Peace & Justice
Our Peace & Justice ministry is rooted in Catholic Social Teaching. Ours is a very alive and participatory ministry. We strive to bring the light of the Gospel to bear on the social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental spheres of life. Our focus is the common good of all our sisters and brothers around the world, with particular emphasis on the poor and oppressed.
All are invited to take part in our monthly meeting and our justice actions (Offering of Letters, Refugee Resettlement, etc.).
The monthly meeting time is 7:00 PM but varies by month (please check the monthly parish calendar).
Events & Activities
Following the urging of Pope Francis, we are currently facilitating a process so that our parish can welcome and sponsor a refugee family.
Each year we take part in the Bread for the World Offering of Letters. Together with many other Christian communities in all the country, we write personal letters to our Senators and Representatives, as they prepare the budget, on behalf of the neediest people in our own country and around our world.
From time to time, we host Fair Trade sales in order to purchase from producers in foreign countries, so that they get a fairer price for their product. The goal also is to remind us all that as consumers, we are invited to be aware of the moral as well as the financial impact we can have on the economy.
We are also ready to support all local, national, and international issues that seek peace through actions on behalf of peace and human rights.
Contacts: Dan Driscoll-Shaw or John Kavalunas firstname.lastname@example.org
Migrant Donation Support
Hello Resurrection family,
In communication with two Sisters of Mercy, Pat Murphy, and JoAnn Perch, who are long-time advocates for the migrant/immigrant community, the Peace and Justice Ministry has become aware of an opportunity to help migrants who have been bussed suddenly to Chicago with no established structure in place to process their asylum applications.
Therefore, Catholic Charities and other helping organizations are providing temporary housing, food, hygiene needs, diapers, legal support services, and attempting to find housing while the migrants’ asylum cases are considered.
To help with the above needs, the Sisters would be most appreciative of any financial support we can provide as individuals for the migrants in need. The address to send checks is:
C/o Marilu Gonzalez
5533 S Sawyer
Chicago, IL 60629
Checks should be made payable to Catholic Charities with a note in the memo section “Asylum Seekers”.
Click on the link below to access the latest statement from the leaders of US Bishops regarding terrible border conditions.
Click on the link below to learn how to urge our government to resettle 30,000 refugees in 2019.
Migration and Refugee Services Action Alert