Other Organizations

Knights of Columbus

Any man 18 years and older may be a member of Knight of Columbus, Council 1728 is a Catholic men’s organization dedicated to serving the Catholic Church, Priests, Brother Knights and their families as well as the larger local community.
Contact: Jim Bogner, 308-380-3603

Catholic Daughters

Mission and History:  The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) was founded in Utica, New York in 1903 by John E. Carberry and several other Knights of Columbus as a charitable, benevolent and patriotic sorority for Catholic ladies. Catholic Daughters Court #2007 was founded in about 1969 and includes women age 18 and over from both St. James and Prince of Peace, as well as Elm Creek, Amherst, Shelton, Gordon and Thedford. We donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.

The CDA motto is “Unity and Charity.” The CDA today numbers 66,000 dues-paying members in 1,150 courts (local chapters) in 45 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Kenya, and Peru. Catholic Daughter women enjoy each other’s company at meetings and work hard for their parishes and communities. Deeply spiritual, together they share faith, love of God and a distinctly feminine spirituality alluded to by Pope John Paul II when he spoke of the necessity of “feminine genius” in today’s world. The program includes concerns of today’s church and society as well as issues that affect the well-being of women and children.

Projects of our local court include:

Bake sales to raise money for scholarships for Catholic Seniors in high school

Providing desserts at the Knights of Columbus fish fry to raise money for local charities and the Catholic Daughters education fund

Serving/providing meals and drinks at the Newman Center, Habitat for Humanity, the Jubilee Center, Octoberfest and Springfest

Helping with Bingo at Mt. Carmel and donating to their store so the residents can “buy” things for their family and themselves

A Date Night to provide free child care so parents can have a night out alone once a month

Visiting residents in local nursing homes

Helping as needed with requests from the churches and community

Contact Regent Vicki Aten at 308-293-1084 for more information.


Support for those experiencing grief with prayer, compassion, understanding and care. The committee makes comforting information available to grieving families, receives information regarding those who have died and sends sympathy cards, offers mass intentions and is responsible for the Mass of Remembering every November. A support group is also available. 
Contact: Sr. Catherine Bones 308-234-5536 or catherine@stjameschurchkearney.org

A Grief Support Group meets regularly on Wednesday evenings at O’Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home. Any adult who has suffered a loss or is in need of grief support is welcome. For more information call the Funeral Home at 308-234-3500.


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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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