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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, May 28, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017

On this Memorial Day weekend we honor all those who have served our country. We pray for all of our loved ones who have gone before us in faith. Here is a traditional catholic blessing at the “Rite of Committal:” Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. R. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. R. Amen. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. R. Amen.

Please note in the bulletin a request to care for the church building. We have been back in the church for a year and it is showing “wear and tear.” Some of it is because food and drink are being brought into the building, including the worship space. We want everyone to feel welcome and we also want to take good care of our environment. Please, NO GUM or CANDY in the worship space, and if possible in the entire building. If you drop something or spill something, clean it up. If you need help cleaning it up, ask a greeter or staff person or write a note and take it to the sacristy or office. This week, we had professional cleaners remove candy, crayon, marker, gum, nail polish and other unidentifiable substances from the carpet and pew cushions.

Bishop Hanefeldt is advertising three new diocesan personnel positions and is asking people of the diocese to please pray and ask the Holy Spirit to raise up good candidates to serve the mission of the local Church. More information is in the bulletin insert and will be posted on the diocesan website www.gidiocese.org. In a letter to the priests, Bishop Hanefeldt wrote, “Sometimes local people have relatives and friends who are looking for a chance to return to the area and would pass along this information. As I become more familiar with the local Church, I recognize the need to have additional support in advancing the Mission of the Church. I am excited to bring new people on board to advance that mission. In Christ, our Hope! Bishop Hanefeldt.”

I AM Joseph your brother, Fr. Joe Hannappel

 
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Mass Times

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

Upcoming Events

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Interfaith Memorial Service
honoring infants 6/4/2017 3:00 PM
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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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