Our belief in the sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of the human person is the foundation of all the principals of our social teaching. The human person is the clearest reflection of God among us. Each person possesses a basic dignity that comes from God, not from any human accomplishment or quality. We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.
Community Mental Health Committee.
The mission of this committee is to create an environment of hope, understanding, welcome and compassion so as to increase the acceptance of all individuals and families affected by mental health concerns. They work to reduce the stigma of mental illness, educate about services available in the community, provide an alternative prayer service, and advocate for changes in legislation.
Seamless Garment Committee
The Seamless Garment Committee researches and writes bulletin inserts on a variety of life issues. These inserts are based on sound church doctrine and provide direct action to work toward the particular justice issue. The phrase “Seamless Garment” was coined by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin based on the passage from the Gospel of St. John which refers to Jesus’ seamless garment which was made from a single piece of cloth. This reference implies a consistent ethic of life.
Parish Contact: Norm McLaughlin
Women’s Role in the Church
The Women’s Role in the Church committee monitors developments affecting the status of women and promotes the goals of equality and a more meaningful voice for women in the life of the church worldwide. Awareness and consciousness raising through electronic communication, panel presentations, and prayer services have been part of this evolving group’s story.
Parish Contact: Shonnie Finnegan
For information about serving in one of these ministries or to sign up, please fill out the Ministry Contact form under Get Involved and someone will be in touch with you.