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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, February 7, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016

This past week we observed National Catholic Schools Week. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2016 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Our own “faith based education” provided by the Catholic Community of Kearney (Prince of Peace and St. James Churches) is thriving and growing. I appreciate everyone in our parishes and community who support KCHS in so many ways. Bishop Hanefeldt has an excellent article in the West Nebraska Register offering his support and encouraging others to support our diocesan Catholic schools.

In this week’s Gospel of Luke, chapter 5 verse 10, Peter is told “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” In the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, Jesus says: “I will make you “fishers of men.” In this context the meaning is inclusive of both men and women, so disciples are fishers and catchers of people. Luke’s use of the verb “catching” indicates both success and accomplishment in the fishing endeavor! So I decided to change my usual “fishy” title with a “catchy” phrase!

This Wednesday our community will join the Christians throughout the world to observe Lent, a time of prayer, almsgiving and fasting. Most importantly we will be accompanying our catechumens toward baptism and candidates to full communion within our church. Let us also spend six weeks in sorrow for our sins, with the deep conviction in the redeeming power of Christ.

Let’s go catching!
Fr. Joe

 
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Renovation Mass Times & Places

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

Ash Wednesday Feb 10, 2016

7:00 a.m. KCHS Cope
12 p.m. KCHS Cope
12 p.m. Hospital Chapel
5:30 p.m. KCHS Cope
Bilingual 7:30 p.m. KCHS Cope

Upcoming Events

Feb

10

Ash Wednesday
2/10/2016
7:00 a.m. KCHS Cope 12 p.m. KCHS Cope 12 p.m. Hospital Chapel 5:30 p.m. KCHS Cope Bilingual 7:30...

Feb

17

Confirmation Prep Classes
Confirmation Corner 2/17/2016
Confirmation Prep Classes begin February 17th

Parish News

Lenten Prayers and Activities
Operation Rice Bowl— your donations support Catholic Relief Service programs around the world and local hunger...
Ash Wednesday
7:00 a.m. KCHS Cope 12 p.m. KCHS Cope 12 p.m. Hospital Chapel 5:30 p.m. KCHS Cope Bilingual 7:30...

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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