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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, June 26, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fr. Art Faesser celebrates his 40th anniversary this weekend. He was ordained the year I graduated from Cozad High School. I first met him at Outward Bound 38 years ago and in 1986 he handed the directorship over to me, two years after I was ordained. Fr. Art has been a long time mentor and friend to me. The last two years as associate pastor of St. James he has been telling people I am his “boss” and I say that I now have an “adult supervisor.” It has been great to know him all these years and even better to minister with him at St. James Parish. His deep faith, forty years of priestly ministry and prayerful presence are a great gift to the parish and me!

Sr. Rosemarie Maly is leaving the Kearney after directing the Catholic Newman Center at UNK for the last 10 years. St. James is hosting a farewell for her on Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Sr. Rosie has worked in our diocese in other ministries intermittently for over 41 years. I first met her 34 years ago when we were both on staff at Outward Bound. I remember this young sister full of life, wisdom and energy willing to serve the youth of our diocese. She still has a youthful spirit and continues to share her abundant love. I will miss her presence in our community and pray for continued blessings in her future.

Matthew Nash was recently ordained to the Transitional Deaconate on June 17th at his home parish of St. Agnes of Scottsbluff. This summer, Deacon Nash will serve at Prince of Peace Parish in Kearney. We welcome him into our diocese and the catholic community of Kearney and look forward to his priestly ordination in 2017.

I AM Joseph your brother and pastor,
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

Parish News

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Father Art Faesser 40th Anniversary
You are invited to join in celebrating the 40th anniversary of priesthood ordination of Father Art Faesser on Sunday, June...

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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