Justice & Outreach Commission

The role of the Justice and Outreach Commission is to provide leadership and education to the parish on issues of justice and charity. Guided by gospel values and Catholic Social Teaching, the commission offers educational opportunities for parishioners to learn about current social and economic problems in the world and how the values of our Catholic faith shape respective solutions to those problems. The commission also provides leadership and on-going support to all outreach ministries in our parish, as well as identifies new needs in our church and our community as they arise. The Justice & Outreach Commission meets the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Peace & Justice

Gary Rieks

Mike Risse

Bob Bazinet

Karen Brenteson

Kathy Morrison

Nancy Knoth

Sherry Anderson

Karen Thimm

Anne Tiller, Pastoral Minister

Camera  A Ministry "snapshot": Justice and Outreach Commission

Meeting Details:

The Justice and Outreach Commission meets on the first Monday of each month (except July). Meetings are in the Fireside Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Ministry Description:

As followers of Christ we are called to educate parishioners around the themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Through a program of education and a calls to action we strive to empower our congregation to work for positive change. We work to identify areas of injustice, research causes and solutions and through collaboration with others, work for systemic changes that impact the common good in our local communities and beyond, in hopes to create a just society where all can flourish.

Contact Person:  Karen Brenteson, 763-561-7411
A typical day in this ministry:

We meet for 90 minutes each month to plan and act on how we can educate and advocate for social justice as detailed in the themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Occasionally commission members attend events sponsored by Sowers of Justice, the advocacy arm of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Is there more than one way to volunteer?

There are several ways to volunteer:

  • Attend monthly meetings and all activities sponsored by the commission.
  • Work on specific events such as the Fair Trade event or other one time events.
  • Collaborate with others as advocates to raise awareness of social justice issues they are passionate about.
  • Join commission members in talking with legislators about areas of common concern.
  • Attend Sowers of Justice events.

The following apply to this ministry:

  • Family Friendly
  • Weekend Opportunities
  • Weekday Opportunities
  • Weeknight Opportunities
  • One Time
  • Flexible Schedule
Time Committment: approximately 2 hrs per month