SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS
Perhaps our Social Justice Commission
is the place for you
Are you looking for a way to live your faith more fully?
Would you like to consider a vibrant, interesting ministry at St Rose?
Would you enjoy a flexible ministry where you decide
how much time to spend on a variety of projects?
For more information about the Social Justice Commission, please contact the parsih office at 360-425-4660.
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Faith, Action, Results
Catholic Relief Services is a humanitarian organization,
founded by our US Bishops, to put faith into action by
helping the world’s poor create lasting change.
At present they are provide services to crises in Iraq, Syria, and South Sudan.
Learn more at:
In light of increased detention of community
members by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),
The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
has established a hotline where people can report
detentions and get advice on what can be done.
This hotline can reduce the panic and fear that follows an ICE encounter.
Hotline number is 1-844-724-3737
Did you know that 2.5 million people in the U.S. work full time year round
and are still living in poverty?
To learn more about poverty in America, check out their website at:
MEALS ON WHEELS
A part of your offering at St Rose goes to local organizations,
like Meals on Wheels that feed the hungry
Did you know that Meals on Wheels provided 26,000 meals last year
to seniors in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties?
Volunteer opportunities are available. Just call 360-425-3430,
or check the web site at:
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Did you know that Habitat for Humanity:
*has built 25 houses in Longview and Kelso with no foreclosures?
*has volunteer openings to build houses on Wed. and Sat?
*needs help with donations to Restore and customers to purchase home hardware
*needs helping hands to make lunch for workers?
*needs volunteers to do exterior maintenance work, like ramps and rails?
More information at Habitat, please call 360-425-6177
EMERGENCY SUPPORT SHELTER
*Has 58 beds to shelter victims of domestic violenc
*Sheltered 1061 people last year
*Offers free, confidential, phone advice and advocacy at 360-425-1176 to victims of
domestic violence, sexual abuse and assault
*Benefits from donations and purchases at the Red Hat Thrift Store at 1245 Commerce in Longview
*Has a web site. Click the following link:
JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS
Prayer for Migrants and Refugees
Teach us to recognize Jesus
In the migrant who labors to bring food to our tables.
In the refugee seeking protection from persecution, war and famine.
In the woman and child who are victims of human trafficking.
In the asylum seeker imprisoned without documents.
May all those who are far from their place of birth find
in the Church a home where no one is a stranger. Amen
Immigration Myths are Commonly Presented as Facts in Our Society
Myth: “Immigrants take American jobs”
Fact: Corporations relocating from America in pursuit of cheap,
vulnerable workers are the real job stealers.
Myth: “Immigrants are a drain on the economy”
Fact: Immigrants are more likely to pay taxes than they are to use a public service.
The majority of immigrants are of prime working age and are ineligible for many public services
and actually contribute more to the public sector than they use.