Faith in Action Committee

PAX CHRISTI SAN DIEGO REFLECTIONS
Pray Study Act

To be truly ambassadors of peace, we need to start with the work within ourselves. We need to be aware of our violent life. How do we cultivate violence within ourselves in how we talk to ourselves or put ourselves down? Think about how you feel about yourself, your life, your body, your spirit, your soul. We all have moments of self-hatred and violence towards ourselves. It is essential to be aware of this inner violence, so you can let it go and work towards inner nonviolence. We need to learn to accept and love ourselves as we are. Remember, we are all God’s beloved daughters and sons. In the “Sermon on the Mount” teachings on peace and nonviolence, Jesus states, “Blessed are the peacemakers, they are the sons and daughters of the God of peace.” As we understand and absorb our core identities as God’s beloved sons and daughters, and thus the beloved brothers and sisters of each other, we can practice the nonviolent life of Jesus and work towards the mission of being peacemakers in our world. However, we must first honor who we are individually, so we can be nonviolent to ourselves and have peace within ourselves. Excellent Resources: The Nonviolent Life by John Dear and www.paxchristisocal.org. Pax Christi is an international and national Catholic movement that seeks to model the Peace of Christ in our witness to the mandate of the nonviolence of the Cross.

Pax Christi is an international and national Catholic movement that seeks to model the Peace of Christ in our witness to the mandate of the nonviolence of the Cross.

All are welcome….COME JOIN US!
3rd Thursday of the Month 6:30 PM – 8 PM PT

Please contact Christy at christybohan@cox.net for more information and the ZOOM link.


2021 Special Message from Pope Francis, World Day of Peace: “A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace.”

Promoting Equality & Justice

Mission Statement

Grounded in the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching, our mission is to educate and work in solidarity and inclusiveness for justice, equality, respect and dignity for all our brothers and sisters and care for God’s creation.

Purpose

We accept the obligation to follow Pope Francis’ insistence that we open our closed hearts by EDUCATING our community about the social justice issues that affect us, especially the most vulnerable, and PROMOTING projects, programs, policies that respect the dignity of all, by addressing issues regarding discrimination related to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion; poverty, education, housing, policing, immigration, and care of the planet.

Committee Members

Parish Staff:             Father Gerard Lecomte, Deacon Peter Hodsdon

Co-Chairs:                 Christy Bantugan-Bohan, Shirley Giese

Ana Zentella, Bob Gilleskie, Teresa Perez, Luna Espinosa, Sheyla Tellez and Susan Clark

Subcommittees:

New Members Always Welcome!
Pax Christi San Diego

We are a national and international Catholic peace and justice movement that seeks to model the Peace of Christ in our witness to the mandate of the nonviolence of the cross.  This is a local chapter of Pax Christi USA.  Coordinator:  Christy Bantugan-Bohan. www.paxchristisocal.org. Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.  Email christybohan@cox.net for more information.

Creation Care

The Creation Care Ministry advocates through civic and charitable acts, loving concern for, and protection of, all the natural gifts of God.  The focus of this ministry is Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical PRAISE TO YOU (Laudato Si) On Care for Our Common Home.  Email Bob Gilleskie rjgilleskie@san.rr.comfor more information.

Immigrant Advocacy

We advocate for the safety and well-being of our sisters, brothers, and children in immigrant families including their health, housing, education, employment, and protection from discrimination. Email Ana Zentella  Azentella@ucsd.edu for more information.


Have an interest in learning more or getting involved?   

Contact:

Christy Bantugan-Bohan christybohan@cox.net
Shirley Giese shirleyjgiese@gmail.com

Helpful Links:

USCCB Catholic Social Teaching https://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/upload/catholic-social-teaching-handout-adults-digital.pdf

Laudato Si   https://laudatosi.com/watch

Alliance San Diego https://www.alliancesd.org

NCICC (North County Immigration & Citizenship Center) https://www.northcountycitizenship.org

The Faith in Action Committee, created in June 2020, is a subcommittee of the St. James-St. Leo Pastoral Council.