Fishing with St. James

Sunday December 3, 2023

Adventing with St. James The second year of “The National Eucharistic Revival” is designated as The Year of Parish Revival. Bishop Hanefeldt is traveling through parishes in the diocese presiding at a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Our Bishop has invited parishes in the diocese to offer this devotion on a monthly basis during the Parish Year of the Revival. We will have our first monthly Holy Hour for Peace: Evening Prayer with...  continue reading

Sunday November 26, 2023

“Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done,” at St. James The solemnity of Christ the King marks the end of another liturgical year. The past year the readings were from “Cycle A” focusing on the Gospel of Matthew. Today’s feast serves as a celebration of the Jesus of history who is the Christ of faith! In Baptism and Confirmation, we are anointed into the Body of Christ so that the plan of God will become present and real in our world. On this last Sunday of...  continue reading

Sunday November 19, 2023

Faithful Stewardship at St. James St. James parishioners are encouraged to spend time in prayer reflecting on our call to be grateful stewards. A ministry description booklet is available in the Gathering Space that gives a brief explanation of ways you can serve in our parish and community. Please complete the St. James Stewardship Commitment Form and return it in the collection basket or at the office. The stewardship form is an invitation to choose new ways to serve and to recommit to...  continue reading

Sunday November 12, 2023

The National Eucharistic Congress will be held in Indianapolis July 17-21, 2024. The Diocese of Grand Island has a bus and hotel travel package for people who are interested. There is information on the Diocesan website and in the Gathering Space.   As part of the events leading up to the National Eucharistic Congress, a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is being planned. This pilgrimage takes place June 2024 with all 4 routes ending in Indianapolis on July 17, 2024, for the start of...  continue reading

Sunday November 5, 2023

National Vocations Awareness Week National Vocations Awareness Week is this week November 5-11th 2023. The focus of the Diocesan Vocations Plan is on these four elements: Prayer, Education, Discernment, and Inspiration. This weekend we will project a vocations homily by Bishop Hanefeldt that is also available on the diocesan website and Facebook page. There is a bulletin insert with more information and a prayer intention for each day next week. I am especially mindful of praying for our...  continue reading

Sunday October 29, 2023

KEARNEY CATHOLIC ACTIVITIES COMPLEX For many years, Kearney Catholic has hoped to address a critical need to maintain and upgrade our current outdoor facilities. The track, Miles Field, stands, and lighting are not adequate and are in need of reconstruction for basic practice and performance needs. The track surface is unsafe; there is no running water or bathroom facilities (we have used porta potties since the beginning). You are welcome to view the track and field that is located east...  continue reading

Sunday October 22, 2023

BLESSED & GRATEFUL TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH! This Grand Island Diocesan Appeal theme is intended to draw out from each one of us how we are truly blessed and grateful. Please consider sharing with the diocese your prayers and financial blessings because it is important for unity in our church. Last week all registered parishioners were mailed a letter announcing that The Annual Diocesan Appeal was beginning. If you didn’t receive an appeal letter in the mail you may also...  continue reading

Sunday October 15, 2023

Court St. James #2007 Catholic Daughters of the Americas is celebrating their 54th Anniversary this weekend. Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Daughters (CDA) are united by their faith in Jesus Christ, in their devotion to the church and the Holy See. The CDA motto is “Unity and Charity.” The Catholic Daughters is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and...  continue reading

Sunday October 8, 2023

The second year of “The National Eucharistic Revival” is designated as The Year of Parish Revival. Information and videos can be found at To continue deepening our understanding of the Eucharist at St. James, I wish to share these selections from The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy “Sacrosanctum Concilium” (SC) promulgated at the Second Vatican Council. “The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the church is directed;...  continue reading

Sunday October 1, 2023

                      Fishing with St. James       In a few days, on October 4. the Holy Father will open the first session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops,"For a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation, Mission-"     In a letter addressed to bishops and eparchs from all over the world, Cardinal Mario...  continue reading

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St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847

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