Fishing with St. James

November 18, 2018

“If I wasn’t in seminary, I would still want to grow with God. That is my call to the priesthood.” — Chas Canfield, seminarian for the Diocese of Grand Island You are one of the 49,000 Catholics in our diocese that spans 42,000 square miles across the northwestern corner of our state. Our 71 parishes are served by 39 active and 27 retired faithful priests; 15 deacons and 5 seminarians. Thank you for your gift to the Diocesan Appeal that will help support all...  continue reading

November 11, 2018

Our 26 retired priests thank you for your gift to the Diocesan Appeal. If your life has been touched by one of these faithful pastors, tell them ‘thank you’ for their countless years of service and consider giving a gift in thanksgiving for their dedication. “We are grateful for the four retired priests that brought Christ to us in the Eucharist during the extended absence of our pastor this summer.” — Parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul in St....  continue reading

November 4, 2018

National Vocations Awareness Week— November 4-10, 2018. The Catholic Church teaches that God has a plan for our lives! Followers of Jesus experience calls to the vocations of marriage, priesthood, religious life or a single life. Fully living our own vocations—and teaching young people how to discern God's call is a joyful duty of all the faithful. During this week, please pray about how God is calling you to live your vocation. In a special way, encourage the people you...  continue reading

October 28, 2018

I hope you will attend our Parish Mission, “A Spirituality for Relationships” with Fr. Simeon Gallagher, OFMCap. The bulletin has more information with the times of the sessions. Fr. Gallagher will preside at all the morning and Holy Day Masses. The morning and evening sessions will be the same presentation. After Masses this weekend (and anytime in the future) you are invited to consider serving in St. James liturgical ministries. As you will see on the “CALLED TO...  continue reading

October 21, 2018

TODAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY. We celebrate this day by remembering the revitalizing mission at the heart of our Christian faith – to bring the Gospel to all! The collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith    ensures the work and service of the Mission Church, as it supports priests, religious and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. Thank you for your...  continue reading

October 14, 2018

The participation in last week’s Oktoberfest made it a successful fun and fund raising event in our parish. I want to thank all who led the committed committees of disciples, along with our rookie chairpersons Camil Saadi and Keven Hesse, 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 went toward...  continue reading

October 7, 2018

Oktoberfest is here, I hope to see you there! Along with the great meal and activities you will be able to enter through the new addition at Kearney Catholic High School. I am grateful for all the work and donations toward the new offices, commons area and especially the new chapel. The mural that was outside the building has been restored and is now an inside wall in the chapel. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops designates each October as Respect Life Month, – a year-round,...  continue reading

September 30, 2018

Many thanks to all who have already signed up to serve at Oktoberfest. IF YOU HAVEN’T VOLUNTEERED YET, OKTOBERFEST STILL NEEDS YOU AND MANY OTHERS FOR IT TO BE A SUCCESS! If you are already involved, please recruit and invite others to be a part of this important fun and fund raiser for our parish. Monday, October 1, morning Mass will be at 8:30 a.m. with Bishop Hanefeldt for the Diocesan Catholic School Teachers Convention. You are welcome to attend. Please pray for...  continue reading

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

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11/18/2018 11:30 AM
For those who grieve the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be especially difficult. Next Sunday, November...



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