Social Justice

Our next Prayer to Action Series is:

Welcoming The Stranger

An evening of prayer, song, scripture and learning about how the Catholic Church is relevant in today's immigration discussions.
It will be held on Tuesday, February 19th @ 7:00 PM.
We will gather to pray for our immigrant brothers and sister, learn what the Church teaches about our responsibility to welcome and protect them, and reflect on our baptismal call to love God and neighbor by standing in solidarity with them.
Catalina Morales, a St. Odilia parishioner who works for Isaiah Minnesota and is a DACA recipient, will be our speaker. Catalina was raised in Waukegan, IL and immigrated to the US from Mexico with her parents and two older sisters. Catalina has lived in the US since 1993 and was undocumented until she was granted DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status in 2013. Last year, she led the successful campaign to create an immigrant legal defense fund in Hennepin County. She is currently enrolled in St. Thomas University studying Theology. Catalina's work is about standing at the intersection of faith and justice, and inviting people of faith across Minnesota to lead with her for immigrant justice.
We would love to have you join us and invite your friends!

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The Social Justice Committee exists to organize, educate and inspire Saint Ambrose parishioners to make the social teachings of the Church real and active in their lives and the lives of the community as a whole. Remembering that Christ said “Whatever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me”, our work is guided through the teachings toward securing economic and social justice for all people, especially those most in need.
The Committee plans and implements events and programs that inform, educate and help promote the social teachings of the Catholic Church. Events include quarterly coffee sale, fair trade sale, justice speakers as well as special events like Fiesta Grande for Friends of the Orphans, Feed My Starving Children and the Justice and Outreach Fair. The Committee meets monthly September through May.
  For more information on our Social Justice program, please contact:
  Deacon Larry Amell