Human Concerns Committee Mission Statement
The Human Concerns Committee of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on behalf of the parish community responds to Jesus' command to love neighbor and self by working for the common good of all. The committee works to inspire the parish community to discern and act in ways that make the works of peace, justice, and mercy integral to their daily lives. To become salt of the earth and light of the world, we work to alleviate the distresses of hunger, homelessness, disease, lack of housing and health care, and other human needs. We are sustained in this mission by seeing the face of God in others and pray for God's oversight and guidance as we proceed.
Typical on-going activities of the Human Concerns Committee:
1. Hotel de Zink (providing food for the homeless on a rotating basis with other churches in the area)
2. Letters to legislators on hunger issues
3. Death penalty education
4. Immigration reform
5. Thanksgiving Food Drive
6. Christmas Giving Tree and gift distribution
7. Have a Heart Sunday (aka Undie Sunday) (clothing drive for the poor)
8. Anti-torture education
The group meets on the
Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Hall, 3233 Cowper Street.
If you are interested in supporting the work of this ministry, please contact Paul Chestnut, 493-8237,