Social Concerns

Social Concerns

"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me"  --Matthew 25:40

Social Concerns

The Goal of our committee is a three prong approach: learn, pray, and act in regards to examining human needs and social justice. We stay informed of issues through Catholic Relief Services and news reported by our local agencies and media. It is our goal to raise parish awareness on these social and justice concerns in order to promote prayer and action within our parish community. Our parish responds to these concerns through several projects facilitated by the Social Concerns Committee. In addition, the parish is encouraged to participate in the formation of new legislation by keeping in contact with our elected representatives. Finally, we work closely with other parish outreach committees involved in the following: Thanksgiving and Lenten Hunger Appeal, Thanksgiving Basket Collection, and the Christmas Giving Tree.

                           Committee members Paula Durwin and Natalie Cooley (Center)

Current Projects & Meetings

The next meeting will be held on May 17 at the Fricker's home.  It will begin with a pot luck dinner at 6 PM. 

Please use the bins in the upper and lower parking lots to recycle.  Items accepted are:  paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, and metal.  December recycling efforts netted over $1000.  The money will be used for emergency assistance.

The prison ministry, headed by Notre Dame Sr. Rita Hayworth, distributes small bags containing the following items to those who are incarcerated: shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and lotion. Donated items can be placed in the chest in the gathering space.  Presently, the committee has prepared 36 bags for distribution, and is in need of shampoo and soap.  

The Stark interfaith 2.1 mile hunger walk will be held at 2 PM on May 7.  Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank.  The parish will sponsor a team of walkers.  If you are unable to walk, you can also participate by making a monetary ofood donation.  If you have any questions, contact Justin Huyck at the parish office.

Mark your calender for the parish stewardship campaign.  It will be held the first 3 weekends in October.


      Committee members Debbie Gibbins (seated) and Kathy Brown (standing).  Pictured below, committee member Tina.


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