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

July 5, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James
“At that time Jesus exclaimed: ‘I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to little ones.” Matthew 11:25-30

I hope you enjoy the annual celebration of “Independence Day.” This week in “Wikipedia” I found the full text of "The New Colossus" by American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–87), written in 1883. In 1903 the poem was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, / With conquering limbs astride from land to land; / Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand / A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame / Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name / Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand / Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command / The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. / "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she / With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

I pray that God will continue to bless our country as we enjoy our freedom and are committed to promoting freedom for people throughout the world.

I AM, Joseph, your brother. Fr. Joe Hannappel

P.S. Repeated information from last week.
We are in need of more liturgical ministers as we re-enter our church for public worship. Many people are wisely staying at home and praying at home as a precaution in order to avoid contracting the virus. We need more volunteers from the people who are at-tending weekend liturgies. Please consider serving in our liturgical ministries.

There is a note in the bulletin about our recent purchase of a video/media system to allow us to record and livestream our daily and weekend Masses. It was a necessary purchase. I invite you to consider a special donation toward this major expense. Since I was able to “keep my job” during this time, I will contribute part of my stimulus check to help pay for it. I hope other parishioners will consider doing that or may have other resources that allow them to contribute.


                      A la iglesia doméstica de St. James
“En aquella ocasión Jesús exclamo: Yo te alabo, Padre, Señor del Cielo y de la tierra, porque has mantenido ocultas estas cosas alos sabios y entendidos y las has revelado a la gente sencilla.” Mateo 11:25-30

Espero que disfruten la celebración anual de el “Dia de la Independencia.” Esta semana en “Wikipedia” Encontré el texto completo de “El Nuevo Coloso” de la poeta Americana Emma Lazarus (1849-87), escrito en 1883. En el 1903 el poema fue grabado en una placa de bronce y montada adentro del nivel inferior de el pedestal de la Estatua de Libertad.

No como el gigante plateado de fama griega, con extremidades conquistadoras extendiéndose de tierra a tierra: Aquí, en nuestras puer-tas en el atardecer bañadas por el mar, estará de pie una poderosa mujer con una antorcha, cuya llama es la luz de los prisioneros y su nombre es la madre de los exiliados. Su mano como faro brilla en bienvenida al mundo entero. Sus ojos dóciles comandan la bahía vento-sa enmarcada por las ciudades gemelas. "Tierras de antaño quédense con sus historias pomposas!" Exclama ella con labios silenciosos. "Dadme tus cansados, tus pobres, Tus masas amontonadas gimiendo por respirar libres, Los despreciados de tus congestionadas costas. Enviadme a estos, los desposeídos, basura de la tempestad. ¡Levanto mi lámpara al lado de la puerta dorada!"

Le pido a Dios que siga bendiciendo nuestro país mientras disfrutamos nuestra libertad y estamos comprometidos a promover libertad a todas las personas en todo el mundo.

YO SOY, José, tu hermano. P. Joe Hannappel

PD: Información repetida de la semana pasada
Estamos en necesidad de mas Ministros Litúrgicos mientras re- entramos nuestra iglesia para alabanza pública. Muchas personas inteli-gentemente se están quedando en casa como precaución para evitar la contracción del virus. Necesitamos mas voluntarios de las personas que si están atendiendo liturgias de fin de semana. Por favor considere servir como ministro litúrgico.

Hay una nota en el boletín sobre nuestra reciente compra de sistema de video/medios que nos permite grabar y transmitir en vivo nues-tras misas de entre y fin de semana. Era una compra necesaria y invito que consideren dar una donación especial para este gasto. Como yo pude “quedarme con mi trabajo” durante este tiempo, contribuyere mi cheque de estimulo para ayudar a pagarlo. Espero que otros feligre-ses también consideren hacer lo mismo o puedan tener otros recursos que ayuden a contribuir.

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