Meeting Agenda Template

This is the template we use for all meetings – this sample is for the Healthy Earth Team but it could be used for any meeting or group.


Organization Chart for Parish Social Mission

How we organize ourselves with focus areas and action categories.


Grant and Outreach Request Rubric

We use this form to score outreach grant requests.


Grant and Outreach Collection Request Form

We use this form to solicit funding requests from parishioners, including grant requests and outreach collections.


Ignatian Social Justice Ministry

Ignatian Social Justice is a ministry of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola made up of parishioners committed to:

(1) raising awareness of current Catholic social teaching; and
(2) advocating for social justice on timely and underappreciated issues.

The volunteer group embraces the responsibility to inform, engage, and mobilize parishioners to promote social justice in our local community. The ministry divides its time between advocacy and promoting awareness through a dialog with local leaders on social justice issues. The ministry is especially committed to pursuing issues and perspectives that would not otherwise be apparent to St. Ignatius parishioners.

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Ecojustice Discernment Presentation

This presentation can serve as a template for a presentation to discern a social justice advocacy issue. It starts by rooting the conversation in our Catholic and Jesuit Identity, shares what the parish had done so far and then presents possible advocacy focuses with the question, “how can we best move forward from here?”


Discernment Guide for Advocacy Opportunity

When St. Ignatius started to get involved more with advocacy on an ecojustice area, we shared the possibilities with parishioners and asked for their input on an issue to focus on. To help them make an informed decision, this discernment guide was offered with background on the topics, connections to Catholic Social Teaching and examples of how people could get involved. While this guide is Portland, OR specific, could be used as a template.