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

Ash Wednesday Mass with Ashes

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  8:15 am (with KCHS)
12:00 pm
  7:30 pm - Bilingual

Ash Wednesday Liturgy of the Word & Ashes

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
 4:30 pm
 6:15 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

February 5, 2023

In recent weeks, we have been promoting two great opportunities to deepen your faith.

THE RESCUE PROJECT is a six-week faith sharing experience ending with a half-day retreat during Lent for all high school students and adults. Today’s bulletin insert gives the dates and more information. You can join the Monday night sessions or participate in your own family or church group. The videos and materials are available in Spanish and in English.

The opening statement on the website of the Rescue Project ( says: “We passionately believe that the most urgent task is the compelling proclamation of the gospel, one that not only shares it in an attractive – and concentrated – way, but that also offers people a way of seeing reality, and of making sense of the world, history, and life that is vastly different from the story our modern culture tells.”

The Fr. John Riccardo founded the Catholic apostolate ACTS XXIX in 2019. The Mission Statement of ACTs XXIX is “We unleash the power of the gospel and equip ordained and lay leaders to rebuild the Church.” If you are thinking, “there are only 28 chapters in Acts.” You are correct! The idea of ACTS XXIX is that you and I are living the next chapter right now. The same Holy Spirit who was active in the lives of the early Church and the lives of the saints down through the ages is active now in ours.

Ever More In Love is a marriage weekend immersion experience for all married couples. Nine couples attended our first retreat in October of 2021. I know that all nine of them highly recommend it along with Deacon Mark and Mary Bowman who attended one in Topeka, Kansas. I also recommend it even though I only made occasional visits as an observer and not as a practitioner.


I am Joseph, your brother,
Fr. Joe Hannappel


Pescando con St. James

En semanas recientes hemos estado promocionando dos gran oportunidades para profundizar su fe.

EL PROYECTO RESCATE es una experiencia de seis semanas de compartir la fe terminando con un retiro de medio día durante cuaresma para todos los estudiantes de preparatoria y adultos. El inserto en el boletín del hoy nos da las fechas y más información. Puede unirse a las sesiones de los lunes por la noche o participar en su propio grupo en familia o de iglesia. Los videos y materiales están disponibles en español y en inglés.

La declaración de apertura en el sitio web del Proyecto Rescate ( dice: “Creemos apasionadamente que la tarea más urgente es la proclamación convincente del evangelio, una que no solo lo comparta de una manera atractiva y concentrada, sino que también ofrezca a las personas una forma de ver la realidad y de dar sentido al mundo, la historia y la vida que es muy diferente de la historia que cuenta nuestra cultura moderna.”

El Pd. John Riccardo fundo el apostolado Católico ACTS XXIX en el 2019. La declaración de la misión de ACTs XXIX es "Liberamos el poder del evangelio y equipamos a los líderes ordenados y laicos para reconstruir la Iglesia". Si estás pensando, “solo hay 28 capítulos en Hechos.” ¡Estás en lo correcto! La idea de ACTS XXIX es que tú y yo estemos viviendo el próximo capítulo ahora mismo. El mismo Espíritu Santo que estuvo activo en la vida de la Iglesia primitiva y en la vida de los santos a lo largo de los siglos, está activo ahora en la nuestra.


Yo soy, José tu hermano
Pd. Joe Hannappel









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3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847

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