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2018/2019 Religious Ed Registration is now available online for Preschool-11th Grade.


SCRIP Gift Card Program

To stream-line the sales process, the SCRIP program will be changing in January 2018.

• Rather than selling gift cards in the gathering space after Mass, SCRIP will now be available to purchase by completing a paper order form and placing it (along with your payment) in the collection plate during Mass or by taking it to the church office.
• Orders will be due by the 15th of each month, and gift cards will be available to pick up from the church office on or after the 22nd of each month.
• Blank order forms can be picked up in the Gathering Space, on a table outside the office.

You can use SCRIP gift cards for gift giving or for your usual day-to-day expenses such as groceries or gas. Each time you purchase SCRIP gift cards, a percentage of your purchase goes directly to St. James. Thank you for your support!!!


Welcome to St. James

After more than 150 years in the Kearney community, St. James parish has a rich history as a community of Catholic worship and an established legacy of service to the people of the Kearney area.

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. Right now, we are in the midst of an exciting time in the development of our parish as we have vacated our church structure for a year-long renovation project. This time of sacrifice and growth, we pray, will ultimately strengthen our community and our faith as we return to a renewed place to gather and worship.

We welcome our Catholic brothers and sisters, our visitors from other denominations, people new to Kearney or just stopping through, to pray and celebrate the Sacraments with us. Join us at our various gathering points in Kearney. You will be welcomed and embraced as we are called to celebrate, with you, and ask you to join us in being a sign of the presence of God.

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April 15, 2018
April 15, 2018

This Sunday is known as "Good Shepherd Sunday," and is
also the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. While appreciating
all vocations, the Church concentrates its attention this day on
the prayer and work of fostering priestly and religious vocations.
Please pray the following prayer for vocations written by
Bishop Emeritus Dendinger.

Heavenly Father, bless our diocese with the grace of many
vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life.
Through the intercessions of the Blessed Mother, grant to those
You have called, the willingness and generosity of spirit to give
themselves in devoting their lives and their talents to the service
of our Lord and to His Church. Increase the faith of all within
our diocese, and especially the faith of those You are calling.
We ask this through Christ, Your Son our Lord. Amen.

I am Joseph your brother. Fr. Joe Hannappel

Our “Uniting in the Light” Capital Campaign continues to
grow. At this time we have 258 parishioners who have pledged
and made gifts totaling $1,058,213. Included in the pledge/gift
total are the $450,195 in donations we have already received
toward paying off the debt. THANKS A MILLION plus!



Mass Times

Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Spanish Mass - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

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Upcoming Events



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Contact Us

St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847


Parish Office Hours

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


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.

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