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V Encuentro

Learn about and be involved in the process of the Encuentro to reflect together on the theme, “Missionary Disciples: Witnesses to God’s Love.” MORE >

Empower Those You Serve

Do you work with economically vulnerable populations? Use the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website's tools and resources to financially empower those you serve--and learn how to report those who exploit vulnerable persons. MORE >

Parish builds leaders, addresses issues, through house meetings

Our parish engages parishioners and builds leaders through weekly “house” meetings. MORE >

Solidarity festival connects students with workers' rights

Our students helped plan a Solidarity Day to educate about workers' rights and economic justice. MORE >

Testifying and advocating to prevent predatory lending

Our Voice of the Poor committee collaborated with others to witness, testify, and advocate to prevent an expansion of predatory lending in our state. MORE >

Witnessing to Faith and Love in Ferguson

In response to the shooting of Michael Brown, which occurred in our parish boundaries, we have engaged in numerous efforts for prayer, encounter, and honest conversations about peace, justice, racism, and our response in mercy. MORE >

Living the Eucharist through encounter, racial and economic justice

We are bringing the power of the Eucharist to the neighborhood as we seek to encounter and work for racial and economic justice. MORE >

Reflecting on racism, affirming the dignity of all God's children

Our youth and adult formation efforts include reflection on the bishops' writings on racism, and help parishioners affirm the dignity of all God's children. MORE >

Parish facilitates discussions that encounter

Ten years ago, we began hosting discussions to form relationships and dismantle racism. MORE >

Faith transforms violence and racism in West Baltimore

Our parish is a sacred space for conversation and action to address violence and work toward peace and racial justice. MORE >

Improving Police-Community Relations, Working for Racial and Economic Justice in Dallas

We worked for many years to build relationships with law enforcement, which helped us respond immediately after the shootings in Dallas. Our approach to building peace is multi-faceted. MORE >

Bishop leads prayer walks, helps parishes address causes of violence

Parishes participate in Bishop Madden's prayer walks as part of broader efforts for peace. MORE >

Parishes Have Sacred Conversations on Race (+ Action)

With other local congregations, we participate in dialogue about race which leads to faith-inspired action for racial justice. MORE >

Strengthening the community through restorative justice circles

Inspired by our own experiences working with incarcerated children and their families, our religious community began a ministry of reconciliation that uses restorative justice circles. MORE >

Helping Clergy Protect Workers' Rights

We are working to help clergy respond to labor issues in the contest of Catholic social teaching. MORE >

Teaching Civil Dialogue in Our Families

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis calls dialogue “essential” for family life. We can help family members approach conflict and disagreement differently in relationships, in the neighborhood, at school, in the workplace, and in every other setting. MORE >

Forming Our Children to Go Forth

How can we foster a culture of encounter in our families? This short reflection explores how we can respond to Pope Francis’ call in Amoris Laetitia for families to “domesticate” the world and help “each person to see fellow human beings as brothers and sisters” (no. 183). MORE >

How Families Can Be Good Stewards of God’s Harvest

This reflection offers seven easy steps that families can take to be good stewards of God’s creation, and act in solidarity with the 800 people around the world who suffer from hunger. MORE >

Parish integrates social mission into liturgy, prayer

Our hospitality ministry, music, homilies, Prayer of the Faithful, and offertory help us be mission-orientated. MORE >

Encountering our Muslim brothers and sisters

When a new mosque was built near our parish, we set out on a journey of mutual encounter. MORE >

University connects local and global concerns

Our faith inspires us to advocate for our brothers and sisters at home and around the world. MORE >

Students support worker-owned coop, gain hands-on experience

Our university community assists a local cooperative, offering an important venue for students to put faith in action. MORE >

Plan a Journey to Justice Day

Journey to Justice is a day-long retreat that facilitates an experience of encounter with persons living in poverty and helps participants grow in understanding of the root causes of poverty in their community and reflect on how the Gospel challenges us to respond. MORE >

Schools unite for life and justice

Our diocese's Catholic high schools formed a network to learn, collaborate and advocate together on issues of human life, dignity, justice and peace. MORE >

Diocese celebrates year of creation

Our diocese is celebrating a Year of Creation, which will include a parish training program, low-cost energy audits, and more. MORE >