Social Justice
Rooted in the Eucharist
Service to the Poor

May we live in solidarity with those who are denied full human dignity, praying for justice, acting justly, and addressing the causes and effects of injustice.

The Declaration of Independence
The Want, Will, and Hopes of the People

Collect from the Mass of July 4th

God of justice, Father of truth, who guide creation in wisdom and goodness to fulfillment in Christ your Son, open our hearts to the truth of his Gospel, that your peace may rule in our hearts and your justice guide our lives. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Native Americans had claimed this continent years before the white man arrived in 1492. There are countless native legends and songs of this time before colonization. However, our recorded history starts here, in the 1600’s. Unfortunately, war, disease and mass exodus also begin as we steadily take over land that is not rightfully ours. As we travel back in time, it is important to keep an open mind and remain respectful of this race we destroyed due to our own greed, ignorance and selfishness.

Americans should not take their freedom for granted, and should not overlook the persecution we inflicted onto our country’s first caretakers.

On another note, racism begins- the sense of “them’ vs “us”, that weird human instinct that can lead us to segregation and being wary of people who live, speak, and look differently than we are used to.

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament stand in solid
arity with Catholic Charities USA and Bishop Vásquez, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, who challenge us to take action against the recent policy of family separation at the border. Click on this link below to see how you can unite with us as people of faith who wish to respond to this crucial social justice issue.

Social Justice Committee: Sr. Zoe Brenner, Chairperson, Sr. Jean Olmstead, Hilda Wiltz, Carole Blanks, Joyce Hadley, Sr. Pat Downs