Social Justice committee Holy Trinity parish Faith communities of olqm, sacred heart and holy family
“SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS” - Weekend of Feb 15/16 contained a bulletin insert that is a “table tent” of a LentenPrayer Card for an End to Hunger from the organization Bread for the World. It contains weekly prayers, readings and actions to help us observe Lent in 2020. Video posted above is based on Bread for the World's observations on hunger around our world. - Lenten Forum on Immigration, Sunday, March 22. "Immigration: Issues and Information". The speaker is Genesis Flores, a caseworker for the Office of Immigration and Refugee Services for the Diocese of Providence AND she is also a member of the Spanish Speaking Community now at Holy Trinity Parish and a member of the choir. - Neighborhood Friendly Visitor Program info: scroll down to the next section of this page
- 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 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’VantDeishinni at 2746783. The Diocese also offers a training/support program for caregivers.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Are you or someone you know experiencing Domes- tic 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/