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

RECONCILIATION

Saturday – 3:30-4:30 pm

(or by appointment)

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

First Fridays – 8:30 am - 12:00 Noon

* 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

July 25, 2021

                 HAPPY FEAST DAY PARISHIONERS OF ST. JAMES CHURCH

A Feast Day has special significance on the Roman Catholic Church calendar. The church ranks special days on the calendar in this order Solemnity, Feast, and Memorial and Optional Memorial. However, it is common that the word “feast” is used to cover almost any special saint’s day.
 

Locally, feasts are observed for the principal patron of the diocese, the anniversary of the cathedral’s dedication, and the patron saint of a parish. When a parish Feast Day falls on a Sunday the readings and prayers come from the “Proper of Saints”. This year the readings for the Feast of St. James will replace the readings and prayers for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
 

“Apostle” means “one who is sent.” In calling James and the others to be his Apostles, Jesus is sending them forth to continue the work he himself has begun, baptizing the nations, teaching, and proclaiming the Kingdom. How did James live this call? We know that he became a leader of the Church in Jerusalem (Paul referred to him as one of the “pillars” [Galatians 2:9]). We know that he preached the Gospel – tradition tells us that he journeyed as far as Spain, the “ends of the earth.” And we know that he was the first of the Apostles to suffer death for Christ (Acts 12:2). We are called to be apostles in our own time, by making the pattern of Jesus’ life our own: listening to Christ, living for Christ, and dying for Christ.
 

Prayer to St. James the Greater, Apostle. St. James, We come to you in eager pilgrimage. We come as part of a great throng of pilgrims who through the centuries have known you as model pilgrim and host, apostle and patron. We come to you today because we are on a common journey. Place yourself, patron of pilgrims, at the head of our pilgrimage. Teach us, apostle and friend of the Lord, the Way which leads to Him. Open us, preacher of the Gospel, to the Truth you learned from your Master’s lips. Give us, witness of the faith, the strength always to love the Life Christ gives. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
 

I AM, Joseph, your brother. Fr. Joe Hannappel

 

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Pescando con Santiago

                                         ¡FELIZ DIA FESTIVO FELIGRESES DE LA IGLESIA SAN SANTIAGO!

Un día festivo tiene un significado especial en el calendario Romano de la Iglesia Católica. La iglesia le da rangos a días especiales en calendario en esta orden Solemnidad, Fiesta, Memorial y Memorial Opcional. Sin embargo, es común que la palabra “fiesta” sea usada para cubrir casi todos los días especiales de los santos.

Localmente, los días festivos son observados para el patrón principal de la diócesis, el aniversario de la dedicación de la catedral y el santo patrón de la parroquia. Cuando el día festivo de la parroquia cae en domingo las lecturas y oraciones vienen de “Letanía de los Santos”. Este año las lecturas de la fiesta de San Santiago remplazaran las lecturas y oraciones del Decimoséptimo Domingo de Tiempo Ordinario.
 

“Apóstol” significa “uno que fue mandado”. En el llamado de Santiago y los otros Apóstoles, Jesús los está mandando a continuar el trabajo que el mismo ha comenzado, bautizando naciones, enseñando y proclamando el Reinado. ¿Como vivió Santiago este llamado? Sabemos que se convirtió en líder de la Iglesia en Jerusalén (Pablo se refirió a el como uno de los “pilares” [Gálatas 2:9].) Nosotros sabemos que el proclamo el Evangelio, tradición nos dice que viajo tan lejos como España, “los fines del mundo.” Al igual sabemos que fue el primer Apóstol en sufrir muerte por Cristo (Hechos 12:2). Somos llamados para ser en nuestro propio tiempo haciendo el modelo de la vida de Jesús la nuestra: escuchando a Cristo, viviendo por Cristo y muriendo por Cristo.
 

Oración para San Santiago, Apóstol. San Santiago, venimos a ti con ansias peregrinantes. Venimos como parte de una gran multitud de peregrinantes quienes a través de los siglos te han conocido como peregrino modelo y anfitrión, apóstol y patrón. Venimos a ti hoy por que andamos en un viaje común. Colócate tú mismo patrón de los peregrinos en la cabeza de nuestro peregrinaje, enséñanos, apóstol y amigo del Señor, el Camino que nos lleva a Él. Ábrenos, proclamador de el Evangelio a la Verdad que aprendiste de los labios de tu Maestro. Danos testigo de la fe la fuerza siempre de amar la Vida que Cristo nos dio. Oremos en el nombre de Jesús. Amen.

 

YO SOY, José tu hermano Pd. Joe Hannappel

 

 

 

 

 

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