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:   559-708-3530

The Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching


Life and Dignity of the Human Person



Call to Family, Community and Participation



Human Rights and Responsibilities



Option for the Poor and Vulnerable



The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers






Care for God’s Creation


Restorative Justice

Crime Survivors Ministry

Maciel Godburn:

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Victim-focused Healing and Restoration

Homicide Victim Crime-site Prayer Service

Healing Circle Meetings

Circles of Support and Accountability-Fresno

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Death Penalty Abolition


Incarceration-Prison Ministry:

Introductory Meeting at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center 

September 14 at 7:00PM to 8:30 PM

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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 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


Indigenous Communities: Local Contact Roman Raintree:


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


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

Immigration Reform: Opposition to Title 42

Justice for Immigrants




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

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,

Poverello House

Catholic Relief Services

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:


Advocate to To increase funding for accessible mental health services in crisis situations, learn more about advocate for AB-988:



Environmental Justice (Creation Care)


Environmental Legislation


Earthbeat Weekly Newsletter:


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


Yo’Ville Community Garden and Farm: Fresno Metro Ministry





Laudato Si Action Platform:




Season of Creation:


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.

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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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