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: 

  • April 24, 2017 - Reel Faith - "Before the Flood" - Presentation is from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
  • May 3, 2017 – Committee for Social Justice - Regular monthly committee meeting at 7:00 pm in the Franciscan Center.  All are welcome.
  • May 7, 2017 - Walk Against Hunger
  • June 10, 2017 - Bishop Rosazza Conference  - “Rooted in Faith: One Family under God" is the theme this year.

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?