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Destination Justice Focus Statement
We believe that a commitment to social justice is as much a part of being Catholic as the Eucharist is. In fact, Good Shepherd Parish was founded on this vision, and we think it's time to bring involvement in social justice back to the center of our parish life. We believe that renewed social justice awareness and commitment will enrich all other areas of parish life, such as worship, education and charity.
Jubilee 2000 reminded us that Jesus' mission was "to bring glad tidings to the poor...to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18) If we are to be Jesus' disciples, his mission must become our mission.
As we anticipate our parish's Jubilee in 2007, we believe that the Preparation-Action-Reflection (PAR) process is the tool that will transform our community into one that is more fully Catholic. PAR will help us to understand local, national and international issues in the light of the Gospels and Catholic social teaching, and then to speak and act accordingly.
DESTINATION JUSTICE PRESENTS:
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Did you know that the Catholic Church long ago defined a set of principles
related to social and environmental issues? And did you know that we,
as Catholics, are expected to not only believe in these principles but
actively live them out in our daily lives? That’s hard to do if
we don’t know what they are or if we don’t understand them.
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Call to Family, Community, and Participation
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
Care for God’s Creation
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