Social Justice Council

Our recently formed Social Justice Council is a group of parishioners committed to putting their faith into action. They help educate our parish on social justice topics through periodic newsletters and bulletin items. They also sponsor speakers, and promote area projects such as the Harvest Helpers and Backyard Gardeners of Quincy Interfaith Social Services.

The Social Justice Council typically meets on one Tuesday evening each month. Please see the bulletin or our online calendar for meeting time announcements.

Thank You

On December 1 and 2, the jewelry sale of items hand-made by women from Rosie’s Place earned $945, which was sent to the shelter, with many thanks from the crafters, staff and guests.

On Dec. 20, we collected Christmas cookies for Fr. Bill’s Place. Dozens of goodies were delivered to the shelter, with heartfelt thanks from the staff and guests.

In mid-December, about 80 Christmas cards, signed by parishioners and dropped off at the back of the church, were sent to the Worcester County House of Corrections. The chaplain sent the following note: “Got your Christmas cards last night. Looks like we’ll have a lot of happy inmates...Each of them seeks forgiveness in their own way. This is one way they can feel of bit of that forgiveness. I often think that although we all need forgiveness, our society cannot forgive...it is only individuals who can. Please extend our blessings for a happy and holy Christmas to each of those who participated in this project. (signed) Deacon Gary”

Also from the Social Justice Council: The Sisters of St. Joseph will hold their fifth annual prayer vigil to commemorate Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Sunday, January 6th from 1 to 2pm at their Motherhouse at 637 Cambridge St., Brighton. All are welcome to come and join in prayer for an end to this crime against humanity. For further information, please call Rosemary Hanlon at 617.746.2028.

 

Social Justice Newsletters

August 2011
June 2012

 

From the USCCB

The Eucharistic Liturgy:
Formed, Transformed and Sent


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