"Just as the gospel tells us our lives willbe judged by our response to the "least of these," so too our
parishes should be measured by our help for the hungry, the homeless, the
troubled, and the alienated-in our own community and beyond."
States Catholic Bishops, Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the
Social Mission of Parish
In what ways are we
responding to the needs of "the least of these" in our communities?
Two Feet of Love in Action |En Español
foundational tool describes two distinct, but complementary, ways we can
respond to the Gospel call to put love in action: social justice
(addressing systemic, root causes of problems that affect many people) and charitable
works (short-term, emergency assistance for individuals). A brochure,
facilitator's guide, and handouts can help you educate others.
Do we effectively
engage disciples in planning, strategizing, leading, and evaluating social
Catholic Charities USA Parish Social
resource from Catholic Charities USA is a collection of strategies,
resources and practical steps developed by parish social ministry leaders from
across the country.
How do our service
programs connect participants with opportunities to change the conditions that
create poverty and suffering?
Projects and Social Justice
page from the Campus web site gives tips and best practices for effective
service projects, and also provides resources to integrate reflection on
Catholic social teaching and social justice issues into service experiences.
How do we facilitate
solidarity and support for our brothers and sisters in poverty across the
CRS Rice Bowl | En
CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic
Relief Services' Lenten faith formation program. Participants pray together; give things up, or fast, in solidarity with those who hunger; learn about our global community and the challenges
of hunger and poverty around the world; and give sacrificial donations to those in need.