Fishing with St. James

November 29, 2020

Thy Kingdom come! Thy will be done, this Advent at St. James Church This week someone asked me if I had my Christmas tree up yet. I responded I don’t even have my Advent wreath prepared yet. I encourage all of you to participate in the Advent mysteries of watching, waiting and wondering to prepare for the wonders of the incarnation celebrated at Christmas. Our Sunday readings repeat in a three-year sequence referred to as Years A, B, and C. This Sunday we begin Year B. During the...  continue reading

November 22, 2020

The Solemnity of Our Lord Christ, King of the Universe marks the end of our liturgical year. The past year the readings were from “Cycle A” of a three year rotation of readings featuring Matthew’s Gospel. Today’s feast serves as a celebration of Jesus the Christ, the anointed one, and reminds us that we are anointed as the Body of Christ to make the plan of God present and real in our world. This Sundays Gospel from Matthew 25:31-36 challenges us to reflect on...  continue reading

November 15, 2020

With so much going on around us and within us many people are feeling weary, while at the same time meeting the challenges we face with great courage. St. Paul was writing to the Thessalonians with thankful optimism regarding their spiritual welfare. These words follow what we heard in today’s second reading and are meant to encourage us in our time: “But since we are of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love and the helmet that is hope for...  continue reading

November 8, 2020

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of...  continue reading

November 1, 2020

 The Theme for the 2020/21 Diocesan Appeal is CULTIVATE. As written in Genesis “The LORD God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it.” (Genesis 2:15) In fact, everything we have from our gifts and talents to every possession are a Blessing from Him. In recognizing that all is a gift and His intent is for us to share our gifts freely knowing that from sharing we can open the eyes of our brothers and sisters to see Him. There is...  continue reading

October 18, 2020

The Oktoberfest Silent Action will continue this weekend and at 2:00 p.m. we will livestream the drawing on Facebook. Please read the Oktoberfest information in this bulletin. The parish council has chosen to give the Oktoberfest tithe to a charitable organization called Mission II Haiti. Mission II Haiti is operated and administrated locally. Parishioners Bob Easton & Roger Hoffman and others lead this effort to bring supplies from here and dig water wells in Haiti. Haiti is considered...  continue reading

October 18, 2020

The 2020/21 Diocesan Appeal information was mailed out to all registered St. James Parishioners on Friday October 16th and you should receive it next week. The 2019/2020 appeal finished at 99% of the overall diocesan goal, for a total of $1,138,389. St. James Diocesan Appeal information for this year and from last year are shown in the boxes below. Please read the Diocesan Appeal letter and prayerfully consider doing your part in supporting our diocesan programs and ministries. St....  continue reading

October 18, 2020

The 2020/21 Diocesan Appeal information was mailed out to all registered St. James Parishioners on Friday October 16th and you should receive it next week. The 2019/2020 appeal finished at 99% of the overall diocesan goal, for a total of $1,138,389. St. James Diocesan Appeal information for this year and from last year are shown in the boxes below. Please read the Diocesan Appeal letter and prayerfully consider doing your part in supporting our diocesan programs and ministries. St....  continue reading

October 11, 2020

We announced in last week’s bulletin that our Faith Sharing Communities will beginning very soon. If you are not currently in a faith sharing community and would like to join one, please call the parish office or email Mary Bowman at mary@stjameschurchkearney.org. We have some groups meeting in homes, some meeting at the church and others are meeting through a virtual meeting app. There will be something for everyone’s comfort level. We will be using “Prayer Time”...  continue reading

October 4, 2020

October 4 is Respect Life Sunday. Join Catholics nationwide in celebrating throughout October. Please read the bulletin insert “LIVE THE GOSPEL OF LIFE: to imitate Christ and follow in his footsteps.” (the Gospel of Life 51) Learn more about upholding the sanctity of every human life at respectlife.org/respect-life-month. PRAYER FOR LIFE: Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in...  continue reading

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St. James Catholic Church

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