Social Concerns Ministry

SOCIAL CONCERNS MINISTRY
BECOMING A COMMUNITY OF SALT AND LIGHT

WHAT DO WE DO?
WE WORK FOR LIFE FROM CONCEPTION TO NATURAL DEATH

  1. Care Kitchen – four times a year in cooperation with area Churches we prepare a meal on Saturdays for the poor and hungry
  2. Diocesan Immigration Accompaniment Program – We are part of the Diocesan Program that seeks to accompany undocumented Immigrants to their ICE appointments and Court Hearings. We also advocate for our undocumented immigrants
  3. Respect For Life – We join with the Diocese and local parishes to advocate for the life of the child in the womb.
  4. Climate Change – We inform our parish of the scientific findings regarding Climate Change. We are currently running a series of programs on SUSTAINABLE SUNDAYS to help our people become more aware of the programs, agencies, and organizations that are making our PLANET more sustainable and livable.
  5. Racism – We will look into the Bishops new Pastoral Letter “Open Wide Our Hearts” and see what we can do about Racism

 

COMMUNITIES OF SALT AND LIGHTREVISED FOR 2019
Seven Elements of Effective Parish Social Ministry

  1. Prayer and Worship
  2. Education and Formation
  3. Integrating Faith, Family&Work
  4. Outreach and Charity
  5. Citizenship and Advocacy
  6. Global Solidarity
  7. Catholic Campaign For Human Development

USCCB Communities of Salt and Light