Ministry Mission Statement: The Faith and Justice Ministry implements Catholic social teaching in the daily lives of our communities and beyond through education and training based on the seven principles of Catholic social teaching; practical outreach to those in need; and appropriate works, advocacy, and solidarity with the people of God.
The seven principles of Catholic social teaching are: life and dignity of the human person; call to family, community, and participation; rights and responsibilities, option for the poor and vulnerable, the dignity of work and rights of workers, solidarity, and care for God's creation. In the spirit of the Catholic tradition, the Ministry seeks to promote the dignity of the human person, the common good, community, economic justice, and the stewardship of God’s creation. Faith and Justice is the work of every person; each person has a special obligation to foster social justice. We are called to “see as Jesus sees”. Social justice means changing policies, structures, and institutions so they work on behalf of the common good.
Examples of Faith and Justice Ministry activities includes the following current, past or annual events: Baby Bottle Boomerang, Rice Bowl Program, Winter Coat Drive, Cross International Outreach, Prison Ministry, Assist St. Vincent DePaul Society, NAMI Pine Belt Walk for Mental Health, Children’s Shelter Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Ministry Outreach Faith Conference, supports Birthright of Hattiesburg, Respect Life Month Silent Vigil, help build Habitat for Humanity house, National Homeless Persons' Memorial Vigil, Easter and Christmas meals for homeless persons, blood drives.
The Ministry typically meets monthly on Saturdays at 9:00 am with location varying. Look out for bulletin or Facebook updates on meeting information. Like our Facebook page to stay updated on events and how you can get involved in social justice in our community.