603 Union Street
Fredericton, NB E3A 3N5
Phone (506)444-6010 / Email: email@example.com
“He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” (written by Scott & Russell)
In James 2:16 we read, “If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,’ but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls social justice “the respect for the human person and the rights which flow from human dignity and guarantee it. Society must provide the conditions that allow people to obtain what is their due, according to their nature and vocation.”
The four main aspects of Social Justice are:
- Solidarity – Living as though other people and living things matter.
- Education – Study all you can about all the social issues facing us in the world today. Spread the word about these issues.
- Community organizing – Get involved in the community
- Advocacy – Giving a voice to those who have no voice, the poor, the sick, the shut in, the unborn, the dying, the disadvantaged, the immigrants, those imprisoned, the homeless, racial minorities etc.
Our very active Social Justice Committee has a box at the entrance of the church for the exceedingly generous donations by our parishioners.The committee frequently puts the call out for such items as:laundry soap, toilet tissue, coffee and paper towels for the Community Health Clinic. They also accept coats, clothing, house hold appliances, etc.