Dear Newman Community Brothers and Sisters,

As we begin a new chapter in our parish history with our new Parish Life Coordinator Linda Ram, we will be recommitting to Social Justice in 6 different ways, which we will discuss during Faith Family and Friends on Tuesday evenings and put into practice throughout the week.

 

Faith Family and Friends Fall Schedule

Catholic Faith Track: Catholic Social Teaching

8 sessions

6:00-7:00 PM

 

#1        September 20             7 Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

1. Life & Dignity of the Human Person

2. Call to Family, Community and Participation

3. Human Rights & Responsibilities

4. Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

5. The dignity of Work and Rights of Workers

6. Solidarity

7. Care for God’s Creation

 

#2        September 27             Introduction of our 6 Priorities

A.  Environmental Justice

B.   Equity and Social Justice

C. Restorative Justice

D. Health Care Issues

E. Care for the Poor

F. Anti-Violence Commitments

 

#3        October 11                  Environmental Justice (Creation Care)

                                                Katerina Gea

 

#4        October 18                  Racial Equity & Social Justice

                                                Dr. James Mendez Barbara Gallman Roman Raintree

 

#5        October 25                  Restorative Justice

                                                Maciel Godburn  

 

#6        November 8                Health Care

                                                Tess Johnson JoAnn Loforti

 

#7        November 15              Care for the Poor

                                                Dr. Daniel Griffin Brian Hall

 

#8        November 29              Anti-Violence Commitments

                                                Melissa Fry Camille Russell Ken Hudson

 

For more information about this series, please contact Jim Grant:

jimgrantbc@gmail.com   559-708-3530

The Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

 

Life and Dignity of the Human Person

https://www.crs.org/resource-center/cst-101-video-life-and-dignity-human...

 

 

Call to Family, Community and Participation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mGxEAtVGcU

 

 

Human Rights and Responsibilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOXVx3sMeHU

 

 

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWuoECvwjUA

 

 

The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2G8jGOva7Y

 

 

Solidarity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cteMjwOBPtw

 

 

Care for God’s Creation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSnXuCxiHXE

 

Restorative Justice

Crime Survivors Ministry

Maciel Godburn: rjmaciel2019@gmail.com

Ministry Of Encounter Logo

 

Victim-focused Healing and Restoration

Homicide Victim Crime-site Prayer Service

Healing Circle Meetings

Circles of Support and Accountability-Fresno

Cosa Fresno Flyer Page 00011

Cosa Fresno Flyer Page 00021

 

Death Penalty Abolition




 

Incarceration-Prison Ministry:

Introductory Meeting at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center 

September 14 at 7:00PM to 8:30 PM

Ministry In Jail Flyer 1

 

 

 

Anti-Violence Commitments

Nuclear Disarmament and Arms Reduction

Hiroshima Commemoration August 6 - FSU Peace Garden 8:00 AM 

Nagasaki Commemoration  August 9.  Shinzen Garden 10:30 AM

Anti- Gun Violence Community Meeting at St. James Episcopal Cathedral August 20, 2022 at 9:00-12:00. 

Visit www.enoughgunviolence.org for much more information about Gun Violence and what to do about it.

Read NCR's article on Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament which includes Archbishop John Wester's pastoral letter Living in the Light of Christ's Peace: A Conversation Toward Nuclear DisarmamentClick here to read the article.

Read NCR's article about Pax Christi celebrating 50 years of Catholic wintess against the 'war machine'. Click here to read the article.

 

Racial Equity and Social Justice

Human Trafficking https://fresnoeoc.org/cvaht/

 

Indigenous Communities: Local Contact Roman Raintree: rcraintree@gmail.com 

www.renamesquawvalley.com

 

Pope Francis’ Penitential Pilgrimage to First Nations Peoples (Vatican.va, July 24-29)

    

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (August 9)

Immigration Reform: 

Usccb.org Opposition to Title 42

Justice for Immigrants


 

Refugees

https://www.unhcr.org



 

Voting Rights

    

Farm Laborers Farm Worker Justice Issues

    

UFW March from Delano to Sacramento: In Fresno, August 11 at, 3:15 PM Bishop Brennan joined the March. 

See Photos Here.

 

Care for the Poor

Catholic Charities www.ccdof.org

Catholic Charities Truck is at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center each third weekend of the month. Next visits: September 17-18; October 22-23

Volunteers needed! Brian Hall: 

 

Food Insecurity

The Food Recovery Program at the SPCNC resumes in September, 2022.

Volunteers Needed: Jim Grant, jimgrantbc@gmail.com

Poverello House www.poverellohouse.org

Catholic Relief Services www.crs.org

Health Care Issues

Homelessness & Housing Issues

 

Mental Health

Invite participation in Fresno’s Suicide Prevention Walk: “Out of the Darkness”

At Woodward Park, September 17 9/17/22 at 10:00 AM

Encourage all interested parishioners to be better informed, join the
#Vote4mentalhealth pledge: 

https://www.vote4mentalhealth.org

 

Advocate to To increase funding for accessible mental health services in crisis situations, learn more about advocate for AB-988: https://www.themileshallfoundation.org/ab-988

 

Addiction/Recovery

Environmental Justice (Creation Care)

 

Environmental Legislation 

https://www.ncronline.org/news/earthbeat/historic-climate-law-signed-bid...

 

Earthbeat Weekly Newsletter:

https://us.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=adk&hsimp=yhs-adk_sbnt&par...

 

Community Garden: Zoom Meeting on October 3, 2022 at 6:30 PM

 

Yo’Ville Community Garden and Farm: Fresno Metro Ministry

https://www.transformfresno.com/yo-ville-community-garden-and-farm/

 

Composting

 

 

Laudato Si Action Platform:  https://laudatosiactionplatform.org

 

Recycling

https://www.fresno.gov/recycling

www.irecyclesmart.com

 

Season of Creation:  https://seasonofcreation.org/

 

Pope Francis’ Message for the Season of Creation, September 1-October 4

Click Here to Read it


 

St. James Episcopal Cathedral Season of Creation Series on Wednesdays in September (7, 14, 21, 28) 6:30-8:00 PM.

Edsj Creation Care Presentations Sept. 2022 Page 0001

September 3-4: St. Paul Catholic Newman Center launches the Season of Creation at all weekend Masses

 

Creation Care Team Meetings:

October 3, 2022      6:30 PM (Zoom)

December 5, 2022  6:00 PM (Zoom) 

 

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