Parish News


EXAMEN FOR LIFE DURING COVID-19 BY SUSAN HAARMAN | March 14, 2020 Español | Português | Italiano | Lietuvis | Deutsche | Français The Examen is a traditional method of prayerful awareness that is a bedrock in Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. It’s a short, easy way to reflect on your day and become more mindful about where you are experiencing grace or goodness and where...  continue reading

Download Our Parish App!

Download Our Parish App! Our parish app has been live for a while now! We appreciate those of you who have taken the time to download it and to create an account. If you haven’t yet, take a look! The app is a great way for you to further your faith, whether it’s through setting confession reminders, reading your prayers, accessing FORMED, or watching daily Masses. All of this is accessible to you in the app. You also have access...  continue reading

Octave of Easter

The first eight days of the Easter Season are known as the “Octave of Easter.” The mystery of the Resurrection is intensely celebrated and people give witness that Christ is Risen, Christ is Risen Indeed! The fifty days, a week of weeks (seven weeks plus one day), include the celebration of Ascension Thursday, forty days after Easter. The Season reaches fulfillment on Pentecost Sunday, when we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first disciples....  continue reading

The St. James Church is open

The St. James Church is open for personal prayer during the day hour s. In the Gathering Space you are welcome to pick-up the April “Word Among Us” in English and Spanish; “The Little White Book” for Easter and palms stems, if you wish.  continue reading

Diocesan Gathering and Sacramental Directions

Diocesan Gathering and Sacramental Directions: Until further notice Sacraments of the Church cannot be scheduled publicly and can only be celebrated  privately. When there is a pastoral need for Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, Out-side Mass, and the Rite of Penance; these are permitted based on pastoral urgency and only within the federal and state protocol of 10 or less people attending. Social distancing must be observed. Family members whose health is most  vulnerable...  continue reading

The Diocese of Grand Island & USCCB websites with coronavirus resources

  continue reading

Holy Week at home is an ‘opportunity for faith.'

Holy Week at home is an ‘opportunity for faith.'
“The family is, so to speak, the domestic church” (Lumen Gentium #11) Create a simple prayer space for the entire Holy Week. Design a prayer area/table with a candle, bible, and a cross or crucifix. Have a small bowl of water to use with the sign of the cross to remember your baptism. Add or create other holy images or items like the rosary. Place an offering basket nearby for the church and the poor.  See the attached image for holy week suggestions.  continue reading

Spiritual Communion Prayer

Please consider praying the following prayer at communion time while attending Mass online/on TV Prayer for Spiritual Communion My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now 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. Amen.  continue reading


   Weekly BulletinDonate

Link to the Current Live Stream Mass

St. James is Live Streaming Masses according to the following schedule:
Saturday 5:00 pm - Weekend Mass beginning May 30
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - 12:00 Noon
Thursday - 5:30 pm

The Recordings of Previous Masses

The links to recent, previously recorded Masses. These can also be viewed using the "Mass Videos" button on the St. James myParish App or directly from the St James Kearney YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, May 27 - Weekday Mass

Thursday, May 28 - Weekday Mass

Friday, May 29 - Weekday Mass

Saturday/Sunday, May 30-31 - Pentecost Sunday

Children's Liturgy for Pentecost

iBreviary App

A great resource for praying the Liturgy of the Hours on your phone, iPad, or tablet. Go to your app store or go to to download the app.

Donation Information

We are aware of the financial hardship this situation will cause many people. We want you to be able to pay your bills and support your household. The church also will have to continue to take care of our expenses. As you are able please continue or even increase your charitable service and contributions for the church and those in need.

            Opportunities for giving to St. James
1. Send a check through online banking. (also known as Bill Pay).
2. Mail your donation to: St. James Church, 3801 A AVE, Kearney, NE 68847.
3. Use the secure drop box on the west side of Hellman, Main, Coslor & Kathol, 3519 2nd Ave. The sign in the window reads “Accepting Church Donations for St. James and Prince of Peace."
4. Contact Lisa by phone (308-234-5536) 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.
5. Donate on our website through the "We Share" button that you can find under "Donate" on our website:     
6. Bring directly to the church during office hours or when attending Mass.

Please continue your generosity to other charities and those in need. For the Food Pantry Collection, please offer your non-perishable items directly to Prince of Peace or the Jubilee Center. Please continue our monthly collection for Habitat for Humanity and the Jubilee Center.


Mass Times

Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 11:00am
Mass in Spanish - 1:30pm (every 2nd Sunday)

view all mass times • view location


Will resume in person on June 6

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



Easter Season - Sunday Noon Bells
12:00 Noon The Easter Season at Home –Beginning Easter Sunday for the fifty days of Easter until Pentecost Sunday...



Easter Season - Sunday Noon Bells
12:00 Noon The Easter Season at Home –Beginning Easter Sunday for the fifty days of Easter until Pentecost Sunday...

Parish News

Download Our Parish App!
Download Our Parish App! Our parish app has been live for a while now! We appreciate those of you who have...


Kearney Catholic High School

110 E. 35th St. | 308.234.2610

KCHS Foundation

20 E. 21st St. | 308.236.6903

Contact Us

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


SCRIP Gift Card Program


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.

Weekly Readings Donate