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St. James will accept donations for area flood relief.  You can make a donation in the collection or at the office. We will distribute all donations to local organizations and individuals effected by the flood in our area. A second collection will be taken the weekend of August 3-4.

Some other organizations where you can make donations: The Jubilee Center, Gibbon Area Flood relief, Gibbon Fire Department, The Kearney Community Foundation, Hot Meals USA, The Red Cross, and The Salvation Army.

 

Link to "Protecting Our Children: A Family Response" from the Knights of Columbus


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. We are in the midst of an exciting time in the development of our parish as we have completed our renovation project and are adding new ministries. 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. 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

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July 21, 2019
July 21, 2019

At our parish staff meeting this week, I began our time together using elements of the ancient practice of Lectio Divina (Latin for “Divine Reading”). First, we all read the Sunday readings silently and then different individuals read them out loud while the rest of us listened. I asked, “What image, phrase or feeling stayed with you after reading and hearing the scriptures?” When I read it silently, the hospitality of Abraham and Sarah was the predominant image for me. When I listened to others read, this phrase was powerfully in my heart “it is Christ in you, the hope for glory.” (Colossians 1:27b)

Afterwards I asked “What is going on in your life, our parish, community, country or world to which the Scriptures will offer wisdom and insight?" This lead to a grace filled sharing among us. I invite you to engage in this simple practice by yourself or with others using the readings from this Sunday or next Sunday. A good place to start is with today’s second reading.

Colossians 1:24-28: “Brothers and sisters: Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the church, of which I am a minister in accordance with God's stewardship given to me to bring to completion for you the word of God, the mystery hidden from ages and from generations past. But now it has been manifested to his holy ones, to whom God chose to make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; it is Christ in you, the hope for glory. It is he whom we proclaim, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.”

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)

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Reconciliation

Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Upcoming Events

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Youth Brunch Bunch
7/24/2019 9:30 AM
Youth Brunch Bunch— Wednesday’s at 9:30 a.m. in the St James Youth Room beginning June 5th. Join us for...

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28

Feast of St. James
7/28/2019 6:00 PM
Celebrate the Feast of St. James On Saturday, July 27th After the 5pm Mass. All are invited to enjoy this time of...

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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
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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

 

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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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