Prayer for the Poor

God of Justice,

Thank you for the gift of your

Son Jesus who taught us:

To open our eyes

to see you in the face of the poor.

To open our ears

to hear you in the cries of the exploited.

To open our mouths

To defend you in the poor and vulnerable in the public squares

as well as in our private deeds.

May we always remember that we find you in “least of these.”

Amen

 

Social Ministry

Mission Statement

Social Ministry and Outreach is the empowerment of the parish as the people of God, to fulfill with Compassion our Baptismal promise, to love God and neighbor in the local community and beyond, through concrete service and advocacy for peace and justice.

About the Social Ministry Committee

Social Ministry reaches out to those in need in our parish and neighborhood through donations to the Thanksgiving Baskets and the Christmas Giving Tree, as well as other projects during the year, and the Parish Blood Drive.

We also do projects by sponsoring children at the Santa Louisa School in El Salvador, and selling Holy Childhood ornaments to support people in Haiti and to various countries through the Rice Bowl.

Catholic Social Teachings are the values we are called to as Baptized Catholics to follow.  These teachings draw upon the Gospels and Biblical traditions of Our Church. These values are:

  • Care for God’s Creation
  • Life and dignity of the human person
  • Call to family, community, and participation
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Option for the poor
  • Dignity and rights for workers
  • Solidarity

 

(Packing of Thanksgiving Baskets, 2012)

 

We are called by these gospel values to a stewardship of our resources, striving to live simply and the call to the needs of others.

Our meetings are the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00-9:00 PM. We welcome new members! 

 

 

 

 

(Gifts for the Advent Giving Tree, 2012) 

Dates:

 

Contact:

Marcus Ebenhoe, Coordinator

Phone: 585.254-3221 ext. 127

email: mebenhoe@dor.org

 

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