Peace and Social Justice

 

CRIME AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The goals of this ministry are:

  • To provide parishioners with information regarding the criminal justice system
  • To promote respect for life, forgiveness and mercy ...READ MORE


FAIR TRADE MINISTRY, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Coffee, tea and chocolate are big businesses. But for the majority of small, third-world farmers, the benefits are small. The chain of events that leads from the farm to you leaves the farmer with very little to live on. But there is an alternative: FAIR TRADE. Fair trade shares the bounty of the coffee trade with those who grow the crop...READ MORE


HEIFER INTERNATIONAL, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Heifer International is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending world hunger and caring for the earth by providing livestock, trees, training and other resources to help struggling families around the globe. Animals from Heifer provide milk, eggs, wool, draft power and other benefits, so the impoverished improve their...READ MORE


PARISH GARAGE SALE, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The garage sale is held the second week of June to raise money to help support our mission activity here at St. Mary. People can bring donations of items to be sold at the sale. We are in need of volunteers who can help with receiving donated items as well as with the...READ MORE


PARISH MISSION, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The Mission Ministry is working to undertake an ongoing active role in the Joliet Diocese’s annual mission to the Navajo Nation in Chinle, Arizona. The 13 day mission, which will take place June 8-21, 2013, focuses on assisting those in need with repair work on their homes. The mission team works through Our Lady of Fatima parish in Chinle...READ MORE
 

REVERENCE FOR LIFE, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The focus of this ministry is to address social justice issues with a core focus on abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment. This ministry will promote the “Gospel of Life” through prayerful ministry on the individual, family, community, state, and national levels.  We pray at the abortion clinic in Aurora on the 2nd Saturday of the month and we...READ MORE


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. We are committed to respecting the dignity of those we...READ MORE

 

 

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