Social Justice Ministry
Social Justice Ministry seeks to make parishioners aware of the many tangible needs of the community and requests your involment and support with many projects throughout the year. For more information on this important ministry or if you would like to join, please contact: Maryann Glende, 585-738-0575
Public Policy Weekend-February 13/14
The Diocese of Rochester Public Policy Committee continues to follow and advocate for other important justice issues including: opposition to physician-assisted suicide and abortion expansion in New York State - Education Tax Credit - care for God’s creation - federal immigration reform - child care subsidies for low-income working families - access to mental health care - opioid/addictions - energy efficiency/critical capital projects in religious/independent schools - war and peace
The COVID-19 pandemic has focused a spotlight on two vulnerable groups in New York State: farmers and our neighbors who are food insecure – many are newly hungry due to job losses caused by the pandemic.
NOURISH NEW YORK is a New York State initiative that provides a lifeline for food insecure families and for farmers who have been struggling with changes brought on by COVID-19. The initiative provides funding to Food Banks to purchase New York State-produced farm products. This accomplishes two goals: it offers market support to farmers, the fishing community, and food processors who have been impacted by the economic effects of the pandemic, while getting high-quality food to individuals and families in communities across the state through the regional Food Banks and local food pantries.
Read the full pamphlet, including the Bishops opening letter, here.