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

(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)


* Cancelled Until Further Notice *

First Friday – 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

(3:00 pm if a scheduled event)

Remaining Fridays – 8:30-9:30 am

Stations of the Cross

Fridays in Lent
Except Good Friday

5:30 pm in English

6:30 pm en Español

* 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 the 1860s 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

March 7, 2021

A simple memory device I use to teach about the journey of the Lenten Season through the Triduum and into the Easter Season looks like this “40>3<50.” Lent is a forty-day spiritual exercise where we discipline our lives toward a change of heart. This con-version (metanoia) is a progressive life-long process. We focus on being more open to the love of God in our lives and the salvation offered through Jesus.

The forty days of Lent are like a “>” funnel or a chute guiding the entire Church to the mystery of “The Triduum.” For three days “The Paschal Mystery” is intensely celebrated from Holy Thursday evening, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and into the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday. The Triduum “<”opens like a horn or an Easter lily into the fifty days of Easter celebration that culminate at Pentecost. The Lent, Triduum and Easter practices and liturgies are experienced as an annual retreat for our personal and communal spiritual journeys.

Beginning this Sunday in year B, we hear from the Gospel of John on third, fourth, and fifth Sundays. John’s three stories; Jesus’ cleansing of the temple, his conversation with Nicodemus, and the Greeks asking Philip, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus,” all anticipate the Cross and Resurrection. These stories also guide us as we actively participate in our communal Lenten journey and deepen our own understanding the Cross and Resurrection.

I AM Joseph your brother, Fr. Joe Hannappel


                                 Pescando con St. James

Un simple dispositivo que uso para describir el viaje de la temporada de Cuaresma es por el Triduo y hasta llegar a la temporada de la Pascua se ve así “40>3<50.” Cuaresma es un ejercicio espiritual de cuarenta días donde nosotros disciplinamos nuestras vidas hacia un cambio de corazón. Esta conversión (metanoia) es un proceso progresivo de toda la vida. Nos enfocamos a ser mas abiertos a el amor de Dios en nuestras vidas y la salvación ofrecido a través de Jesús.

Los cuarenta días de la Cuaresma son como “>” un embudo o una tolva guiando a la iglesia entera a el misterio del “Triduo.” Por tres días, “El Misterio Pascual” es intensamente celebrado desde el Jueves Santo en la tarde, Viernes Santo, sábado de Gloria hasta llegar a la Vigila Pascual y Domingo de Pascuas. El Triduo “<” abre como cuerno o como un lirio de Pascuas a lo cincuenta días de Pascua que culmina en la celebración de Pentecostés. Las practicas y liturgias de Cuaresma, Triduo y Pascuas son experimentadas como un retiro anual para nuestro viaje espiritual personal y comunal.

Comenzando este domingo en el año B escuchamos en Evangelio de Juan en el tercer, cuarto y quinto domingo. Las tres historias de Juan; Jesús limpiando el templo, su conversación con Nicodemo, los griegos preguntándole a Felipe “Señor, nos gusta-ría ver a Jesús,” todos anticipan la Cruz y Resurrección. Estas historias también nos guían mientras activamente participamos en nuestro viaje cuaresmal comunal y nos profundizan nuestro entendimiento de la Cruz y Resurrección.

Soy José tu harmano. El p. José Hannappel

Theme picker

Latest Bulletins

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar

St. James Stained Glass Window

St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847
[email protected]

Parish Office Hours

Mon-Thurs – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Kearney Catholic High School

110 East 35th Street, Kearney, NE 68847

KCHS Foundation

20 East 21st Street, Kearney, NE 68847