Laudato Si Zoom Series beginning April 29: Since our Lenten Program, many of you have been asking about specific ways to live out, “Laudato Si’”. We are happy to announce that the parish of Christ Our Light will be offering a four-week zoom program on this topic.
Parish Lenten Series
“The Church’s Best Kept Secret”
Catholic social teaching is often referred to as “The Church’s best kept secret." That may be true. But the teachings themselves are no secret at all. In fact they are very much common sense. Essentially, Catholic Social Teachings are just a means of putting the concept of “Love thy Neighbor” into action.
The Parish of St Maximilian Kolbe Life & Justice Ministry hosted a series of workshops to discuss Catholic Social Teachings and relating the teachings to our communities and our role in those communities. The purpose of the presentation(s) was to provide participants with an introduction into some topics of Catholic Social Teaching. The hope would be to encourage a greater investigation into this rich tradition and to see how this touches our everyday lives.
The sessions featured presenters who are involved in a variety of community based initiatives. Presenters focused on their topic and service and relate this topic and service to Catholic Social Teachings including Life & Dignity, Participation, Rights & Responsibilities, The Poor & Vulnerable, Rights of Workers, Care for our Environment and Solidarity.
These relaxed conversational presentations demonstrated how these principles are being actively applied in our community on a daily basis. We also discussed opportunities for attendees to participate in these efforts.
For more information, go to Love your Neighbor
March 15, 2021: 4th Meeting Video: Care of God's Creation
March 8, 2021: 3rd Meeting Video: Love Thy Neighbor-Solidarity
January 31, 2021
The Life and Justice Ministry continues to study the themes of Catholic Social Teaching. This week we look at the “Call to Family, Community and Participation”.
The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society - in economics and politics, in law and policy- directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in community. Marriage and family are the central social institutions that must be supported and strengthened. We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Sister Connie Trainor, SSJ
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