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

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Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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“The Real Story” Bible Study
5/21/2019 6:30 PM
What do Adam and Eve, Moses, David, Jesus and the Apostles have to do with my life? Come join Mary for a book...

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Education

Kearney Catholic High School

110 E. 35th St. | 308.234.2610
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20 E. 21st St. | 308.236.6903
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St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847

308.234.5536
office@stjameschurchkearney.org

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