YOU CAN give up writing bulletin articles for Lent! 

We are so blessed with great writing talent at all of our parishes, but if you are responsible for producing content for your parish bulletin and want to focus on prayer and service during Lent you can.

The Office for Social Justice has composed a set of seven articles to be used during the Lenten season for bulletin articles. These articles help parishioners to consider topics such as: almsgiving and the works of mercy, engaging the culture, and living their baptismal promises.

 The series can be used as a set, one for the six Sundays of Lent and on Easter, or as stand-alone articles.

 Social Justice Lenten Bulletin Articles

 


Our Catholic Faith and the Immigration Issue

 

DACA and advocacy for DREAMERS

The U.S. Bishops are committed to working with the new administration to ensure that refugees and immigrants are humanely welcomed to the United States without sacrificing our nation’s security.

Learn what Catholic Social Teachings says about the immigration issue and how we as Catholics can help by visiting Justice for Immigrants

  

   

Looking to Catch Up?

theSkimm has a good summary of all the past immigration news events to help you get current with the political events that are shaping the immigration and refugee debate.  It's called, No Excuses, Not to talk about immigration.  This secular site has some good information that should help you and your friends get up to speed.

 

 

 


The Office for Social Justice (OSJ)...

What We Do


Provide resources and support for individuals and parishes active in social justice issues

Contact the OSJ for questions or support in applying Catholic Social teaching in our communities.

Educate Catholics of all ages about the Church's social teachings

Bill Scholl is available to speak with your parish, school, or Catholic group on promoting an understanding of the Church's Social Teachings.

The OSJ can help in developing curriculum for teaching Catholic Social Doctrine in your parish.

Advocate for the most vulnerable in our community, including immigrants, the imprisoned and the poor among us

The OSJ is an archdiocesan point of contact for political action in the light of the Gospel and teachings of the Magisterium.

The OSJ can help your parish in its ministries to the poor, imprisoned, or otherwise marginalized.

Promote Global Solidarity by engaging people in the efforts of Catholic Relief Services

The OSJ is the local archdiocesan contact for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and can help your parish group get more engaged in our Gospel call to solidarity.

Coordinate the local efforts of the Justice for Immigrants Campaign

The OSJ promotes comprehensive immigration reforms that respect the needs of families and our Nation's laws and is the local contact for the  U.S. Bishop's Justice for Immigrants campaign.

Manage the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) including local grants and helping local applicants with national grants

The OSJ works with local community development groups in funding projects that help the poor improve their lives by affecting sustainable, systematic change through the U.S bishops' Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Prayer and Action Site to be announced soon.

We are currently negotiating with a parish to host our next trip.

We will likely be doing trips throughout June and may extend into July.

So it is not too early to start recruiting youth to form a mission team.

Office for Social Justice

Mission: 

Under the guidance of the Archbishop:

To lead and encourage Catholics of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas to grow in their friendship with Jesus Christ by working for a just society that is informed by the Church’s social teachings amidst the challenges of modern society.

 

 Latest news and information on DACA and DREAM  Advocacy

Local Hispanic college student petitions for passage of Dream Act.

 

 Prayer and Action Registration is NOW OPEN Click the logo to learn  and details and how to register. 

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Bringing Catholics Closer to Christ through Action.

The Office for Social Justice (OSJ) promotes the social teachings of the Church and works with parishes to facilitate learning and action in the spirit of Jesus.