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Charity & Social Justice

The Charity & Social Justice commission is a group organized within the Parish Pastoral Council that assists the Council by developing pastoral plans and policies in the areas of Christian service and social action. The goals of the commission include providing education to the parish community regarding the social mission of the Church so those members understand both charity and justice are essential in living out the Gospel.

Charity & Social Justice is an umbrella organization encompassing a wide variety of social justice related committees and programs that serve local, national, and international needs. The commission encourages all parishioners to get involved with one or more of the many worthy service ministries!

Committees include:

  • Cleveland Latin American Ministry (CLAM)
  • Family Promise
  • Respect Life
  • Thea Bowman

Parishioners are welcome to attend meetings or join the membership at any time! The Charity & Social Justice meets the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm in the Saint Mark Conference Center.

Join COAR Peace Mission, the Diocese of Cleveland Mission Office, and Bishop Michael Woost in celebrating the legacy of St. Oscar Romero on his feast day, the anniversary of his martyrdom, along with our brothers and sisters who work to further that legacy at our Cleveland Latin American Mission parishes.

Friday, March 24 at 7:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12700 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH 44136

The service will be live-streamed for those that are not comfortable or unable to attend. Refreshments will be offered, and this is a wonderful opportunity to socialize after the service. As a bonus, St. Joe's will also be hosting their Lenten Dinner beginning at 5:00pm that same evening. What a wonderful way to begin the service! More information can be found on their website. Click here.

Catholic Relief Services
Family Promise
Thea Bowman Center
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Parish contact: Katherine Lamancusa and Daphne Held