Baptism

baptismTo have your infant or child baptized at St. James, schedule a Pre-Baptism Class before the birth of your baby by calling Deb Kratochvil at 234-9695. Classes are held every other month.

What is baptism? The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. "He comes to sanctify the Jordan for our sake... to begin a new creation through the Spirit and water" (St. Gregory Nazianzen, Liturgy of the Hours, I, 634).

Jesus' immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God's will. Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin - Original and actual - and begin to live a new life with God.


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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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Mass Times

Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Spanish Mass - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

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Reconciliation

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...

Parish News

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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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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