We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic and ideological differences. Catholic social teaching proclaims that we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they live. We are called to work globally for justice and to recognize that “loving our neighbor” has global dimensions in an interdependent world.
Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat is a faith-based organization that builds, remodels and sells houses to qualified home buyers who do “sweat equity” on the construction of their future home. Members of the parish Habitat Team volunteer on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at the Habitat site where a crew supervisor directs the work of the volunteers. No skills are required.
Refugee and Immigration Committee
This committee provides legal updates regarding U.S. immigration law and policy. They also examine the needs of the agencies serving the refugee/immigrant community in WNY to determine how we as a congregation might collaborate with these organizations in providing assistance to people who are refugees and immigrants.
Lead the Way
Urge the Administration to help families suffering in Afghanistan
Sakina and her sister Amina are from a remote village in Afghanistan. Catholic Relief Services established the first school there, enabling the sisters to receive an education. They now dream of attending university.
Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. This winter, 23 million people face food insecurity and possible famine. As prices skyrocket, families cannot access cash to pay for food, medicine or other basic necessities.
The U.S. government must address the economic drivers of this crisis to prevent further suffering and save lives. Urge the current Administration to facilitate banking access for Afghans and find new ways to support the country’s critical services like hospitals, schools and utilities.
The United States must remain committed to the people of Afghanistan and act now as millions of lives remain in jeopardy. Raise your voice now to help our Afghan sisters and brothers!