Social Justice

“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, that you do unto me.”

WHAT WE DO

Social Justice is not an option. It is a mandate for all baptized Catholic Christians. It comes to us through the teachings of Jesus and the tradition of the Church. We see it in the lives of the Saints who have gone before us and in those who are among us today.

St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality

A group of dedicated women volunteer every Wednesday to serve lunch.
A larger group of people prepares and serves a full meal on select Saturdays twice a year. We collect, repair, and distribute used bicycles to people downtown.

What’s Mine Is Yours

We collect food and groceries once a month to deliver to various social service agencies
in the area.

Giving Tree

We provide for parishioners and others in need during Christmas.

Advocacy

We support initiatives to alleviate injustice. We work for affordable housing and justice for migrant workers. We work to eliminate war, abortion, and poverty.

Education

We share information about social justice issues through the pulpit and bulletin.
Teachings of the Church include these:

Human Dignity
Respect for Human Life
Participation
Option for the Poor
Equality
Solidarity
Stewardship
Subsidiarity

Lenten Soup Supper

A Broad Reach

In addition to specific parish programs, our members participate in a variety of ministries. These include Journey Home, prison outreach, working with abused women, and literacy training.

It all begins with you

Our success with social justice depends entirely on the people who show up.
For those of you who give selflessly of your time and talent, we thank you. For those of you who are considering helping out, we encourage you. We appreciate whatever time
you have.

For more information about Social Justice and meeting times and Places click on Get In Touch