Spotlight on Social Justice

“No daylight to separate us.  Only kinship.  Inching ourselves closer to creating community of kinship such that God might recognize it.  Soon we imagine, with God, this circle of compassion. Then we imagine no one standing outside of that circle, moving ourselves closer to the margins, so that the margin themselves will be erased.”   -Father Greg Boyle

If you feel called to get involved in Social Justice, there are many things you can do.  Consider looking at events being hosted through parishes in our grouping, as well as Old St Pat’s.

Old St Pat’s Social Action Efforts 

St. Teresa Avila’s Social Justice Ministry

If you want to get more involved in our sharing parish, St. Agatha in North Lawndale, with opportunities, such as attending their monthly, anti-racism Peace Circle or helping with their mission, please reach out to the church office and they will provide you Kim Nugent’s contact information.  Kim is an St Josaphat liasion for St. Agatha.



Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

The pastoral staff of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in collaboration with Holy Name Cathedral, Old St. Mary’s Parish, St. Clement Parish, and St. Josaphat Parish invite you to join us in a series of conversations exploring racial justice from the perspective of the Catholic Church. 

Racial Justice and the Catholic Church by Bryan Massingale will provide the foundation for our critical discussions. All four discussions are hosted on Zoom and begin at 7:00 pm. 

July 23, DISCUSSION 1 

"What is Racism?" 

July 30, DISCUSSION 2 

"An Analysis of Catholic Social Teaching on Racism" 

August 6, DISCUSSION 3 

"Toward a More Adequate Catholic Engagement" 

August 13, DISCUSSION 4 

"A Dream Deferred" 

Author Bryan Massingale has been actively involved in church-based social justice movements and ministries. Racial Justice and the Catholic Church seeks to analyze U.S. American Catholic social thought on racism in both its strengths and weaknesses and to discover how Catholic teaching and ethical reflection can be enriched by the contribution of the Afri-can American experience. Seeking to overcome the obstacles of ignorance and the fear of discussing race, the question that animates Massingale’s analysis is “How can we struggle together against an evil that harms us all, though in differ-ent ways?” 

—Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Religion 

Meeting Access:

Meeting ID: 957 9371 4229 

Zoom Link: 

Join by Phone: 312 626 6799