Life, Peace & Justice Ministries

 
 
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Creation Care Team

Mission

Our mission is to strive to be good stewards of Creation, the earth, our planet, which is “our common home”. We of the human race have the ability and the responsibility to use or “cultivate” the earth for our sustenance and also to “conserve”, protect and further develop the goods of the earth for the common good, not only of the whole of the human species, but also for all other species of the created earth.

 

Qualifications & Skills Needed

Anyone with a desire to help preserve our earth is welcome.

 

Time Required

Time commitment will be based on monthly or bimonthly meetings (TBD). Involvement will be based on availability and individual event interest.

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Allie DeGroff

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Give-Back Sunday

Team

Mission

To serve the needs of the poor in our community and beyond by organizing food drives, shoe drives, baby shower drives, back to school drives, etc.

 

Qualifications and Skills Needed

A willingness to help those in need.

 

Time Required

We have 4 events per year. Time required can be as little as an hour per Mass for each event.

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Deborah Levenson

(619) 850 - 1644

markndeb@san.rr.com

Father Joe's Villages

Mission

With every meal served at Father Joe’s Villages’ kitchen, we get closer to ending homelessness in San Diego. As a volunteer, you’ll help serve meals to the men, women and children that live on the streets of San Diego. By seeing to other people’s basic needs for food and shelter, you are helping improve the entire futures of thousands of people for only a few hours of your time. We hope you will join us.

 

Qualifications and Skills Needed

Anyone over the age of 10 can sign up to volunteer. You can make a difference and help end homelessness.

 

Time Required

Volunteer as you are able.

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David Moynihan

Phone: (858) 997-7760

dsmoynihan@hotmail.com

 
 
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Racial Justice Ministry

Mission

We provide and promote opportunities for parishioners to learn about and understand racism, to engage in effective relationship building needed to address it, and to work together for reconciliation and justice — all grounded in Catholic Social Teaching.

Qualifications & Skills Needed

An open mind and heart that seeks the truth, a desire and willingness to learn and share with others, and the courage and conviction to take positive steps to eradicate all forms of racism.

Time Required

Very flexible, according to your schedule. We invite you to learn more about racial justice on your own or with other parishioners as well as contribute your skills to ministry efforts.

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Katrina Albrandt

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Safe Families for Children

Mission

Safe Families for Children (SFFC) is a national movement of compassion led by families who practice biblical hospitality giving hope to families in crisis. Collaborating with Olive Crest, this ministry seeks to support at-risk children and parents in need by providing an extended network of support that helps stabilize and strengthen vulnerable families through early intervention. 

 

There are many ways to participate in this ministry including:

• hosting a child in your home for a short period of time

• giving to the SFFC ministry or purchasing tangible resources for a child or family such as clothing or school supplies

• encouraging and praying for a parent who is struggling

• providing a meal, childcare, transportation or respite for a host family

• helping with logistics and sharing information with ministry members and our church family

 

Qualifications and Skills Needed

A desire to serve and support vulnerable children and families in our midst as disciples of Jesus Christ, rooted in Gospel values and our rich Catholic social tradition.

 

Time Required

There are many ways to get involved and be a part of this wonderful ministry depending on your availability and what you feel called to do: Host Family? Family Friend? Family Coach? Resource Friend? 

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Vinita Rajah

(619) 851-3454

vinita_rajah@yahoo.com

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We See You San Diego

Mission

To welcome and get to know our neighbors in the homeless community as we provide a loving and safe place to sit, eat, and converse around a table with people who care about where they are, where they have been, and where they want to go. We hope to restore dignity and identity in order to ultimately see people break free from addiction, homelessness, and life on the street.

 

Qualifications and Skills Needed

A desire to contribute to meeting needs, building relationships, and seeing lives changed for members of our homeless community. 

 

Time Required

Any level participation is welcome. Opportunities include providing donations (food, clothing, hygiene supplies, recyclables and/or financial), serving at the weekly Tuesday night dinner, and grant writing. Please see www.weseeyousandiego.com for more details. 

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Sophia Suarez