Grand Island Catholic School

Supporting Faith
Campus Ministry

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The Campus Ministry of Grand Island Central Catholic focuses on developing and supporting the faith life of our students, faculty, and staff. The Campus Ministry prepares students to become more involved with their faith, their parishes, and to minister to the needs of each other.

Community is at the heart of Christian education not simply as a concept to be taught but as a reality to be lived. U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Service Hours

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. For more information on this requirement, view our service hours document.

Christmas Mass and Senior Pageant

Our Christmas Mass and Senior Pageant is always a magical event. This year it was on Friday, December 18 in our north gym.

Christmas Mass

Thank You

Thank you to Fr. Scott for celebrating our school mass on Wednesday, October 28 when we inducted our new members in the National Honor Society.

National Honor Society members pose together


GICC students from the Speech 10 class presented their saint monologues at a couple of our parish churches. They performed for both elementary, middle, and high school. Saints and Catholic figures included Saint Claire, St Francis, St Nicolas, St Sebastian, Mother Teresa, St Lucy, John of Arc, St Patrick, St Hubert, St Mary, St Longinus, and St Peter. Great job, Crusaders!

Students dressed as saints

Our Mission

GICC's Campus Ministry strives to:Winners

  • Develop the spiritual and moral aspects of our students' characters
  • Contribute to the building of a school community rooted in Gospel values
  • Transform our society by acting for justice with and for others
  • Actively participate in the sacraments of the Catholic Church
  • Develop a personal relationship with Christ

We celebrate Mass weekly throughout the year and explore our Catholic faith within theology classes. Students of all faiths are welcome and have the opportunity to join together in these experiences.


Meet our Campus Minister

Greetings from your new Grand Island Central Catholic Campus Youth Minister!

I have been a part of our Crusader family for many years. I attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School until the second grade, and yes, I got in trouble from Sr. Columbia for drawing a horse during religion class. Little did I know that I would be teaching religion some day and loving it. My father, George Wanitschke, was on the 1st GICC booster club here at Central Catholic, thinking his daughters would attend this school someday, however, we moved to Doniphan in 1970. Needless to say, he was elated when his grandchildren graduated from GICC.  I was raised with a strong Catholic upbringing having priest and nuns as close friends with our family. I thank my parents and grandmother for being wonderful role models to my Catholic faith.

I have taught middle school reading for nine years at GICC and have played the guitar for Wednesday mass for at least 14 years. My daughter and I were walking one day and having a wonderful spiritual discussion. I told her I would love to get more involved with the religion department at Central. She told me to put my name in for the campus youth minister position, and if God wanted, he would make it happen. 

Having been in the roles of daughter, parent, volunteer, and teacher of this school I feel it is like home to me. I want to help our students build their faith and be able to pertain it to their everyday life experiences. I hope to do that through teaching, music, mass, service, prayer, and just being an example. I am passionate about a lot of things, but I am mostly passionate about my faith and my relationship with God.

We have a good thing going here at Grand Island Central Catholic, and we need to spread the word. I am in the campus ministry office every day from 9:40 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Please contact me if our religious department can be of service to you. 

God Bless,

Dee Hanssen