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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, July 26, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015

I am happy to announce that Deb Kratochvil, our pre-5th grade director of religious education at St. James, received the nomination from our diocese for the 2015 Lumen Christi award, sponsored by Catholic Extension. Deb received a gift of $1,000 for use by her parish. Deb plans to use that money for the new baptismal font at St. James.

Lumen Christi, Latin for “Light of Christ,” is part of a national award established as Catholic Extension’s highest honor given to a priest, women religious or layperson working in America’s mission dioceses. Since its inception in 1978, more than $1.8 million has been awarded. Candidates are nominated by their bishop and are judged on the impact they have had on the lives of others, the ways in which they go above and beyond to serve God and God’s people and the inspirational nature of their stories.

Deb has been our religious education director for more than 21 years and ministers in our parish in so many other ways as a staff person and a committed disciple offering generous service. If I made it into a litany of thanks it would fill this whole bulletin and more. Deb’s nomination for this award is a great honor for our parish and an acknowledgement of her dedication to the Church. I know I speak for the parish as I express my genuine gratitude for who she is and what she does. It is a blessing for me to work with her in this part of God’s Kingdom!

Fr. Joe Hannappel

 
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Renovation Mass Times & Places

June 13/14, 2015 - March 2016

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 

 

Upcoming Events

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St. James Parish Picnic - Feast of St. James BBQ after 10:30 a.m. Mass
July 26th 7/26/2015 11:30 AM
July 26th KCHS multipurpose room. Everything is provided, Everyone is welcome! Served by the St. James Social...

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K of C BINGO
at the Knights of Columbus Hall 1900 Central Ave. 7/28/2015 7:00 PM
Free hamburger with BINGO cards. Doors open 6 p.m. and BINGO starts at 7 p.m. Every Tuesday.

Parish News

St. James Parish Picnic - Feast of St. James BBQ after 10:30 a.m. Mass
July 26th KCHS multipurpose room. Everything is provided, Everyone is welcome! Served by the St. James Social...
Religious Education Registration Pre - 5th AND 6th - 11th grades
Religious Education ~ If you haven’t yet registered your child/children for classes, please call the R.E....

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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