Saint Rose Peace and Justice Committee
Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. Its roots are in the Hebrew prophets who announced God's special love for the poor and called God's people to a covenant of love and justice. It is a teaching founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who came "to bring glad tidings to the poor . . . liberty to captives . . . recovery of sight to the blind" (Lk 4:18-19), and who identified himself with "the least of these," the hungry and the stranger (cf. Mt 25:45).
The Saint Rose Peace and Justice Committee is dedicated to reaching out to those who are less fortunate or marginalized in our community. The Committee meets on a monthly basis in the Walz Center to discuss a variety of social justice issues and how they pertain to members of Saint Rose Parish as well as the wider community. Members of our community are encouraged to join in the group discussions and bring social justice subjects that interest you.
Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. This commitment arises from our experiences of Christ in the eucharist. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, To receive in truth the Body and Blood of Christ given up for us, we must recognize Christ in the poorest, his brethren" (no. 1397). The monthly Saint Rose Quarter Drive, which helps to supplement the Perrysburg Township food giveaway serving hundreds in the area with bags of needed groceries, is one of the many fruits of the Peace and Justice Committee. The Perrysburg Heights Community Association was originally established through a Peace and Justice outreach as well as Compassion a prison ministry publication which is distributed bimonthly on a national basis.
We are called to reach out and to build relationships of love and justice. Your participation and input in this organization would be very welcome. For more information, contact parishioner Fred Moor at 419-874-1333.