Fishing with St. James

February 16, 2020

The Kearney Catholic Board of Education is pleased to announce that Matt Rogers has accepted the position as principal of Kearney Catholic Jr./Sr. High School. The hiring decision was approved at the Feb. 10 school board meeting. Rogers began as a science teacher at Kearney Catholic in 2003 and has been the assistant principal since 2007. We greatly appreciate Matt’s commitment to his Catholic faith and to Catholic education. Rogers’ contributions to our school and his...  continue reading

February 9, 2020

I encourage everyone to sign up for our Faith Sharing Communities. Please consider joining a small group that begins the week of February 24. The six sessions of “Lenten Longings – praying the Sunday readings,” will take place in people’s homes or in the church on Monday nights. This is a small group parish renovation on a spiritual level that unites us on our forty day journey through Lent to the Easter mysteries. National Marriage Week is February 7-14 and...  continue reading

February 2, 2020

Today’s feast of the Presentation of the Lord was previously called the Purification of Mary. In Jesus’ time the Jewish custom was for parents to go to the temple forty days after the birth of a child, to purify the mother and present their infant child to the Lord. February 2nd is forty days after Christmas. Today’s feast celebrates that Jesus is the Promised One, whose light will shine, as a beacon of hope to the entire world. Because it is a feast of the Lord, it...  continue reading

January 26, 2020

This week, National Catholic Schools Week, is celebrated in dioceses throughout the country. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.," focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. Bishop Hanefeldt will be here for the Thursday, January 30th, 8:15 Mass at Prince of Peace. Everyone is welcome to attend. Catholic schools are an important component of our mission and message at Prince of Peace and...  continue reading

January 19, 2020

Each year on January 22nd – the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade – people pause to recognize the date in some way. Some speak out, some march, some reach out, some educate, and many pray. Sunday, January 19 at 5:00 p.m. there will be a Pro-Life Sunday Youth Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. Wednesday, January 22 is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Please join with your prayer or by your presence...  continue reading

January 5, 2020

Best wishes for a blessed New Year! This is the first time I am writing 2020 in the present tense and not setting a date in the future. The Christmas season continues through the Epiphany on January 5 and conclude with Baptism of the Lord on January 12. The liturgical environment will reflect the “Christmas Season” until that feast day. I want to offer my appreciation to all who prepared for and participated in our liturgies and ministries. It is an honor to serve with...  continue reading

December 29, 2019

Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas! May the presence of joy, light, goodness and love we celebrate incarnate in our midst during this Holy Christmas Season be your greatest present through these days and always. May you know and feel the presence of "God-with-us" especially in difficult circumstances, loneliness, loss or struggle. This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. The Octave of Christmas will end with The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God on January 1st....  continue reading

December 22, 2019

Shepherds, Angels, Holy Families, God bearers, & Magi,                     and Worshipers at St. James This is the evening prayer antiphon for the Feast of the Nativity, may it be as true for us this Christmas as it has been for the last two millennia: “Today Christ is born, today the Savior has appeared; today the angels sing on earth, the archangels rejoice; today the upright shout out for joy: Glory be to God on high,...  continue reading

December 15, 2019

Pescando con Santiago – Fishing with St. James Quiero agradecer al grupo de líderes hispanos y todos los involucrados en los preparativos de nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, la celebración Eucarística, la música, los bailes tradicionales por feligreses y la fiesta de alimentos. El día fue un gran testimonio a nuestro espíritu de comunidad y "Nuestra Señora, emperatriz de las Américas" que apareció en...  continue reading

December 8, 2019

You will find a “Christmas & Year End Giving” brochure in this week’s bulletin. As stewards of God’s abundant gifts, our parish relies on your generous investment in the quality programs, facilities and ministries at St. James. The brochure outlines tax benefits of giving and methods of giving from securities, IRA and retirement plans, property, business gifts, grain, livestock and life insurance. The “Christmas Wish List” insert in...  continue reading

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Catholic Daughter of Americas
2/17/2020 6:30 PM
Catholic Daughter of Americas St. James Court #2007 will be holding their monthly meeting. A Rosary will be said...



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