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

September 26, 2021

St. James is hosting a marriage weekend immersion experience called “Ever More In Love” on October 16-17. Mark and Mary Bowman attended the weekend in August and will speak about it at Mass this weekend. The following is some promotional information from the website. “Spending a day-and-a-half away from your normal schedule can transform the rest of your life. Over the retreat weekend, you will: Reconnect with your personal love history, clear away obstacles that prevent you from loving your spouse well, increase trust, discover your spouse’s preferred means to achieve intimacy, experience profound affirmation, understand the importance of your sacrament, and leave with strategies to grow ever more in love”.

This weekend we will take up a second special collection suggested by the president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Gomez, for people affected by the natural disasters in Haiti. You may choose to designate your gift to the recent hurricane damage in the United States. If there is no special designation, we will forward donations to the recovery needs of Haiti. You may also make a designated gift at any time in the regular collection.

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


Pescando con Santiago

Los invito a participar en seis sesiones con una pequeña comunidad de intercambio de fe. LEVANTATE: Unámonos con Cristo, el encuentro con Cristo hoy es un proceso de renovación espiritual y evangelización que invita a las personas a desarrollar una relación más cercana con Cristo, profundizar su fe, crecer en comunidad y tender la mano al servicio de los demás. Los materiales están disponibles en inglés, español y vietnamita.

Puede unirse a las reuniones de los lunes por la noche en la iglesia (se proporcionan comidas y cuidado de niños) o participar en su hogar, en un momento diferente en la iglesia, en otro lugar o con un grupo virtual (a través del zoom). Las personas también pueden beneficiarse al usar el libro para la lectura y la reflexión espirituales. Los recursos centrados en la familia de LEVANTATE están disponibles en diferentes niveles de edad para familias que desean participar en su propio hogar o conectarse con otras familias. Comenzaremos a inscribirnos este fin de semana para las sesiones que comenzarán el 18 de octubre y concluirán el 22 de noviembre.

Este fin de semana levantaremos una segunda colecta especial sugerida por el presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos, arzobispo Gomez para las personas afectadas por los desastres naturales en Haití. Usted puede escoger designar su regalo a los recientes daños del huracán en Estados Unidos. Si no hay ninguna designación especial, nosotros enviaremos las donaciones a las necesidades de recuperación de Haití. Usted también puede hacer un regalo designado en cualquier momento en la colecta regular.

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