Social Justice

Priority Issues

Racial Justice, Human Trafficking,
Gun Violence, and Juvenile Delinquency.

“May the Spirit of God accompany us all, govern and assist us so that in all places we fulfill His Holy and Perfect Will.” -Saint Katharine Drexel

"Love does not consist of great sweetness of devotion, but in a most fervent determination to strive to please God in all things."

Saint Katharine Drexel

“How beautiful indeed are the feet of those who carry the glad tidings of the Gospel” Saint Katharine Drexel


Listen: Seek to hear rather than be heard. Seek to understand rather than be understood. Increased awareness will increase understanding.

Learn: While you cannot stand in another person’s shoes, you can learn from his or her experience in this world.

Lament: Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person.

Lead: Once understanding is gained, you can now walk together into expanded conversations and actions.  — In the wake of recent mass shootings that have devastated local communities and the nation at large, several U.S. bishops, women’s religious orders, and Catholic organizations have called for stricter federal gun control measures, while state Catholic conferences have rallied behind local measures attempting to curb the spate of gun violence.

Social Justice Committee: Joyce Hadley, ASBS Chairperson; Sr. Donna Breslin, SBS Leadership; Sr. Jean Olmstead, SBS Leadership; Hilda Wiltz, ASBS; Kathy Scott, ASBS; Gary Scott, ASBS; Madeline Tymes, ASBS; Ernest Tymes, ASBS;  Sr. Geraldine Mikulec, SBS; Sr. Patricia Rogan, SBS; Sr. Patricia Downs, SBS