JUSTICE INITIATIVES

A global social ministry within the parish life that provides information and education of the Catholic faith, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in regards to guidelines on legislative, judicial and global issues.  In Collaboration with Catholic Relief Services and a multi-parish Social Justice Committee within the Archdioceses of Louisville, we foster solidarity and justice through education, action and financial scholarships to advocate and enhance the dignity of life for the human person living in poverty and deprivation.

 


Justice Initiatives Scholarship Committee:   Oversees the disbursement of funds for emergency assistance and through grants and monetary awards to non-profit organizations.  See application on website.  Contact: Julie Okruhlica, julieo@bellsouth.net  or Linda Fitzgerald, lctfitz@gmail.com

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There are many opportunities for involvement in this ministry:

Catholics at the Capital   Yearly in January or February, join Catholics from across the state for Many Gift, One Spirit: Catholics @ The Capital, a 2-day legislative advocacy conference. Our Catholic faith calls us to be Faithful Citizens actively engaged in shaping a society that represents human life and seeks and promotes the Common Good. Contact Mark Bouchard with Catholic Charities at mbouchard@archlou for more information

Legislative Awareness and Advocacy Email and Bulletin Announcements regarding Catholic stance on legislative and judicial issues on local, State and National levels. 

Speaking Engagements with Legislative Representatives Contact person: Mark Bouchard, mbouchard@archlou.org with Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services Collaborative efforts, as needed, with Catholic Relief Services.  Contact person with CRS is Mark Bouchard, mbouchard@archlou.org.

Refugee Ministry in collaboration with Catholic Charities to establish housing. Contact person: Catholic Charities (502) 636-9263

Refugee Mentoring Program with Catholic Charities.  Catholic Charities (502) 636-9263

Multi-Parish Committee Quarterly Planning (St. Albert, Epiphany, Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Michael’s) of Archdiocese Social Justice Committee.  

Educational Presentations to Archdiocesan Participation in and organizational planning of quarterly educational presentations of Archdiocesan Social Justice Committee.

Change Their World (2 or 3 week collection in July to support Catholic education in Maggoty Jamaica. Contact Ann Burrice, aburrice@att.net & Linda Fitzgerald lctfitz@gmail.com


Change Their World 2016……TOTAL= $15,334.59 which will cover at least 24 children for this upcoming school year!  That includes uniforms, fees, supplies, lunch and transportation.  Father Marek and Marta send their heartfelt appreciation as well as the parents and children.  

 

class of 2016Your efforts DO make a difference.  

There are 200 children in the education program this year (picture above), thanks in part to the contributions of Saint Albert members. Three “graduates” of the education program are in college this year—an unimaginable dream for them had it not been for the education program and the assistance and encouragement they have received over the years. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Each Wednesday Mass is offered in thanksgiving for Saint Albert and other benefactors around the world.

 

Look at some of our pictures from the last mission trip:

 

 

 

 



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