Fishing with St. James

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The St. James Oktoberfest planning committee is looking forward to our annual event on October 1, 2017. The Oktoberfest Committee is needing leaders to guide the work in the kitchen and dining room areas. We Need You! What gifts do you have that you are willing to put into service for the good of the whole parish? Consider this important stewardship role or recruit someone you think may have the talents and skills! Please pray about it and reach out to your family and friends. If you...  continue reading

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The opening prayer calls on us "to reject what is contrary to the gospel." Isn’t it contrary to the "good news" to waste and destroy God’s creation? The Creator has "greatly enriched the land" and invited all people to share in it and take good care of it.  In the second reading, St. Paul says "the world itself will be freed from its slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God." He also says that "all creation groans and is in agony."...  continue reading

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The opening prayer calls on us "to reject what is contrary to the gospel." Isn’t it contrary to the "good news" to waste and destroy God’s creation? The Creator has "greatly enriched the land" and invited all people to share in it and take good care of it. In the second reading, St. Paul says "the world itself will be freed from its slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God." He also says that "all creation groans and is in agony." These two...  continue reading

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The opening prayer calls on us "to reject what is contrary to the gospel." Isn’t it contrary to the "good news" to waste and destroy God’s creation? The Creator has "greatly enriched the land" and invited all people to share in it and take good care of it.  In the second reading, St. Paul says "the world itself will be freed from its slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God." He also says that "all creation groans and is in agony."...  continue reading

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Church celebrates many saints’ feast days throughout the liturgical year and you can follow them on St. James’ church calendar that our local mortuaries give as a gift to us every year during Advent. A saint’s feast day generally, though not always, marks the day the saint died and entered into eternity, their birthday into life everlasting. The Church’s universal calendar celebrates only three birthdays and two conception days. This Saturday, June 24 was the...  continue reading

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ                             (Corpus Christi) It has been reported that when St. Augustine was giving the Eucharist to a communicant, instead of saying, “The body of Christ”, he would say: “Receive what you are.” In this communion we sacrifice the things that divide us to become in reality the body and blood of Christ. We are meant to be...  continue reading

Sunday, June 11, 2017

     This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity by participating in God’s activity in the world. It is good to reflect on the many ways we have experienced God throughout our lives as Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. Here is a reflection on the mystery of the Trinity from the dialogue “On Divine Providence” by St. Catherine of Siena. It is a magnificent prayer to the Trinity that we could pray each day.     “Eternal...  continue reading

Sunday, June 4, 2017

   For the Feast of Pentecost, I will share three prayers that inspire me. The Pentecost Sequence “Veni Sancte Spiritus,” (the unusual capitalization and punctuation are from a poetic translation of the song). Come, Holy Spirit, And send out from heaven Your radiant light. Come, father of the poor, Come, giver of gifts, Come, light of our hearts. Best consoler, Sweet guest of the soul, Sweetness of cool refreshment. Rest in labor, Relief in heat, Consolation...  continue reading

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...  continue reading

Sunday, May 21, 2017

On June 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Deacon Matthew Nash will be ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. The day after ordination Fr. Nash will celebrate the Eucharist at Prince of Peace on Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m. A brunch reception will follow until noon. Everyone is invited to attend both celebrations. Fr. Nash has been assigned as the associate pastor of St. Patrick Church in North Platte. Matthew’s mother JoAnn and I worked on...  continue reading

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St. James Parish Picnic
Everyone is Welcome 7/22/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 22th after the 5:00 p.m. Mass in the Parish Hall. Everything is provided by the Social Committee and our...

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KoC Breakfast
7/23/2017 8:00 AM
Sunday, July 23rd serving from 8:00 a.m. til 12 noon in the Parish Hall. The free-will offerings will go to our Mary Full...

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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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