Social Justice Ministry

Join Us And Make A Difference
Social Justice, is a newly forming ministry here at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea that strives to help parishioners recognize and respond to their baptismal call to discipleship. Rooted in Scripture and guided by Catholic Social Teaching (CST), this ministry seeks to educate the parish about social ministry and provide the means by which individuals and the parish community can use their gifts to serve the poor and vulnerable and to work for justice locally and throughout the world.
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As a group we come together on the fourth Monday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the St. Francis Room of the Klaus Murphy Center.There is a new ministry forming here at the Basilica striving to help parishioners recognize and respond to their baptismal call to discipleship and actively support the Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. If you are interested, in answering the call, and learning more please join us in discerning our call in implementing justice and peace here at the Basilica.
For more information call Brenda Callahan at 410 703 8211 or email bcallahan@stmarykeywest.com

 

 

 

Creation-Care
Care For Creation
A group of us, who understand how our Catholic faith and traditions are tied to environmental, ecological and society issues within our family, community, state, nation, and the world, have decided to come together as a group to pray and support one another in “Care for Creation.” In doing so, we have recognized that we would like to move forward in promoting the ideas of sustainability and the interdependence of all Creation here at the Basilica. 
As a group we meet on the second Monday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the St. Francis Room of the Klaus Murphy Center. 
 For more information call Brenda Callahan at 410 703 8211 or email bcallahan@stmarykeywest.com
tallaLegislative Action 
Here are some of the Advocacy email  networks that we can join and encourage others to join:
Florida Catholic Advocacy Network (FLCAN):  The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops have their office in Tallahassee and work in advocacy efforts at the State Capitol. To join this email network go to the website www.flaccb.org 
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):  Along with Catholic relief Services have an advocacy network to help us advocate on global issues. To get more information and to sign up visit:  http://www.confrontglobalpoverty.org/get-involved/       
For other action alerts posted by the USCCB you can sign up at the following site https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/Campaigns/44852/Respond
Catholic Charities USA:  Follows national legislation and sends information and action alert. For more information go to:  Go to  https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/advocacy-and-policy
Network:  A nonprofit Catholic Lobby organization.    https://networklobby.org/
Monroe Ministries have a web site that has a whole section on Legislative advocacy. There is information on our legislators,  how to contact legislators,  how to set up a meeting, how to write a  letter.
 http://www.ccadmmonroeministries.org/mm-legislative-advocacy.html