All Are Welcome

After more than 150 years in Kearney, the parish of St. James has a rich history as a community of Catholic worship and an established legacy of service to the people of Kearney and the surrounding areas.

We invite our Catholic brothers and sisters, as well as visitors from other denominations, to pray and celebrate the Sacraments with us. You will be welcomed and embraced as we join together as one in the presence of God.

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday – 5:00 pm

Sunday – 8:30 am & 10:30 am

Mass in Spanish – 12:30 pm

(every 2nd Sunday)

Weekday Mass Times

Monday – No Mass

Tuesday – 12:00 pm

Wednesday – 12:00 pm

Thursday – 12:00 pm

Friday – 8:00 am

Reconciliation

Saturday – 3:30-4:30 pm

(or by appointment)

Adoration

* Cancelled Until Further Notice *

First Friday – 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

(3:00 pm if a scheduled event)

Remaining Fridays – 8:30-9:30 am

* This is the regular Mass schedule - be sure to check the Weekly Bulletin or our Mass Times page for any changes!

Our Mission

St. James parish was established in the 1860s 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.

Fishing with St. James

September 20, 2020

Fr. Mark Beran from Winnebago, Nebraska will not be here this weekend for a Mission Appeal for the St. Augustine Indian
Missions. Fr. Mark has his office in the school and is involved with the students so he has chosen not to travel for mission preaching as a precaution to limit the possible spread of COVID-19. You are encouraged to donate to St. Augustine Indian Missions by designating a gift through St. James Church or through their website: http://staugustinemission.org/

Nebraska has moved to Phase IV of reopening and has made special measures for churches. The Health Department is still recommending previous guidance including, facial covering, sanitizing, and social distancing. Our parish will continue to expect everyone to wear a face covering, to observe 6 feet physical distancing, to wash or sanitize your hands when entering the church, and receive communion only in the hand. There are more details in the “Welcome!” section in this bulletin.

This weekend we are observing “Catechetical Sunday.” The 2020 Catechetical Sunday theme is taken from St. Paul’s first
letter to the Corinthians, “I Received from the Lord what I also Handed on to You.” This theme focuses on the essential work of catechesis, which is an invitation to a whole new life given by Christ Himself. It emphasizes that living faith necessitates movement, inspiring all those who hear the Word to share it as witnesses of the true and living God.

Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing
on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. I am extremely grateful for all those who have responded to the call to serve in our Faith Formation Programs. The names of our 52 catechists are in today’s bulletin insert. Please pray for the catechists, our young people and their parents and guardians.

PRAYER FOR CATECHISTS: Lord God, source of all wisdom and knowledge, you sent your Son, Jesus Christ, to live
among us and to proclaim his message of faith, hope, and love to all nations. In your goodness bless our brothers and sisters who have offered themselves as catechists for your Church. Strengthen them with your gifts, that they may teach by word and by example the truth that comes from you. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

“I am Joseph your brother” (Genesis 45:4) Fr. Joe Hannappel


                                 Pescando con St. James
P. Mark Beran de Winnebago, Nebraska no estará aquí este fin de semana para la Misión de Apelación de Misiones Indígena
de San Agustín. Padre Mark tiene su oficina en la escuela y esta involucrado con los estudiantes así que a decidido no viajar para predicar sobre la misión como precaución para limitar la propagación del COVID-19. Los animo a donar a la Misión Indígena San Agustín designando un regalo por la Iglesia St. James o a través del sitio web: http://staugustinemission.org/

Nebraska se a mudado a Fase IV de reapertura y ha hecho medidas especiales para las iglesias. El Departamento de Salud esta recomendando orientación previa incluyendo coberturas de cara, higienizaste y distancia social. Nuestra parroquia continuara ha esperara que todos usen cobertor de cara, que observe 6 pies de distancia física, que laven o desinfecten las manos cuando entren la iglesia y reciban comunión solo en la mano. ¡Hay más detalles en el boletín de “Bienvenida!”

Este fin de semana estaremos observando “Domingo Catequético.” El tema del Domingo Catequético es tomado de la primera carta de San Pablo a los Corintios, “Yo he recibido del Señor lo que a mi vez les he transmitido.” Este tema se enfoca en el trabajo esencial de la catequesis que es una invitación a una vida completamente nueva dada por Cristo mismo. Enfatiza que la fe viva necesita movimiento, inspirando a todos esos que escuchen la Palabra a compartirla como testigos del verdadero y viviente Dios.

Domingo Catequético es una maravillosa oportunidad para relejar en el rol que cada persona juega como virtud del Bautismo, en cómo llevar la fe y ser testigo del Evangelio. Estoy extremadamente agradecido a todos los/as que han respondido al llamado de servir nuestros programas de Formación de Fe. Los nombres de los/as 52 catequistas y ayudantes están en el inserto del boletín de hoy. Por favor oren por los catequistas, nuestros jóvenes y sus padres y guardianes.

ORACION PARA CAEQUISTAS: Señor Dios, fuente de toda sabiduría y conocimiento, enviaste a tu Hijo, Jesucristo, a vivir
entre nosotros y a proclamar su mensaje de fe, esperanza y amor a todas las naciones. En tu bondad bendice a nuestros hermanos y hermanas que se han ofrecido como catequistas por tu Iglesia. Fortalécelos con tus dones, para que enseñen con la palabra y con el ejemplo la verdad que viene de ti. Te lo pedimos por Cristo nuestro Señor.

“Yo soy José, tu hermano” (Genesis 45:4) P. Joe Hannappel

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