The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
1. Life and Dignity of the Human Person
2. Call to Family, Community, and Participation
3. Rights and Responsibilities
4. Option for and with the Poor and Vulnerable
5. Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
7. Care for God's Creation
Have you ever thought of being an email advocate?
Catholic Social Teaching reminds us that we have a responsibility to care for our brothers and sisters, both here and abroad. Therefore, it is our responsibility as Catholics to remind our legislators not to abandon the poor. Ruth Oakley with Catholic Relief Services would like to add you to her email advocacy list by sending you information for three reasons:
1. To inform you of situations that need our attention.
2. So that you can pray and pass on this information to others for their prayers as well.
3. When needed, we can all remind our legislators that we want them to support bills in congress that would help CRS with relief and development programs.
CRS is a good steward of donations with 94% of all monies collected (example: Haiti relief), being used for direct support of all programs.
As we are all called to serve one another, the Social Justice and Peace commission has identified several ministries in our parish which are in need of volunteers.
Training will be provided.
1) We have several people living alone who cannot get out and would love to have someone visit them. You do not have to be a Eucharistic minister.
2) We have a couple people who need assistance with rides during the week to get groceries or just to get out of their homes for an hour or so.
3) We have had a couple requests for drivers to bring people to Mass on weekends.
4) Eucharistic Ministers are needed to bring Communion to people who cannot get to Mass.
5) Eucharistic Ministers are needed to celebrate the Communion Service at a local nursing home once a month.
Please consider volunteering a little of your time to help brighten someone else’s life.
The Peace Prayer
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.