"Ours is a faith of action. The aim of the Social Justice Committee is to make real our biblical and baptismal call to “do justice”, and to “bring good news to the oppressed”. The committee leads parishioners to develop their understanding of social problems and injustices, to commit themselves to action and outreach, and to address both local and global concerns. It is active in refugee support and is a liaison with Development and Peace. Committee members become involved in a variety of issues, such as environmental stewardship, fair trade, support of charities at home and abroad, inter-church projects, restorative justice and North-South equity. Meetings are held monthly from September through June. New members are welcome to join at any time of the year."
Social Justice members and other volunteers raise funds for various projects by giving garage sales at your home and providing you with a charitable tax receipt.
Development & Peace - Share Lent 2021
In his recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis calls upon us to live the love that would make us “one great family, where all of us can feel at home”; a love that “exudes compassion and dignity.” (Fratelli Tutti, 62.)
With the entire human family suffering from COVID-19, the Share Lent campaign invites us to share love
and express solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South, whose vulnerabilities are being exacerbated by the pandemic. Remembering the inherent dignity of all human beings, let us heed the Pope’s reminder that “justice and solidarity, are not achieved once and for all; they have to be realized each day.” (Fratelli Tutti, 11.)
Please consider a donation on Solidarity Sunday, March 21st. Development and Peace envelopes can be found in your parish envelope box or place in any clearly marked envelope.
Bannok Baskets Delivered
In the spirit of truth and reconciliation, Christ the King Social Justice committee prepared and delivered “bannock baskets” to eight households. This gift was to honor and thank the eight indigenous grandmothers who support not only their own children but also other indigenous grandparents in the community who are the caregivers for their grandchildren. The baskets contained 10 kg flour, oil, jam, baking powder, tea, Mandarin oranges, homemade cookies and candy.
Thank you also to Sr. ReAnne Letourneau who assisted with the delivery.