Fishing with St. James

August 19, 2018

Human Trafficking is one of the greatest human rights issue of our century. We encourage you to join us at St. James Parish on Sunday, September 9th at 4:00 p.m. in the Social Hall, as we welcome Sister Margaret Nacke, CSJ Ed.D. a Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia, Kansas. Margaret found-ed U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking which is a faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy to eradicate modern-day slavery....  continue reading

August 12, 2018

Every two years all the parishes in the Diocese of Grand Island invite a mission group to make an appeal for their world-wide ministries. This weekend we will have a Capuchin Mission Appeal by Fr. Amleson at the Masses in English and Fr. Vittorio Boria at the 12:15 p.m. Sunday Mass in Spanish. Please see the bulletin announcement for more information. Fifty years ago, in August, the encyclical letter known as Humanae Vitae, On the Regulation of Human Birth was promulgated. Bishop Hanefeldt...  continue reading

August 5, 2018

Many thanks to the Social Committee for hosting the St. James Picnic last Saturday night and the Knights of Columbus who provided breakfast on Sunday morning. We still need some disciples willing to serve our parish in leadership positions for Oktoberfest. Please consider being a generous steward of your God given talents to serve your parish in this leadership role. Beginning the last week of July and all the Sunday’s of August, we will be reading from the Gospel of John...  continue reading

July 15, 2018

Kristi Svec has been reappointed to serve her second three year term on the Kearney Catholic School Board. The other members of the board from St. James are Paul Brungardt and Dr. Nita Unruh. Prince of Peace members are Randy Buschkoetter, Tony Blake, and Bridget Sharp. The school board serves an important role as a policy making and advisory board to the Kearney pastors and the bishop of Grand Island. I appreciate the service of the school board, administration, faculty, staff,...  continue reading

July 8, 2018

Fishing With St. James This week we received a letter from Bishop Hanefeldt about the Diocesan Appeal, he wrote, "Thank you to those that have contributed to this year's Diocesan Appeal. The diocesan appeal is the vitality of our diocesan programs." As your pastor and a priest of the Grand Island Diocese, I encourage anyone who has not had the chance to participate, to do so, according to your ability. A gift of any amount is greatly appreciated. We want as many people as possible to be...  continue reading

June 24, 2018

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. In Christian tradition he is also known as “John the Forerunner.” John’s birthday on June 24th is one of only three birthday’s celebrated in the liturgical calendar. The other two are the Birth of Mary on September 8th and the Nativity of our Lord on December 25th. The church uses the solar calendar to represent the mystery of the relationship between the sons of Mary and Elizabeth,...  continue reading

June 17, 2018

Liturgically speaking we are now moving back into the season called "Ordinary Time." The name is not meant to contrast ordinary with extra-ordinary. The liturgical use of "ordinary" comes from "ordinal" or "expressing order or succession." Ordinary Time is the season of "counted Sundays." We are counting our way through the church year as faithful Christians gathering on the Lord's Day to hear the Lord's voice in the scriptures and to offer God praise and thanksgiving through the...  continue reading

June 10, 2018

Thank you to everyone who completed and returned their stewardship commitment forms. I appreciate you commitment and service. More stewardship forms are in the Gathering Space inviting parishioners to become more involved in our parish and community. We have areas of liturgical ministry and religious education that are in need of your generosity and commitment. After the Easter Season and the Solemnities of the Holy Trinity and the Body and Blood of Christ, we will now move into the...  continue reading

June 3, 2018

      St. John Chrysostom (c. 349 – 407) asked, “What is the bread actually? The body of Christ. What do communicants become? The body of Christ. Just as bread is the result of many grains and although remaining themselves are not distinguished from one another because they are united, so we too are mutually united with Christ.”      The Compass insert in the bulletin last week was an invitation for us to be...  continue reading

May 20, 2018

Stewardship forms are in the church today on the Feast of Pentecost to encourage everyone to discern how the Holy Spirit is inviting them to greater participation and generosity in our parish and community. As disciples of Christ, we are called to share the gifts God has given us to benefit others. Our “need to give” is the first priority and then we are challenged to look for needs within the community where we can offer our gifts and talents. Everyone is invited to make a...  continue reading


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Upcoming Events



KCHS Back-to-School Kick Off & BBQ
8/17/2018 4:00 PM
Kearney Catholic/Star Partners are sponsoring the KCHS Back-to-School Kick Off & BBQ on Friday, August 17th....



RCIA informational meeting
8/28/2018 6:30 PM
RCIA Informational meeting will be on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the St. James Social Hall. For...

Parish News

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION (Aug. 15th) Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Assumption of the Blessed Virgil Mary is on Wednesday, August 15th and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Below is...
Oktoberfest is Coming - October 7th
Oktoberfest is Coming - October 7th! The Silent Auction Team would love to have anyone donate a new item or gift basket...


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St. James parish is established to be a sign of the presence of the Kingdom of God, to spread the Good News of the Gospel and to minister and serve others. As Catholics we believe in Jesus' dying and rising and in our call to celebrate the Sacraments and proclaim the Gospel.

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