Category Archives: Advocacy and Social Justice

New SMM involvement to Help the Homeless

In partnership with Christian Service Center, we will periodically ask for donations to help “the Table at Goldenrod”.  This group is sponsoring Fresh Start Wash & Wellness, providing free showers to homeless people in our area on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m.  After cleaning up, those who participate are also offered a free dinner at the…
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Poverty Awareness Month

January is Poverty Awareness Month. Use this interactive calendar to take a few minutes each day to learn more about poverty in our nation & prayerfully consider how you are called to address poverty: US Bishops' Poverty Awareness Calendar 2021. For more in depth consideration, daily reflections are available HERE. [sm_hr] In the United States,…
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Family Promise

Family Promise Families continue to stay at local hotels and SMM will not be hosting the September visit as originally scheduled.  However, we have committed to providing dinners for the week that the families would have been here – September 13-20.  Meals need contain enough food for 16-18 people and are to be dropped off…
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Racism: Stretching our Thinking

“As Christians, we are called to listen and know the stories of our brothers and sisters. We must create opportunities to hear, with open hearts, the tragic stories that are deeply imprinted on the lives of our brothers and sisters, if we are to be moved with empathy to promote justice.” U.S. Bishops Statement on…
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