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Buffalo County Resources March 20, 2020

Resources for Buffalo County   3-20-2020

Hot meals USA will no longer be parked outside of Kearney Jubilee Center. It will now be parked in front of Kearney Church of Christ 302 E 25th St. (Small church with a great big sign up front.) Meals are served from 11-2pm or until supplies last. If you are homebound and want food delivered call the Jubilee Center 308.234.3880. They will get you on the list. Last thing: More volunteers are needed. Call the Jubilee with any questions. 

Kearney Jubilee Center – Pantry will remain open until supplies last. Also, their Thursday night meals will now be at the Jubilee Center. Take out containers will be ready for pick up starting at 5:30pm.
Helping Hands is open 2-4pm every 3rd Sunday of the month. In April it will be the 2nd Sunday due to Easter. They did say because of the virus individuals can call 308-627-4859 for food assistance. 

East Lawn food pantry will run normal the week of 3/16-3/20. Decisions to change hours will be discussed after this week.

Salvation Army’s
expanding hrs to M- Sat.  Premade food bags can also be picked up in the thrift store when it is open Mon – Saturday 10-6 until they run out. 

Storehouse is offering "Home 4 Now" bags jam-packed with kid friendly foods to get families through these next few weeks. No income/ intake and you are welcome to return as often as needed during this crazy time. Pick up is at 4010 7th Avenue (Kearney eFree Church) at the North Doors (Door #12). Please let Storehouse (308.455.3302) know if you have any questions about this. We're all in this together!

Faith United Methodist Church pantry will be open upon request. Call 308-237-2550 to set up an appointment to receive emergency food bag. 

Prince of Peace- food M- Th 2-4:30        236-9171

First Baptist Church is currently working on their member’s needs. If you are a member and need assistance, call 308-234-2311. 

Peterson Senior Center

closed to the public.  Will start curbside pickup 11:30am -12:30pm starting March 23, 2020. Individuals are asked to be over age 60 and to call 308-233-3290 the day before to notify that they would like a meal to pick up.

Mom and Dad’s Bar-B-Que is offering free kids meals with a purchase of an adult meal. Eat in or carry out. Can call ahead and order and employees will even bring out the food to your car if you do not want to go inside of the restaurant.

Chamber of Commerce The chamber website has a list of restaurants and their operations.


Ryde- 6-6 call 24 hrs in advance.
First United Methodist church can only assist with gas vouchers at this time. Call 308-237-3158 for questions. 

Housing/ Utilities: City of Kearney, Northwestern, and Black Hills have all stated that they will be suspending disconnections. Individuals MUST call to notify their companies that they are unable to pay so arrangements can be made on accounts. 

City of Kearney 308-233-3221 OR 308-233-3240. 
Northwestern 1(800)245-6977. 
Black Hills (888) 890-5554. 
City of Kearney also stated that if you sign up for bank draft and electronic statements you get a onetime $10 credit and a monthly credit of $1. 
NPPD is still running normal at this time. 

First Presbyterian Church is able to help with $50 towards rent or utilities. Must have a grid and have gone to Community Action, Salvation Army, and Jubilee Center first. Call the church for an appointment 308-234-4543.

Educational items
Although the Kearney Public Library is closed, they will be doing a curbside pick-up starting March 17, 2020. People can start reserving items to be picked up curbside. Items can be picked up M-F form 9am-4pm. No more than 20 items at a time. People must call the library to pick up their items when they arrive. 

Students and parent of students: Spectrum is offering free Wi-Fi for 60 days for those affected by the school closures. Call 1-800-488-8395

Scholastic is offering free online courses due to the school closures. The Scholastic Learn At Home program offers three hours of learning per day up to four weeks of instructions. Users must choose a grade level and then create a free account using the following information provided on the webpage and that’s it! Your kiddos will have access to some additional learning materials while they’re at home. 

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Spiritual Communion Prayer
The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. 

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you. 
Never permit me to be separated from you.

Parish Office

The parish offices will be closed, but phone calls, messages and emails will be checked periodically, but not as frequently as unusual.  We will respond to these the best that we can under the circumstances, as always be assured that you are important to our St. James Parish.
Office phone: 308-234-5536
Office email:

Donation Information

For St. James
1.   Send a check through online banking. (also known as Bill Pay).
2.   Send your donation through the mail to: St. James Catholic Church, 3801 A AVE, Kearney, NE 68847.
3.   Contact Lisa by phone or email ( to set up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).  If you are already enrolled you can give an additional amount and/or adjust your scheduled giving.
4.   Donate on our website through the “We Share” button that you can find under “Donate” on our website:  

For other charities
1. Please continue your generosity to other charities and those in need.
2. Please continue to support our monthly collection for Habitat for Humanity and the Jubilee Center.

Recorded Mass for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

Direct link to current Mass. You can also use the YouTube link to get to our St James Kearney YouTube channel.
The Mass is also available on the "Mass Videos" button on the St. James myParish app.



Mass Times

Online Mass posted weekly by late Saturday afternoon on St James Kearney YouTube channel

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

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Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Also By Appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

First Friday - 8:30 am - 7:00 pm (3:00 pm if scheduled event)
Remaining Fridays - 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Upcoming Events



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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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