The church must be taken into the streets
— Pope Francis

In a society marked by the deepening divide between rich and poor, the gospel calls us to radical and self-giving love. Catholic Social Teaching Principles teach us how to respond to social justice issues facing our world: by meeting the needs of the poor and vulnerable and opposing the structures that perpetuate poverty and abuse the vulnerable. Our vision is to create a society that acknowledges the humanity of all people to live in the fullness of dignity. 

Learn more about Catholic social teaching principles which define our work here.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

housing fair

September 21 from 1:00-4:00PM

 

past events

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Social Justice Ministry Awarded $5,000 Grant From Catholic Charities

Congratulations to Pat Latona, leader of our Social Justice Ministry, for her efforts in procuring a grant towards education and advocacy! Monies from this grant will allow members of our parish and the community to act on the social dimensions of our faith to address social justice issues. The parish of St Francis de Sales is proud to humbly serve as a center of community life offering networks of assistance. 

 
 
"Families Belong Together" March on June 30, 2018

"Families Belong Together" March on June 30, 2018

Dropping off Christmastime donations for Lifeway Network (Dec. 2017)

Dropping off Christmastime donations for Lifeway Network (Dec. 2017)

 
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January 2019—We collected signatures against a proposed ruling that would negatively impact the status of our immigrant brothers and sisters.

January 2019—We collected signatures against a proposed ruling that would negatively impact the status of our immigrant brothers and sisters.

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Summer 2018—We organized a letter-writing/phone-call/e-mail campaign to let our local elected leaders know that we stand very much against family separations at the southern U.S. border.

Summer 2018—We organized a letter-writing/phone-call/e-mail campaign to let our local elected leaders know that we stand very much against family separations at the southern U.S. border.