Inspired by the Gospel to love one another and empowered by our shared parish vision, One Lord, One Faith, One Family, the Social Justice Ministry of St. Noel calls all parishioners to join hands in common action for charity and justice.
The call to charity and justice is integral, not optional, to our faith. It is our hope that each person’s needs be recognized and that each person’s gifts be appreciated.
In our universal poverty, we witness that charity and justice are God’s gifts to be both rendered and received.
The Gospel compels us, church teaching implores us, and our own nature leads us to an ever widening relationship with each other, our parish, our community, our nation, our church, and our world.
The Social Justice Ministry Committee facilitates, coordinates, and schedules the social justice ministry activities of the parish. Committee membership and participation is open to all members of the parish.
The Social Justice Ministry Committee will endeavor to provide a broad range of opportunities to effect systemic change in our society including but not limited to:
– Recommending policies in accordance with diocesan goals and objectives
– Promoting family life in all its diversity
– Educating parishioners on issues of social justice
– Engaging parishioners in works of charity and justice
– Empowering the marginalized in the community
Currently, the Social Justice Committee is on hiatus as all members are currently involved in justice ministries. As new needs arise, the committee may be re-structured.
Social Justice Ministries:
Jail Ministry (LEAF & New Beginnings Re-Entry)
Adult Education Resource Center
Health Care Task Force
St. Augustine Hunger Center
St. Noel Food Pantry
Neighbor to Neighbor Meal
Senior Produce Market
Clothing Bin & Clothing Shed
Red Cross Blood Drives
Greater Cleveland Food Bank service group