Social Justice committee Holy Trinity parish Faith communities of olqm, sacred heart and holy family
Meeting discussions from June 28: The following is an outline of some of our plans/issues discussed at the meeting. More details to follow. - Setting date for member of the Diocesan Office of Immigration and Refugee Services to conduct a Sunday morning Forum (Eng and Esp) - Season of Creation: - Many options discussed... these are some. - Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate bars offered for sale - Ecumenical Prayer Service? - Prayer in Bulletin for Season of Creation - Lent 2022 - Poinsettias project for December, 2021 - NEXT MEETING: September 14 @ 7:00 PM - LOOKING for new members...
Parish Outreach program: We would like to thank parishioners who have donated to our parish Outreach program. Outreach helps people in the community who are experiencing a crisis such as potential eviction because of inability to pay back rent, help with utility bills when facing a shut off, emergency car repairs, help with food or medication. We work with Community Care Alliance to help individuals qualify for State or Federal assistance or referral to available programs.
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.
- The Food Kitchen news has been updated with January 2021 figures. Check here... - NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME on our committee! Come and find out what we can do together to reflect on the Church's teachings on justice! - Our 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 4012782518 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/