Social & Restorative Justice – Volunteers Needed!

For several years, volunteers from Holy Spirit Parish have assisted Catholic Restorative Justice Ministries by meeting once monthly with people recently released from prison in Sonoma County. Volunteers are now needed to welcome these newly released parolees by offering encouragement and showing them where the can find the various services offered by Catholic Charities and

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Catholic Charities Family Support Center

Social Justice Corner Come join us for a TOUR OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER sponsored by Holy Spirit. We would love the opportunity to show you how your money and gifts are being utilized. Our goal for this tour is to establish a greater understanding of the Catholic Charities (CC) mission so we can all spread the

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Social Justice – Welcome Baskets

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: For lent our parish is creating “Welcome Baskets” for those who are getting their first homes through Catholic Charities and SAY (Social Advocates for Youth). These baskets will be the start of having a place to live for many who have been homeless and on the brink of poverty. A sample Basket with ideas of what to bring is

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Your Support is Needed in Helping Teens

SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY is collecting: toiletries such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, etc. bus passes or cash to buy bus passes These are small items for the teens who are aging out of foster care and preparing to live on their own. If you can help please drop these items off at the church. Also if

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A Perfect FATHER’S DAY Gift

Now that I have your attention: Today is Father’s Day. Perhaps you will be getting some new clothes. Perhaps since it is also the start of summer you have done some spring cleaning. Here is a great way to pass on to those in great need, what you no longer need. A note from Catholic

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Help the Homeless

Social Justice Committee Catholic Charities currently has 3 safe parking lots where the working homeless live in their cars in Santa Rosa. These people are fed a warm meal in the evening and a small breakfast with hot coffee or hot cocoa in the morning. If you could spare a little food they have requested

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Food and Supplies Needed

The Social Justice Committee is requesting your help. Catholic Charities currently has 3 safe parking lots where the working homeless live in their cars in Santa Rosa. These people are fed a warm meal in the evening and a small breakfast with hot coffee or hot cocoa in the morning. If you could spare a

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Social Justice-Alzheimer’s Respite Program

SOCIAL JUSTICE CORNER—JANUARY 2016: Helping the elderly age gracefully with dignity & care for seniors with Dementia and a Need for Volunteer Entertainers: Due to increased demand, the Alzheimer’s Respite Program has expanded to 5 days a week, serving some 40 frail seniors with dementia diagnoses.  The program runs 9 to 3pm daily with activities

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Family Support Center Needs Help

PLEASE HELP—join our parish Social Justice Committee in helping the Catholic Charities Family Support Center We contacted Catholic Charities to ask what their most urgent needs were for this month:  They are housing 60 children in their shelters with the average age of 12, (more boys) and ranging from 2 to 16 and the After

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Thank You!

THANK YOU!  from SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE Thank you everyone who contributed to our toiletries drive for the boys and girls coming out of Juvenile Hall.  With your generosity we were able to create 80 kits.  We were so successful that we will no longer need any further donations at this time!