Outstanding Features of HNJ
Welcome Back Catholics: If for any reason you have found yourself apart from God and your Church, know that God longsto Welcome you back! Many inactive Catholics, for a variety of reasons, have left the Church but are discovering a place of forgiveness and renewed peace as the Holy Spirit gently draws them. We at HNJ would like to provide you with the opportunity to explore your feelings among those who, like you, have stepped away. Contact us for more info – Bill Gent, 321-773-2783 x 139,
Life Teen & Edge Youth Ministry: Our Life Teen Beachside is a spirit-filled, life-giving experience every Sunday evening, beginning with 5:00 pm Mass, and followed by Life Night for teens in grades 9-12. Our 7th & 8th graders have an opportunity to attend The Edge Jr. High Ministry Wednesdays at 6 pm. Our dynamic youth ministers are Julie Anne Walker and Margie Weir. For more info call, 321-773-2783, x106 or visit www.hnjlifeteen.com, for information on specific events.
Holy Name of Jesus School: Holy Name of Jesus School is recognized as a Blue Ribbon National School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education and strives to educate holistically through art, music, and physical education, in addition to core academics. We also off er Spanish at every level (pre-K 3 through 8th), an enrichment program for high performing students in grades 2-5, advanced classes in Math & Science for 6th - 8th grades, Latin 1 & 2 for 7th and 8th grades, as well as resource room support for special needs at every level. Our facilities include a state-of-the-art Athletic Center, a new quarter-mile track and sports field, a 40-unit computer lab, a 30-unit laptop lab, a science lab for grades 3-5, 3 playgrounds and a new auditorium and cafeteria shared with our parish. Additionally, our students enjoy the use of cutting-edge Mimio™ and iPad™ technology in the classrooms and have access to a well-stocked library.
Holy Name of Jesus students consistently surpass the national averages in their IOWA standardized test scores and continually take home top honors in a wide variety of academic and sports contests even while performing in excess of 2,000 hours of combined christian service per academic year! Our school is also a social center for a family of friends who work together to build a safe, positive and lively community experience for their children. We are working hard to form students of good Christian character with a heart for service in the larger community. Registration continues for grades preK 3-8th grade. Information - call, 321-777-1630 or visit www.hnj.org/school.
Small Church Communities: Our parish offers the opportunity of growing in friendship and faith in small groups of six to twelve people who meet usually every two weeks in each others' home or in our church facilities. For more info, call Jeanette Colburn 321-956-9593.
Christ Renews His Parish Retreats: Twice a year in March and September, we hold these retreats for men and women, Sat 8:00 am-Sun 3:00 pm. Countless lives have been given meaning, marriages saved and lasting friendships and community spirit formed through this weekend. Info - Bernie and Sue Yandura 321-633-3196.
Annual Beachside Festival: For the past 26 years, our annual Beachside Festival has been the longest running event on the South Beaches. It's a true community celebration for young and old alike. Join us for great food, lively music and a number of exciting rides and games for all ages. Please mark your calendars now for our upcoming Festival: Oct 20-23, 2011. Info about volunteering or becoming a sponsor, call Bob MacDonald at 321-243-6893.