Fishing with St. James

March 17, 2019

In the coming week you will receive a mailing for St. James Annual Stewardship Renewal. Every parish household is invited to fill out the Stewardship Commitment Form and return it to Mass on March 30/31 or at any time. Please complete the form as a recommitment to your current ministries and/or to choose a new way to serve. We will collect these cards as part of the “Offerings of the Faithful” to express the sacrifice to God of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure. I trust you...  continue reading

March 10, 2019

A simple memory device I use to teach about the journey of the Lenten Season through the Triduum and into the Easter Season looks like this “40>3<50.” Lent is a forty day spiritual exercise where we discipline our lives toward a change of heart. This conversion (metanoia) is a progressive life-long process. We focus on being more open to the love of God in our lives, and the salvation offered through Jesus. The forty days of Lent are like a “>” funnel or a...  continue reading

March 3, 2019

“Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Arrepiéntete y cree en el Evangelio”. We will all hear one of these two phrases when we receive ashes at the beginning of Lent. All Christians are called to special prayer, fasting and almsgiving (caring for the poor) in the season of Lent. Everyone is called to personally live out these ancient Lenten exercises. Catholics are also called to a communal practice of self-denial through fasting and abstinence. Ash...  continue reading

February 24, 2019

This week we continue to hear a continuation from the “Sermon on the Plain” in Luke chapter six: “To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it...  continue reading

February 17, 2019

This Sunday we will hear the beginning of Jesus’ “Sermon on the Plain” in Luke chapter six. It has many similarities and some striking differences from Matthew’s “Sermon on the Mount.” We find in Luke four blessings and four woes. These are important guides in the life of a disciple so I will reprint them here. “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are...  continue reading

February 10, 2019

This is the last weekend to register for Be My Witness – Sean mis Testigos. Please consider joining a small group that begins the week of February 11. The six sessions will take place in people’s homes or in the church on Monday nights. This is a small group parish renovation on a spiritual level that unites us in the “Joy of the Gospel” to encourage, enrich and ensure the faith of our parish. This is the last weekend we are taking applications for our Parish...  continue reading

February 3, 2019

Deb Kratochvil has been the pre through 5th grade Director of Religious Education at St. James for the last 25 years. She is now ready for someone else to move into this important ministry in our parish beginning this summer. The Director of Religious Education (DRE) is a full time staff position responsible for catechists and pre through 5th grade students. Application information is in this bulletin. Deb will continue to shepherd our catechists and young parishioners until June. She...  continue reading

January 27, 2019

  National Catholic Schools Week 2019 will be observed this week in dioceses around the country. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.," focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. Bishop Hanefeldt will be here for the Thursday 8:15 a.m. KCHS Mass at St. James. Everyone is welcome to attend. Catholic schools are an important component of our mission and message at Prince of...  continue reading

January 20, 2019

Our “Uniting in the Light” Capital Campaign continues to grow.  At this time we have 303 parishioners who have pledged and made gifts totaling $1,100,147.   Total Pledges $1,100, 147 Total Paid $ 692,229 Total Receivables...  continue reading

January 13, 2019

Esta semana, la Hermana Isabel Sandino regresó a su casa madre en Trinidad a petición de su provincial, la Hermana Petronilla. Algunos de ustedes saben que ella había estado enferma y que estaba en el hospital antes de Navidad. Continúen orando por su mejor salud to continúen orando para su mejoría de salud y bienestar. La Hermana Isabel ya no estará en el personal de la Parroquia St. James. Estoy agradecido por el ministerio que le...  continue reading

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KoC Fish Fry
3/22/2019 5:00 PM
The Knights of Columbus Annual Family Fish Fry is served on Friday evenings from 5:00 –7:00 p.m., during...



Be My Witness
3/25/2019 6:00 PM
Be My Witness will begin on Monday, February 18th in the Parish Hall. Supper is served at 6:00 p.m.; meeting begins at...

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Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) Meeting
 For all Catholic women. The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) for the Grand Island Diocese are making...
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The Central Nebraska Respect Life Conference will take place on Saturday, April 6, at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney, NE.  Registration starts at 9:30 am and the conference will end at 2:00 pm. Cost for Adults is $20 and includes lunch; high school and college age students are free. The theme for the conference is “Unlocking the Truth about Contraception and Women’s Health” and is age appropriate for juniors in high school and older. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Deadline for registration is April 2, 2019. Additional information regarding the conference and registration details are posted on the Grand Island Diocese website: https://www.gidiocese.org/prolife/respect-life-conference or can be obtained by calling the Pro-Life Office,     308-382-6565.