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 – 8:15 am

Friday – 8:00 am


Saturday – 3:30-4:30 pm

(or by appointment)


First Fridays – 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

* 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 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.

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

Saturday - 5:00 pm - Weekend Mass
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday, & Wednesday  - 12:00 Noon
Thursday - KCHS Mass - 8:15 am
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.

Fishing with St. James

November 27, 2022

Every year “Liturgy Training Publications” publishes their SOURCEBOOK The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy. I am always inspired by their reflections and want to share these paragraphs from the 2011 edition:

“ADVENT means coming, and this season of Advent is all about the coming of the Lord. But that coming is understood on several levels. We prepare ourselves to commemorate Christ's coming in the flesh, his decisive appearance in human history, born of Mary in Bethlehem. At the same time, we prepare ourselves for his Second Coming at the end of time, the parousia. And then there is yet another coming, one that happens not in the past, nor in the future, but in the here and now, as Christ comes to us in grace, especially in the sacraments.

THE CHURCH always reads the scriptures with Advent eyes. In
the liturgy; we experience the unchanging yet living word of God as
both fulfilled and awaiting fulfillment: as "already," and as "not yet."
"The word of God proclaimed in the celebration of God's mysteries
does not only address present conditions but looks back to past events
and forward to what is yet to come" (Lectionary for Mass:
Introduction [LMI], 7).

That sense of already and not yet is especially strong in this
Advent season. The liturgy juxtaposes the Old and New Testaments,
showing us in Jesus the fulfillment of all the prophets foretold. But at
the same time, as we hear once again the prophets' call to justice, we
become ever more aware that we are to bring God's word to life anew,
in our own lives.”

May God’s word come to life anew, in your life!
Fr. Joe Hannappel

Pescando con Santiago

Cada año, "Publicaciones de Capacitación en Liturgia" publica su
SOURCEBOOK The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy. Siempre me
inspiran sus reflexiones y quiero compartir estos párrafos de la edición
de 2011:

“ADVIENTO significa venida, y esta temporada de Adviento tiene
que ver toda con la venida del Señor. Pero esa venida se entiende en
varios niveles. Nos preparamos para conmemorar la venida de Cristo
en la carne, su aparición decisiva en la historia humana, nacido de
María en Belén. Al mismo tiempo, nos preparamos para su Segunda
Venida al final de los tiempos, la parusía. Y luego hay otra venida más,
una que sucede no en el pasado, ni en el futuro, sino en el aquí y ahora,
como Cristo viene a nosotros en gracia, especialmente en los

LA IGLESIA siempre lee las escrituras con ojos de Adviento. En la
liturgia; experimentamos la inmutable pero viva palabra de Dios tanto
cumplida como en espera de cumplimiento: como "ya" y como
"todavía no". "La palabra de Dios proclamada en la celebración de los
misterios de Dios no se refiere sólo a las condiciones presentes, sino
que mira hacia atrás a los acontecimientos pasados y hacia lo que está
por venir" (Leccionario para la Misa: Introducción [LMI], 7).

Ese sentido de ya y todavía no es especialmente fuerte en esta
temporada de Adviento. La liturgia yuxtapone el Antiguo y el Nuevo
Testamento, mostrándonos en Jesús el cumplimiento de todos los
profetas anunciados. Pero al mismo tiempo, cuando escuchamos una
vez más el llamado a la justicia de los profetas, nos hacemos cada vez
más conscientes de que debemos hacer que la palabra de Dios cobre
vida de nuevo en nuestras propias vidas”. (translated by Daniela Morales)

¡Que la palabra de Dios venga a vida de nuevo, en tu vida!
Pd. José Hannappel

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