Parish Social Action Committee
A Note From Our Parish Social Action Committee
As Christians, we are called to bring about the Reign of God, “to build a just society and live lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society” (USCCB: Themes of Catholic Social Teaching), especially in the divisive times in which we now find ourselves. Each of us can make a difference by learning about and promoting Catholic Social Teaching.
We, the Parish Social Action Committee, invite you to journey with us to learn more about this wonderful teaching and to explore opportunities for action that already exist in our parish. Catholic Social Teaching is a wisdom embodied by Dorothy Day and St. Mother Theresa, who daily saw the face of Jesus in the poor they served; a truth upheld by Oscar Romero who died seeking justice for the oppressed; and a way for all of us to do small things with great love for others.
The seven major themes of Catholic Social Teaching are:
1. Life and Dignity of the Human Person
2. Call to Family, Community and Participation
3. Rights and Responsibilities
4. Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
5. The Dignity of Work and The Rights of Workers
7. Care for God’s Creation
In the months ahead, we hope to share each of them in more detail for your information, to invite you to join volunteer efforts going on now at OLOS, and to help us address more needs in our community. If you would like to join in the efforts of this committee, please contact Cecilia Bosticco by telephone at 937-689-8777 or by e-mail at [email protected]
On their website, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has a nice series of short videos to learn about these seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Please check them out to learn even more at www.usccb.org you may also CLICK HERE.