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.

All Are Welcome

After more than 150 years in Kearney, the parish of St. James has a rich history as a community of Catholic worship and an established legacy of service to the people of Kearney and the surrounding areas.

We invite our Catholic brothers and sisters, as well as visitors from other denominations, to pray and celebrate the Sacraments with us. You will be welcomed and embraced as we join together as one in the presence of God.

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday – 5:00 pm

Sunday – 8:30 am & 10:30 am

Misa en Español – 12:30 pm

(cada segundo del mes)
(every 2nd Sunday)

Mass in Vietnamese - 3:00 pm

(every 1st Sunday)

Weekday Mass Times

Monday – No Mass

Tuesday – 12:00 pm

Wednesday – 12:00 pm

Thursday – 8:15 am

Friday – 8:00 am


Saturday – 3:30-4:30 pm

(or by appointment)


First Fridays – 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

* This is the regular Mass schedule - be sure to check the Weekly Bulletin or our Mass Times page for any changes!

St. James is Live Streaming Masses according to the following schedule:

Saturday - 5:00 pm - Weekend Mass
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday, & Wednesday  - 12:00 Noon
Thursday - KCHS Mass - 8:15 am
Friday - No Live Streaming

These can be viewed either live or replay directly from the St. James Kearney YouTube Channel or by using the “Mass Videos” button on the St. James myParish App.


Our Mission

St. James parish was established in 1881 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.

Fishing with St. James

September 25, 2022

"This is my body given for you"

This weekend we are observing “Catechetical Sunday.” The 2022 Catechetical Sunday theme is: “This is my body given for you.” (Luke 22:19) Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.

I am extremely grateful for all those who have responded to the call to serve in our Faith Formation Programs. This year in our Wednesday night Faith Formation Program we have 271 preschool through fifth grade students, 83 sixth through eleventh grade youth and 36 senior confirmation candidates. These young people are served by 56 catechists and aids whose names are in today’s bulletin insert. Please pray for the catechists, our young people and their parents and guardians. There are 4 adults exploring learning about our church in the Christian initiation process. We also have 354 sixth through twelfth grade students at Kearney Catholic High School.

I appreciate the commitment of parents for being involved in the parish and attending weekend liturgy. I offer praise and thanks to God for the service of our catechists to this important ministry of passing on our faith!

I AM Joseph your brother!
Fr. Joe Hannappel

P.S. We never have too many Oktoberfest volunteers and we appreciate everyone who is willing to share their time and talent. Please fill out the volunteer form you received (more are in the Gathering Space) or follow the link to SignUpGenius.

PRAYER FOR CATECHISTS: Lord God, source of all wisdom and knowledge, you sent your Son, Jesus Christ, to live among us and to proclaim his message of faith, hope, and love to all nations. In your goodness bless our brothers and sisters who have offered themselves as catechists for your Church. Strengthen them with your gifts, that they may teach by word and by example the truth that comes from you. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Pescando con Santiago

“Este es mi cuerpo que es entregado por ustedes”

Este fin de semana estamos observando “Domingo Catequético.” El tema de este 2022 del Domingo Catequético es: “Este es mi cuerpo que es entregado por ustedes.” (Lucas 22:19) Domingo catequético es una oportunidad maravillosa para reflexionar el rol que cada persona juega en la virtud del Bautismo en transmitir la fe y ser testigo del Evangelio.

Estoy extremadamente agradecido por todos aquellos que han respondido al llamado de servir en nuestros Programas de Formación de Fe. Este año, en nuestro Programa de Formación de Fe de los miércoles por la noche, tenemos 271 estudiantes de preescolar a quinto grado, 83 jóvenes de sexto a undécimo grado y 36 candidatos a la confirmación de último año. Estos jóvenes son servidos por 56 catequistas y ayudantes cuyos nombres figuran en el inserto del boletín de hoy. Oren por los catequistas, nuestros jóvenes y sus padres y tutores. Existen cuatro adultos explorando el aprendizaje de nuestra iglesia en el proceso de iniciación cristiana. También tenemos 354 estudiantes de sexto a duodécimo grado en Kearney Catholic High School.

Aprecio el compromiso de los padres por participar en la parroquia y asistir a la liturgia de fin de semana. ¡Ofrezco alabanza y gracias a Dios por el servicio de nuestros catequistas a este importante ministerio de transmitir nuestra fe!

Yo soy, José Tu hermano
Pd. José Hannappel

P.D. Nunca tenemos demasiados voluntarios de Oktoberfest y apreciamos a todos los que están dispuestos a compartir su tiempo y talento. Complete el formulario de voluntariado que recibió (hay más en el espacio de reunión) o siga el enlace para SignUpGenius.

ORACIÓN POR LOS CATEQUISTAS: Señor Dios, fuente de toda sabiduría y conocimiento, sientes a tu Hijo, Jesucristo, para vivir entre nosotros y proclamar su mensaje de fe, esperanza y amor a todas las naciones. Bendice por tu bondad a nuestros hermanos y hermanas que se han ofrecido como catequistas para tu Iglesia. Fortalécelos con tus dones, para que enseñen con la palabra y con el ejemplo la verdad que procede de ti. Te lo pedimos por Cristo nuestro Señor.

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St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847

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Fri – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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110 East 35th Street, Kearney, NE 68847

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