Baptism

baptismTo have your infant or child baptized at St. James, schedule a Pre-Baptism Class before the birth of your baby by calling the parish office at 308-234-5536. Classes are held monthly. Anyone who has not attended Baptism preparation since 2008 must attend a Baptism class. No Baptisms are scheduled during Lent.

What is baptism? The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. "He comes to sanctify the Jordan for our sake... to begin a new creation through the Spirit and water" (St. Gregory Nazianzen, Liturgy of the Hours, I, 634).

Jesus' immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God's will. Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin - Original and actual - and begin to live a new life with God.

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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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Communal Reconciliation Service
3/26/2017 3:00 PM

Communal Reconciliation Service - Sunday, March 26th, 3:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church.

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Choice Wine
Marriage Ministry 3/27/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CHOICE WINE. . . In the gospel of St. John, Jesus transforms 150 gallons of water into superabundant, choice wine. God...

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Communal Reconciliation Service

Communal Reconciliation Service - Sunday, March 26th, 3:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church.

Education

Kearney Catholic High School

110 E. 35th St. | 308.234.2610
kearneycatholic.org

KCHS Foundation

20 E. 21st St. | 308.236.6903
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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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