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:

  • November 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm – Committee for Social Justice. Regular monthly meeting.

 

Current Social Justice Issues:

  • Thinking about the Immigration Crisis:
    The Old Testament says: For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt (Deuteronomy 10:17-19).
    The New Testament says: Let brotherly love continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares(Hebrews 13:1-2).
    The Pope says: 
    This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected (Pope Francis, July 14, 2014).
    Jesus says: ...for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 25:35).

    What do you say?

Inspiring 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)