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 – 12:00 pm

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!

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.

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

Saturday - 5:00 pm - Weekend Mass
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  - 12:00 Noon - Weekday Mass
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.

Fishing with St. James

May 28, 2023

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home Shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor!

 Come, source of all our store!
Come, within our bosoms shine.
You, of comforters the best;

 You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below;
 In our labor, rest most sweet;

 Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
O most blessed Light divine,

 Shine within these hearts of yours,
 And our inmost being fill!
Where you are not, we have naught,

 Nothing good in deed or thought,
Nothing free from taint of ill.
Heal our wounds,

 our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:

 Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.

 On the faithful, who adore
And confess you, evermore
In your sevenfold gift descend;

 Give them virtue’s sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end. Amen.

Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc.


Pescando con St. James

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Ven, Dios Espíritu Santo,
y envíanos desde el cielo tu luz,
para iluminarnos.

Ven ya, padre de los pobres,
luz que penetra en las almas,
dador de todos los dones.

Fuente de todo consuelo,
 amable huésped de alma,
paz en las horas de duelo.

 Eres pausa en al trabajo;
 brisa, en un clima de fuego;
consuelo, en medio del llanto.

 Ven, luz santificadora,
y entra hasta el fondo del alma
 de todos los que te adoran.

Sin tu inspiración divina los hombres nada
podemos y el pecado nos domina.

Lava nuestras inmundicias,
 fecunda nuestras desiertos
y cura nuestras heridas.

 Doblega nuestra soberbia,
calienta nuestras frialdad,
endereza nuestras sendas.

Concede a aquellos que ponen
en ti su fe y su confianza
tus siete sagrados dones.

Danos virtudes y méritos,
danos una buena muerte
y contigo el gozo eterno. Amen.


Leccionario para Misa para uso en las Diócesis de los Estados Unidos, segunda edición típica, Copyright @ 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Cofradía de Doctrina Cristiana; Estribillo del salmo © 1968, 1981, 1997, Comité Internacional del Inglés en la Liturgia, Inc.


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St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847

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

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110 East 35th Street, Kearney, NE 68847

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