Social Justice Committee
“In our service of charity, we must be inspired and distinguished by a specific attitude: we must care for the other as a person for whom God has made us responsible. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to become neighbours to everyone (cf. Lk 10:29-37), and to show special favour to those who are poorest, most alone and most in need. In helping the hungry, the thirsty, the foreigner, the naked, the sick, the imprisoned-as well as the child in the womb and the old person who is suffering or near death-we have the opportunity to serve Jesus. He himself said: “As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me” (Mt 25:40). Hence we cannot but feel called to account and judged by the ever relevant words of Saint John Chrysostom: “Do you wish to honour the body of Christ? Do not neglect it when you find it naked. Do not do it homage here in the church with silk fabrics only to neglect it outside where it suffers cold and nakedness”. – Evangelium Vitae
As we try to live the Gospel of Life, our parish strives to make a “preferential option for the poor”. We participate in charity and social justice projects including:
- letter writing campaigns to promote social welfare or to protest injustices
- donation collections for Development and Peace’s annual fall campaign and share lent project as well as extra collections for crises in the world
- ongoing collections of non-perishable food for our local food bank
- service and fundraising support:
- Marian Centre
- Visitation House
- Sacred Heart Community School
- ongoing support of our parish’s Neighbour Project
Our parish is pleased to co-sponsor and welcome a refugee family to Regina. The refugee family is originally from Somalia and was living in a Kenyan Refugee camp.
St. Anne’s parish is a vibrant and committed community that actively supports local, diocesan, national and international initiatives. We are willing, ready and able to respond, creatively, and with love to the needs in our community.
St. Anne’s Social Justice Committee welcomes new members and would be revitalized and invigorated by your participation. If you would like to get involved, contact Anita Hanna.