Fishing with St. James

May 24, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James Bishop Hanefeldt has dispensed all in the diocese from the obligation to attend weekend Mass. The Bishop will inform us this coming week if we can re-open for public Masses the weekend of May 30-31. We will continue recording the Mass and putting it on our website, Facebook page and YouTube channel. Gathering in a public space, including our church, still poses a risk of...  continue reading

May 17, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James 1 Peter 3:15-18 “Beloved: Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if...  continue reading

May 10, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12) The Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Easter Cycle A is from John chapter 14 and begins a long three-chapter discourse, covering four chapters (14-17). This is Jesus’ “Farewell Discourse” at the Last...  continue reading

May 3, 2020

Sharing the Paschal Mystery With the Domestic Churches of St. James The last verse for the Gospel on Good Shepherd Sunday is “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) The authors of today’s readings, from Acts 2, Psalm 23, 1st Peter 2 and John 10, were all writing to people experiencing difficult situations and they are speaking to us today. Bishop Hanefeldt has given direction to our diocese on how to proceed with the...  continue reading

April 26, 2020

                To The Domestic Churches of St. James During the Easter season of 2020 we are again living into the Paschal Mystery. We are sharing in Christ’s life, death and resurrection in a way more mysterious to us than what many thought of as “normal” before Covid-19. This global uncertainty makes us aware of our fragility and how we are connected in our vulnerability with all the people of the world. Easter disciples...  continue reading

April 19, 2020

                To The Domestic Churches of St. James The third Sunday of Lent, March 15-16, 2020 was the last time we gathered physically for a weekend Mass in the church. I could not come up with the date on my own and needed to ask a few people to help me come up with the actual date. This second Sunday of Easter, will be the fifth weekend that we have been recording weekend Masses and posting them on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Five...  continue reading

April 12, 2020

                To The Domestic Churches of St. James No matter what the circumstance, the everyday and eternal constant in our lives is the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are always and in all ways a people of faith, hope and love! May God continue to answer our prayers for the gifts of strength and fortitude that we may emerge from this challenging time renewed and transformed for the better. We know the early...  continue reading

April 5, 2020

                To The Domestic Churches of St. James I write to you with a deep concern for the spiritual and physical wellbeing of everyone. There is a national effort to encourage people to “stay at home” to stave off the worst effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of our health professionals are giving the message, “we stay at work for you, you stay at home for us.” It is with this abundance of compassion for everyone,...  continue reading

March 29, 2020

Uncertain times bring stress to everyone in different ways. At this time, along with attending to our spiritual life, it is important to consider the health and safety of everyone. Please follow the preventative directives that we are given by our state and national authorities. Even though this a time for physical distancing, it can also be an opportunity for spiritual communion and social connection through electronic means. Please continue to pray for others and reach out by phone and...  continue reading

March 22, 2020

Fishing with St. James in uncharted waters trusting in God. St Joseph, protector of the church, pray for us. – March 19, 2020 Blessings on the Feast of St. Joseph, With the impact of the coronavirus upon us, we will continue to provide necessary pastoral care. While encouraging staff members to work from home, we will also continue to answer the phone or return messages. You can also send an email to or This Lent,...  continue reading


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Spiritual Communion Prayer

The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. 

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you. 
Never permit me to be separated from you.

Creo, Jesús mío, que estás real y verdaderamente en el cielo y en el Santísimo Sacramento del Altar.
Os amo sobre todas las cosas y deseo vivamente recibirte dentro de mi alma, pero no pudiendo hacerlo ahora sacramentalmente, venid al menos espiritualmente a mi corazón.
Y como si ya os hubiese recibido, os abrazo y me uno del todo a Ti. Señor, no permitas que jamás me aparte de Ti.

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Parish Office

The parish offices are closed. Your calls and requests are important to us so when you call the parish office, all calls are now forwarded to Jody Suchan, Parish Secretary. Your messages/requests will be sent on to the proper person. Staff members are now working from home. The preferred method of communication will be by e-mail.
Office phone: 308-234-5536
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Donation Information

We are aware of the financial hardship this situation will cause many people. We want you to be able to pay your bills and support your household. The church also will have to continue to take care of our expenses. As you are able please continue or even increase your charitable service and contributions for the church and those in need.

            Opportunities for giving to St. James
1. Send a check through online banking. (also known as Bill Pay).
2. Mail your donation to: St. James Church, 3801 A AVE, Kearney, NE 68847.
3. Use the secure drop box on the west side of Hellman, Main, Coslor & Kathol, 3519 2nd Ave. The sign in the window reads “Accepting Church Donations for St. James and Prince of Peace."
4. Contact Lisa by phone (308-234-5536) or email ( to set up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If you are already enrolled, you can give an additional amount and/or adjust your scheduled giving.
5. Donate on our website through the "We Share" button that you can find under "Donate" on our website:

Please continue your generosity to other charities and those in need. For the Food Pantry Collection, please offer your non-perishable items directly to Prince of Peace or the Jubilee Center. Please continue our monthly collection for Habitat for Humanity and the Jubilee Center.


Mass Times

Online Mass posted weekly by late Saturday afternoon on St James Kearney YouTube channel

Saturday - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Mass in Spanish - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

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Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

First Friday - 8:30 am - 7:00 pm (3:00 pm if scheduled event)
Remaining Fridays - 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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St. James parish is established 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.

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