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 Social Justice Events:

  • February 23, 2017 - Reel Faith - "Hidden in Plain Sight" -  It will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30.
  • March 20, 2017 - Reel Faith -  "Romero" -  Presentation is from 6:30 to 8:30. 
  • April 24, 2017 - "Before the Flood" - Presentation is from 6:30 to 8:30.
  • March 1, 2017 – Committee for Social Justice - Regular monthly committee meeting at 7:00PM in the Franciscan Center.  All are welcome.

 

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?

Words from the Saints

Christ Has No Body

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)