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Welcome to St. James

After more than 150 years in the Kearney community, St. James parish has a rich history as a community of Catholic worship and an established legacy of service to the people of the Kearney area.

St. James parish was established in the 1860s 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. Right now, we are in the midst of an exciting time in the development of our parish as we have vacated our church structure for a year-long renovation project. This time of sacrifice and growth, we pray, will ultimately strengthen our community and our faith as we return to a renewed place to gather and worship.

We welcome our Catholic brothers and sisters, our visitors from other denominations, people new to Kearney or just stopping through, to pray and celebrate the Sacraments with us. Join us at our various gathering points in Kearney. You will be welcomed and embraced as we are called to celebrate, with you, and ask you to join us in being a sign of the presence of God.

Fishing with St. James by Fr. Joe Hannappel

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Sunday, August 23, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015

You are welcome to drive by the church and see the progress from a SAFE distance. All non-workers are required to STAY OUT of the construction zone and away from the supplies and machines in the parking lot! You will find the one way street on the east side of the church blocked off for safety reasons, do not drive in that area. Everyone coming to and from school must stay on the south end of the parking lot.

Many things are happening at the same time; brick laying, roof installation, structural steel being welded in place over the courtyard and new window and door openings in the existing building. The back walls of the inside of the church are being moved back to expand the worship space. The new sanctuary platform and baptismal font will soon be poured in concrete. Electrical, air handling, plumbing, framing and other trades are working on the inside. There is more happening there than I have space to write here.

The BIG QUESTION? Is the renovation moving along according to plan? The simple answer is YES! Things are progressing according to plan and we hope to rededicate the church sometime in May 2016. I WANT TO THANK ALL the construction and trade workers along with RDg Architects, Sampson Construction, the engineers and all the contractors involved.

St. Joseph Patron of Construction Workers, Pray for Us!
Fr. Joe Hannappel

 
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Renovation Mass Times & Places

June 13/14, 2015 - August 29/30, 2015

Saturday - 7:00pm at Prince of Peace Church
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am at KCHS Cope Coliseum; 5:00pm at Prince of Peace Church 
Spanish Mass every 3rd Sunday - 12:00pm at KCHS Cope Coliseum
(Note: August 30th will be the last 5 PM Sunday night mass.)

September 5/6, 2015 - March 2016

Saturday - 7:00pm at Prince of Peace Church
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am at KCHS Cope Coliseum
Spanish Mass every 2nd Sunday - 12:00pm at KCHS Cope Coliseum 

 

Upcoming Events

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Inquiry Session
Starts in September. Inquiry sessions will be held in August. 8/27/2015 6:30 PM
 If you are interested in becoming more familiar with the church and/or becoming Catholic, please call the office...

Aug

30

Breakfast to Benefit Vocations!
8/30/2015 9:30 AM

The Knights of Columbus 5th Sunday Breakfast will be held on August 30th in the multimedia room at KCHS.

Parish News

Parish Health Survey
Your suggestions and concerns are important. Please take time this week to complete the survey and place it in next...
Breakfast to Benefit Vocations!

The Knights of Columbus 5th Sunday Breakfast will be held on August 30th in the multimedia room at KCHS.

Education

Kearney Catholic High School

110 E. 35th Street | 308.234.2610
kearneycatholic.org

KCHS Foundation

20 E. 21st Street | 308.236.6903
kchsfoundation.org

Contact Us

St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847

308.234.5536
bulletin@stjameschurchkearney.org

Parish Office Hours

Mon-Thurs - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fri - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Summer Hours (June - August):
Mon-Thurs - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Fri - 8:00am to 3:00pm

During renovation, from April 20, 2015-March 2016, St James offices will be at 3710 Central Ave Suite 10, one block west of St. James south parking lot entrance.

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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