Fishing with St. James

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

October 7, 2018

Oktoberfest is here, I hope to see you there! Along with the great meal and activities you will be able to enter through the new addition at Kearney Catholic High School. I am grateful for all the work and donations toward the new offices, commons area and especially the new chapel. The mural that was outside the building has been restored and is now an inside wall in the chapel. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops designates each October as Respect Life Month, – a year-round,...  continue reading

September 30, 2018

Many thanks to all who have already signed up to serve at Oktoberfest. IF YOU HAVEN’T VOLUNTEERED YET, OKTOBERFEST STILL NEEDS YOU AND MANY OTHERS FOR IT TO BE A SUCCESS! If you are already involved, please recruit and invite others to be a part of this important fun and fund raiser for our parish. Monday, October 1, morning Mass will be at 8:30 a.m. with Bishop Hanefeldt for the Diocesan Catholic School Teachers Convention. You are welcome to attend. Please pray for...  continue reading

September 23, 2018

In the September 14, 2018 West Nebraska Register, Bishop Hanefeldt directed all the parishes in the diocese to make the Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel available to be prayed at every Mass. He also asked for a weekly hour of Eucharistic Adoration as prayer and penance for healing, conversion and reparation. After the 7:00 a.m. Friday Mass, St. James will have an hour of Eucharistic Adoration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. You will find more information in his article in the Register. I also...  continue reading

September 16, 2018

This September we will be providing information and registration forms for the “Be My Witness / Sean Mis Testigos.” small group faith sharing (English y Español). We will be inviting everyone in the parish to participate in this six session process for community building and outreach. I hope that you prayerfully consider making Be My Witness / Sean Mis Testigos a part of your spiritual and communal life this fall. Information about our Oktoberfest, on October 7th, was...  continue reading

September 9, 2018

My first encounter with a small faith sharing community was in my home when my parents would gather the six of us in the living room to pray the rosary. Sunday Mass was always a part of our lives. As I grew, this was expanded to religious education classes and parish activities. My parents were involved in many parish activities including, stations of the cross, parish missions, Cursillo, Knights of Columbus, Altar Society, the Legion of Mary, to name a few. Every small community...  continue reading

September 2, 2018

Information about our Oktoberfest, on October 7th, was mailed to all parishioners on Friday. This is our annual parish fun and fund raising event. Please consider participating in one of the many ways listed in the invitation by signing up to serve, bring food, make donations and contribute to the drawing tickets. We need everyone’s help and participation to make it another successful event for our parish. I appreciate all the preparation the Oktoberfest team has undertaken. Our...  continue reading

August 26, 2018

Bishop Hanefeldt wrote a letter to the our diocese last week responding to the reports about the clergy sexual abuse scandal. You can find it in Spanish and in English in the Gathering Space. Last Sunday, I read two paragraphs from Bishop Hanefeldt’s letter: “Every person is precious, unique, gifted and graced. Each of us is a never-to-be-repeated wonder in all of God's creation. Safe-guarding the dignity of every person, especially young persons, must be the paramount duty of the...  continue reading

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


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