @ 8:00 am - The Friday Mass time is now changed to 8:00 a.m. One hour of adoration with exposition...
Faith Formation: Reconciliation for 5th graders
Faith Formation: This week, on Oct. 16th, 5th graders will be celebrating Reconciliation during their regular...


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