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Photography Sessions for the Parish Directory Will Begin in Late October. Early Signup is Available Online Now At:  https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y6z61pme/
Sessions will be:
October 30 through November 4
November 7 through November 11
November 14 through November 18
November 20 and November 21
Times: Weekdays: 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Weekends: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

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

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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017

On your way into church you may have noticed the broken
concrete in front of the main entrance of the church was removed
and replaced this week. It was in need of repair for
many years and we chose to wait until after the renovation was
complete. I want to thank our parishioners and their crews who
participated in the project; Larry Nickman, Dan Buser and
Shane Roach. You will see other areas numbered and marked
with orange paint, we hope to address these in the near future.
We have money from previous years “parking lot fund”
collections to pay for this and some more. Everyone is invited
and welcome to donate to this and future projects. When we run
out of our parking lot reserve funds, I’ll let you know.

I recently read this letter of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in
the Office of Readings and thought it was a good reflection on
Stewardship. Place nothing ahead of God’s love: This desire
to bring a sacrifice to God again and again extends to everything
that I ever loved in this life, and upon which my heart was
set. Every offering has value only insofar as one snatches it
away from one’s own benefit and dedicates it to God through
this self-conquest. One loves and gives precisely because one
loves, and because one considers what is given as a good, as a
treasure.

Time, in which we have found nothing to offer up to God, is
lost for eternity. If it is only the duties of our vocation that we
fulfill with dedication to the will of God; if it is the sweat of our
faces that, in resignation, we wipe from our brow without murmuring;
if it is suffering, temptations, difficulties with our fellowmen—
everything we can present to God as an offering and
can, through them, become like Jesus his Son. Where the sacrifice
is great and manifold, there, in the same proportion, is the
hope of glory more deeply and more securely grounded in the
heart of him who makes it.”


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)

Upcoming Events

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Beloved
Couples in Christ 10/23/2017 6:00 PM
Beloved We are beginning our new Marriage Enrichment Program at St. James.  The group is now called Couples in...

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23

RICA: Rito de Iniciacion Cristiana para Adultos en Espanol - Office Conf Room
10/23/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
RICA: Rito de Iniciacion Cristiana para Adultos en Espanol at St. James cada Lunes a 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Si usted...

Parish News

World Mission Sunday - October 22nd
World Mission Sunday is on October 22nd.  Your support of the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe...
RICA: Rito de Iniciacion Cristiana para Adultos en Espanol - Office Conf Room
RICA: Rito de Iniciacion Cristiana para Adultos en Espanol at St. James cada Lunes a 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Si usted...

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

 

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.

 

Parish Service Teams

If you wish to help with any of these service teams, contact Jody Suchan at 234-5536

Making Baptism Garments                                          SCRIP Volunteer
Laundering Alter Linens                                              Office Volunteer
Take Photos for Events                                               Marriage Prep Team
Grand Generation Lunch                                             S.A.F.E. Center Meals
Habitat Food Shack Volunteer                                     Meals on Wheels


 

 

 

 

Weekly ReadingsAdministrative UpdatesWeekly BulletinDonate

New Parish Directory

Photography Sessions for the Parish Directory Will Begin in Late October. Early Signup is Available Online Now At: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y6z61pme/ 
Sessions will be:
October 30 through November 4
November 7 through November 11
November 14 through November 18
November 20 and November 21
Times: Weekdays: 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Weekends: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.