“In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. This obligation is rooted in our baptismal commitment to follow Jesus Christ and to bear Christian witness in all we do. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, ‘It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role, in promoting the common good.’”
– Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, USCCB, 2007
Advocacy opportunities relating to issues of social justice (e.g., health care reform, immigration, welfare reform, environmental issues) are made available throughout the year to parishioners.
Offering of Letters – St. Raphael advocates for the poor and hungry through its annual Bread for the World Letter Writing Campaign. Each year the campaign focuses on one global or national hunger issue and policy.
You can join us in advocating for the poor and hungry by staying after Mass and writing a “5-minute” letter to your Senator or Congressperson, asking them to support the current hunger issue/legislation.
St. Raphael’s annual Letter Writing Campaign takes place in May of every year.
Time Commitment: 30 minutes
Contact: Barry O’Donnell at (630) 615-7613 or firstname.lastname@example.org