Faith in Action Committee

ST. JAMES FAITH IN ACTION COMMITTEE
Promoting Equality & Justice

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Faith in Action Monthly Meetings*
2nd Mondays
4:00 – 5:00 PM
 
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Pax Christi San Diego*
Monthly Meetings: 3rd Thursdays
 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Monthly Centering Prayer*
Saturday.  10:30 am

*For more information, contact the Parish Office at (858) 755-2545


2023 Special Message from Pope Francis.

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 to, poverty, education, housing, policing, immigration, and care of the planet.

Committee Members

New Members Always Welcome!

Parish Staff:             Father Gerard Lecomte, Deacon Peter Hodsdon

Co-Chairs:                 Christy Bantugan-Bohan, Shirley Giese

Clare McDonald, Abigail Pablo, Bob Gilleskie, Teresa Perez, Luna Espinosa, Sheyla Tellez, Barbara Meyers 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.  Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. 

For more information about Pax Christi: www.paxchristiusa.org and www.paxchristisocal.org.

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.

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. 

ESL and Citizenship Tutoring: Volunteers provide ESL and citizenship preparation through Pathways to Citizenship. For more information:  https://www.pathwayssd.org.

Human Trafficking

Catholic social teaching proclaims the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of all human life.  Because every life is a gift from God and is sacred, it deserves to be protected and nurtured; we each have a responsibility to fight against the violation and degradation of our brothers and sisters.  Eliminating human trafficking and empowering survivors has been a historic concern of the Catholic Church.


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

Pathways to Citizenship https://www.pathwayssd.org

San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) https://sdop.net

Friends of Friendship Park  https://www.friendshippark.org

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

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