Social Justice Ministry

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Social Justice Ministry Calendar of Events

A Marianist Parish

We cry out for justice,
stand with the suffering,
pray at times of great uncertainty
for discernment.
and the courage to go out to
“whatever he tells us.”
(John 2:5)

Faith In Action:Social Justice Ministry also supports initiatives that aim to change policies or structures to better improve the lives of people through petitions and legislative lobbying. These are announced through the Spirit Newsletter and e-mails.

Social Justice Ministry Mission Statement

To support the Queen of Apostles Community’s Gospel call to service,
the Ministry will:

  • Promote service opportunities in the local community.
  • Establish a forum to discuss and act upon social concerns.
  • Distribute the Community’s financial support to charitable causes.
  • Foster group and individual prayer opportunities for social concerns.

Faith In Action:
Social Justice Ministry also supports initiatives that aim to change policies or structures to better improve the lives of people through petitions and legislative lobbying. These are announced through the Spirit Newsletter and e-mails.

QAC gives 10% of the weekly collection to the Social Justice Ministry to disperse to organizations in the Dayton community and beyond as follows:

Dakota Street Project $100/month
Provides educational and nutrition for youth and elderly in Dayton’s McFarlane neighborhood.

Daybreak $100/month
Dayton shelter for runaway youth.

Elizabeth New Life Center $100/month
A crisis pregnancy center, which offers alternatives to abortion.

Greene Co. Interfaith Network $100/month
A shelter for displaced families supported by a
network of churches in Greene County.

Homefull $100/month
Social services for the Dayton homeless

House of Bread $100/month
Community kitchen serving free meals daily.

IMANI $110/month
Nairobi, Kenya – Marianist program teaching marketable skills to youth and abandoned pregnant women.

Marianist Mission of Mary Farm $100/month
Cooperative urban gardening to support low-income neighborhoods in Dayton.

Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC) $100/month
An environmental education community in the Catholic tradition to protect earth
through sustainable practices.

Marianist Institute of Rural Artisans for
Christian Life Education (MIRACLE) $110/month
Karonga, Malawi. Marianist mission in education/nutrition to Aids orphans.

Singhpur, India, a Marianist school for impoverished children.

REDS $110/month
Bangalore, India. Marianist school programs for street children in India.

St. Vincent Hotel $100/month
and weekly collection of food, clothing and special items
A shelter for displaced individuals.

Change and Be Changed $100/month
Provides health services, hospital equipment and
scholarships to residents in Malawi.

QAC Special Needs $150/month
This is set aside for additional needs throughout the year, which includes community members who need assistance. Please call or e-mail Deacon Greg, if you need help. These requests are kept confidential.

Advent Giving Tree In-Kind Donations

Day of Caring Special Fund Raising
Benefits homeless shelters and food pantries in the Miami Valley Area

Mitten Collections for Clients of Greene County Board of Health District
Donations of gloves, scarves and stocking caps.

Social Justice Volunteer Opportunities  A good website for volunteer positions that are available.

Catch the Building Spirit
A Catholic organization, which builds homes for low-income families. Call: Don Drake 439-0148

Catholic Social Action/Justice Weavers QAC participates with the Dayton office of CSA/JW, a social justice collaborative. These are announced in the Spirit and QAC e-mail.

Cooking Team/Overnight Hosting for Schneider House of Hope (IHN) of Greene County Serving meals and/or overnight coordinator at the shelter for displaced families in Xenia.

Annual Day of Caring: Pancake/Sausage Breakfast Fund raising of the homeless and hungry, every last Sunday of February.

Restorative Justice Group: Opportunities open to QAC members to support this jail ministry thru prayers, monetary and service support. Call: Mary Hallinan 231-3107

Advent and Lenten Gathering:
Opportunities afforded to QAC members to talk about social justice issues through guest speakers.

Christ has no body now on earth but you.
No feet but yours;
Yours are the eyes through which to look at Christ’s compassion to the world.
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good,
And yours are the hands with which he is to bless us now.

St Teresa of Avila (1515 – 1582)