“If you want Peace, work for Justice”
– His Holiness Pope Paul VI, The Celebration of the Day of Peace, Jan. 1, 1972
Continuing education on the Church’s concern for the poor, the natural environment, and for the migrant fuel the drive of parishioners to seek justice both in theory and in deeds.
The Peace & Justice Committee serves as the link between the parish and the larger community–educating, advocating, and promoting peace, justice, and social concerns relevant to Catholic Social Teaching. The Church’s social teaching focuses on building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society; it includes topics such as: the dignity of human life, human rights, care for the Earth and its resources, the preferential option for the poor and vulnerable, workers’ rights, and solidarity with all our human family. See our Justice Advocacy Articles, as well as our series Consistent Life Ethic (CLE).
Please pray for the ministry work of our parish, especially our leadership committees. Your voice would be helpful in our Peace & Justice Committee discussions. Please join us at the next meeting. The committee normally meets on the first Monday of each month (unless a holiday interferes and then it is the following Monday) at 7:30 PM in the St. Francis School teachers’ lounge. I hope to see you there.
For more information contact:
Kelly Gauthier at firstname.lastname@example.org / 734-769-0807 or Dick Brown email@example.com / 734-944-6096 or the Parish Outreach Ministry Office, Scott Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-821-2121.
Our projects include:
Justice Advocacy Articles
Stewardship of God’s Creation: Sustainable Garden; Sustainability Project;
Human rights: Pregnancy Pro-Life Efforts; Consistent Life Ethic (CLE);
Hunger: CROP Hunger Walk – crophungerwalk.org/AnnArborMI;
Homelessness: Special Collections listed below here;
Civil rights: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration;
Peace / Conflict Resolution: Compassionate Communication;
Racial Justice: Subcommittee on Racism;
Refugee & Immigration Issues and Justice for Immigrants
- Hope Clinic, Ypsilanti
- Faith in Flint
- Friends In Deed
- Food Gatherers
- Children Waiting Everywhere – Arua Diocese-Uganda
- Dormitory at St. Joseph Academy in Kakamega, Kenya (Sr. Agnes) http://www.stfrancisa2.com/kenya/
- Catholic Habitat for Humanity House
- Friends of the Master, Ypsilanti
- Religious Action for Affordable Housing (RAAH)
- St. Vincent Service Ministry at St. Francis Parish
Our parish encourages all to organize charitable efforts to assist our families to do these…
The Spiritual Works of Mercy
- Counseling The Doubtful
- Instructing The Ignorant
- Converting The Sinner
- Comforting The Sorrowful
- Forgiving Injuries
- Bearing Wrongs Patiently
- Praying For The Living And The Dead
Also, our parish encourages all, in collaboration with our St. Francis Parish St. Vincent Service Ministry to organize projects, (food drives, homeless shelters, tax preparation and the Giving Tree at Christmas) to assist poor families addressing these…
The Corporal Works of Mercy:
- Feeding The Hungry
- Giving Drink To The Thirsty
- Sheltering The Homeless
- Visiting The Sick
- Visiting The Prisoners
- Burying The Dead
- Giving Alms To The Poor (give to those who lack = clothe the naked)
Questions? Contact email@example.com or 734-821-2121.
We keep our blog with photos at: http://service4justice.blogspot.com/
Our parish, St. Francis of Assisi, Ann Arbor, is developing several initiatives to support our pastor, Fr. James, and our bishop along with the Diocese of Lansing Task Force on Race and Catholic Schools.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish Peace and Justice Committee has some understanding of the following matters:
Sign up here to receive information about the campaign, including early access to the “America To Me Community Conversation Guide” with tools to help you lead a watch party and host candid conversations about race and equity.
Contacts: Scott Wright & Michelle Eiden, Subcommittee on Racism, Peace and Justice Committee at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Ann Arbor.