Liturgical Ministries

The monthly schedules can be found on the Monthly Ministry Schedule page.

Eucharistic Minister

Adults responsible for distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at the sacrament of the Eucharist. Designated ministers will also be in charge of bringing the ciborium to the altar and washing the chalices, bowls and the wine carafe following Mass. Ministers are assigned to a Mass of their choice, which averages about one time per month. Training will be provided.
 

Proclaimer

Volunteers will proclaim the Sacred Scriptures during the Mass. Proclaimer is assigned to a Mass time of their choice approximately one time per month. Training will be provided.
 

Leader

Volunteers will start the Mass with a welcome and announcements. Leader is assigned to a Mass of their choice, approximately one time per month. Training will be provided.
 

Greeter

Adults or members of a family are assigned to a Mass of their choice, approximately one time per month. They are to arrive 20 minutes before the start of Mass and stand near their designated entrance. Following Mass, the greeters hand out the bulletins as parishioners leave the church. Training will be provided.
 

Sound & Media

Sound and Media lay ministers provide the means for the body of Christ to fully participate in the Mass and sacramental events of the church. Lay ministers operate microphones and speakers for Leaders, Proclaimers, and music ministry, as well as project songs and responsorial prayers onto the front screen. Sound and Media lay ministers are vital to Mass,  First Holy Communion, Confirmation, and special events in the life of St. James.

All Sound and Media lay ministers will be trained and mentored until they are comfortable working the sound/media booth. One Sound and one Media lay minister will be assigned to each Mass on a monthly basis. The team system works well & provides support for everyone.

Alter Servers

The role of the Altar Server is to assist the Priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. Some of the Altar Server responsibilities include: caring for the altar candles, bearing the cross and candles in the entrance procession and assisting with holy water, water, wine and offertory gifts at Mass.

 

This ministry is open to boys and girls in grades 5 and above.  Training sessions are held regularly. Young people may join at any time during the year.

 
If you want more information or wish to sign up for one or more of these ministries, contact the Parish Office at 308-234-5536


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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

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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
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

 

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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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