Social Justice

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Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith.  It is based on and inseparable from our understanding of human life and human dignity.  Human dignity comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment.

Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. This commitment arises from our experiences of Christ in the Eucharist.  We are called to reach out and to build relationships of love and justice.

---from Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions. www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings

The Ongoing Work We Do...


To join your fellow parishioners in this work, please contact the named chairs or call the Rectory to be put in contact with the mission you wish to serve or to join the Social Justice Committee.

Annual Food Collection on Thanksgiving Day to benefit local food pantry

Monthly Food Collections to support New Covenant House of Hospitality, Inspirica, and Neighbor-to-Neighbor, on a rotating basis.  Sergio Waldeck coordinates and delivers the food.  Additional drivers needed Monday thru Saturday. 

Migrant Mustard Seed Ministry – a special food drive for the religious order of nuns who support the migrant workers in the farms near Poughkeepsie, NY in June.

Every Sunday a team of volunteers provides a meal and serves it at New Covenant House of Hospitality in Stamford.  Kathy DiGiovanna organizes the teams from St. Catherine’s and other  organizations.
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The St. Catherine’s Support Circle offers guidance via monthly meetings to those seeking employment assistance.  Meeting details are posted prior to each meeting in the bulletin.  To learn more about the SCSC, please click here.
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St. Catherine's Social Justice Team in the News. . .

Prayer Service for Children at the Border Inspires Action
On September 11, St. Catherine's Social Justice Committee held a Prayer Service for Children at the Border in the Chapel.  Many participants in the service have asked for steps that they could take to help solve the situation.  Click here for our top suggestions.

Zero Waste Dinner Raises Funds for Local Nutrition Program
On April 26, Thomas McQuillan, Director of Food Service Sales and Sustainability at Baldor Specialty Foods, worked with Greenwich community members and businesses to organize America’s first-ever zero-waste fundraising dinner. The event took place at St. Catherine of Siena Church.  The dinner, prepared by local area celebrity chefs, was 100% waste-free, with every component, from cookware to table centerpieces, being either digestible or otherwise capable of being repurposed.  There were 300 guests in attendance.

The dinner raised awareness about food waste within the community, and collected over $50k in donations to benefit important local nutrition programs:  Cos Cob’s Kids in Crisis and Bridgeport’s Wholesome Wave.  Read full article

Click here for a video glimpse of the full-house Zero Waste event!

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