Weekday Mass Changes for the Week of May 8

There will be no 12:00 Noon weekday Mass on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11.

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

Misa en Español – 12:30 pm

(cada segundo del mes)
(every 2nd Sunday)

Mass in Vietnamese - 3:00 pm

(every 1st Sunday)

Weekday Mass Times

Monday – No Mass

Tuesday – 12:00 pm

Wednesday – 12:00 pm

Thursday – 12:00 pm

Friday – 8:00 am


Saturday – 3:30-4:30 pm

(or by appointment)


First Fridays – 8:30 am - 12:00 Noon

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

St. James is Live Streaming Masses according to the following schedule:

Saturday - 5:00 pm - Weekend Mass
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 12:00 Noon
Friday - No Live Streaming

These can be viewed either live or replay directly from the St. James Kearney YouTube Channel or by using the “Mass Videos” button on the St. James myParish App.


Our Mission

St. James parish was established in 1881 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

May 15, 2022

This week the changes in diocesan priest assignments will published. I am happy to share with you that I will continue to be assigned as pastor at St. James for my fourteenth year. It is an honor for me to serve this parish and to minister alongside our great staff, committees, organizations, prayer groups, ministry programs and Kearney Catholic High School.

This summer I have an opportunity to participate in a 30-Day Ignatian Retreat sometimes called the Full Spiritual Exercises. From June 26 to July 31, I will be at the Eastern Point Retreat Jesuit Retreat House in Gloucester Massachusetts. Here is a description of the retreat: “The retreat is an opportunity to come away and enter into silence to taste and see the goodness of the Lord is offered in the ministry of the Spiritual Exercises. The retreat participant engages in meditation and contemplative prayer rooted in the Sacred Scriptures and the Ignatian Tradition.

During the retreat, participants experience God’s invitations to be loved, reconciled and called to live in companionship with Jesus’ Spirit. This entails some type of sharing in Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. The paschal mystery is tested through the image of God, alive in the retreatant’s heart, being placed in dialogue with the experience of the Holy Spirit’s consoling activity in this mystery. It is a mystery to be lived out in day-to-day faith following the retreat.

The Spiritual Exercises are a type of map, a map for the human heart to follow in prayerful meditation and contemplation. To follow these exercises brings one into intimate contact with the risen presence of Jesus Christ who reveals the Father of all mercy and consolation. If the book called “The Spiritual Exercises” is read, the experience is dry, like reading a manual.

To actually experience The Spiritual Exercises, one must follow the guidance of a spiritual director who provides guidelines for a deeper encounter with God at work amid the inter-dynamic of human desiring. In the 30-day format the retreatant prays four to five hours daily and sees the spiritual director for an hour each day. Eucharistic liturgy is also celebrated on a daily basis.”

I am looking forward to this time away to be in solitude and silence and trust that the spiritual exercises will be a blessing to my ongoing conversation with God.

I am Joseph your brother,

Fr. Joe Hannappel



Pescando con Santiago

Esta semana se publicarán los cambios en las asignaciones de sacerdotes diocesanos. Estoy feliz de compartir con ustedes que continuaré siendo asignado como párroco en St. James por mi catorceavo año. Es un honor para mí servir a esta parroquia y ministrar junto con nuestro excelente personal, comités, organizaciones, grupos de oración, programas ministeriales y la Escuela Secundaria Católica de Kearney.

Este verano tengo la oportunidad de participar en un retiro ignaciano de 30 días, a veces llamado Ejercicios espirituales completos. Del 26 de junio al 31 de julio, estaré en la casa de retiro jesuita de Eastern Point Retreat en Gloucester, Massachusetts. Aquí hay una descripción del retiro:

“El retiro es una oportunidad para salir y entrar en el silencio para probar y ver la bondad del Señor que se ofrece en el ministerio de los Ejercicios Espirituales. El participante del retiro se involucra en la meditación y la oración contemplativa enraizada en las Sagradas Escrituras y la Tradición Ignaciana.

Durante el retiro, los participantes experimentan las invitaciones de Dios a ser amados, reconciliados y llamados a vivir en compañía del Espíritu de Jesús. Esto implica algún tipo de participación en la pasión, muerte y resurrección de Jesús. El misterio pascual se prueba a través de la imagen de Dios, viva en el corazón del ejercitante, poniéndose en diálogo con la experiencia de la acción consoladora del Espíritu Santo en este misterio. Es un misterio a vivir en la fe cotidiana después del retiro.

Los Ejercicios Espirituales son una especie de mapa, un mapa para que el corazón humano lo siga en la meditación y la contemplación orantes. Seguir estos ejercicios pone en contacto íntimo con la presencia resucitada de Jesucristo que revela al Padre de toda misericordia y consuelo. Si se lee el libro llamado “Los Ejercicios Espirituales”, la experiencia es seca, como leer un manual.

Para experimentar realmente Los Ejercicios Espirituales, uno debe seguir la guía de un director espiritual que proporciona pautas para un encuentro más profundo con Dios en el trabajo en medio de la Inter dinámica del deseo humano. En el formato de 30 días, el ejercitante ora de cuatro a cinco horas diarias y ve al director espiritual durante una hora cada día. La liturgia eucarística también se celebra a diario”.

Espero con ansias este tiempo para estar en soledad y silencio y confío en que los ejercicios espirituales serán una bendición para mi conversación continua con Dios.

YO SOY, José tu hermano

Pd. Joe Hannappel









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