Parish Social Ministry provides leadership and service to the people and institutions of our diocesan church in their task of bringing the church’s social mission to life. We also serve the wider community as we work to create more effective ways of serving and empowering those in need.
Our work for social justice is first and foremost a work of faith, a profoundly religious task. It is Jesus who calls us to this mission, not any political or ideological agenda. We are called to bring the healing hand of Christ to those in need; the courageous voice of the prophet to those in power; and the Gospel message of love, justice, and peace to an often suffering world.
-U.S. Catholic Bishops, “A Century of Social Teaching”