Social Justice Ministry
Purpose: The primary role of the parish social justice ministry is to integrate Catholic Social Teaching throughout parish life and engage parishioners practicing it.
Objectives: To represent components of Catholic Social Teaching and address social justice needs through: Prayer and Worship , Education and Formation, Family, Work, Citizenship, Outreach and Charity, Legislative Advocacy, Community Organizing, and Global Solidarity Parishes.
1. Coordinating social ministry activities to ensure a smooth, well functioning operation.
2. Providing oversight of the integration of the parish social ministry effort into the overall life of the parish.
3. Providing oversight (and coordination) of the planning for the different social ministry activities.
4. Developing an effective and comprehensive system of communication with special emphasis on communication with the pastor and parish council.
5. Identifying emerging parish and community social ministry needs and potential leaders.
6. Providing social ministry skills training opportunities for parishioners.
7. Maintaining communication with diocesan offices that can deliver professional skills training and support for social ministry leaders.
8. Emphasizing the seven touchstones described in Communities of Salt & Light.
Time commitment: 1-hour monthly meetings and approximately 2 hours per month attending scheduled Cathedral social justice service events.
Committee Chair: This person will coordinate meetings and activities as needed to fulfill responsibilities and keep the Pastoral Council apprised.
Collaboration: The Social Justice Committee will work in conjunction with the Pastoral Council, Cathedral staff, other ministries, parishioners and community leaders. It will be an advisory group to the Rector. Its goal is to promote involvement of Catholic Social Teaching concerns to the Parish.
Grants: The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart welcomes applications for small grants that support and promote human well-being. The ideal application shall provide opportunities for Cathedral parishioners to volunteer to enhance and supplement the grant. Click here to download and fill out a grant application.
Contact: Deacon Chris Malone