Learn to Write Letters to Legislators
If you missed our workshop on learning to write letters to your legislators you can find all of the information in a packet on the Archdiocese website on the Office of Life, Justice & Peace page http://ljp.archdpdx.org/act-now. Look for the link titled ‘Advocacy Made Simple: A Toolkit’ for the packet. There is a lot of great information about issues facing us today and the positions taken by the church. There are also easy links for taking action!
Laudato Si’ – Pope Francis’ Encyclical
Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese
Laudato Si’ study guides
Things you need to know about Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’
Catholic Climate Covenant – St. Francis Pledge
A Christian prayer in union with creation
St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry: The SVdP food pantry has been in operation since our dedication, November 1, 2010. This is an ongoing very active ministry of our parish. For more information, see the St. Vincent de Paul page.
Northwest Children’s Outreach Volunteers: help pack bags of clothing, books and toys for children on the first Monday of the month. For more information please e-mail email@example.com and put NW Children in the subject line or visit: www.northwestchildrensoutreach.org
Faith Café: – Faith Café serves a free hot meal every Sunday and the last Thursday of the month at 5:00pm at Bethel Congregational United Church. This is an ongoing active ministry of our parish with St. Juan Diego volunteering once every 7 weeks. See our Faith Café page for more information, or Faith Café’s main website at www.faithcafeor.org. If you would like to join this team please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put Faith Café in the subject line.
Habitat for Humanity: In 2013 eight St. Juan Diego women participate in a “Women’s Build”. Periodic work days on construction sites are scheduled. If you are interested in helping please e-mail email@example.com and put Habitat in the subject line.
In accordance with the teaching of Jesus, to act as both a catalyst and a participant, and to collaborate with both local and national communities, we will affect short-term and long-term solutions to build a just society that reflects the Kingdom of God.
The Social Justice Ministry has been a part of St. Juan Diego Parish since its earliest inception. After the Epiphany mass of January 2003, 75 parishioners continued the discussion of what our parish would look like. 67% of these people listed social concerns as an important priority. From the first St. Juan Diego mass, 5% of the offertory collection has been designated for this ministry. These funds made it possible to start our St. Vincent de Paul conference and the food pantry, as well and to be of aid to many neighbors who have requested help from our parish. In accordance with the Catholic Church’s teaching on social justice, with its seven themes of social justice, St Juan Diego has been, and will continue to be involved in a wide range of social justice activities.
If you’re interested in joining the Social Justice Ministry please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome. Our regular meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the church.