Social action calls us to go beyond the walls of the church building and be “salt and light” in our neighborhoods and communities.  This Commission develops programs to focus on the work of the parish in reaching out to those in need and taking action on community issues.  It assists in establishing structure and strategic planning.

The Social Action Commission strives to keep faith alive through understanding social teaching and active pro-life, rural life, social justice and global solidarity issues.  It promotes social action as a parish/community/world-wide responsibility within the four areas of pro-life, rural life, social justice and global solidarity.

An effective social ministry must include work to address root causes of injustice in society as well as acts of charity to address immediate needs.

You can join this work and help shape the way our Parish approaches social justice by contacting the representative on the Parish Council or the Parish Office.

The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

  1. Life and dignity of the human person
  2. Community and participation
  3. Rights and responsibilities
  4. Option for the poor and vulnerable
  5. The dignity of work and the rights of workers
  6. Solidarity
  7. Care for God’s creation

For a complete text of the Sharing Catholic Social Teaching Challenges and Directions in both
English and Spanish, please contact the USCCB at 1 800-235-8722 or go to
http://www.usccb.org.