The Year of Morality: Experience the Journey, Call-to-Action Weekend May 13 - 15, 2011
Start off the parish Call-to-Action weekend with a talk and prayer service on Friday, May 13, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Church. Our guest speaker Rev. Mel Jurisich, OFM.
All parishioners are invited to take part in being of service to others and learning more about Catholic Social teachings. Come by the Hospitality area after all the Masses on the Weekend of May 14, and May 15:
- Save Our Youth (SOY) - Join other SSJ volunteers to “clean and beautify” the SOY Center! Place: 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa. Date: Saturday, May 21. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Meet the kids and get acquainted with SOY. Your experience might lead to further involvement with an organization meeting a real need in our community. The goals of SOY are to decrease gang participation and violence, to lower the school drop out rate among Latino youth, to encourage scholarship, to raise self-esteem, and to develop life skills. Click here to view our flier.
- Micah’s Way Street Meal - Micah’s Way, an all-volunteer public benefit corporation, serves a monthly “Street Meal” for impoverished families and individuals. Volunteers from SSJ will help with serving dinner and chatting and making friends with the guests as a way of honoring their dignity. Place: Episcopal Church of the Messiah, Santa Ana. Date: Thursday, June 30. Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will meet at SSJ at 4:00 p.m. and carpool to the Church. Click here to view our flier.
- Faithful Citizenship - Signup to get hands-on training on how to obtain online information regarding pending legislation and the Catholic perspective. Place: SSJ Community Center. Date: Thursday,
June 2. Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Training will address these websites: Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Catholic Network, Vote for the Common Good, California Catholic Conference and League of Women Voters. All of us can have different views, but it is important to make decisions based on good information. These sites offer the user to express concerns for and against issues to federal and state legislators. Click here to view our flier.
- Clergy and Laity United for Economic (CLUE) Justice - Signup to attend an informative session with Wendy Tarr, coordinator of Orange County CLUE, to learn about the mission of CLUE and future activities. Place: SSJ Franciscan Rooms. Date: Sunday, June 12. Time: 11:45 a.m. The mission of CLUE is to bring together clergy and lay leaders of all faiths to join low wage workers in their struggles for justice. CLUE believes the religious community brings three essential assets: Our Religious Constituency, Our Capacity to Inspire and Support, and Our Capacity to Build Community Support! Now is the time to set aside personal views and be open to learn about others seeking justice. Click here for more information.