Faith Formation - Adult

Adult Faith Formation

People interested in continued formation in the ways of the Catholic faith and spirituality. Some preparation may be required.
 

CEC (Catholic’s Encounter Christ)

Contact: Jim Dubas, 308-234-3906 and Calvin Kelly, 308-468-5189
 

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

How Do I Become Catholic? 

Are you interested in joining the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the official Rite of the Catholic Church for welcoming new members and for offering information to inquirers.

At St. James, the RCIA class gathers weekly from September to April. If interested, contact the church office at 308-234-5536 or email Mary at mary@stjameschurchkearney.org. Interested people from the congregation are also needed to volunteer as sponsors for some catechumens and candidates.

What is RCIA? Its aim is to help people grow in knowledge, faith and prayer so that they can make a mature and free response to God's call. The Second Vatican Council restored the order of the Catechumenate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It outlines the steps for the formation of catechumens, bringing their conversion to the faith to a greater maturity. It helps them respond more deeply to God's gracious initiative in their lives and prepares them for union with the Church community. This process is meant to form catechumens into the fullness of the Christian life and to become disciples of Jesus, their teacher. This includes an initiation into the mystery of salvation, the practice of faith, hope, and love, and other virtues in a succession of liturgical rites.

Persons baptized into another Christian church and now seeking full communion with the Catholic Church are also welcomed to participate along with catechumens in the RCIA in the process of learning about the Catholic faith and being formed in that faith. They bring to the process of preparation their prior experience of Christian life and prayer. For a baptized Christian, reception into full communion with the Catholic Church involves receiving the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation and then a Profession of Faith followed by the celebration of Confirmation and the Eucharist.

The Church Teaches: There are seven sacraments. They were instituted by Christ and given to the Church to administer. They are necessary for salvation. The sacraments are the vehicles of grace which they convey. They are validly administered by the carrying out of the sign with the proper intention. Not all are equally qualified to administer all the sacraments. The validity of the sacrament is independent of the worthiness of the minister. Three sacraments imprint an indelible character.

Sacramentals are instituted by the Church and are effective by virtue of the Church's intercession. Institution and alteration of them is reserved to the Holy See.
 
Sponsors: Fully initiated Catholics in good standing with the church who agrees to “mentor” a candidate by attending the weekly sessions and participating in the Rites.
Team Member: Works with the director to plan and facilitate activities of the RCIA.
Child Care: This minister takes care of a child or children of a candidate during the weekly classes. You must have completed the Safe Environment training and background check.
Refreshments: Volunteers provide refreshments (snacks) for RCIA class times.
Contact: Mary Bowman, 308-234-5536

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RICA

RICA es un proceso de estudio para adultos interesados en hacerse
Catolicos. Los adultos estaran preparandose para la recepcion de los
Sacramentos de Iniciacion: (Bautismo, Confirmacion, y Eucaristia)
Todos estaran bienvenidos a unirse a nosotros en este viaje a una fe
mas profunda y una vida llena de la Gracia de Dios.



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Spiritual Communion Prayer
The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. 

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you. 
Never permit me to be separated from you.
Amen.

Parish Office

The parish offices are closed. Your calls and requests are important to us so when you call the parish office, all calls are now forwarded to Jody Suchan, Parish Secretary. Your messages/requests will be sent on to the proper person. Staff members are now working from home. The preferred method of communication will be by e-mail.
Office phone: 308-234-5536
Office email: office@stjameschurchkearney.org

Donation Information

We are aware of the financial hardship this situation will cause many people. We want you to be able to pay your bills and support your household. The church also will have to continue to take care of our expenses. As you are able please continue or even increase your charitable service and contributions for the church and those in need.

Opportunities for giving to St. James
1. Send a check through online banking. (also known as Bill Pay).
2. Mail your donation to: St. James Church, 3801 A AVE, Kearney, NE 68847.
3. Contact Lisa by phone or email to set up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) lisa@stjameschurckearney.org. If you are already enrolled, you can give additional amount and/or adjust your scheduled giving.
4. Donate on our website through the "We Share" button that you can find under "Donate" on our website: https://stjameschurchkearney.org.

Please continue your generosity to other charities and those in need. This week for the Food Pantry Collection, please offer your non-perishable items directly to Prince of Peace or the Jubilee Center. Next weekend we will continue our monthly collection for Habitat for Humanity and the Jubilee Center.


Recorded Mass for Palm Sunday

Direct link to the current Mass.

The Mass is available on our St James Kearney YouTube channel.
The Mass is available on the "Mass Videos" button on the St. James myParish app.
The Mass is available on the St. James Kearney Nebraska Facebook page.

 

Schedule for recorded video availability

Holy Thursday - Thursday, April 9, at 6:00 pm
Good Friday - Friday, April 10, at 12:00 noon
Easter Sunday Mass (no vigil) - Sunday, April 12, at 7:00 am

 
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Mass Times

Online Mass posted weekly by late Saturday afternoon on St James Kearney YouTube channel

IN PERSON MASS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Mass in Spanish - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

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Reconciliation

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Also By Appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
First Friday - 8:30 am - 7:00 pm (3:00 pm if scheduled event)
Remaining Fridays - 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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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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