Weekday Mass Changes for the Week of May 8

There will be no 12:00 Noon weekday Mass on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11.

Fishing with St. James

May 15, 2022

This week the changes in diocesan priest assignments will published. I am happy to share with you that I will continue to be assigned as pastor at St. James for my fourteenth year. It is an honor for me to serve this parish and to minister alongside our great staff, committees, organizations, prayer groups, ministry programs and Kearney Catholic High School.   This summer I have an opportunity to participate in a 30-Day Ignatian Retreat sometimes called the Full Spiritual Exercises....  continue reading

May 8, 2022

Mother’s Day While our church observes May as the “month of Mary,” today our country celebrates “Mother’s Day.” Incarnational theology honors the truth that God can be found everywhere, including in the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries of home life. The Spanish mystic Teresa of Avila wrote, "God is found in the pots and pans." The Latina theologian Ada María Isasi-Díaz described this encounter with God in the sacred and the mundane, as...  continue reading

May 1, 2022

Fr. Bob Rooney 11/20/1936—4/17/2022 On Tuesday I will be at the funeral of Fr. Bob Rooney in Greeley, Nebraska. This year was to be his 59th anniversary as a priest of the Diocese of Grand Island. He was my pastor at St. Patrick’s in Sidney when I was assigned there as a newly ordained priest in 1984. We worked together for four years.   Fr. Bob was the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ord in 2002 when he was injured in a bicycle accident. Despite the...  continue reading

April 17, 2022

To the Paschal Mysteries at St. James   No matter what the circumstance, the everyday and eternal constant in our lives is the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are always and in all ways a people of faith, hope and love! May God continue to answer our prayers for the gifts of strength and fortitude that we may emerge from this challenging time renewed and transformed for the better. We know the early Christian community endured many hardships and...  continue reading

April 24, 2022

The earliest Christian monks inhabited the desert land of the Middle East starting at the end of the second century AD. Known as the “Desert Fathers”, they left everything in search of knowing Jesus Christ by making the Gospels absolutely integral to their daily lives. Here are excerpts from the Easter Orations of St. Gregory the Theologian.   “Let us offer to Him who suffered and rose again for us … ourselves, the possession most precious to God and most...  continue reading

April 10, 2022

To the Paschal Mysteries at St. James I want to encourage everyone to plan your “Holy Week” activities around our parish liturgies of “THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM.” This high point, the mountain of our Lenten journey, will be celebrated April 14-17. “The Sacred Paschal Triduum” is observed as an annual retreat in all Catholic parishes around the world. Consider making the liturgical celebrations a priority and fit the rest of your week around...  continue reading

April 3, 2022

I want to encourage everyone to plan your “Holy Week” activities around our parish liturgies of “The Three Days, “The Triduum.” This high point, the mountain of our Lenten journey, will be celebrated April 14-17. These “Three Days of the Pasch” are observed as an annual retreat in all Catholic parishes around the world. Please note the Lent and Holy Week activities in the bulletin, including stations of the cross on Friday, confessions every...  continue reading

March 27, 2022

Fishing with St. James Litany of Loreto Pope Francis invited all bishops to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25. Bishop Hanefeldt is encouraging everyone to continue this prayer of consecration by praying the rosary, making novenas and litanies to Mary. This litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary was composed during the Middle Ages. It is associated the shrine of the Holy House at Loreto, Italy and approved by Pope Sixtus V in 1587. Each title...  continue reading

March 20, 2022

                                    Praying with St. Patrick and St. Joseph This week we observed the memorial of St. Patrick March 17 and the Solemnity of St. joseph on March 19. Here are prayers in honor of these two great saints.   A portion of the prayer known as “St. Patrick's...  continue reading

March 13, 2022

“40>3<50” This is a simple memory device I use to teach about the journey of the Lenten Season through the Triduum and into the Easter Season. Lent is a forty-day spiritual exercise where we discipline our lives toward a change of heart. This conversion (metanoia) is a progressive life-long process. We focus on being more open to the love of God in our lives, and the salvation offered through Jesus. The forty days of Lent are like a “>” funnel or a chute...  continue reading

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St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847

Parish Office Hours

Mon-Thurs – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Kearney Catholic High School

110 East 35th Street, Kearney, NE 68847

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