Fishing with St. James

September 23, 2018

In the September 14, 2018 West Nebraska Register, Bishop Hanefeldt directed all the parishes in the diocese to make the Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel available to be prayed at every Mass. He also asked for a weekly hour of Eucharistic Adoration as prayer and penance for healing, conversion and reparation. After the 7:00 a.m. Friday Mass, St. James will have an hour of Eucharistic Adoration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. You will find more information in his article in the Register. I also...  continue reading

September 16, 2018

This September we will be providing information and registration forms for the “Be My Witness / Sean Mis Testigos.” small group faith sharing (English y Español). We will be inviting everyone in the parish to participate in this six session process for community building and outreach. I hope that you prayerfully consider making Be My Witness / Sean Mis Testigos a part of your spiritual and communal life this fall. Information about our Oktoberfest, on October 7th, was...  continue reading

September 9, 2018

My first encounter with a small faith sharing community was in my home when my parents would gather the six of us in the living room to pray the rosary. Sunday Mass was always a part of our lives. As I grew, this was expanded to religious education classes and parish activities. My parents were involved in many parish activities including, stations of the cross, parish missions, Cursillo, Knights of Columbus, Altar Society, the Legion of Mary, to name a few. Every small community...  continue reading

September 2, 2018

Information about our Oktoberfest, on October 7th, was mailed to all parishioners on Friday. This is our annual parish fun and fund raising event. Please consider participating in one of the many ways listed in the invitation by signing up to serve, bring food, make donations and contribute to the drawing tickets. We need everyone’s help and participation to make it another successful event for our parish. I appreciate all the preparation the Oktoberfest team has undertaken. Our...  continue reading

August 26, 2018

Bishop Hanefeldt wrote a letter to the our diocese last week responding to the reports about the clergy sexual abuse scandal. You can find it in Spanish and in English in the Gathering Space. Last Sunday, I read two paragraphs from Bishop Hanefeldt’s letter: “Every person is precious, unique, gifted and graced. Each of us is a never-to-be-repeated wonder in all of God's creation. Safe-guarding the dignity of every person, especially young persons, must be the paramount duty of the...  continue reading

August 19, 2018

Human Trafficking is one of the greatest human rights issue of our century. We encourage you to join us at St. James Parish on Sunday, September 9th at 4:00 p.m. in the Social Hall, as we welcome Sister Margaret Nacke, CSJ Ed.D. a Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia, Kansas. Margaret found-ed U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking which is a faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy to eradicate modern-day slavery....  continue reading

August 12, 2018

Every two years all the parishes in the Diocese of Grand Island invite a mission group to make an appeal for their world-wide ministries. This weekend we will have a Capuchin Mission Appeal by Fr. Amleson at the Masses in English and Fr. Vittorio Boria at the 12:15 p.m. Sunday Mass in Spanish. Please see the bulletin announcement for more information. Fifty years ago, in August, the encyclical letter known as Humanae Vitae, On the Regulation of Human Birth was promulgated. Bishop Hanefeldt...  continue reading

August 5, 2018

Many thanks to the Social Committee for hosting the St. James Picnic last Saturday night and the Knights of Columbus who provided breakfast on Sunday morning. We still need some disciples willing to serve our parish in leadership positions for Oktoberfest. Please consider being a generous steward of your God given talents to serve your parish in this leadership role. Beginning the last week of July and all the Sunday’s of August, we will be reading from the Gospel of John...  continue reading

July 15, 2018

Kristi Svec has been reappointed to serve her second three year term on the Kearney Catholic School Board. The other members of the board from St. James are Paul Brungardt and Dr. Nita Unruh. Prince of Peace members are Randy Buschkoetter, Tony Blake, and Bridget Sharp. The school board serves an important role as a policy making and advisory board to the Kearney pastors and the bishop of Grand Island. I appreciate the service of the school board, administration, faculty, staff,...  continue reading

July 8, 2018

Fishing With St. James This week we received a letter from Bishop Hanefeldt about the Diocesan Appeal, he wrote, "Thank you to those that have contributed to this year's Diocesan Appeal. The diocesan appeal is the vitality of our diocesan programs." As your pastor and a priest of the Grand Island Diocese, I encourage anyone who has not had the chance to participate, to do so, according to your ability. A gift of any amount is greatly appreciated. We want as many people as possible to be...  continue reading

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