Fishing with St. James

March 29, 2020

Uncertain times bring stress to everyone in different ways. At this time, along with attending to our spiritual life, it is important to consider the health and safety of everyone. Please follow the preventative directives that we are given by our state and national authorities. Even though this a time for physical distancing, it can also be an opportunity for spiritual communion and social connection through electronic means. Please continue to pray for others and reach out by phone and...  continue reading

March 22, 2020

Fishing with St. James in uncharted waters trusting in God. St Joseph, protector of the church, pray for us. – March 19, 2020 Blessings on the Feast of St. Joseph, With the impact of the coronavirus upon us, we will continue to provide necessary pastoral care. While encouraging staff members to work from home, we will also continue to answer the phone or return messages. You can also send an email to or This Lent,...  continue reading

March 18, 2020

To all the disciples at the well of St. James Parish, Last Sunday, Jesus encountered a Samaria woman while he was waiting at Jacob’s well. In John 4:10 he says to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink, ‘you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” These words are also addressed to us as we thirst for life and wisdom in these uncertain times.  During this time we need to remember that we are...  continue reading

March 15, 2020

This week we are beginning our St. James Annual Stewardship Renewal. Every parishioner is invited to fill out the Stewardship Commitment Form expressing your discipleship through sacrifice and service. Please complete the form to choose a new way to serve and/or as a recommitment to your current ministries. After you complete the commitment form place it in the weekend collection basket or bring it to the office. These “Offerings of the Faithful” express a...  continue reading

March 8, 2020

Sheila Gawrych joined our staff as a part time secretary in August of 2019. Next week Sheila will begin a full-time position elsewhere in Kearney. We greatly appreciate her graciousness and good work in these past months and wish her blessings and success in her new job. Daniela Morales will now take on this part time secretarial position. Daniela’s responsibilities include office hospitality, Faith Formation secretary, ministry scheduling and other important parish work. She...  continue reading

March 1, 2020

At St. James Parish, along with many other Christian communities, we began the communal journey of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Every Ash Wednesday, we read from the sixth chapter of Matthew, verses 1-18, hearing the words of Jesus, “when you give alms…, when you pray…., when you fast….” Lent is our journey of making and renewing baptismal promises, repenting from sin and living the good news we have received. We are reminded that each one of us is a beloved...  continue reading

February 23, 2020

  Fishing with Kearney Catholic I am excited to have accepted the Kearney Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Principal position for the 2020-2021 school year. It is a blessing to partner with the families of St. James and Prince of Peace parishes as we strive to prepare students who are strong in their faith, who are prepared academically, and who are community ready. We are fortunate that, under Mr. Torson’s leadership, the school is thriving. While enrollment at Catholic...  continue reading

February 16, 2020

The Kearney Catholic Board of Education is pleased to announce that Matt Rogers has accepted the position as principal of Kearney Catholic Jr./Sr. High School. The hiring decision was approved at the Feb. 10 school board meeting. Rogers began as a science teacher at Kearney Catholic in 2003 and has been the assistant principal since 2007. We greatly appreciate Matt’s commitment to his Catholic faith and to Catholic education. Rogers’ contributions to our school and his...  continue reading

February 9, 2020

I encourage everyone to sign up for our Faith Sharing Communities. Please consider joining a small group that begins the week of February 24. The six sessions of “Lenten Longings – praying the Sunday readings,” will take place in people’s homes or in the church on Monday nights. This is a small group parish renovation on a spiritual level that unites us on our forty day journey through Lent to the Easter mysteries. National Marriage Week is February 7-14 and...  continue reading

February 2, 2020

Today’s feast of the Presentation of the Lord was previously called the Purification of Mary. In Jesus’ time the Jewish custom was for parents to go to the temple forty days after the birth of a child, to purify the mother and present their infant child to the Lord. February 2nd is forty days after Christmas. Today’s feast celebrates that Jesus is the Promised One, whose light will shine, as a beacon of hope to the entire world. Because it is a feast of the Lord, it...  continue reading


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Spiritual Communion Prayer
The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. 

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you. 
Never permit me to be separated from you.

Parish Office

The parish offices will be closed, but phone calls, messages and emails will be checked periodically, but not as frequently as unusual.  We will respond to these the best that we can under the circumstances, as always be assured that you are important to our St. James Parish.
Office phone: 308-234-5536
Office email:

Donation Information

For St. James
1.   Send a check through online banking. (also known as Bill Pay).
2.   Send your donation through the mail to: St. James Catholic Church, 3801 A AVE, Kearney, NE 68847.
3.   Contact Lisa by phone or email ( 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.
4.   Donate on our website through the “We Share” button that you can find under “Donate” on our website:  

For other charities
1. Please continue your generosity to other charities and those in need.
2. Please continue to support our monthly collection for Habitat for Humanity and the Jubilee Center.

Recorded Mass for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

Direct link to current Mass. You can also use the YouTube link to get to our St James Kearney YouTube channel.
The Mass is also available on the "Mass Videos" button on the St. James myParish app.



Mass Times

Online Mass posted weekly by late Saturday afternoon on St James Kearney YouTube channel

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

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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

Upcoming Events



KoC Lenten Fish Fry - call ahead for take out
4/3/2020 5:00 PM
This is the 25th Year for the Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry. Join us every Friday in Lent except Good...



4/8/2020 12:00 PM
GRAND GENERATION Mass and pot-luck dinner will be the second Wednesday of the month starting with Mass at...

Parish News

Spiritual Communion Prayer
Please consider praying the following prayer at communion time while attending Mass online/on TV Prayer for...
How to Pray Mass at home
For many Catholics, this weekend might be the first time you are praying the mass from your TV or computer screen at home....


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Kearney, NE 68847


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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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