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“SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS” (updated on 12/30/2021)
Upcoming events/thank you's from our Social Justice Committee: - Our next meeting will be Monday, January 24 at 7 PM... all welcome! Help us plan future events. Your input is valued!! - Thank you for your support of our Fair Trade coffees and chocolates... it was a great success - Poinsettias for parishioners was completed on Dec 12... it was very well received. This is our third year completing this effort. - Our next presentation will be on addiction and the current issue with opioids. Maybe have a speaker from AA and a person from CCA who works with people addicted to drugs.
The Social Justice Committee would like to thank everyone who donated kitchen items for the Afghan Evacuees. We delivered 11 large boxes of Kitchen and Cooking Prep items to Dorcas International and the Diocesan Office of Immigration and Refugee Services, the 2 agencies that will be responsible for settling Afghan families in Rhode Island.
El Comité de Justicia Social desea agradecer a todos los que donaron artículos de cocina para los evacuados afganos. Entregamos 11 cajas grandes de artículos de cocina y preparación para cocinar a Dorcas International y la Oficina Diocesana de Servicios de Inmigración y Refugiados, las 2 agencias que serán responsables de asentar a las familias afganas en Rhode Island.
There are donation boxes at the church entrances for Outreach contributions or donations can be made in the parish collection baskets or directly to the parish office. Thanks again to all who have donated. - NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME on our Parish Outreach, Social Justice and Food Pantry committees! Come and find out what we can do together to put into action Gospel's teachings on justice!
- Social Justice Committee goal: To build awareness about current justice issues (poverty, homelessness, immigration, etc.) and how we respond as Catholics living out our faith. Social justice is a constitutive dimension of Catholic Christianity.
Neighborhood Friendly Visitor Program: At the Advent 2019 Social Justice Forum on Senior Issues, our speaker outlined several programs for Seniors and their caregivers that the Diocese offers. One such program is the Neighborhood Friendly Visitor Program, a community based program that provides weekly visitors to elders and disabled adults. To become a friendly visitor or find out how you might access this program for a neighbor or relative, call Linda A’Vant Deishinni at 274-6783. The Diocese also offers a training/support program for caregivers.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Are you or someone you know experiencing Domestic Violence (verbal, emotional, psychological or physical abuse)? One in three to four women have experienced some form of physical violence. Children exposed to domes- tic violence are negatively impacted in countless ways. Although to a lesser degree, men also are victims of domestic, emotional and psychological abuse. Let us help! The Office of Life and Family is offering women free counseling (as appropriate), emotional support, and advice from a Catholic perspective, re- sources, and referrals to outside agencies/Catholic Counselors as appropriate. Maybe you just want to talk! For more information, please call 401-278-2518 or 401-278-2517.
Useful resources related to our forum in March, 2019 related to Care for our Environment Catholic Climate Covenant: Online site that includes the U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration and has many of resources related to climate change. https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/