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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, September 25, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016

I appreciate all the work the Oktoberfest team is doing to prepare for our parish fun and fundraising event on October 2nd. I encourage you to participate in the preparations; cook a turkey, serve on one of the teams, donate to the ticket drawing and come to enjoy our parish family by being a part of this important community building effort!

This weekend we will celebrate “Catechetical Sunday” with the theme "Prayer: The Faith Prayed". Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry at a special 5:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday evening. Everyone in the parish is invited to attend this outdoor Mass (if the weather cooperates, if not we will be in the church). Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. I am grateful for all those who have responded to the call to serve in this important ministry. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

This week the pre-12th grade religious education classes began the Wednesday night schedule. We have 270 pre-5th grade, and 134 6-12th grade youth in our religious education program and 69 catechists and aids. I appreciate the commitment of parents for being involved in the parish and attending weekend liturgy. I offer praise and thanks to God for the service of our catechists to this important ministry of passing on our faith!

I AM Joseph your brother!
Fr. Joe Hannappel

 
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Mass Times

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

Upcoming Events

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Lord, Teach Me to Pray
Lord, Teach Me to Pray 9/27/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lord, Teach Me to Pray is a prayer series based on Ignatian Spirituality.  Part 1, "Praying Christian Virtues," helps...

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Building Community at St. James Meeting
9/27/2016 7:00 PM
Building Community at St. James Meeting: As we continue community building at St. James, we need a wide variety of people...

Parish News

RCIA Needs Sponsors
The R.C.I.A. is in need of more sponsors for the large group we have this year. Could you please pray for more wonderful...
Youth Leadership Team
Youth Leadership Team Are you a high school student who wants to get involved in your parish? We are looking for...

Education

Kearney Catholic High School

110 E. 35th St. | 308.234.2610
kearneycatholic.org

KCHS Foundation

20 E. 21st St. | 308.236.6903
kchsfoundation.org

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

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

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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