Fishing with St. James

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

June 24, 2018

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. In Christian tradition he is also known as “John the Forerunner.” John’s birthday on June 24th is one of only three birthday’s celebrated in the liturgical calendar. The other two are the Birth of Mary on September 8th and the Nativity of our Lord on December 25th. The church uses the solar calendar to represent the mystery of the relationship between the sons of Mary and Elizabeth,...  continue reading

June 17, 2018

Liturgically speaking we are now moving back into the season called "Ordinary Time." The name is not meant to contrast ordinary with extra-ordinary. The liturgical use of "ordinary" comes from "ordinal" or "expressing order or succession." Ordinary Time is the season of "counted Sundays." We are counting our way through the church year as faithful Christians gathering on the Lord's Day to hear the Lord's voice in the scriptures and to offer God praise and thanksgiving through the...  continue reading

June 10, 2018

Thank you to everyone who completed and returned their stewardship commitment forms. I appreciate you commitment and service. More stewardship forms are in the Gathering Space inviting parishioners to become more involved in our parish and community. We have areas of liturgical ministry and religious education that are in need of your generosity and commitment. After the Easter Season and the Solemnities of the Holy Trinity and the Body and Blood of Christ, we will now move into the...  continue reading

June 3, 2018

      St. John Chrysostom (c. 349 – 407) asked, “What is the bread actually? The body of Christ. What do communicants become? The body of Christ. Just as bread is the result of many grains and although remaining themselves are not distinguished from one another because they are united, so we too are mutually united with Christ.”      The Compass insert in the bulletin last week was an invitation for us to be...  continue reading

May 20, 2018

Stewardship forms are in the church today on the Feast of Pentecost to encourage everyone to discern how the Holy Spirit is inviting them to greater participation and generosity in our parish and community. As disciples of Christ, we are called to share the gifts God has given us to benefit others. Our “need to give” is the first priority and then we are challenged to look for needs within the community where we can offer our gifts and talents. Everyone is invited to make a...  continue reading

May 13, 2018

This week we celebrate the graduation of 47 Kearney Catholic High School seniors. I am grateful to all the parents, faculty, staff, parishioners and the local community for all their support. It has been an important part of our parish mission to make this commitment to a Catholic faith based education for our sixth through twelfth grade youth. Liturgically speaking we are between the celebrations of the Ascension (40 days after Easter) and Pentecost (50 days after Easter). St....  continue reading

May 6, 2018

This weekend St. James will honor our parishioners who will be graduating from six high schools in our area; Gibbon, Amherst, Pleasanton, Minden, Kearney Public and Kearney Catholic. We sent out fifty-four invitations encouraging our parish graduating seniors to participate in the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. I will offer this prayer by St. Francis de Sales for them. For Complete Trust in God. Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life with fear. Rather, look to them with full...  continue reading

April 29, 2018

You local shepherd will be away from the manger for a few days this week. This weekend I will attend a funeral for a high school classmate in Omaha and spend some time with family and friends. He was one of my best friends and I will miss him dearly. On Monday, Fr. Art and I will be attending Fr. Jim Novakowski’s funeral at Holy Spirit in North Platte. Fr. Jim grew up in Pennsylvania and joined our diocese while in seminary. He was ordained at St. Mary’s Cathedral in...  continue reading

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SCRIP Gift Card Program

To stream-line the sales process, the SCRIP program will be changing in January 2018.

• Rather than selling gift cards in the gathering space after Mass, SCRIP will now be available to purchase by completing a paper order form and placing it (along with your payment) in the collection plate during Mass or by taking it to the church office.
• Orders will be due by the 15th of each month, and gift cards will be available to pick up from the church office on or after the 22nd of each month.
• Blank order forms can be picked up in the Gathering Space, on a table outside the office.

You can use SCRIP gift cards for gift giving or for your usual day-to-day expenses such as groceries or gas. Each time you purchase SCRIP gift cards, a percentage of your purchase goes directly to St. James. Thank you for your support!!!