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Saint Benedict – Salt and Light Committee

 

ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF ST. BENEDICT'S SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP

CALLED "SALT AND LIGHT"

 

Recently, many "big idea" things have taken place at the parish: 

  • Reaching Out 2 Africa weekend,
  • JustFAITH classes held here recently;
  • Youth Group's party at Vive La Casa;
  • National Immigration Week;
  • my recent awareness of unemployment issues in the parish;
  • and the work of one of our parishioners on the Diocesan Social Justice Commission.

Not to mention the phenomenal outreach work of our St. Vincent De Paul Society, the Ladies of Charity, and so many other individual acts of charity and justice from parishioners.

 

I am hoping that our new group will keep social justice issues "on the front burner." I envision it working on a few projects per year as well. I think we would only need to meet occasionally; once we agree on our projects, we could work in committees via email for the most part.

 

But perhaps you have other ideas and directions? Please come to the meeting on 28 February. You are the experts in this area, so please share your ideas with us!

For some people, Catholic Social Teaching is a new discovery. Yet our Catholic Faith is so profound in this area! I hope that our new group will help make the teachings of the Church more widely known and incorporate them into the very fabric of parish life from now on.

 

There is so much I could share on this topic, but perhaps a look at the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching is a good place to begin. If you have time, please take a look at this link from the United States' Catholic Bishops – click here

 

Pax Christi,

Deacon Bill+

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