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)

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 - 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 - 12:00 Noon
Thursday -  Kearney Catholic High School Mass - 8:15 am
Friday - 8:00 am

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 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

October 24, 2021

Faithful Stewardship at St. James

This week you should have received two important mailings. The timing for the Grand Island Diocesan Appeal coincides with our St. James Stewardship Renewal. In both letters you are encouraged to see stewardship as the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.

I am grateful for the way our parishioners graciously receive God’s blessings and choose to share their gifts with others. In the midst of this pandemic it is critical that we continue to take precautions for the health and wellbeing of everyone. You are encouraged to participate in ways that you are comfortable and determine are safe to do so.

Every parishioner at St. James is encouraged to spend time in prayer considering a lifestyle of grateful stewardship. Please fill out the enclosed commitment form and return it to the parish on Commitment Sunday, the weekend of October 30/31, or at any time. Please complete the form as a recommitment to your current ministries and/or to choose a new way to serve. You can also fill out the information online using the QR code on the form or on our parish website. If you have questions please call the parish office.

I AM, Joseph, your brother. Fr. Joe Hannappel


Pescando con Santiago

Fieles Corresponsables de St. James

Esta semana estará recibiendo dos importantes correos. El momento de la Apelación de la Diócesis de Grand Island coincide con la nuestra renovación de Corresponsabilidad de St. James. En ambas cartas están animados a ver corresponsabilidad como una respuesta agradecida de un discípulo cristiano que reconoce y recibe los regalos de Dios y los comparte en amor a Dios y al prójimo.

Estoy agradecido por la manera en que nuestros feligreses misericordiosamente reciben las bendiciones de Dios y escogen compartir sus regalos con otros. En medio de esta pandemia es crítico que continuemos a tomar precauciones por la salud y el bienestar de todos. Están animados a participar de la manera en que usted se sienta cómodo y determine que es seguro hacerlo.

Cada feligrés en St. James es animado a pasar tiempo en oración considerando un estilo de vida de la corresponsabilidad agradecida. Por favor llene el formulario 2021 Comité de Corresponsabilidad incluida y devuélvalo a la parroquia en el fin de semana de octubre 30/31 o en cualquier momento. Por favor complete el formulario a sus ministerios actuales y/o elija una nueva manera de servir. También puede llenar la información en línea a través de nuestro sitio web parroquial. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el formulario, llame a la oficina de la parroquia.

YO SOY, José tu hermano Pd. Joe Hannappel








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3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847
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Mon-Thurs – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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110 East 35th Street, Kearney, NE 68847

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20 East 21st Street, Kearney, NE 68847