2021 Special Message from Pope Francis, World Day of Peace: “A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace.”
Highlights: Auxiliary Bishop Ramón Bejarano shares how scripture and Catholic Social Teaching guide our responses, personal testimonies by two parishioners, as well as practical solutions and ways to become involved.
Promoting Equality & Justice
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email@example.com more information.
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?
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.