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
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.
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The St. Catherine’s Support Circle offers guidance via monthly meetings to those seeking employment assistance. Details are in the bulletin. If you would like to learn more about the Support Circle, please click here.