Each year during Lent, Holy Family Catholic Community takes on a social justice project to support a mission church or organization in need. We educate the parish about a specific issue and offer prayers, fasting, and alms-giving in support and solidarity.
Holy Family Catholic Community has partnered with Catholic Extension Society to support mission dioceses throughout the United States and other foreign countries, where the needs are great and the Church is growing. Our efforts have also supported local programs such as JOURNEYS the Road Home, a local agency working with people in a homeless situation or on the verge of becoming homeless, Catholic Charities' Peace Corner and St. Sabina Church in their violence prevention programs.
Lenten Social Justice Projects raise an accumulative total of $445,114. for the projects listed below.
Past Lenten Social Justice Projects
Respecting the human dignity of every individual is the first and foremost Catholic social teaching. Our Lenten focus intended to walk a path alongside individuals and families striving to live a life that is productive, strengthening the family unit, and maintaining inherent dignity - all within an environment that is safe and nurturing. Simply stated, we hoped to humanize the immigration issue and to recognize its complexity, while emphasizing accompaniment of people on their journey. Donations totaled $73,848.