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Link to the Current Live Stream Mass

St. James is Live Streaming Masses according to the following schedule:
Saturday 5:00 pm - Weekend Mass beginning May 30
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - 12:00 Noon
Thursday - 5:30 pm

The Recordings of Previous Masses

The links to recent, previously recorded Masses. These can also be viewed using the "Mass Videos" button on the St. James myParish App or directly from the St James Kearney YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, May 27 - Weekday Mass

Thursday, May 28 - Weekday Mass

Friday, May 29 - Weekday Mass

Saturday/Sunday, May 30-31 - Pentecost Sunday

Children's Liturgy for Pentecost

iBreviary App

A great resource for praying the Liturgy of the Hours on your phone, iPad, or tablet. Go to your app store or go to https://www.ibreviary.org/en/ to download the app.

Donation Information

We are aware of the financial hardship this situation will cause many people. We want you to be able to pay your bills and support your household. The church also will have to continue to take care of our expenses. As you are able please continue or even increase your charitable service and contributions for the church and those in need.

            Opportunities for giving to St. James
1. Send a check through online banking. (also known as Bill Pay).
2. Mail your donation to: St. James Church, 3801 A AVE, Kearney, NE 68847.
3. Use the secure drop box on the west side of Hellman, Main, Coslor & Kathol, 3519 2nd Ave. The sign in the window reads “Accepting Church Donations for St. James and Prince of Peace."
4. Contact Lisa by phone (308-234-5536) or email ( lisa@stjameschurckearney.org) to set up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If you are already enrolled, you can give an additional amount and/or adjust your scheduled giving.
5. Donate on our website through the "We Share" button that you can find under "Donate" on our website: https://stjameschurchkearney.org.     
6. Bring directly to the church during office hours or when attending Mass.

Please continue your generosity to other charities and those in need. For the Food Pantry Collection, please offer your non-perishable items directly to Prince of Peace or the Jubilee Center. Please continue our monthly collection for Habitat for Humanity and the Jubilee Center.

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. We are in the midst of an exciting time in the development of our parish as we have completed our renovation project and are adding new ministries. 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. 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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May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James

“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the
Father has sent me, so I send you.’ And when he had said
this, he breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy
(John 20:21-22 Pentecost Sunday)

I am writing to you to announce the return to celebrating
public Masses at St. James. Bishop Hanefeldt is extending the
dispensation from the obligation to attend weekend Mass.

Please, stay at home if you are sick, have a fever, are in a
health-risk category, care for someone who is sick or vulnerable
or has been exposed to COVID-19. Gathering in a public space,
including our church, still poses a risk of acquiring or transmitting
the virus.

Anyone who feels safer staying at home, should do so.
Saturday night and Weekday Masses will be livestreamed and
recorded and posted to our website, Facebook page and
YouTube channel. Mass times for the next two weeks.
June 2-5
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 noon and
Thursday: 5:30 p.m.
June 6-7 – Holy Trinity Sunday
Saturday: Confessions 3:30–4:30 p.m., Mass at 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
June 9-12
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 noon and
Thursday: 5:30 p.m.
Because we follow the command to love ourselves and
our neighbor we have these expectations of those who attend
Mass at St. James:

 Wearing a mask is expected.
 Observe 6 feet physical distancing.
 Sanitize hands before entering the church. (It is recommended
for you to bring your own hand sanitizer
to use when you enter, at communion time, and as
you leave. Hand sanitizer will also available at the
church entrance.)
 Communion will only be distributed in the hand.

A cautious estimate for adequate physical distancing is approximately
150 people at each Mass. It will be helpful if those
who attend Mass choose a time either on a weekday or a weekend

Arrive fifteen minutes early and ushers will guide you to a
seat. If you come as a family or couple, you may sit together.
Every other pew will be marked to remain empty.
Please leave your church contribution in the baskets in the
Gathering Space. You may also donate through the mail, electronic
funds transfer, by bill pay or on St. James website. You
are invited to also bring non-perishable food items for the Jubilee

I really miss seeing all of you, but I want us to gather safely
with the hope of being together for a long time. Please be patient,
err on the side of caution and always act out of love for
one another! The parish office will be open beginning June 1,
please call if you have questions or needs.

Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful!
Fr. Joe Hannappel

Mass Times

Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 11:00am
Mass in Spanish - 1:30pm (every 2nd Sunday)

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Will resume in person on June 6

Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Also By Appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

First Friday - 8:30 am - 7:00 pm (3:00 pm if scheduled event)
Remaining Fridays - 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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3801 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847


Parish Office Hours

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


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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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