Fishing with St. James

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Fishing with Fr. Thomas Mullowney Fr. Tom Mullowney was born on December 1, 1927 and died June 29, 2024 at the age of 96 after serving 71 years as a priest in the Diocese of Grand Island. Fr. Tom’s Funeral Mass was celebrated on the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, July 3, 2024, at St. James Catholic Church. Fr. Tom considered St. James to be his home parish after his family moved to Kearney when he was 9 years old. Here are two reflections he asked to be read at his Funeral Mass....  continue reading

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Fishing with Fr. Thomas Mullowney Fr. Tom Mullowney was born on December 1, 1927, and died June 29, 2024, at the age of 96 and serving 71 years as a priest in the Diocese of Grand Island. Fr. Tom’s Funeral Mass was celebrated on the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, July 3, 2024, at St. James Catholic Church with Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt presiding and Bishop Emeritus William Dendinger and priests of the Diocese of Grand Island concelebrating. Monsignor Tschida, the Pastor at St....  continue reading

Sunday, June 30, 2024

I want to thank everyone involved in planning and participating in the celebration of my 40th anniversary of Ordination. Thank you so much for welcoming my family and friends from previous assignments. I am humbled by all the kind notes, words of affirmation and generous gifts from so many people. My experience of joyfully celebrating with you leads me to repeat a quote from St. Augustine’s Homily on the Incarnation: “Look at God who has made his Son a child of earth to make...  continue reading

Sunday, June 23, 2024

The first verse of the Gospel for the 12th Sunday is Mark 4:35: “On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Let us cross to the other side.’ Leaving the crowd, they took Jesus with them in the boat just as he was.” I’ve been “in the boat” with my Christian family since my baptism in on October 5, 1958 at St. Peter Church in Clarks, Nebraska. My experience of getting “in the boat” with you at Kearney and...  continue reading

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Fish swimming away to new ponds To my family of St. James, At the end of this month, I will be retiring from being your Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) Director after 18 years. It has been my honor and privilege to serve, but mostly my complete JOY to walk with our fellow parishioners as they made their journey of faith to the Catholic Church. I would like to give my sincere thanks to all those who said “Yes!” when asked to share their time and talent with the...  continue reading

Sunday, June 9, 2024

The opening page on the United States Catholic Bishop’s website for the National Eucharistic Revival reads: “The Greatest Love Story; Created, Fallen, Saved, Restored. Last week I copied the paragraph from the “Created” theme. This is the paragraph from the “Restored” theme. Jesus has opened the door for you, and through his Church, he invites you into a personal relationship with God, but God won’t force you to choose him. Christ comes to us in the...  continue reading

Sunday, June 2, 2024

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) The opening page on the United States Catholic Bishop’s website for the National Eucharistic Revival reads: “The Greatest Love Story; Created, Fallen, Saved, Restored. You are not an accident. The God who created the universe, who set the moon and stars in place, loves YOU and chose YOU, even before the world was formed. He knows you better than you know yourself, and he loves you simply because you...  continue reading

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Feast of Holy Trinity This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity by participating in God’s activity in the world. It is good to reflect on the many ways we have experienced God throughout our lives as Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. Here is a reflection on the mystery of the Trinity from the dialogue “On Divine Providence” by St. Catherine of Siena. It is a magnificent prayer to the Trinity that we could pray each day. “Eternal God, eternal...  continue reading

Sunday, May 19, 2024

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. Here are two prayers to the Holy Spirit. The first is one form of the “Pentecost Sequence” that is familiar to us in the song “Veni Sancte Spiritus,” (the unusual capitalization and punctuation are from a poetic translation of the song).   Come, Holy Spirit, And send out from heaven Your radiant light. Come, father of the poor, Come, giver of gifts, Come, light of our hearts. Best consoler, Sweet guest of the...  continue reading

Sunday, May 12, 2024

I wrote a in a previous bulletin about changes in our parish ministry positions in the near future. Kelley Hendrickson who has been our pre-5th grade Coordinator of Faith Formation for five years, has accepted the theology teaching position at Kearney Catholic High School. Mary Bowman will leave her position as the Coordinator of Chrisitan Initiation of Adults, a role she ministered in for the last 18 years. Mary will continue to be involved in other ministries in the parish while pursuing...  continue reading

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St. James Catholic Church

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