Social Justice

We cannot separate action for justice from the proclamation of the Word of God

Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J.

If you want Peace, work for Justice.

Pope Paul VI

Our Goals

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.


Meetings: Second Wednesday of the Month at St. Rose of Lima

*Temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Contact: Tim Frey |


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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: 


Making face coverings for Topsfield residents:

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: 


Food Pantry in Middleton:


Food Pantry serving Ipswich and Topsfield:

Community Giving Tree in Boxford, needs diapers, many many organizations from the whole Merrimack Valley North Shore area benefit from what they provide: 


Food pantry at Boxford Congregational Church: 


Write letters to elderly at Masconomet Healthcare Center in town:

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, 


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

For information on local climate initiatives:

For information on Immigration and border issues: United States Catholic Conference of Bishops

For information on local responses to economic loss from the Covid-19 outbreak: Catholic Charities of Boston

For information on local support of persons seeking political asylum: Refugee Immigration Ministry

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