Peace and Justice Ministry
Everyday Christians: Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Justice
The Peace and Justice Ministry seeks to lift up and address some of the moral and human dimensions in social issues, identify structural injustices and promote social change in ways addressable by the resources of this parish. We also promote and support the formation of various other groups working for justice.
This Lent, our parish decided to help Fr. Nick Harding who is assigned to a parish in Tijuana, Mexico. That parish has no church and must celebrate the Mass and educate its children outdoors. The Community of St. Cecilia offered help via monetary donation to help Fr. Nick raise seed money to purchase property for their much needed church building.
Father Harding writes:
Dear Letitia.. With the extremely generous donation of $3,000 we hope to use it as seed money to obtain land to build a chapel in an area where we have of more than 5,000 families with no church building---we are celebrating outdooors in a park (likewise the children are outdoors for catechism).
with gratitude and prayers
Fr Nicholas Harding omi
The Peace and Justice Ministry believes in certain core principles. These are:
- Dignity of the Human Person
- Community and the Common Good
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Option for the Poor
- Dignity of Work
- Stewardship of Creation
The St. Cecilia Peace and Justice Ministry already has a successful history within the Parish. Our accomplishments are many, and our pastoral focus within the parish includes:
You can view pictures of members of our very own St. Cecilia community participating in our many pastoral activities and volunteering to help those less fortunate. St. Cecilia Parish Staff and School Faculty also took time out to volunteer at Angela House. Take a look!
You can click on any of these links to find out more. You can also contact the Pastoral Office at 713-465-3414 for more information.