SOCIAL JUSTICE

THE SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY, LIVING OUR FAITH, is based on the Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. These are: life and dignity of the human person; call to family, community and participation; rights and responsibilities; option for the poor and vulnerable; the dignity of work and the rights of workers; solidarity and care for God’s creation. We believe in the dignity and worth of every person and work to address the needs of those who are most vulnerable and have the least voice in our society/community.

Our mission is to bring awareness and educate our community on existing injustices, to bring about change, and to serve others less fortunate. We do this through education programs, bulletin blurbs, direct service, advocacy, charitable works, and donations.

“Participation in political life in light of fundamental moral principles is an essential duty for every Catholic and all people of good will” (Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship #57). This includes working toward social justice by letting your elected representatives know your views on important issues.

Websites for finding and contacting elected representatives about current issues:

https://www.usa.gov/agencies

https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials/

US Conference of Catholic Bishops http://www.usccb.org under issues and actions

http://www.pacatholic.org   Then under search, type contact elected officials