Community Life

Committee for Social Justice

 

The mission of the Committee for Social Justice is to educate and empower people in principles and practices derived from biblical injunctions to live justly and peaceably as these are embodied in Catholic Social Teaching, to encourage people to become actively involved with those in need, and to participate in programs that work for a more just and peaceful world. Committee members educate each other about Catholic Social Teaching, assist the pastoral staff in raising social awareness and concerns, and collaborate with other ministries and community partners in activities such as the Walk Against Hunger and the Local Giving Tree.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • June 9, 2018 - Bishop Rosazza Social Justice Conference. 8:00am to 3:30pm, at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield CT
  • June 9, 2018 - Taste of Haiti   5:00PM to 7:00PM, at St. Patrick / St. Anthony

Social Justice Advocacy Opportunities

Current Social Justice Issues: 

Racism

The Pope says:

“Today I wish to emphasize that the problem of intolerance must be confronted in all its forms: wherever any minority is persecuted and marginalized because of its religious convictions or ethnic identity, the wellbeing of society as a whole is endangered and each one of us must feel affected...(Pope Francis, October 2013)

Gun Violence

Guns to Garden Tools: "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks." (Isaiah 2:4)

On Saturday April 14, the St. Patrick-St. Anthony Committee for Social Justice hosted craftsmen from Raw Tools, who forged a gun into a garden tool.  Read More, Click Here.