The Campus Ministry of Grand Island Central Catholic focuses on developing and supporting the faith life of our students, faculty, and staff. Campus Ministry prepares students to become more involved with their faith and parishes, and to minister to the needs of each other. This is done through developing the spiritual and moral aspects of our students' characters, contributing to the building of a school community rooted in Gospel values, transforming our society by acting for justice with and for others, actively participating in the sacraments of the Catholic Church, and developing a personal relationship with Christ.
We celebrate Mass weekly throughout the year (all are welcome) and explore our Catholic faith within theology classes that involve religious discussion, music, service, and prayer. Students of all faiths are welcome and have the opportunity to join together in these experiences.
As part of Grand Island Central Catholic's Religion requirements, high schoolers must complete an administration-approved religious retreat, mission trip, or pilgrimage prior to graduating. These experiences refresh and revitalize, give the opportunity for more time spent in prayer and contemplation, and rekindle and deepen one’s relationship with God.
Grand Island Central Catholic recognizes that a Catholic education has a basis in the teaching and actions of Jesus Christ, and therefore requires students to complete service hours. The students at GICC have a challenge to give volunteer time each school year in an effort to grow their own character in mind, body and spirit. Specifications per grade level are:
Praying for Faculty and Staff
All Central Catholic families are encouraged to pray together daily for our GICC teachers, administrators and more. Please consider visiting the De La Salle Prayer webpage to learn more.
GICC YDisciple is a small group discipleship program designed to strengthen an individual’s relationship with GOD. Groups were started last year for both middle and high school students. Each group has 1-2 mentors and a parent coordinator to organize meetings. Groups form each Fall, and we would like to encourage all students to consider joining a group to strengthen their relationship with Christ. Please contact the following core team members for more information:
Kelli Arens (308) 390-9660
Matt and Ann Rief (308) 390-6278/(308) 380-0619
Matt Mack (308) 379-4265.
Fr. Sidney Bruggeman
GICC Religion Teachers:
Fr. Sidney Bruggeman
Bishop Emeritus William Dendinger
Mrs. Dee Hanssen
Mrs. Deb Houdek
Mrs. Kathy McFarland
Mrs. Dawn Zulkoski
Visit the Grand Island Diocese Youth & Young Adult Ministry website for the latest in Catholic Youth Ministry news. Diocesan retreats and programs include: