Monthly Social Justice Ministry Meeting

Social Justice, is a newly forming ministry here at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea that strives to help parishioners recognize and respond to their baptismal call to discipleship. Rooted in Scripture and guided by Catholic Social Teaching (CST), this ministry seeks to share with the parish about social ministry and provide the means by which individuals and the parish community can use their gifts to serve the poor and vulnerable and to work for justice locally and throughout the world. If you are interested in learning more about Social Justice and becoming a part of this vibrant ministry, please join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 PM, in the St. Francis Room of the KMC.

For more information, please contact:

Brenda Callahan (410) 703 8211 or email

Patrice Schwermer (305) 807 4503 or email

Monthly Potluck Dinner & Social Justice Movie Night

Please join with the Social Justice Ministry on the fourth Thursday of each month as we share a delicious potluck dinner and watch various full-length films related to Social Justice issues.  We gather in the Mary Immaculate Room of the Klaus Murphy Center. The potluck begins at 5:30 pm followed by the movie at 6:00 pm.  After the movie, there will be a short discussion about how each movie relates to Catholic Social Teaching and the Pope’s call to dialog. For more information please check the bulletin or visit our Basilica Events on Facebook.

Thursday, October 18

Please join the Social Justice Committee on Thursday, Oct 18 for a potluck meal and movie in the Mary Immaculate Room of the Klaus Murphy Center.

The pot luck will begin at 5:30 pm followed by the movie at 6:00 pm. We will be screening Beasts of the Southern Wild, a Movie about six-year-old Hushpuppy who must learn the ways of courage and love in her ramshackle bayou community amid hurricane Katrina. After the movie there will be a short discussion about how it relates to Catholic Social Teaching.

Future movie nights include, Romero in November and Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story in December. For more information p

 Legislative Action

As a group, we encourage regular correspondence with legislators and urge Catholics to become regular visitors to local district offices. Towards this end, we have listed some of the Advocacy email networks you can join and encourage others to join: