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

St. James Rosary Times

 Rosary and Evening Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the church

Thursdays at 7:30 am in the Church



* 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 -12:00 Noon - Weekday Mass
Wednesday -12:00 Noon - Weekday Mass
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

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Fishing with Fr. Thomas Mullowney

Fr. Tom Mullowney was born on December 1, 1927 and died June 29, 2024 at the age of 96 after serving 71 years as a priest in the Diocese of Grand Island. Fr. Tom’s Funeral Mass was celebrated on the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, July 3, 2024, at St. James Catholic Church. Fr. Tom considered St. James to be his home parish after his family moved to Kearney when he was 9 years old. Here are two reflections he asked to be read at his Funeral Mass.

Beloved; “One must wait till evening to see how splendid the day has been .”

Will Rogers speaks for my sentiments as I celebrate 96 years of life!

A glimpse at the conclusion of life brings great joy in knowing that many, many others have contributed to the color, richness and beauty of my Life’s day and 96 years of life filled with God’s many blessings.

I am so grateful to you for your presence in my life, for the joy of being able in some way to minister to you in the name Jesus! You and yours have been an important part of my 71 years of Priesthood!

You have honored me on this occasion of my Celebration of life. Thank you for your thoughtful gift-but most of all for your presence to me, a gift of time, a gift of love! May the Lord Jesus bless you very abundantly.

In Jesus’ Name
Father Tom Mullowney

I give Thanks…

for life and it’s joys, for JESUS, YOUR SON,

for the GIFT OF PRIESTHOOD, for days and nights,
for months and years, for Eternity, For YOU!

who put up with me, and put me up!

who have walked with me these years!
who have nourished me by their love and companionship.
who have shared their families with me.

You have challenges me to grow.

You have helped me grow.
You have allowed me into your hearts and homes.
You have let me laugh with you and cry with you.
You have given me purpose for my life and ministry,

Ever there to inspire, to give hope,

to give spring to my steps.
Ever needing, ever wanting– not ME,
but the Hands through which the Lord
sends His Graces and Blessings.

Fr. Tom Mullowney

Pescando con St. James

Pescando con Pd. Tomas Mullowney

Pd. Tom Mullowny nació el 1 de diciembre del 1927 y murió el 29 de junio del 2024 a la edad de 96 años después de servir 71 años como sacerdote en la Diócesis de Grand Island. La misa fúnebre de Pd. Tom se celebro en la Fiesta de Santo Tomas Apóstol, el 3 julio del 2024, en la iglesia católica St. James. Pd. Tom consideraba que St. James era su parroquia natal después de que su familia se mudo a Kearney cuando el tenia 9 años. Aquí hay dos reflexiones que pidió que se leyeran en su misa de funeral.

Amado; “Hay que esperar hasta la tarde para ver lo esplendido que ha sido el día.”

Will Rogers habla de mis sentimientos mientras celebro 96 años de vida!

Un vistazo a la conclusión de la vida trae gran alegría al saber que muchos, muchos otros han contribuido al color, la riqueza y la belleza del día de mi vida y de 96 años de vida llenos de las muchas bendiciones de Dios.

Estoy tan agradecido por su presencia en mi vida, por el gozo de poder de alguna manera minístrales en el nombre Jesús! Ustedes y los suyos han sido parte importante de mis 71 años de Sacerdocio!

Me han honrado en esta ocasión de mi Celebración de la Vida. Gracias por su atento regalo, pero sobre todo por tu presencia para mi, un regalo de tiempo, un regalo de amor! Que el Señor Jesús les bendiga muy abundantemente.

En el nombre de Jesús
Padre Tom Mullowney

Doy gracias…

por la vida, por JESUS, TU HIJO,

por el DON DEL SACERDOCIO, por días y noches,
por meses y años, por Eternidad, por TI!

Que me aguanto y me levanto!

que han caminado conmigo estos años!
que me han nutrido con su amor y compañía.
que han compartido sus familias conmigo.

Me han desafiado a crecer.

Me han ayudado a crecer.
Me han permitido entrar a sus corazones y hogares.
Me han dejado reír con ustedes y llorar con ustedes.
Me han dado un propósito para mi vida y ministerio.

Siempre ahí para inspirar, para dar esperanza,

por dar primavera a mis pasos.
Siempre necesitando, siempre queriendo, no YO,
sino las MANOS a través de las cuales el Señor
envía sus Gracias y Bendiciones.

Pd. Tom Mullowney



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