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

(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 – 12:00 pm

Friday – 8:00 am


Saturday – 3:30-4:30 pm

(or by appointment)


* Cancelled Until Further Notice *

First Friday – 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

(3:00 pm if a scheduled event)

Remaining Fridays – 8:30-9:30 am

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

Our Mission

St. James parish was established in the 1860s 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

April 18, 2021

Bishop Hanefeldt, Archbishop Lucas, and Bishop Conley decided to restore the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation through-out the state on the weekend of Pentecost Sunday, May 22-23, 2021. A letter that more fully explains the restoration of the Mass obligation can be found in the Gathering Space and is posted on the diocesan website Here are the last three paragraphs from Bishop Hanefeldt’s letter.

“This obligation extends to all baptized Catholics who are of able body and sound mind. The responsibility to participate in Sunday Mass rests with each of us. There are some, however, who may be excused from the obligation to attend Mass due to advanced age, sickness, disability or some other serious reason.

In the coming weeks leading up to the Feast of Pentecost, we celebrate the joy and the hope of the Resurrection of Jesus. Our Lord's victory over sin and death gives us great assurance in his mercy and the healing graces we receive through the sacraments. Likewise, let us be as ambassadors for our family members, neighbors and friends inviting them to return to a full and active participation in the celebration of the Eucharist.

Let us renew our commitment to honor the Lord and draw close to him in the Eucharistic liturgy, for Jesus said, "The bread I will give is my flesh for the life of the world." With longing for a renewed vitality in Christ, a vitality we also discover in our brothers and sisters who gather with us at the table of the Lord, let us take up our observance of the Lord's day with even greater faith in Him!

With the assurance of my prayers for a Blessed Easter Season! Most Rev. Joseph G. Hanefeldt Bishop of Grand Island.”

I am Joseph, your brother. Fr. Joe Hannappel




  Pescando con St. James

El Obispo Hanefeldt, Arzobispo Luca y Obispo Conley decidieron restaurar la obligación de asistir a misa los domingos y días santos a través del estado el fin de semana de Pentecostés que es el 22 de mayo del 2021. La carta explicando completamente la restauración de la obligación de asistir a misa puede ser encontrada en el espacio de reunión y esta puesta en el sitio web de la diócesis Aquí están los últimos tres párrafos de la carta del Obispo Handefeldt.

“Esta obligación se extiende a todos los católicos bautizados que son de cuerpo capaz y mente sana. La responsabilidad de participar en la misa dominical resta con cada uno de nosotros. Sin embargo, hay algunos que pueden ser escusados de la obligación a asistir misa como, edad avanzada, enfermedad, discapacidad o cualquier otra razón seria.

En las próximas semanas que nos llevan a la Fiesta de Pentecostés celebramos la alegría y la esperanza de la Resurrección de Jesús. La victoria de nuestro Señor sobre el pecado y la muerte nos da gran seguridad en su misericordia y la gracias sanadora que recibimos en los sacramentos. Igualmente seamos embajadores de los miembros de nuestras familias, vecinos y amigos invitando los a que regresen a una llena y activa participación en la celebración de la Eucaristía.

Renovemos nuestro compromiso a honrar al Señor y acercarnos a el en la liturgia de la Eucaristía, como Jesús dijo, “El pan que daré es mi carne, y lo daré para la vida del mundo.” Con anhelo para una vitalidad en Cristo renovada, una vitalidad que también descubrimos en nuestros hermanos y hermanas que se reúnen con nosotros en la mesa del Señor, ¡vamos a tomar nuestra observancia del día del Señor con aun más grande fe en El!

¡Con la aseguración de mis oraciones para esta temporada de Pascua!

Reverendísimo Joseph G. Hanefeldt Obispo de Grand Island”

Soy José tu harmano. El p. José Hannappel

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