Fishing with St. James

January 26, 2020

This week, National Catholic Schools Week, is celebrated in dioceses throughout the country. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.," focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. Bishop Hanefeldt will be here for the Thursday, January 30th, 8:15 Mass at Prince of Peace. Everyone is welcome to attend. Catholic schools are an important component of our mission and message at Prince of Peace and...  continue reading

January 19, 2020

Each year on January 22nd – the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade – people pause to recognize the date in some way. Some speak out, some march, some reach out, some educate, and many pray. Sunday, January 19 at 5:00 p.m. there will be a Pro-Life Sunday Youth Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. Wednesday, January 22 is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Please join with your prayer or by your presence...  continue reading

January 5, 2020

Best wishes for a blessed New Year! This is the first time I am writing 2020 in the present tense and not setting a date in the future. The Christmas season continues through the Epiphany on January 5 and conclude with Baptism of the Lord on January 12. The liturgical environment will reflect the “Christmas Season” until that feast day. I want to offer my appreciation to all who prepared for and participated in our liturgies and ministries. It is an honor to serve with...  continue reading

December 29, 2019

Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas! May the presence of joy, light, goodness and love we celebrate incarnate in our midst during this Holy Christmas Season be your greatest present through these days and always. May you know and feel the presence of "God-with-us" especially in difficult circumstances, loneliness, loss or struggle. This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. The Octave of Christmas will end with The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God on January 1st....  continue reading

December 22, 2019

Shepherds, Angels, Holy Families, God bearers, & Magi,                     and Worshipers at St. James This is the evening prayer antiphon for the Feast of the Nativity, may it be as true for us this Christmas as it has been for the last two millennia: “Today Christ is born, today the Savior has appeared; today the angels sing on earth, the archangels rejoice; today the upright shout out for joy: Glory be to God on high,...  continue reading

December 15, 2019

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...  continue reading

December 8, 2019

You will find a “Christmas & Year End Giving” brochure in this week’s bulletin. As stewards of God’s abundant gifts, our parish relies on your generous investment in the quality programs, facilities and ministries at St. James. The brochure outlines tax benefits of giving and methods of giving from securities, IRA and retirement plans, property, business gifts, grain, livestock and life insurance. The “Christmas Wish List” insert in...  continue reading

December 1, 2019

Our parish is celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe next Sunday, December 8, beginning with the 12:15 PM Mass in Spanish. Everyone is invited to attend the Mass, the dinner and enjoy the traditional dancing. Let us pray: Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of Peace! Save the nations and peoples of this continent. Teach everyone, political leaders and citizens, to live in true freedom and to act according to the requirements of justice and respect for human rights, so that peace may...  continue reading

November 24, 2019

The solemnity of Christ the King marks the end of another liturgical year. The past year the readings were from “Cycle C” of a three year rotation of readings. 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. In the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius of Loyola has the retreatant imagine, “Christ our Lord present and placed...  continue reading

November 17, 2019

This Sunday Bishop Hanefeldt will preside at the 3:00 p.m. Eucharist to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation upon our sixteen candidates. Four other St. James parishioners will be confirmed at Prince of Peace at 10:30 a.m. The Bishop will pray over them for the Holy Spirit to fill them with the following gifts—Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence, and Wonder and Awe in God’s Presence. Please keep in prayer the ten youth and two adults from Prince...  continue reading


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Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an exciting program for those seeking to join the Church, for those...



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National Migration Week
From January 5-11, 2020, the Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Migration Week. The theme...
Annual Soup Supper
The St. James Annual Soup Supper will be Saturday, January 18th in the Parish Hall from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Come and...


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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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