“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, this helps to fuel the drive of parishioners to seek justice both in theory and in deeds.
The Life, Peace & Justice Committee serves as the link between the parish and the larger community–educating, advocating, and promoting life, 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 Life, Peace & Justice Committee discussions. Please join us at the next meeting. The committee normally meets on the first TUESDAY of each month at 7:00 PM ON the St. Francis Parish ZOOM. I hope to see you there.
For more information contact:
Kelly Gauthier at email@example.com / 734-769-0807 or Dick Brown firstname.lastname@example.org / 734-944-6096 or the Parish Outreach Ministry Office, Scott Wright at email@example.com or 734-821-2121.
Our projects include:
Justice Advocacy Articles; –
Human rights: Pregnancy Pro-Life Efforts; Consistent Life Ethic (CLE);
St. Vincent Services: vehicle & gift donation distributions, financial & tax assistance;
Missions, Donations, Almsgiving & Special Collections; –
Care of Our Common Home: Garden; Sustainability Projects;
Hunger: CROP Hunger Walk – crophungerwalk.org/AnnArborMI;
Homelessness: Special Collections & Shelter Hosts & Religious Action for Affordable Housing (RAAH) & Habitat for Humanity Catholic Habitat House;
Civil rights: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration;
Peace / Conflict Resolution: Compassionate Communication;
Racial Justice: Subcommittee on Racism;
Poverty: Washtenaw County Poor People’s Campaign,
Refugee & Immigration Issues and Justice for Immigrants
Death Penalty Articles & Survey & Euthanasia Issues;
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-821-2121.
We keep our blog with photos at: http://service4justice.blogspot.com/