How we organize ourselves with focus areas and action categories.
We use this form to score outreach grant requests.
We use this form to solicit funding requests from parishioners, including grant requests and outreach collections.
A step by step process for discerning whether accompaniment is right for your parish and how to do so if it is.
Letter for our Parish Life Handbook for a short explanation of our parish’s ecojustice social justice focus – the history at our parish, the connection to Catholic Social Teaching and the call to Act, Advocate, Assess, Learn and Pray together.
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.
For the last couple of years, the parish has supported efforts to educate and advocate for immigrants and refugees. Activities include: providing temporary housing for an Iraqi family, promoting and facilitating the JF Exploring Migration Curriculum, promoting and presenting 2 community forums on Immigration (Immigration 101 and 102), crafting a mission statement – the church of accompaniment and beginning efforts to advocate for immigrants and refugees.
For more information, contact [email protected].
The parish partners with a variety of local social service agencies. These organizations provide volunteer opportunities for our parishioners and needed service in our community. We connect them to the parish through a number of events: Epiphany dinner, Parish Work Day, Space in the Bulletin to promote their activities, Reflections during Mass and our Giving Tree at Christmas.
Excerpts and reflections connected to ecojustice and Catholic Social Teaching. Valuable for rooting our advocacy and social justice efforts in CST and communicating those connections.