Community Life

Committee for Social Justice

 
MISSION STATEMENT of the COMMITTEE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE of ST. PATRICK-ST. ANTHONY CHURCH
(adopted June 25, 2019)
 
Vision: To nurture the parish in carrying out the social teachings of the Church within the Franciscan Tradition
 
Mission: To encourage parishioners to engage in projects of advocacy and compassion based on principles and practices derived from scripture as taught by Jesus. 
 
We will open our hearts and minds to:
1. Be a voice for the voiceless
2. Be conscious of our calling to make Jesus present in our world
3. Balance works of compassion with advocacy
4. Educate one another and encourage parish participation in addressing
    social justice at all levels
5. Assist the pastoral staff in raising awareness of social issues
6. Collaborate with other ministries and communities in activities, e.g., Walk Against
    Hunger and the Giving Trees
8. Unite with and empower each other to serve our parish
9. Coordinate with the Office for Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation * of Holy Name
    Province of the Franciscan Friars
*Click on the link to bring up the website in the reference

Upcoming Events:  

Please check the bulletin for an up to date list of upcoming events.

Current Social Justice Issues: 

Incarceration ...

Thank you to everyone who donated personal care items for the Reentry Welcome Center in Hartford.  We had an outstanding response and filled the equivalent of 25 shopping bags full of items.  The Center was very grateful for our desire to help those returning to society.

Anyone still wishing to donate, can bring the items directly to the Welcome Center at the Hartford City Hall on 550 Main Street, Hartford. 

To find out how you can help, Click Here.