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 with KCHS

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 1881 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

January 23, 2022

In Pope Francis’ 2019 Apostolic Letter, “Aperuit Illis – Instituting the Sunday of the Word of God,” Catholics across the world were invited to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his Word. This Apostolic Letter decreed this Sunday - the third Sunday in Ordinary Time – to be observed as a special day devoted to “the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God”. Pope Francis entrusted this initiative to the whole Church so that "the Christian community may concentrate on the great value that the Word of God occupies in its daily existence" (Aperuit Illis 2).

When we gather on Sunday or for any Mass, God speaks his word to us through the Scriptures. Our desire is to open our ears and our hearts to listen attentively. One way to listen more effectively is by reading the Sunday Scriptures before Mass in order to prepare our hearts to receive his word. Another way is to go home and read them by yourself or with others. The Sunday and weekday Mass readings are printed on the first page of the bulletin.

As we reflect on the importance of the Word of God in our lives, it would be an opportunity to give some consideration to joining a Bible study group, reading a few verses of Scripture every day or reading a book explaining the Scriptures. God speaks to us in many ways, but in a very unique way, through the Scriptures. By praying the Scriptures, we will know of God’s personal love for us and his call to be disciples of Jesus.

I am Joseph your brother,

Fr. Joe Hannappel


Pescando con Santiago

En la Carta Apolítica del Papa Francisco del 2019, “Aperuit Illis – Instituye el Domingo de la Palabra de Dios,” los católicos alrededor del mundo son invitados a profundizar su apreciación, amor y ser fiel testigo de Dios y su Palabra. La Carta Apocalíptica decretada este domingo – el tercer Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario – para ser observado como un día devota a “la celebración, estudio y desanimación de la Palabra de Dios.” El Papa Francisco encomendó esta iniciativa para toda la iglesia para que “La comunidad cristiana se pueda concentrar en el gran valor que la Palabra de Dios ocupa en el la existencia diaria” (Aperuit Illis 2).

Cuando nos reunimos el domingo o para cualquier Misa, Dios nos habla su palabra a través de las Escrituras. Nuestro deseo es abrir nuestros oídos y nuestro corazón para escuchar con atención. Una forma de escuchar más eficazmente es leyendo las Escrituras dominicales antes de la Misa para preparar nuestro corazón para recibir su palabra. Otra forma es ir a casa y leerlos solo o con otros. Las lecturas de la misa del domingo y de los días de semana están impresas en la primera página del boletín.

Mientras reflexionamos sobre la importancia de la Palabra de Dios en nuestras vidas, sería una oportunidad para considerar unirnos a un grupo de estudio bíblico, leer algunos versículos de las Escrituras todos los días o leer un libro que explique las Escrituras. Dios nos habla de muchas maneras, pero de una manera muy singular, a través de las Escrituras. Al orar las Escrituras, conoceremos el amor personal de Dios por nosotros y su llamado a ser discípulos de Jesús.

Yo Soy Jose, Tu Hermano.

Pd. José Hannappel











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3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847
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