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

  • Alleluia! He is risen!  Holy Week Schedule and Letter
  • We will be registering for 2014/2015 Religious Education classes before and after classes the next two weeks (April 23rd and April 30th).
  • Helping Hands Event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 23rd, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace. If you signed up earlier, you are still on the list of volunteers to help. If you can’t work, please go to the web site,, and take yourself off the list so others can sign up. You will need your user name and password which you created when you originally signed up.To sign up, go to . Go to Search for events in "Nebraska". For questions, call Sharon at 308-240-4481.
  •  Women’s Spring Thing - “Heavenly Help for the Hard Times” Tuesday, April 29th at 6 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament in Grand Island. For tickets please call S. Clarice Korger at 308-384-0532.


Fishing With St. James

Celebrating the Resurrection with St. James Community
In the Year Of Our Lord 2014

Today we complete our “Triduum” the annual retreat where we are immersed into a communal participation in Christ's Paschal Mystery.  By embracing this journey into death and resurrection we are continually called into conversion.

    We are challenged to gracious hospitality and a genuine desire to share the community’s joy with everyone who joins us at worship.

“Come you all:  Enter into the joy of our Lord.  You the first and you the last, receive alike your reward. You rich and you poor, dance together. You strong and you weak, celebrate the day. You who have kept the fast and you who have not kept the fast, rejoice today.” (St. John Chrysostom)

    The first eight days of the Easter Season are known as the “Octave of Easter.”  The mystery of the Resurrection is intensely celebrated and people give witness that Christ is Risen, Christ is Risen Indeed!  The fifty days, a week of weeks (seven weeks plus one day), include the celebration of Ascension Thursday, forty days after Easter.  The Season reaches fulfillment on Pentecost Sunday, when we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first disciples. This same Holy Spirit comes to today’s disciples bringing peace and hope to our hearts and through us to the whole world.

     The following phrase from an ancient Greek hymn celebrating the Pasch (Easter/Passover) is my prayer for all:

“O pasch, sanctify all believers,”  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