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 Social Justice Events:
November 29 through December 14 – St Patrick / St. Anthony Giving Trees. Every year, St. Patrick - St. Anthony parishioners have generously supported our Giving Trees with their prayers, time, talent and treasures. See more....
December 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm – Committee for Social Justice. Regular monthly meeting. All Are Welcome.
Current Social Justice Issues:
Thinking about Homelessness:
“I want you to share your food with the hungry and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people.” (Isaiah 58:7)
We all have a warm secure place to spend the night tonight. Just image having to look for a place to block the wind and keep the rain off of you. According to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, Connecticut ranked #25 in the nation in a state-by-state comparison of the homeless population in emergency and transitional shelters.
Inspiring words from the Saints
“Today somebody is suffering, today somebody is on the street, today somebody is hungry. We have only today to make Jesus known, loved, served, fed, clothed, sheltered. Do not wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow we will not have them if we do not feed them today.”
Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997) “The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living”.