Community Outreach & Social Justice
The Mission of the Community Outreach and Social Justice ministries is to reach out and extend support with the heart of Jesus Christ to all those who are burdened by material, emotional, health, or other needs. Based on our Church’s call to practice charity and social justice, we focus on supporting our parishioners and members of the greater community through corporal works of mercy and advocacy so that all may experience the fullness of life that Jesus promised.
As a Parish, we must proclaim the transcendent message of the gospel and help:
bring "good news to the poor" in a society where millions lack the necessities of life;
bring "liberty to captives" when so many are enslaved by poverty, addiction, ignorance, discrimination, violence, or disabling conditions;
bring "new sight to the blind" in a culture where the excessive pursuit of power or pleasure can spiritually blind us to the dignity and rights of others; and
"set the downtrodden free" in communities where crime, racism, family disintegration, and economic and moral forces leave people without real hope (cf. Lk 4:18).