Peace & Justice
The St. Cletus Peace & Justice Ministry was formed in
2005 to explore Catholic Social Teaching and to
understand how we can serve our parish, our
community and beyond. We focus on addressing
social injustices and providing experiences to help
our parish become Christ's hands and feet for justice.
P - Prayer: To promote continuous prayer
E - Education: To foster learning and education
A - Action: To take peaceful action to right wrongs
C - Compassion: To connect to others within and outside our
E - Enlightenment: To spread knowledge of the needs of others
Our Strategic Focus
We assist St. Cletus Grade School to support the teaching of social justice and tolerance, and develop teaching tools and games that may be useful in conveying the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. We work with our parish Life Teen ministry to engage them in community action projects, such as for the homeless. We also support teens and young adults wishing to participate in annual mission trips to El Salvador.
Communication and Education
We publish a quarterly email newsletter, The Channel, for our parishioners and other interested readers. It covers our activities as a ministry as well as articles and viewpoints that speak to the social justice issues of today. To access prior issues of The Channel, please click here.
Care For Creation
We work with the parish and the school to implement "green" modifications to lighting, food packaging and recycling/composting options. We regularly publish suggestions on care for the environment in the parish bulletin. One of our members serves on the archdiocesan Care for Creation (Laudato Si) task force.
Racial Equality and Justice
We are involved in the struggle for equality and justice for all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). We have sponsored book discussions, videos, invited speakers, and helped the parish celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Black Catholic and Black History Month. We are members of the archdiocesan-wide Catholic Racial Justice Collaborative, and with the group have sponsored Racial Justice Sunday in 2021.
Peace & Justice Ministry meets on the third Mondays of the month at St. Cletus Parish at 6:30 pm.