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IV.  SOCIAL CHANGE & SOLIDARITY

MINISTRY AREA


Area IV Ministries engage in activities that promote justice and peace
on a wider scale for the broader community


"Kindness and truth
will meet . . ."

                                    

Pima County Interfaith Council

OMOS is a member institution of The  Pima County Interfaith Council (PCIC).  Its mission is to build relational power for collective actions in the pursuit of justice and the common good. PCIC acts to strengthen family and community in solidarity with others across lines of race, class and religion. By staying informed and getting involved in PCIC issues, we can bring to life the second of the 7 Key Themes of Catholic Social Teaching: Call to Family, Community, and Participation as we seek together the common good and well-being of all.

 If you are interested in learning more, the Parish staff contact is Laura Stehle ( lstehle@omosparish.org )

Consistent Ethic
of Life

TAKE THE CIRCLE OF LIFE JOURNEY

The Consistent Ethic of Life committee values and advocates for life in all its forms and honors the dignity of all persons.  The committee seeks to invite and promote a charitable dialogue regarding a consistent ethic of life within the OMOS community and beyond by articulating the authentic teaching of the Church, advocating for all life, and doing so with a reconciling spirit of humility, openness and prayer.

If you are interested in learning more, the Parish staff contact is Laura Stehle
( lstehle@omosparish.org )

A Consistent Ethic of Life:
An American-Catholic Dialogue

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin 1983 [PDF]

Detention Ministry

Parishioners in this ministry are involved in actively visiting the local prisons to pray, conduct Scripture services, and bring the gift of Holy Communion to those who are incarcerated. If you are interested in learning more, the Parish staff contact is Laura Stehle ( lstehle@omosparish.org )

"For I was . . .in prison
and you visited me."

                                     Mt 25:36

The Haiti Project

The OMOS Haiti Project offers spiritual, financial and missionary support for the people of Bombardopolis,Haiti in our "twinning" parish, San Francois and beyond. Working collaboratively with our full-time Haiti Minister, Joan Martin,  we seek to image God's love, compassion, mercy, and justice.  Visitthe Hiait Project webpage to learn more about some previous activities of the project and how you can participate.

 If you are interested in learning more, the Parish staff contact is Laura Stehle
( lstehle@omosparish.org )

OMOS Haiti Project web page

 Peregrinos Juntos

Peregrinos Juntos sponsors the sale of   Cafe' Justo  (Just Coffee) after Masses on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at the Kiosk in front of the Church.  The promotion of fair trade practices, such as Cafe' Justo, empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace.

If you are interested in learning more, the Parish staff contact is Laura Stehle ( lstehle@omosparish.org )

Justice for Immigrants
 Catholic Campaign for  Immigration Reform
Cafe Justo.org site
Sin and Grace . . a Just Coffee Story
Barbara Padilla's Journey to Justice talk

Care for Creation Initiative

The Care for Creation Initiative (CFCI)  promotes good stewardship of God's gift of creation and advocates for environmentally sound practices that will protect this gift for future generations.  The CFCI meets at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month (August-May) and welcomes new members.

 If you are interested in learning more, the Parish staff contact is Laura Stehle ( lstehle@omosparish.org )

 

 

 "... justice and peace
 shall kiss."

                                     Ps 85:11

Sr Jose Women's Center
"Serving Homeless Women in Tucson AZ Since 2010"

The Sr. Jose Women’s Center offers homeless women night shelter during the winter months and a place to shower, wash clothes, and rest during the hot summer afternoons. We are women reaching out to women with dignity, respect and compassion. Our group of committed volunteers have formed a community to help our homeless sisters by providing basic services that bring hope and dignity. The women receive food, clothing and shelter in a safe and respectful environment. Our Center is named in honor of Sister (Sr.) Jose Hobday, a Franciscan nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor. Learn more about us by visiting our webpage.

 If you are interested in learning more, the Parish staff contact is Laura Stehle ( lstehle@omosparish.org )

srjosewomensshelter.org

"For I was . . .a stranger and you welcomed me."
                                     Mt 25:35

 

Stand Up for Kids

In this ministry, volunteers to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. 

 If you are interested in learning more, the Parish staff contact is Laura Stehle ( lstehle@omosparish.org )

 

Reachout Women's Center 

 The mission of Reachout is to help women choose life for their babies by lovingly supporting them emotionally, physically and spiritually.

If you are interested in learning more, the Parish staff contact is Laura Stehle ( lstehle@omosparish.org )