Catholic Social Teachings

Catholic Social Teaching at St James
2018 Catholic Social Teaching Lenten Series

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St. James Social Teaching Committee Mission Statement

The Catholic Social Teaching Committee at St. James is committed to raising the awareness of and understanding of Catholic Social Justice principles; to advocating for those principles; and to putting those principles into action in our family, economic and community life.

St. James Social Teaching Committee Values Statement

The Catholic Social Justice Committee at St. James exists to aid in actively and consistently promoting Catholic Social Justice teachings in our parish as a central and essential element of Catholic faith. The committee recognizes that God's special love for those who are poor is rooted in both the Hebrew and Christian Scripture. In addition, this committee will train and educate so that it is evident that Catholic Social Teaching is founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ. The committee will focus on Jesus, who came "to bring glad tidings to the poor ... liberty to captives ... recovery of sight to the blind" (Lk 4: 18-19) and who identified himself with "the least of these," the hungry and the stranger (Mt 25:45).

St. James Catholic Social Teaching Committee Goals

1. Education
2. Advocacy
3. Action

There are several ways St. James puts our Catholic social teachings into action.  For example, the St. James Community Life committee supports monthly Safe Center meals, the Coat & Mitten drive for the Jubilee Center, weekly Jubilee meals during the month of April, monthly nonperishable food drive for the Jubilee Center, Goodfellows Christmas Shoebox Project, Advent Tree and Easter Caring Tree. Parishioners also help with Habitat for Humanity and Mission II Haiti.

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For more information about the St. James Social Justice Committee or about Catholic Social Justice Teachings, please contact Sr. Catherine at the St. James office, or by email at catherine@stjameschurchkearney.org

 


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The Central Nebraska Respect Life Conference will take place on Saturday, April 6, at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney, NE.  Registration starts at 9:30 am and the conference will end at 2:00 pm. Cost for Adults is $20 and includes lunch; high school and college age students are free. The theme for the conference is “Unlocking the Truth about Contraception and Women’s Health” and is age appropriate for juniors in high school and older. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Deadline for registration is April 2, 2019. Additional information regarding the conference and registration details are posted on the Grand Island Diocese website: https://www.gidiocese.org/prolife/respect-life-conference or can be obtained by calling the Pro-Life Office,     308-382-6565.



 
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Upcoming Events

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Be My Witness
3/25/2019 6:00 PM
Be My Witness will begin on Monday, February 18th in the Parish Hall. Supper is served at 6:00 p.m.; meeting begins at...

Mar

27

Nebraska Catholic Conference’s annual advocacy day
3/27/2019
Join us for the Nebraska Catholic Conference’s annual advocacy day – Catholics at the Capitol! Advocates will...

Parish News

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Jason Wasmund
Come to the Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Jason Wasmund on Thursday, April 11th at St. James Parish Hall. In February Jason...
National Farmworker Awareness Week
National Farmworker Awareness Week is March 24-30th. During this week and next week St. James is participating in a drive...

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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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