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STJ 5th Sunday Breakfast - Sunday, April 29

The St. James Council of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a 5th Sunday Breakfast on Sunday, April 29, in the St. James Parish Hall.  We will start serving at 8:00 AM and conclude around 12:30 PM.  A full breakfast will be served including pancakes, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage links, milk, juice, and coffee.  A free-will offering will be taken at the door.  A group of students, parents, and teacher s along with Father Neil Hock from the UNK Newman...  continue reading

Care for Our Building

St. James Church warmly welcomes individuals and families to gather, socialize, play, pray and worship in our renovated space.  All of us are called to be good stewards of our church and the resources we have to maintain a beautiful building and church.  Your help and respectful presence are needed to maintain a clean and well cared for environment.  Please be mindful and careful when deciding to bring candy, gum, food, drink, crayons, markers and other such items...  continue reading

Catholic Social Teaching

"To immigrate is the expression of that inherent desire for the happiness proper to every human being." - Pope Francis

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April is National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month.  Give the most precious gift of all... LIFE!  more than 115,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.  A new name is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes.  To learn more or to register as a donor, go to Brochures are also available at the Information Center located on the table in front of the Conference Room.    continue reading

Catholic Home Missions - April 27/28

Next weekend, April 27/28, we will take up the Catholic Home Mission Appeal.  Your support of this appeal helps to ease the struggles of those dioceses in the U.S. that are unable to fund the essential pastoral work needed in their communities.  

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Medicine Turn In - April 28th

Time to turn in any unused or expired medicine on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Parking Lot M.  Sponsored by CHI Health, Positive Pressure and the Buffalo County Sheriff.  

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April Dynamic Catholic Gift

Our April gift from Dynamic Catholic is in the Gathering Space. It's a CD by Frank J. Hanna, "A Graduate's Guide to Life." It says "Graduate's Guide" but it is good for anyone who does business or competes in any capacity.  Please listen and share with someone or return for other to listen too!

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Local Benefit for Wyatt Smidt - Sunday, April 29

Local Benefit for Wyatt Smidt will be on Sunday, April 29, at the Kearney Legion from 8:30 AM-2:00 PM.  In February, Wyatt, 3 years old, was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer.  This benefit is to help his parents, Kyle and Kathy Smidt with expenses during this difficult time.  Come and enjoy pancakes & sausage, t-shirts, and a silent auction.  T-shirts are $15.  Donations also accepted at  continue reading

Confirmation Corner

We celebrate, this weekend, the Mass of Welcoming for our 46 Confirmation Candidates.  Please pray for them and may today bring many memories of the Holy Spirit at work in your life.  May your faith be strengthened along with hour Candidates, today and always!

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Be My Witness Mtg - Social Hall

Be My Witness Meeting: Come to our next meeting on Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 PM in the Social Hall.  The meeting will cover the call that all of us have to be missionaries for Christ.  All are welcome!

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2018/2019 Religious Ed Registration is now available online for Preschool-11th Grade.


SCRIP Gift Card Program

To stream-line the sales process, the SCRIP program will be changing in January 2018.

• Rather than selling gift cards in the gathering space after Mass, SCRIP will now be available to purchase by completing a paper order form and placing it (along with your payment) in the collection plate during Mass or by taking it to the church office.
• Orders will be due by the 15th of each month, and gift cards will be available to pick up from the church office on or after the 22nd of each month.
• Blank order forms can be picked up in the Gathering Space, on a table outside the office.

You can use SCRIP gift cards for gift giving or for your usual day-to-day expenses such as groceries or gas. Each time you purchase SCRIP gift cards, a percentage of your purchase goes directly to St. James. Thank you for your support!!!



Mass Times

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

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Come deepen your understand of the Catholic Faith 5/20/2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Religious Ed Registration for 2018-19
Registration for the 2018-19 Religious Education will take place during religious ed classes on Wednesday, April 11th and...
Catholic Social Teaching - Solidarity: Pursuit of Justice and Peace
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St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847


Parish Office Hours

Mon-Thurs - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fri - 9:00am to 3:00pm


Mission Statement

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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