WHAT IS THE SOCIAL MINISTRY COMMITTEE?
The Social Ministry Committee is one of the standing committees of the Cluster of Our Lady of Lourdes † Saint Anne. As an organization, the committee is called to facilitate ministries to the poor and vulnerable, encourage community engagement, and educate parishioners about the rich tradition of Catholic social teaching. The ultimate goal is to put an end to neglect and abuse so the needs of the young, the elderly, the poor, are met.
- Facilitate/encourage participation in social ministry activities
–Create opportunities for participation by all age group
–Maintain and publish an up-to-date list of social ministry activities in the Cluster
–Identify unmet needs and explore ways to fill them
- Educate ourselves on Catholic social teaching and diocesan public policy
- Implement advocacy initiatives
— Study issues and action opportunities via JustFaith and JustMatters programs
— Work with parish staff to provide and promote educational opportunities to the whole parish
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL MINISTRY
Parishioners participate in two ways: As a committee member and/or in individual ministries. Descriptions of our current activities can be found in the menu to the left.
For more information about social ministry, or about the Social Ministry Committee, call the Cluster office and leave a message for the committee chairperson, Mary Lisa Sisson. Call: 473-9656