- You Can Help in Livermore
- You Can Help in Bay Area
- You Can Help in Government
- How You Can Help Globally
- Church Social Teaching
- "Dress a Girl Around the World" Sewing Project
- Fair Trade Gifts, Coffee, Tea, Chocolate
- Livermore Homeless Refuge
- Catholic Detention Ministry
- Emergency Services in Tri-Valley
- Interfaith Housing Inc
Friday, November 11, 2011
Social Concerns Column for Sunday, November 13, 2011
Catholic Social Teaching: Option for the Poor and Vulnerable.
In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. -- Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions, U.S. Bishops
Church Social Teaching Resources:
Learn more from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (http://tinyurl.com/BishopsSocialTeaching) and the Vatican (http://tinyurl.com/CatholicSocialTeaching).
Livermore Homeless Refuge Needs Volunteers to Clean Up.
We need volunteers of any age to pitch in and clean up the host churches every two weeks as we move from one church to the next. The LHR has no permanent home; rather, churches around Livermore volunteer their facilities for two week stints. Cleaning would be on a Saturday morning for about 90 minutes (depending on how many people come). Cleaning involves wiping down, mopping and vacuuming the kitchen, bathroom, and room where our guests stay. Are you a teen looking for service hours? Are you a family who wants to pitch in together? Anyone willing to donate their time is welcome. You can volunteer once, a few times, or come regularly. We are very grateful for any time you can give. Please call us: Donna & Bob McKenzie, 925-443-7389 or 925-895-4167
Fair Trade Gift Sale a Success!
Thanks to all of you who stopped by our table in the courtyard in mid-October. You purchased products direct from artisans in Peru, Ecuador, USA, India, Cambodia, Chile, Bangladesh, Israel, etc. You have helped these artisans and their families make a living. Missed the sale? You can order online year round at: http://www.crsfairtrade.org/
Would you like to pursue a social justice project?
The St. Michael Parish Social Concerns Ministry would like to help you to help others! Call Joanne, 443-1422.
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. --Psalm 82:3