Adult Faith Groups

Grand Generation

A group of senior parishioners that meet on the second Wednesday of every month beginning with a Mass at noon followed by a potluck dinner.

Hispanic Group

Meets every Friday at 7 PM and Sunday at 4:30 PM for study and community building.
Contact: Gloria Vasquez, 308-234-1222

Lord, Teach Me to Pray (LTMP)

LTMP is a prayer series based on Ignatian Spirituality.  Part 1, "Praying Christian Virtues," helps deepen prayer life, and discover what to do for dryness and obstacles in prayer.  It also introduces the different methods of Ignatian prayer, meditation, and contemplation and Consciousness Examen.  A small group  meets with two trained facilitators for 1-2 hours once a week for 12 weeks, to pray and faith share. 
Contact: Margaret Messbarger at 308-234-6353.

St. James Couples in Christ

A marriage enrichment group to encounter the story of your love for each other in the bigger story of God’s love as revealed in the Bible, the flow of history, and church teaching.
Contact: Mary Bowman 308-234-5563

The Watchmen

The men's group for the Catholic Community of Kearney will have sessions this Fall Semester on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings.
Contact: Steve Niedbalski at or 308-440-0940 

Women’s Study Group

Meets a week at church social hall. Fall 2016 meetings are Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 AM. Contact: Jean Ross 237-1564

St James Couples for Christ will experience Beloved – a marriage enrichment program from Encounter the story of your love for each other in the bigger story of God’s love as revealed in the Bible, the flow of history, and church teaching.

Beloved explores such topics as:
 God’s Plan for Marriage
 The Truth about Love
 Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Intimacy
 Living Out the Sacrament of Marriage
 Conflict, Healing, and Forgiveness
 Protecting the Bonds of Your Marriage
Using time-tested tools and teaching from leading experts, Beloved provides you with lively video presentations and a personal guide for you to use as a couple. 
Contact: Mary Bowman, 308-234-5536

Please check the bulletin for study groups and times.

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SCRIP Gift Card Program

To stream-line the sales process, the SCRIP program will be changing in January 2018.

• Rather than selling gift cards in the gathering space after Mass, SCRIP will now be available to purchase by completing a paper order form and placing it (along with your payment) in the collection plate during Mass or by taking it to the church office.
• Orders will be due by the 15th of each month, and gift cards will be available to pick up from the church office on or after the 22nd of each month.
• Blank order forms can be picked up in the Gathering Space, on a table outside the office.

You can use SCRIP gift cards for gift giving or for your usual day-to-day expenses such as groceries or gas. Each time you purchase SCRIP gift cards, a percentage of your purchase goes directly to St. James. Thank you for your support!!!



Mass Times

Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Spanish Mass - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

Easter Mass Times

Holy Thursday - 7PM
Good Friday - 12PM, 3PM, 6PM
Holy Saturday - 8:30PM
Easter Sunday - 8:30AM & 10:30AM

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Upcoming Events



Gailen & Becky Kotrous Benefit
Old Town Hall (former Knights of Columbus) 3/18/2018 11:00 AM
There is a benefit planned for Gailen & Becky Kotrous on Sunday, March 18th from 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. at the Old...



Catholic Social Teaching: The Dignity of Work and The Rights of Workers
Lenten Series 3/18/2018 4:00 PM
March 18, 2018: Catholic Social Teaching: The Dignity of Work and The Rights of Workers presented by Sister Margaret...

Parish News

Grand Generation Mass and Luncheon
Grand Generation Mass and Luncheon will be Wednesday, March 21st at the St. James Church. Please join us for the 12 noon...
JUBILEE CENTER COMMUNITY MEALS: The Community Life Committee invites you to help provide and/or serve food for the...


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St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847


Parish Office Hours

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


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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