Catholic Social Teachings

Catholic Social Teaching at St James
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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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SCRIP Gift Card Program

To stream-line the sales process, the SCRIP program will be changing in January 2018.

• Rather than selling gift cards in the gathering space after Mass, SCRIP will now be available to purchase by completing a paper order form and placing it (along with your payment) in the collection plate during Mass or by taking it to the church office.
• Orders will be due by the 15th of each month, and gift cards will be available to pick up from the church office on or after the 22nd of each month.
• Blank order forms can be picked up in the Gathering Space, on a table outside the office.

You can use SCRIP gift cards for gift giving or for your usual day-to-day expenses such as groceries or gas. Each time you purchase SCRIP gift cards, a percentage of your purchase goes directly to St. James. Thank you for your support!!!

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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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