Social Justice Ministry

St. Joseph and Holy Spirit Parishes have formed a ministry group for Social Justice

What we do:  Educate individuals about the social justice issues surrounding our communities and participate with local groups to support and provide assistance and knowledge where we can.

If you are interested in joining the Social Justice Ministry, we meet in the St. Joseph Rectory at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. ***Due to COVID-19, we have ZOOM meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.

If you have questions, contact Donna at 440-937-9210 or [email protected]

The Social Justice Ministry is made up of parishioners representing the parishes of St. Joseph and Holy Spirit.  The purpose of this ministry is to provide experiences that enable our parishioners to learn about issues of injustice and engage their faith through an exploration of the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching.  *According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, "The Church's social teaching is a rich treasure of the wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society."  The USCCB further clarifies that "Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith."  It is Jesus Who calls us to this mission, not any political or ideological agenda.

Inspired by Scripture and Tradition, all members of the Catholic Church are called to be a people of faith and action, people who strive to be the light of Christ in the world as advocates for peace and justice.  As Catholics seeking a more peaceful and just world, we are called, in keeping with the seven themes:  to promote the life and dignity of the human person; act in solidarity with God's people around the world; to care for God's creation; to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first; to promote the dignity of work and the rights of workers; to encourage policies that support community, the family, and participation in society; and to defend human rights and encourage the acceptance of the responsibilities that correspond to those rights.

* http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-belive/catholic-social-teaching/index.cfm

For more information, go to:

https://www.ohiocathconf.org/