Top Row (left to right): Neil Heikkila, *Terese Waters-McCabe, *Jim Buckman, Joan Howe-Pullis - Director of JusticeBottom Row (left to right): Ricardo Ortiz Nava, Peg Musegades - Chair, *Pam KennedyNot Pictured: *Jane DuBois, Jessica Huber, *Catherine McComas-Bussa, Leonarda Ledesma * New to the Justice Council.
We will discern the most pressing needs of society and utilize Pax Christi’s resources to promote the dignity of the marginalized and change the forces and structures that create injustice.
The Justice Ministry Council exists to serve and speak for the marginalized, to serve the parish as its primary resource and catalyst for the work of social justice, to educate the community on social issues and Catholic social teaching, to provide opportunities for social action, and to foster awareness that social ministry is integral, not optional, in the life of the parish. It provides leadership and vision to the Justice Grant Board and other justice related ministries.
Each year, in the spring, Pax Christi members are encouraged to consider joining our parish leadership body. Each ministry area has a council of Pax Christi members who lead in visioning and planning for ministry work. Grounded in Catholic social teachings, this council is primarily responsible for developing, communicating, and implementing a social justice strategy for members of Pax Christi. This includes providing opportunities to address and respond to a variety of social justice issues and engage in opportunities for social action. The council also oversees the Justice Grant Board and is responsible for supporting and coordinating all the Pax Christi Social Justice activities such as: the Environmental Challenge Ministry, JustFaith, Walk for the Homeless, and the Advocacy Committee. Members should have a basic understanding of Catholic social teaching (or a commitment to learn these principles), be willing to get involved in at least one to two projects annually in addition to the monthly council meetings, and perform other advisory responsibilities as required to support the council. CLICK HERE for additional information.
Justice Advocacy CommitteeThis committee helps to organize Pax Christi members to advocate at the legislative and government level. CLICK HERE for additional information.Environmental Challenge CommitteeThe mission is to educate, energize, and enable our faith community towards greater appreciation, concern, and action for God’s creation. CLICK HERE for additional information.