Justice and Peace Committee

JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMITTEE OF SACRED HEART CHURCH

MISSION STATEMENT

We, the Justice and Peace Committee of Sacred Heart Church of Bayside, Queens, as Christians of the Roman Catholic Tradition, take seriously the Gospel mandate of “serving the least among us.”  

In response to the United States Bishops’ call to the Church to embrace social justice as a “constitutive element of the Gospel,” we commit ourselves through prayer, education and service to:

  • Animating the faith community of Sacred Heart to be formed in the great Tradition of Catholic Social Teaching
  •  Communicating and collaborating with both our parish community and multiple agencies engaged in social justice both religious and secular
  • Fostering action in behalf of justice on local national and international levels

“Racism Is a Life Issue”

Recalling the bishops’ most recent pastoral letter against racism, the bishops say “People of good conscience must never turn a blind eye when citizens are being deprived of their human dignity and even their lives. Indifference is not an option.” And they forcefully repeat, “As bishops, we unequivocally state that racism is a life issue.”

Resources for Dismantling Racism

(Taken from bellarminechapel website.)

Backgrounders on Racism from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

From the desk of Sister Kathleen…

New Announcement! February 19, 2021

THE JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMITTEE

The Justice & Peace Committee will host  a Zoom discussion on Racism with Professor Craig A. Ford, Ph.D. All are invited.

See the attached flyer for more information. To obtain the ZOOM link contact Sr.Kathleen Masterson at siskate913@gmail.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Corinne Di Stephan, Germana Berni, Fr. Francis Gargani, Sr. Kathleen Masterson, Patricia McDonough, Brenda Molloy, Eileen Moran, Joan Saia, Gerrie Schaedler, Sr. Mariette Schmidt, Kathleen Tonry, Christina Vaccarino, and Alice Williams

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