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:

  • December 2, 2015 at 7:00pm – Committee for Social Justice.  Regular monthly meeting.   All are welcome.
  • November 28, 2015 through December 13, 2015 – 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.... 

Current Social Justice Issues: 

Homelessness in Connecticut: Project Zero: 2016 is a movement of communities working to end veteran homelessness by the close of 2015 and end chronic homelessness by the close of 2016. Coordinated by Community Solutions . . .(see more).

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 . . .(see more).

Inspiring Words:
“A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness and respect for every human being.” (Pope Francis, Address to the Food and Agricultural Organization, June 20, 2013)