Justice and Outreach
Justice and Outreach
- Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 19:31
Guardian Angels strives to continually challenge its members to serve those in need and to advocate for justice and peace.
Check out our VIDEO of the speaker, Mike Klein, on Respectful Dialogue.
Works of charity, justice and pastoral care are encouraged and supported. For any questions, please contact Cheryl Peterson. Here is how we are organized:
OUTREACH (Taking Action)
-Project Home Ministry.
-Loaves and Fishes Ministry serves dinner at Dorothy Day Center the 2nd Sunday of month
-Garden Ministry (Food Shelf Garden). Garden Report.
-Sister Parish Ministry. Agenda Minutes
-Employment Ministry ... Please checkout Soarfor Jobs at St. Odilia and Job Club at Woodbury Lutheran. Resume and Job Search material in Parish Library. Want Ads at JOC Kiosk.
-Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Ministry, Mary Lawless, 779-0917. To add a family member that is in the military to our prayer corner contact Diane Selbitschka, 730-1598
-Christian Cupboard and Valley Outreach
-LifeCare Center East, 651-776-232 ... pregnancy outreach and advocacy
-Giving Center, Pam Kelly, 357-3012
FAITH FORMATION (Creating Awareness)
JustFaith ... 31-week program in social justice. Session begins in Sep 2012 (Sep 2012 - May 2013)
Engaging Spirituality ... 21-week program in spiritual practices. Session begins in Oct 2012 (Oct 2012 - Apr 2013)
JustMatters ... 8-week modules or classes on specific topics
ADVOCACY (Advocating for justice)
Sowers of Justice ... action alerts, training and quarterly forums on contemporary social justice issues.
What is Sowers? Office of Social Justice.
Join OSJ Sowers.
Join Parish Sowers. Send an email with contact information to join parish Sowers. Click here.
Coffee and Conversation ... first Sunday of the Monday, 10 am to 12:30 pm in the Parish House (beginning October 7 2012)
LifeCare Center East, 651-776-232 ... pregnancy outreach and advocacy
Stewards of the Earth Ministry ... has merged into the Peace and Justice Ministry which meets on the 4th Thursday of each month.
Fair Trade: Bob Walz, CRS Fair Trade Ambassador. Web Site. Please become a Fan of CRS Fair Trade on Facebook.
Housing Issues: ................. Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Immigration Issues: Kim Anderson, Casa Guadalupana.
Racism Issues: New Conversations on Race and Racism. St. Paul Foundation. Web site.
AARP Driver Safety Program Classes for 55 and older, Don Lee, 777-6884. Make check payable to "Guardian Angels" Next classes:
Basic ... March 12 & 13, 2013, 5:30-9:30 pm Cost $20.
Refresher ...March 6, 2013 9 am - 1 pm Cost $20
Send check made out to "Guardian Angels" and specify in memo field of check whether it is for "Basic" or "Refresher" to secure place at these trainings.
Holiday Drive. Mid-Nov to Mid-Dec
Sponsor a Family, Pam Moris. 739-5893
Angel Gifts, Mary Shevik, 779-8370
Help the poor (Gift certificates to Cub Foods or for Gas), Cheryl Peterson, 651-789-3181. Gift certificates of $25 are recommended.
These ministries and activities enable parishioners to live their faith in the world by understanding and acting on the social dimension of the Gospel in their every day lives.