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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.

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Sunday, January 22th, 2017
Sunday, January 22th, 2017
                              Life Giving Fish

Please consider participating in the Monday, January 23rd Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, in your prayer or by your presence. Please see the bulletin announcement. The Knights of Columbus have also organized the “One Rose, One Life” collection, supporting Culture of Life organizations and events throughout the state of Nebraska.

Along with these important activities supporting the lives of others includes contributing to our national and international collections like this weekend’s collection for the Church in Latin America. I hope we continue to pray and work for the legal protection of children in the womb, children and adults who are faced with poverty and other economic and cultural hardships, immigrants, refugees, people who are citizens and non-citizens alike.

A pro-life stance incorporates a consistent ethic of life for people at every stage of life. It also means being pro-earth and pro-environment. It is important that we “Care For Our Common Home” as Pope Francis writes about in “Laudato Si'.” Pope Francis addresses "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility. You can find more about all these prolife issues on the Bishop’s website usccb.org.

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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WATCHMEN
1/24/2017 7:00 PM
Watchmen of Kearney started the Spring semester on Tuesday, January 10th at 7 p.m.and Thursday, January 12th at 5:45...

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Watchmen
of Kearney 1/26/2017 5:45 AM - 7:00 AM
Watchmen of Kearney will start the Spring semester on Tuesday, January 10th at 7 p.m.and Thursday, January 12th at 5:45...

Parish News

Choice Wine
CHOICE WINE. . . In the gospel of St. John, Jesus transforms 150 gallons of water into superabundant, choice wine. God...
Brunch with the Bands
The KCHS Band Boosters invite you to have "Brunch with the Bands” on Sunday, January 29th from 9 a.m.—2 p.m....

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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