The Social Justice Ministry is a city wide committee consisting of 3 members from each Catholic Parish/Parish site. We meet once a month except for the summer months. We are involved with helping provide meals for a week at the Fox Valley Warming Shelter; Jesse Tree, providing needed items for shelters, Mother and Unborn Baby Care, and Haven of Hope on a rotating basis, and keeping updated regarding social concerns in our area. The Prayer Shawl Ministry also grew out of this group. Please pray about the possibility of joing us.
- PROGRAM: Provides "Fountain of Life" Series,
annually (speakers/panels regarding awareness
of LIFE issues)
- ANNUAL COLLECTION DRIVES (each collection
takes place in alternate years)
╬ Diapers for Mother and Unborn Baby Care
╬ Needed items for Emergency Shelter
╬ Volunteers provide the evening meal at the
Emergency Shelter, one or two evenings a month
╬ Meals Ministry: Volunteers provide occasional
meal for an individual or family in need of
╬ Promote and support Pro-Life efforts:
May Rose Sale and Bowl for Life
╬ Prayer Shawl Ministry:
Shawls are knitted or crocheted by volunteers
and given to shut-ins or any in need in nursing
homes, elderly, etc.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church: The duty of making oneself a neighbor to others and actively serving them becomes even more urgent when it involves the disadvantaged, in whatever area this may be - "As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me." (CCC # 1932)
The Mission Statement of Social Concerns Committee:
To unite faith with action for Justice.