The Dubuque Rescue Mission serves breakfast and lunch 7 days a week and dinner every Monday, Tuesday and Friday. They serve approximately 4000 meals every month. Our St. Elizabeth Pastorate provides a meal at the Rescue Mission every other month. Thank you to all who support this cause. The picture shows some of our members serving the meal in February.
Are you thinking spring cleaning and garage sales? Then it's not too soon to start boxing up items for the St. Elizabeth Pastorate Kentucky collection! Once again, we will be partnering with Resources Unite to collect and distribute items to Kentucky. The collection will be held the first two weeks in April. All items can be taken to the Faith Formation Building in Epworth. We are looking for clean, usable items. (If you wouldn't want to use it anymore, neither will anyone else.) Most needed items include newborn clothes, size 4 - 8 kids clothes, and plus-size clothing. We will also accept furniture, working appliances, car seats, and toys. If you have questions about donations, call Jane Bechen at 599-9012.
Wow! What a great bake sale. The Social Justice Committee would like to thank all who donated items, purchased items or gave a monetary donation. We had a great turnout!
The Social Justice Committee partnered with Seton Catholic School and Resources Unite to donate 4 truck loads of clothing and household items to the Friendship Center Retail Store, run by volunteers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, in Williamsburg, Kentucky. A huge thank you to all who donated items to this worthy cause. The less fortunate in that depressed area of Kentucky are so grateful to receive these items. Also thanks to those that helped pack and load the trucks. God Bless you.
In the pictures below, members of our community are volunteering to build a home.
Some of the members of the Pastorate Social Justice Committee.
Front left to right: Jane Bechen (Chair person) Diane Schmitt, Kim Koetz
Back: Ellen O'Connell, Sherie Kuhlmann (Secretary), Karen Hunt, Jeanne Noonan
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
ST. ELIZABETH PASTORATE MISSION STATEMENT
The Social Justice Committee of St. Elizabeth Pastorate will empower the parish community to proclaim the Good News through the practical works of charity, justice and peace by responding to the needs of God’s people in the parish and on a local, national and global level. We will do this by promoting:
- Identification of issues
By listening to parishioners needs
By assessing the needs of the local, county and world community
By determining priorities for action
2. Education of parishioners through communication
By Pulpit announcements
By church bulletin notes
By providing parishioners with handouts
By personal invitations, letters and phone calls
By displays in the gathering space
- Leadership and Support
By identifying parishioners with gifts/talents to spearhead projects
By enlisting the aid of parishioners
By active involvement, both time and talent