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:

  • Saturday, April 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Guns to Garden Tools: "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks." (Isaiah 2:4)

    On Saturday April 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, the St. Patrick-St. Anthony Committee for Social Justice will be hosting craftsmen from Raw Tools, who will be forging and transforming a Gun into a Garden Tool. During this time there will be readings, personal stories, and songs, to encourage peace and nonviolence. The resulting tool will be donated to the KNOX group, which fosters community gardens in Hartford. Please plan to attend this event. 

Social Justice Advocacy Opportunities

Current Social Justice Issues: 

Refugee Crisis

The Pope says:

“It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help,... If I say I am Christian, but do these things, I’m a hypocrite.”  (Pope Francis, February, 2 2017)

What do you say?