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:

"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

Current Events

  • Easter Mass Times:
    • Easter Vigil begins at 8 pm with a fire in the parking lot (weather permitting). Mass begins at 8:30 pm in the church.
    • Easter Sunday Masses will be 8:30 & 10:30 am both in the Parish Hall and Church (total of 4 Masses).
    • Holy Week Schedule and Letter


Fishing With St. James

Crucified, Buried and Risen with
St. James Catholic Community

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord signals that Lent is drawing to a close and we are entering the most sacred time of the Church Year.  The Paschal Triduum (The Three Days) and the fifty days of Easter are the goal of our forty days of preparation.  St. Augustine called this “the triduum of the crucified, buried and risen.”  The Triduum Entrance Antiphon; “We should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, for he is our salvation, our life and our resurrection: through him we are saved and made free,” is derived from Galatians 6:14.  Consider arranging your week to make it “holy” by joining the community in celebrating these central mysteries of our faith.  This is our annual parish and universal church retreat.  The times of services are in this bulletin.  If you cannot attend the services make time to pray at home or visit the church.  As we experience this mystery of our salvation, may we all live, die, and rise in unity with the whole church.

This week’s bulletin insert continues our weekly reflections from Paul Turner. The last line from the brief article Processions in Holy Week sums up the whole article “The processions of Holy Week draw us into the mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ. It is worthwhile to get up out of the pew.”

    I am Joseph your brother, Fr. Joe Hannappel


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