Fishing with St. James

December 16, 2018

Pescando con Santiago – Fishing with St. James Quiero agradecer al grupo de líderes hispanos y todos los involucrados en los preparativos de nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, la celebración Eucarística, la música, los bailes tradicionales por feligreses y la fiesta de alimentos. El día fue un gran testimonio a nuestro espíritu de comunidad y "Nuestra Señora, emperatriz de las Américas" que apareció en México...  continue reading

December 9, 2018

                Faith Sharing at St. James December 12th is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrating Mary’s appearance to St. Juan Diego in Mexico in 1531. On October 12, 1945, Pope Pius XII, decreed Our Lady of Guadalupe to be "Patroness of all the Americas." The image of Mary we have in the sanctuary by the tabernacle is the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe. Our Lady instructed Juan Diego to gather roses in December and when he...  continue reading

December 2, 2018

Faith Sharing at St. James Pescando con Senior Santiago La Iglesia Católica de St. James les invita al a misa que se celebrara en honor de La Virgen de Guadalupe, Reina de México y Emperatriz de América. Vengan a festejar a nuestra madre, El Domingo 9 de Diciembre a las 12:15 del mediodía. Estan todos cordialmente invitados vengan con alegría. Te estaremos esperando para celebrar con danzas, convivio, y mas. También si gustan...  continue reading

November 25, 2018

The West Nebraska Register has united all our parishes with news from across the diocese since 1930. The 15,700 papers are produced bi-monthly highlighting local news from your parish plus news from around the world. Our parish news shows how the spirit of faith is growing and inspires others to do likewise. Your gift to the Diocesan Appeal supports this ministry uniting the Body of Christ in our diocese. “Our mission will always remain the same—to spread the Gospel...  continue reading

November 18, 2018

“If I wasn’t in seminary, I would still want to grow with God. That is my call to the priesthood.” — Chas Canfield, seminarian for the Diocese of Grand Island. You are one of the 49,000 Catholics in our diocese that spans 42,000 square miles across the northwestern corner of our state. Our 71 parishes are served by 39 active and 27 retired faithful priests; 15 deacons and 5 seminarians. Thank you for your gift to the Diocesan Appeal that will help support all...  continue reading

November 11, 2018

Our 26 retired priests thank you for your gift to the Diocesan Appeal. If your life has been touched by one of these faithful pastors, tell them ‘thank you’ for their countless years of service and consider giving a gift in thanksgiving for their dedication. “We are grateful for the four retired priests that brought Christ to us in the Eucharist during the extended absence of our pastor this summer.” — Parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul in St....  continue reading

November 4, 2018

National Vocations Awareness Week— November 4-10, 2018. The Catholic Church teaches that God has a plan for our lives! Followers of Jesus experience calls to the vocations of marriage, priesthood, religious life or a single life. Fully living our own vocations—and teaching young people how to discern God's call is a joyful duty of all the faithful. During this week, please pray about how God is calling you to live your vocation. In a special way, encourage the people you...  continue reading

October 28, 2018

I hope you will attend our Parish Mission, “A Spirituality for Relationships” with Fr. Simeon Gallagher, OFMCap. The bulletin has more information with the times of the sessions. Fr. Gallagher will preside at all the morning and Holy Day Masses. The morning and evening sessions will be the same presentation. After Masses this weekend (and anytime in the future) you are invited to consider serving in St. James liturgical ministries. As you will see on the “CALLED TO...  continue reading

October 21, 2018

TODAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY. We celebrate this day by remembering the revitalizing mission at the heart of our Christian faith – to bring the Gospel to all! The collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith    ensures the work and service of the Mission Church, as it supports priests, religious and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. Thank you for your...  continue reading

October 14, 2018

The participation in last week’s Oktoberfest made it a successful fun and fund raising event in our parish. I want to thank all who led the committed committees of disciples, along with our rookie chairpersons Camil Saadi and Keven Hesse, whose sacrificial service made it a great day! It appears we fed over 1,000 people again this year. Carl & Diane Kucera, owners of Country Catering, prepared all of the turkey for us this year and donations from our Oktoberfest letter went toward...  continue reading


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Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Spanish Mass - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

Christmas Eve: Monday, Dec. 24th

  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. 
  • 9:00 p.m.— in Spanish

Christmas Day: 9:00 a.m.

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Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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12/18/2018 6:30 PM
“Is there more to life than where you are at right now? How can God be a part of my life? Does prayer really...



Infancy Narratives
12/18/2018 6:30 PM
On Tuesday, December 18th at R.C.I.A., Fr. Joe will do his presentation on the “Infancy Narratives” from...

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Youth Night
Youth Night - Join us for a celebration of the season on Thursday, December 20th at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the St. James...
Extra Reconciliation: Wednesday, December 19th: 12:30 p.m. until finished at CHI Hospital Chapel 5:30-6:15...


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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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