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The Social Justice Ministry sends out a monthly E-Letter with updates on direct service and advocacy opportunities and upcoming events. To sign up, please email Margaret Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Social Justice Committee, a standing committee of the Pastoral Council, is seeking new at-large members for the Committee beginning in July 2013 for three-year terms. The members would be at-large and would represent the broad social justice program, not a particular constituency.
Pastoral Council guidelines for standing committee membership:
- Must be a registered parishioner at least one year prior to becoming a committee member.
- Must be willing to make a commitment to carry out the duties of the position. Minimally, this means attending monthly meetings, taking on assignments, and making the required time for the commitment.
Additional guidelines for Social Justice Committee membership:
- Must have been involved in social justice activities for at least two years (not necessarily at Holy Trinity) prior to membership.
Submit a one page (maximum) description of involvement in social justice activities and interest and willingness to make a three-year commitment to the Committee. Send by email to Margaret Johnson at email@example.com.
Additional Information on the Ministry
Social Justice Committee Major Responsibilities:
- Determine the Ministry's Mission and Purpose: The Social Justice Committee creates the mission statement and reviews it periodically with the Ministry as a whole for relevance and validity.
- Plan, Monitor, and Assist in implementing the Ministry's Programs and Services: The Social Justice Committee, working with the Pastoral Associate, determines which activities are the most consistent with the organization's mission, assists in implementing the annual work plan's goals, and assesses their effectiveness.
- Establish Expectations for the Pastoral Associate: The Social Justice Committee establishes the expectations for the Pastoral Associate annually through the Work Plan. The annual work plan is a collaborative effort of the Committee and the Pastoral Associate and is reviewed by the Pastor.
- Manage the Tithe Process and Implementation: The Social Committee is responsible to the Pastor for distribution of the annual tithe - planning, process monitoring, communication, and oversight.
- Manage Resources Effectively: The Social Justice Committee, in order to remain accountable to the Pastor, the Parish Council, and parishioners and to safeguard its tax-exempt status, ensures that proper financial controls are in place for the expenditure of the annual tithe and the Social Justice operative budget.
Are you wondering what happens during a delegation to our sister parish in El Salvador, Maria Madre de los Pobres? Are you longing to meet your Godchild from the Maria Madre Sponsorship program? Are you curious about life at Maria Madre? Please come to an informational meeting about the July 13 - 20, 2013 trip. We'd love to have you!
Tuesday, April 30
7pm - 8:30pm
Learn about the issues being addressed by this ecumenical campaign focused on raising up concerns for the poor, hungry, and homeless to Congress as they dialogue on the upcoming budgetary decision and the "fiscal cliff."
Holy Trinity invites you to support the Circle of Protection campaign by writing or calling to your representatives in Congress. To learn more, visit our Circle of Protection page.
The results are in!
To see what organizations received funding from Holy Trinity in 2012, click here.
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The Social Justice Ministry responds in prayer and reflection, direct service, education, advocacy, and donations to the needs of the parish, to the social needs in the diverse urban diocese and community who are our neighbors, and beyond these borders to a sister parish and national and international Jesuit social services. When program priorities are being set and choices made about resource allocation, the Ministry actively advocates for preferential treatment for the poor and marginalized in our community in light of the Gospel, Catholic Social Teaching and the priorities of the Jesuit Conference.
The poor cannot lift themselves up with their bootstraps because they have no boots.
~ Father McKenna