Bob Kolatorowicz, Justice Initiative Staff Liaison
Responding to social problems is not a new for Old St. Patrick’s Church.
We join with past generations of Old St. Patrick’s Church members in recognizing that caring for people in need is central to the Gospel message. Caring for people in need requires providing immediate relief (acts of charity). But caring for people in need also requires challenging the conditions in society (actions on behalf of justice) that create inequity in the world and the consequent disproportionate need and suffering that too many people experience.
The Justice Initiative was created to facilitate the efforts of Old St. Patrick’s Church to promote the work of social justice. Old St. Patrick’s Church, as an institution, participates in efforts on behalf of social justice in three ways:
Faith Formation for Social Justice
brings people together for shared learning and spiritual enrichment with a focus on the issues of social justice.
A Members’ Resource Network
brings people together to share resources, skills, interests, and experiences centering on social justice.
Collective Action on Behalf of Justice
brings people together for structured, collective action on behalf of social justice issues.
We welcome new projects and your involvement!
“Action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world fully appear to us as a constitutive dimension of the preaching of the Gospel, or, in other words, of the Christian mission for the redemption of the human race and its liberation from every oppressive situation.”
The Synod of Catholic Bishops in Rome, 1971