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

Mass in Spanish – 12:30 pm

(every 2nd 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

* 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

October 18, 2020

The Oktoberfest Silent Action will continue this weekend and at 2:00 p.m. we will livestream the drawing on Facebook. Please read the Oktoberfest information in this bulletin. The parish council has chosen to give the Oktoberfest tithe to a charitable organization called Mission II Haiti. Mission II Haiti is operated and administrated locally. Parishioners Bob Easton & Roger Hoffman and others lead this effort to bring supplies from here and dig water wells in Haiti. Haiti is considered the poorest country in our hemisphere. The Mission Statement of Mission II Haiti is, with Christian love and service, we will work to provide water for the people of Haiti by repairing and placing pumps over open wells. You can find more information at

The 2020/21 Diocesan Appeal information was mailed out to all registered St. James Parishioners this past week. The theme of the 2020/21 Diocesan Appeal is CULTIVATE. October 31-November 1 is Commitment weekend. Please mail your pledge card directly to the diocese using the enclosed envelope. If you bring the pledge card and envelope to the offertory, we will send it directly to the diocese each week. Please make your checks payable to the Grand Island Diocesan Appeal. Your giving statement related to the Diocesan Appeal will be generated from the Diocesan Stewardship & Development office. Any amount you can give or pledge will make a difference. Thank you all for your support.

“I am Joseph your brother” (Genesis 45:4) Fr. Joe Hannappel


                                 Pescando con St. James

“Yo soy José, tu hermano” (Genesis 45:4) P. Joe Hannappel

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3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847

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Fri – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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