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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

August 9, 2020

During the month of August, the Gospel readings will be from Matthew chapters 14-16. The heading for this section in my Revised New American Bible is “V: JESUS, THE KINGDOM AND, THE CHURCH.” In this Sunday’s Gospel, Matthew 14:22-33, Jesus “went up the mountain by himself to pray.” Early the next morning there was a storm on the sea and the disciples became terrified when they saw him “walking on the sea.” “Jesus spoke to them, ‘Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.’”

In difficult times where we experience uncertainty and fear, we need to hear Jesus speak these same words to us, “Take  courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” What are the storms on the sea of your life where these words could bring comfort? Who are the people in your life, that you could encourage by helping them see the Lord coming to them in times of trouble?

We are invited to acknowledge our fear and vulnerability like Peter did and cry out, “Lord save me!” As we experience the Lord’s saving presence we too will proclaim, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

We all have been at times in our life where we feel we are walking on water and other times that we are sinking like a rock. This week you may be the one who needs to ask for help and others will be Christ for you. Or you may be the one who will hear someone’s cry for help and you will be Christ for them. The “storm on the sea” story we hear this Sunday certainly speaks to our current life experiences.

I want to thank everyone for wearing face coverings, maintaining physical distance and practicing good hand hygiene when you come to church. I am also grateful for those staying at home who are participating through our live stream and recorded Masses. Our staff, ministers and volunteers are offering great service in order that the mission and message of our church can continue and grow stronger. Together with faith and perseverance we will make it through all the challenges that come our way.

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

                      Pescando con St. James
Durante el mes de agosto, las lecturas del Evangelio vendrán de Mateo capitulo 14-16. El encabezado de esta sección en mi revisada Nueva Biblia Americana es “V: JESUS, EL REINO Y LA IGLESIA.” En el Evangelio de este Domingo, Mateo 14:22-33, Jesús “Subió al cerro para orar a solas.” Temprano al día siguiente hubo una tormenta en el mar y los discípulos se aterroriza-ron cuando lo vieron “caminando sobre el mar.” Jesús les dijo. ‘Animo, no teman que soy yo.’”

En momentos difíciles cuando experimentamos incertidumbre y temor necesitamos escuchar a Dios decirnos estas mismas palabras a nosotros, “Animo, no teman que soy yo.” ¿Cuáles son las tormentas en el mar de tu vida donde estas palabras te traen consuelo? ¿Quiénes son las personas en tu vida que tú puedes alentar ayudándolos a ver al Señor venir en tiempos de problemas?

Somos invitados a reconocer nuestro temor y vulnerabilidad como Pedro lo hizo y exclamo, “Señor, ¡sálvame!” mientras experimentamos la presencia salvadora del Señor nosotros también exclamaremos, “Verdaderamente tu eres el Hijo de Dios!”

Todos hemos tenido esos momentos en la vida donde sentimos que estamos caminando sobre el agua y otras veces donde nos estamos hundiendo como una roca. Esta semana puedes ser la persona pidiendo ayuda y otros serán Cristo para ti o tal vez seas tu quien escuche los gritos de alguien mas y tu serás Cristo para ellos. La historia de la “tormenta en el mar” que escucharemos este Domingo ciertamente les habla a las experiencias de nuestra vida actual.

Quiero darles las gracias a todos por utilizar sus cuberturas de cara, mantener la distancia física y practicar buena higiene de mano cuando vienen a la iglesia. Estoy agradecido por esas personas quedándose en su casa y participando en las Misas grabadas y de transmisión en vivo. Nuestro personal, ministros y voluntarios están ofreciendo buen servicio para que la misión y el mensaje de nuestra iglesia pueda continuar y fortalecerse. Juntos con fe y perseverancia podremos superar todos los desafíos que se nos presenten.

Soy José tu hermano. El p. Joe Hannappel

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