Social Justice Ministry
The last of the 33 Hugo Habitat homes were just completed this summer! Due to the pandemic, we did not get to complete the baskets for these last homes and we now have a total of 13 baskets to deliver.
The Social Justice Ministry of the Church of St. Genevieve seeks to enlighten and empower our faith community. Understanding that peace and justice are the call of the gospel of Jesus and our faith, we seek to promote justice and human dignity through prayer, charity, education, and action.
The Social Justice Ministry (SJM) is accountable to the pastor and parish governing councils. Members of the leadership of this ministry will regularly meet with the pastor regarding the approval of activities/communications to be presented to the parish community. We work with the parish staff to coordinate the communication of upcoming events so that the entire parish may be involved in our ministry. The SJM does not fundraise but receives an annual budget from the parish to support the ministry's mission.
We invite all members of the parish and the surrounding community to be involved in the work we do. We welcome all parishioners interested in laboring for peace and justice to be involved in our ministry and the planning process. Parishioners who would like to engage the parish community in a new opportunity that advances our mission and is based in the Catholic Social Teachings shoud bring their ideas to our meetings to be reviewed by the ministry team and then presented to the pastor for approval.
The officers are chair, co-chair, and secretary. All terms are one year and are elected through a nomination and selection process held at our May meeting.
The SJM meets in September, October, November, February, March, April, & May. Extra meetings to plan events will be scheduled as needed. We meet the third Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30 in Fortin Hall at our St. John's site. We welcome any interested parishioners at any of our meetings.
Habitat Build Week, St. Andrew's Family Shelter (SAFS), Habitat Dedication & Welcome Baskets, Parish Education & Outreach, Social Needs Drives/Charitable Collections.
Habitat Summer Build Week, St. Andrew's Shelter Hosting Week (5-6 times per year), Hugo Habitat Homes Dedication (in April), Listening House Needs Collection, Lent Build, Food Shelf Collections.
Chairperson: Julie McCarthy