Fishing with St. James

Sunday, November 19, 2017

St. James “Art Acquisition Team” was formed after the completion of our renovation in April of 2016, to plan for  liturgical and devotional art in the church. We recently received a substantial gift to purchase new Stations of the Cross for the back walls of the church. The team reached a consensus to order fifteen bronze stations for the back walls of the church. The fifteenth station depicts the resurrection of Jesus. We hope they will arrive this Lent 2018. We recently...  continue reading

Sunday, November 12, 2017

                 National Vocation Awareness Week As we conclude National Vocation Awareness week, I want to encourage you to continue to encourage vocations to priesthood and religious life in your homes and with friends and family. You are always welcome to visit with Sr. Catherine, Fr. Art and me about ways to encourage vocations from our parish. Here is a sampling of the “ABCs of Fostering Vocations” from the United States...  continue reading

Sunday, November 5, 2017

                National Vocation Awareness Week Dear Friends in Faith, Last fall Pope Francis canonized a married couple—Louis and Marie-Azelie Martin—as saints in the Church. While they are not widely known, their daughter is a cherished saint herself: St. Therese of the Child Jesus. This beautiful family of saints underscores the importance of faith in the family, and highlights the role of parents in fostering religious...  continue reading

Sunday, October 29, 2017

With the support of the parish council and finance committee, we have contracted with Joe & Lois Akers’ company “For the Greater”, to lead a capital campaign to pay off our renovation debt and address our future financial needs so we can continue to provide ministry and service at St. James. Joe Akers will be inviting people to participate in the campaign at the Masses this weekend. A Campaign Planning Survey is being handed out after all the Masses this...  continue reading

Sunday, October 22, 2017

On your way into church you may have noticed the broken concrete in front of the main entrance of the church was removed and replaced this week. It was in need of repair for many years and we chose to wait until after the renovation was complete. I want to thank our parishioners and their crews who participated in the project; Larry Nickman, Dan Buser and Shane Roach. You will see other areas numbered and marked with orange paint, we hope to address these in the near future. We have...  continue reading

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Good and Faithful Stewards of St. James Last weekend everyone was invited to be involved in our Annual Stewardship Renewal. We have already received 175 forms. If you have not yet filled out a stewardship renewal response form, you can do so at any time and return it in the collection basket or the parish office. The stewardship forms are in the Gathering Space. This weekend we are all asked to participate in the Annual Diocesan Appeal by returning your gift/pledge envelope to...  continue reading

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The participation in last week’s Oktoberfest made it a successful fun and fund raising event in our parish. I want to thank our chairperson Sara Bruner and all who led the committed committees of disciples whose sacrificial service made it a great day! It appears we fed over 1,000 people again this year. Carl & Diane Kucera, owners of Country Catering, prepared all of the turkey for us this year and donations from our Oktoberfest letter covered that cost. A listing of drawing...  continue reading

Sunday, October 1, 2017

“Be Not Afraid,” the Respect Life Program, sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops begins anew each October—the month set aside by the U.S. bishops as “Respect Life Month.” The program promotes respect for human life in light of our intrinsic dignity as having been created in God’s image and likeness and called to an eternal destiny with him. Materials are designed each year to assist those in various roles within the Church to help...  continue reading

Sunday, September 24, 2017

                       Serving with St. James “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 In the month of October, we will embark on our annual parish stewardship renewal, begin a capital campaign and receive an invitation to participate in the diocesan appeal. I ask that each of you prayerfully consider a service commitment here at St....  continue reading

Sunday, September 17, 2017

This week Fr. Art and I will be at the annual diocesan priests’ retreat in Schuyler, Nebraska. Please pray for us and the other priests of our diocese, who will gather in prayer with Bishop Hanefeldt. I will leave on Monday afternoon after Jeanne Ackerman’s funeral. Jeanne was a lifelong parishioner who played the organ, piano, and keyboard from the time she was thirteen until last year at the age of ninety-one. She had a passion for serving the church by sharing her...  continue reading



Parish Service Teams

If you wish to help with any of these service teams, contact Jody Suchan at 234-5536

Making Baptism Garments                                          SCRIP Volunteer
Laundering Alter Linens                                              Office Volunteer
Take Photos for Events                                               Marriage Prep Team
Grand Generation Lunch                                             S.A.F.E. Center Meals
Habitat Food Shack Volunteer                                     Meals on Wheels






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Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Spanish Mass - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

Upcoming Events



G.O.L.D. Dinner and Auction
11/17/2017 5:00 PM
The KCHS Foundation is holding it’s G.O.L.D. Dinner and Auction fund-raiser on the evening of Friday,...



Catholic Social Teaching
Call To Family, Community, and Participation 11/19/2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Catholic Social Teaching: On Sunday, November 19th, Sister Margaret Proskovec, ND, will continue the series of...

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Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Teaching: On Sunday, November 19th, Sister Margaret Proskovec, ND, will continue the series of...
G.O.L.D. Dinner and Auction
The KCHS Foundation is holding it’s G.O.L.D. Dinner and Auction fund-raiser on the evening of Friday,...


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