Oktoberfest 2022 Sign Up

It is time to sign up for time, talent and food for Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, at Kearney Catholic High School. Please use SignUpGenius with the link from "Oktoberfest" under the "News & Events" drop down box, the bulletin or the Oktoberfest flier.

Uniting in the Light Campaign

The images below show the changes made to the St. James church during the last renovation.

Updated figures on the Campaign - November 1st, 2020

Our “Uniting in the Light” capital campaign is officially in its final year. We obtained a loan of $1,636,100 in 2016. There is approximately $67,500 in pledges remaining. Thank you for all of your continued support of the campaign, whether through financial support or prayerful support. St. James is a wonderful, giving parish!

  • $1,636,100  Beginning Loan Balance
  • $1,102,600  Uniting in the Light Campaign
  • $   170,700  Current Loan Balance
  • $     22,500  Cash on Hand
  • $     55,000  Additional Costs (New Boiler)
  • $     67,500  Pledges Remaining
  • $     81,000  Short fall in Pledges

Initial Commitment Weekend Results - March 25, 2018

Our commitment weekend gave us a great start to our “Uniting in the Light” Capital Campaign. So far 144 parishioners have pledged and made gifts totaling $779,269.  Of that pledge total $352,868.73 are gifts we have already received toward paying off the debt. This includes the $200,000 gift from Denise and Jack Coughlin. Denise and Jack designated the gift to be used for the debt before she died one year ago this Sunday. I am excited to join you in paying off our $1,046,000 loan first, then funding future major projects and adding to our reserve fund.

I am Joseph your brother, Fr. Joe Hannappel

St. James Stained Glass Window

St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847

Parish Office Hours

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

Kearney Catholic High School

110 East 35th Street, Kearney, NE 68847

KCHS Foundation

20 East 21st Street, Kearney, NE 68847