Social Justice

Justice Ministry Mission

We will discern the most pressing needs of society and utilize Pastorate resources to promote the dignity of the marginalized and change the forces and structures that create injustice.

Justice Ministry Purpose

The Justice Ministry Council exists to serve and speak for the marginalized, to serve the parish as its primary resource and catalyst for the work of social justice, to educate the community on social issues and Catholic social teaching, to provide opportunities for social action, and to foster awareness that social ministry is integral, not optional, in the life of the parish. It provides leadership and vision to justice related ministries.

Justice Committee

The Social Justice committee is a Pastorate committee. 

Bob Anderson
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Phone: 556-2288

Frank/Cindy Kraus
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Phone: 556-3668

Cindy Pfiffner
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Phone: 556-3815

Tom/Fran Paisley
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Phone: 556-5210

Connie Bellaver
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Phone: 583-9627

Connie Wessels
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Phone: 557-1684

Jim/Char Halverson
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Phone: 556-2334

Sue Schneider
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Phone: 599-3999

Deacon Bill Biver
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Phone: 588-1433

 

Includes:

This ministry includes Hospital & Nursing Home visitation, Homebound visitation & Eucharist, Meals/Card Ministry to Homebound, 3rd Sunday Collection, and blood pressure screening, as well as serving meals at St. Pat's & The Dubuque Rescue Mission.

Food Pantry:

Provides non-perishable food and healthcare products to those in need.  Located at St. Joseph The Worker parish, 60 South Algona St.

Fair Trade Coffee:

We sell fair-traded products from, Equal Exchange.  The products are produced worldwide by small growers and farmers who market their products through cooperatives directly through Equal Exchange.  Coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and dark chocolate candy bars are for sale at our monthly Hospitality Sunday and through our parish office. (@ SJTW)

Contacts are:  Diane Konshak, 608-568-3493; Annie Wertz, 556-1466.

Emergency Assistance from our Pastorate:

Parishioners are assisted with rent, heat and electrical bills.  Both parishes are able to help with gas and food scrip cards as needed.

St. Columbkille - Our Sister Parish

Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Church in Oglala, South Dakota has been our Sister Parish for many years.  It exists in the poorest country in the entire United States.

St. Joseph The Worker - Our Sister Parish

St. Therese of The Child Jesus, in Gonaives, Haiti has been our sister parish for almost one year.  It exists in an extremely poor area of Haiti.