fellowship ministries

Adult Faith Enrichment

St. James has various study and prayer groups available. These groups meet at different times and locations. Some of the groups available include English Adult Study Groups, Spanish Adult Study Groups, English Adult Prayer Groups, and Spanish Adult Prayer Groups. If you are looking for a way to build your own personal faith, contact the office or Mary Bowman to find a group that fits your needs. Contact: Mary Bowman, 308-234-5536, mary@stjameschurchkearney.org

Small Group Faith Sharing

These small groups meet for 6-8 weeks in the fall and then again in the spring to do books studies, often aligned with Advent and Lent. These are designed to enrich the faith of our parishioners by building small groups of men and women in order to share their faith. These groups meet once a week on their own or on Monday nights in the Parish Hall. The Monday night event includes meals and childcare. Contact: Mark Bowman, 308-234-5536, m6bowman@me.com.

Hispanic Group

Meets every Friday at 7 PM and Sunday at 4:30 PM for prayer, study and community building.

Lord, Teach Me to Pray (LTMP)

LTMP is a prayer series based on Ignatian Spirituality.  Part 1, "Praying Christian Virtues," helps deepen prayer life, and discover what to do for dryness and obstacles in prayer.  It also introduces the different methods of Ignatian prayer, meditation, and contemplation and Consciousness Examen.  A small group  meets with two trained facilitators for 1-2 hours once a week for 12 weeks, to pray and faith share.

The Watchmen

An interactive men’s program focused on the development of Catholic men in the modern world. It combines the materials for building a modern Catholic man of any age with food and fellowship. This group is composed of men from the community of Kearney and surrounding areas. The group provides two different times to meet, eat, and share: Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Contact: Steve Niedbalski, stevenkathryn@gmail.com or Dave Bonk, dandsbonk@charter.net

Widows Group

Widows of the parish and local areas gather for social events and activities on a monthly basis. All widows are welcome to participate. Contact: Mary Stearly

Grand Generation Lunch

The Grand Generation group meets on the second Wednesday of the month for lunch in the Social Hall. Please bring a covered dish to share, as a main dish is provided. It is a fun social setting that includes a program and a meal. A healthcare provider will be in attendance to check blood pressures ahead of the meeting. Contact: Judy Drown, or Paula Hull

Women’s Study Group

Meets once a week at church Social Hall. Meetings are Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30AM.

Please check the bulletin for study groups and times.

Call the Parish Office at 308-234-5536 for contact information regarding Adult Faith Groups.

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St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847

Parish Office Hours

Mon-Thurs – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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