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Parish Life


The parish community has a special role in promoting participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community.

"The parish is where the Church lives. Parishes are communities of faith, of action, and of hope. They are where the Gospel is proclaimed and celebrated, where believers are formed and sent to renew the earth. Parishes are the home of the Christian community; they are the heart of our Church. Parishes are the place where God's people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the Church's life."

Communities of Salt and Light, p. 1

resources for parish leaders

Eucharist: Body of Christ, Broken for the World is a one page handout with reflections on the relationship of the Eucharist and our call to solidarity with others. This version offers questions for the reader.

A Call to Solidarity With Africa November 2001
Answer key
Call to Family Community and Participation
Care for Creation
Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Teaching Documents Descriptions
Citas seleccionadas del papa francisco por tema
Comunidades de Sal y Luz: Reflexiones sobre la Misión Social de la Parroquia
Cristianos de cada día: tienen hambre y sed de justicia
Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice
Examination of conscience in the light of Catholic Social Teaching - Spanish
Foundational Documents
La Enseñanza Social Católica
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Los Dos Pies del Amor en Accion
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
Papal and Vatican Documents on Catholic Social Teaching
Pope Francis Quotes
Rights and Responsibilities
Seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions
Siguiendo las huellas de Jesús
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
The Harvest of Justice is Sown in Peace
Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Timeline Activity
Timeline of CST Activity
Timeline of Events
Two Feet of Love in Action
Two Feet of Love in Action Elementary Storybooks

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