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 educate 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.

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 educate 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 fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 PM, in the St. Francis Room of the Klaus Murphy Center.  For more information, please contact Brenda Callahan at 410 703 8211 or email bcallahan@stmarykeywest.com

Monthly “Care For Creation” Meeting

A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. . . . Everything is connected. Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society. (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, nos. 49, 91)

A group of us, who understand how our Catholic faith and traditions are tied to environmental, ecological and society issues within our family, community, state, nation, and the world, have begun gathering together on the first Monday of each month. If you would like to join us in answering the call to “Care For Creation” please join us on Monday evenings at 5:30 pm at the St. Francis Room of the Klaus Murphy Center.  For more information contact Brenda Callahan at 410 703 8211 or email bcallahan@stmarykeywest.com

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.

 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: