Social Justice

Everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities

In his Gospel, John writes: 

“So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Master, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Master, then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well.” Jesus said to him, “Whoever has bathed has no need except to have his feet washed, for he is clean all over; so you are clean, but not all.” For he knew who would betray him; for this reason, he said, “Not all of you are clean.” So when he had washed their feet [and] put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do. Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it.”

At the Blues Hill Collaborative there are a growing number of ways our parishioners “wash the feet of others.” Some of the ministries include:


9th Annual - Archdiocesan Justice Convocation

“JUSTICE AND SOLIDARITY: CARING FOR REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS”

Saturday, 11/4/2017, at BC High School, 8am to 1:30pm

Pope Francis has declared that “the only solution to the migration crisis is solidarity.” He appeals to “dioceses, parishes, religious institutes, organizations and individual Christians: we are all called to welcome our brothers and sisters who are fleeing war, hunger, violence and cruel conditions of life” (General Audience, 10/26/2016)

Come to the Convocation and learn the facts about Refugees and Immigrants, understand the integral linkages between Catholic Social Teaching and care for Migrants, find out what activities are already underway – globally, nationally, locally, identify what more needs to be done and in particular, reflect/ponder/decide what specific, practical actions YOU and your parishes can take to give witness to your faith.

FEATURING

➢ Greetings from Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
➢ Keynote Address by Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services
➢ Keynote Address by Sean Callahan, President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services
➢ Keynote Panel chaired by Debbie Rambo, President of Catholic Charities Boston CCAB) with presenter/panelist Marjean Perhot, Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services, CCAB and other panelists from parishes and migrant communities and agencies
➢ Holy Mass celebrated by Rev. J. Bryan Hehir
➢ Extended Networking Break with coffee and light snacks featuring a wide range of exhibitors, parish representatives, and ethnic communities throughout the Archdiocese

To register, please click here, or for flyer click here.


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