Category Archives: Advocacy and Social Justice

Florida Farmworkers’ Association

The Florida Farmworkers’ Association visited SMM on the Feast of St. Isidore, the Farmer. Parishioners had the opportunity to learn that the food we eat daily is provided by farmworkers, who risk violence in the fields, extreme heat, and pesticide exposure. Parishioners could don the heavy “pickers’ bag” and imagine it filled with 20 pounds…
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Long-Sleeve Shirt Drive

Drive lasts until May 23 Donate new or gently used light-colored, long-sleeved, natural fiber (cotton, linen) shirts (men's and women's) to reduce pesticide exposure and prevent heat-related illness for farmworkers. Blue collection bins are in the Parish Hall, donate before or after weekend Masses.
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Prayer for Victims of Gun Violence

Pray the Rosary on May 24 at 6:30 pm for Victims of Gun Violence in Buffalo NY (ZOOM)  Please join our Peace and Justice Ministry to pray for the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo NY and to express our sorrow for the for ten lives lost in the tragic shooting at a grocery…
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Lenten SNAP Challenge

Have you ever experienced hunger? What was this experience like? How might your reflection help move you to act in solidarity with those who are often hungry to understand and work to change social conditions that lead to poverty and hunger? During this season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, let’s challenge ourselves to better understand…
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