St. James Church
We are called to be fishers of men.  Help me to follow you, Lord.        
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Welcome to St. James Catholic Church of Kearney, Nebraska


Dear Friends in Christ:

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. —Jn 3:16-17

Current Events

  • Religious Education Registration-If you have not registered your child/children for Religious Education beginning this fall, please take time
    to do this by calling the Rel. Ed. Office at 234-9695, stopping into the office.
  • Shoot 4 Life, September 27, 2014, Heartland Shooting Park, Grand Island, NE. Registration Form is available here. Contact:
  • Pro-life banquet and information fair, October 5, 2014, Younes Center, Kearney, NE. $25/ticket ($10/student). Contact:, or call 308.440.9629.
  • HOST FAMILIES NEEDED for "Going BANANAS for JESUS 3-27 thru 3-29, 2015" For more information & sign-up call: Carissa Sanny @ 308-440-9365 or email her @: Kearney is hosting and much planning is involved, so we're starting early! Thank you for your generosity!

St James now has a Facebook page! Check out "StJamesKearney" on Facebook.

As each one of you has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace.  1 Peter 4:8-10


Fishing with St. James

Pope Francis recently wrote to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. In his letter the Holy Father de-cried how “Christians and other religious minorities have been forced to flee from their homes and witness the destruction of their places of worship and religious patrimony.” Pope Francis placed before the Secretary General “the tears, the suffering and the heartfelt cries of despair of Christians and other religious minorities of the beloved land of Iraq.” The Catholic bishops and people of the United States share these tears, sufferings and heartfelt cries.

Pope Francis called upon “the international community, par-ticularly through the norms and mechanisms of international law, to do all that it can to stop and to prevent further systematic violence against ethnic and religious minorities.”

Our Conference of Bishops has set aside Sunday, August 17, for the intentions for peace in the Middle East and Iraq. We are urging our people to let their elected representatives know of their concern for Christians and other religious minorities who suffer untold persecution in Iraq, Syria, and other countries.

From Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


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.


Fax:  (308) 234-9818                      
Parish Office Hours: 
9am - 5pm, Monday - Thursday
9am - 3 pm, Friday
*Summer hours (June - August): 
8am - 4pm, Monday - Thursday
8 am - 3 pm, Friday