We cannot separate action for justice from the proclamation of the Word of God
If you want Peace, work for Justice.
The purpose of the Social Justice group at St. Agnes and St. Rose is to understand justice challenges in modern society through the lens of our faith and to explore responses to these challenges on a local level. To do this, we draw upon the Gospel and Catholic social teaching.
Helping in a Time of Need
Many community members are suffering from illness or job loss. Here are some ways to reach out to members of our community in need during the pandemic.
St. Vincent de Paul Society at the Christi Inititative: https://thechristinitiative.org/act/saint-vincent-de-paul-society
Making face coverings for Topsfield residents: https://www.topsfield-ma.gov/home/news/join-together-make-face-coverings
Top Cupboard Food Pantry - Topsfield, money donations to buy food, food card donations, and making deliveries for local elderly in need
Food Pantry in Ipswich: https://www.foodpantry.org/
Food Pantry in Middleton: https://middletonma.gov/176/Food-Pantry
Food Pantry serving Ipswich and Topsfield: https://www.acordfoodpantry.org/
Community Giving Tree in Boxford, needs diapers, many many organizations from the whole Merrimack Valley North Shore area benefit from what they provide: https://www.communitygivingtree.org/
Food pantry at Boxford Congregational Church: https://www.firstchurchboxford.org/food-pantry/
Write letters to elderly at Masconomet Healthcare Center in town: TopsfieldCares@whittierhealth.com
Masks for north shore area, could sign up as a runner if can't sew, delivery of materials, pick up of masks and delivery from door to door without seeing people, https://www.facebook.com/groups/829456837551869/
Hogan Regional is in need for an infectious control specialist, plus masks.
Fair Trade Coffee
Fair Trade coffee-providing additional income to small farmers- is being served during coffee & donuts at St. Rose after the 8:30am Sunday Mass.
For information on Inequality and social unrest: Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns www.maryknollogc.org
For information on local climate initiatives: www.catholicclimatemovement.global
For information on Immigration and border issues: United States Catholic Conference of Bishops http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/immigration/index.cfm
For information on local responses to economic loss from the Covid-19 outbreak: Catholic Charities of Boston www.ccab.org
For information on local support of persons seeking political asylum: Refugee Immigration Ministry www.r-i-m.net