Baptism

baptismTo have your infant or child baptized at St. James, schedule a Pre-Baptism Class before the birth of your baby by calling Deb Kratochvil at 234-9695. Classes are held every other month.

What is baptism? The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. "He comes to sanctify the Jordan for our sake... to begin a new creation through the Spirit and water" (St. Gregory Nazianzen, Liturgy of the Hours, I, 634).

Jesus' immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God's will. Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin - Original and actual - and begin to live a new life with God.


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St. James will accept donations for area flood relief.  You can make a donation in the collection or at the office. We will distribute all donations to local organizations and individuals effected by the flood in our area. A second collection will be taken the weekend of August 3-4.

Some other organizations where you can make donations: The Jubilee Center, Gibbon Area Flood relief, Gibbon Fire Department, The Kearney Community Foundation, Hot Meals USA, The Red Cross, and The Salvation Army.

 

Link to "Protecting Our Children: A Family Response" from the Knights of Columbus


 
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Mass Times

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

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Reconciliation

Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Upcoming Events

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Youth Brunch Bunch
7/24/2019 9:30 AM
Youth Brunch Bunch— Wednesday’s at 9:30 a.m. in the St James Youth Room beginning June 5th. Join us for...

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Feast of St. James
7/28/2019 6:00 PM
Celebrate the Feast of St. James On Saturday, July 27th After the 5pm Mass. All are invited to enjoy this time of...

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Flood Donations
St. James will accept donations for area flood relief. You can make a donation in the collection or at the office. Please...
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Meals-On-Wheels: Community Life needs two permanent drivers for Meals-On-Wheels on the third Thursday of each month,...

Education

Kearney Catholic High School

110 E. 35th St. | 308.234.2610
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KCHS Foundation

20 E. 21st St. | 308.236.6903
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Contact Us

St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847

308.234.5536
office@stjameschurchkearney.org

Parish Office Hours

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

 

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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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