Oktoberfest 2022 Sign Up

It is time to sign up for time, talent and food for Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, at Kearney Catholic High School. Please use SignUpGenius with the link from "Oktoberfest" under the "News & Events" drop down box, the bulletin or the Oktoberfest flier.

Fishing with St. James

September 25, 2022

"This is my body given for you" This weekend we are observing “Catechetical Sunday.” The 2022 Catechetical Sunday theme is: “This is my body given for you.” (Luke 22:19) Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.   I am extremely grateful for all those who have responded to the call to serve in our Faith Formation...  continue reading

September 18th, 2022

St. James Oktoberfest will be held October 9. All registered parishioners were sent a letter, drawing tickets and information about our in-person traditional turkey dinner, children’s carnival, craft sale, and bingo for our annual fun and fund-raising event. If you did not receive this mailing, please contact the parish office.   The online auction will take place from October 2-9. You will find information in the bulletin on how to participate in the online auction. Also,...  continue reading

September 11th, 2022

Stewardship at St. James The St. James Stewardship Renewal and Ministry Fair is taking place during the next three weeks of September. The Stewardship Committee invites you to stop by one of the tables in the Gathering Space to learn more about the variety of ministries in our parish. You are also invited to take home “The Little Burgundy Book” from the entrance of the church (in English and Spanish) to read and pray the six-minute reflections from the Gospel of...  continue reading

September 4th, 2022

Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being. The United States Conference of Bishops website has reflections on Labor Day on their website, usccb.org. Pope Francis, on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and World Labor Day...  continue reading

August 28th, 2022

Come away with me to a quiet place and get some rest…” (Mark 6:31) This summer, I drove approximately 1,733 miles (using the 1733 Estates as a beginning reference point) to the Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, Massachusetts to participate in a 30-day silent retreat during the month of July. This particular retreat offered by the Jesuits (members of the Society of Jesus) is called the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. St. Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish...  continue reading

August 21, 2022

Danay Velasco is a new part time staff member at St. James. Her title is Assistant for Pastoral Ministry. She comes to us gifted with the ability to communicate in both Spanish and English, an excitement and energy for doing ministry, and a love for God and our Church. She has already assisted with ministry to parishioners who are homebound, taken steps to learn about the commitment that St. James has to the Jubilee Center, Habitat for Humanity, and other outreach efforts. She is reporting...  continue reading

August 14, 2022

On August 4, I returned from my travels to and from the Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, MA where I participated in a 30-day Ignatian retreat during the month of July. I appreciate the extra effort that staff, and parishioners made so I could have the privilege and blessing of attending this retreat. I am grateful for everyone who chose a day during that time to pray for me. I prayed for all of you and offered special prayers for those who filled out one of the prayer...  continue reading

August 7, 2022

Stepping Out in Faith Hebrews 11:1–2, 8–19 Sometimes you go with your gut. You cannot reason why. You feel this is the right decision. You have thought and prayed about it. You have weighed the pros and cons. You cannot see on paper which is the right way. So, you go with your gut. You step out in faith.   One of the greatest stories of faith is Abraham’s. While he was living in Ur, contented but childless, God asked him to move. To entice him, God promised...  continue reading

July 31, 2022

There Goes the Neighborhood Colossians 3:1–5, 9–11 Where you live determines how you live. If you live in an apartment, you have to be mindful of your neighbors. If you share a homeowners’ association, you have to follow its rules. Even if you have a private home in a gated community, you have to pay taxes and keep up with the bills.   Where do you live? No, not your address. Not the apartment number. Not your street or neighborhood. Not the town you chose...  continue reading

July 24, 2022

Haggling with God Genesis 18:20–32 If your best friend does you a favor, you will want to return it. Sometimes you can get someone to do a favor if you promise some kindness in return. You might have to negotiate. You might have to give up more than you thought. But you can barter and sustain the friendship. One of the most delightful passages in the Old Testament is the negotiation between God and Abraham. Both have entered a covenant as friends, although they are not at all...  continue reading

St. James Stained Glass Window

St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847

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