Human Concerns

Our purpose is to lovingly build a world of peace and justice in the name of Jesus Christ. We discern needs of people in the parish and wider community, especially the poor, and identify resources to meet those needs, enlisting the active cooperation of parish members. Opportunities are offered to help fulfill the justice dimensions of scripture and our Church tradition, acknowledging that every Christian is called to service and to work for justice. 

There are four components of this action: 

  • Direct Service
    Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, visiting the sick and the imprisoned
  • Education
    Forming our minds and hearts in the Gospel and Church teaching, learning about peace and justice issues
  • Advocacy
    Taking political action, such as letter writing or protesting, to change policies and to advocate for oppressed groups
  • Empowerment
    Leading oppressed groups to a discovery of their own power for change