Catholics for Justice
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” -Micah 6:8
Catholics for Justice (C4J) offers opportunities to learn about and reflect on Catholic Social Teachings through prayer, reading, discussion, community events, and service.
We regularly serve meals and join in hospitality with both the Catholic Worker and Sagrada Familia communities in Cleveland.
This ministry, supported by fundraising efforts and the generosity of individuals in the parish, offers meals for funeral luncheons. It also helps parishioners in immediate need of food or supplies due to a death in the family, the birth of a child, loss of work, illness, etc. Volunteers are needed for meal preparation, assistance at funeral luncheons, and deliveries to parishioners' homes.
Contact: Dianne Gorsek
Approximately every month the parish collects non-perishable food and other items and distributes them to particular centers or agencies whose cupboards are bare or who have individuals in need.
Contact: Jeff Joecken
Christmas in July
Habitat for Humanity
Catholics for Justice have also helped to rehab homes for the Cleveland Apostles Build/Habitat for Humanity projects in 2017 and 2018.
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St. Patrick Meals
Once a month volunteer groups from the parish gather at St. Patrick Church on Bridge Ave. to help serve the evening meal to those in need. Additional adults are needed to participate. If families are interested in participating, parents must be responsible for their children.
Contact: Janis Abel
The Giving Tree
Each year during the season of Advent the parish collects gifts for people in need from area agencies. The Giving Tree has gift tags with the name and age of the recipient as well as the gift needed. The committee is always looking for volunteers to help organize and distribute gifts.
Contact: Gayle Harper
Fair Trade Festival
Each weekend in July is a different theme focused on the particular needs for a collection of food or supplies that are forwarded to several social service agencies in the Cleveland area. The committee is always
Contact: Jeff Joecken