Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish of Swift Current

1850 Springs Gate (West of the Hospital)

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SOCIAL JUSTICE

The Social Justice committee members of the parish are a very active group.

Social Justice encompasses the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. This takes in every issue where an injustice may occur.

Social Justice work is based on Scripture and the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Our Social Justice work is carried out through following the “Ten Principles of Catholic Social Teaching” and the “Seven Core Principles”.

Some of the things we are involved in on an ongoing level at our parish are:

•   providing food, clothing and neccessary items to any persons who are in need of them.

•   Prepare and distribute food hampers at Christmas and Easter for the less fortunate

•   We host a monthly afternoon social for seniors. Seniors from our Parish attend as well as other seniors from our city and visitors.

•   Visit the sick and shut-ins. At times only to provide compassion and a listening ear.

•   Rides to Mass are provided when needed.

•   Provide Social Justice information to parishioners through the weekly bulletin.

In the larger community we work with the Newcomers Welcome Centre and Youth Centre and provide assistance when required.

We support the mission work of Fr. Roland Dubourt. Through your donations of loose change in the “Change For Church In Africa” collection jar. Funds collected help in building new Missions in Tanzania, East Africa, and helps with the work and upkeep of his current Mission.

We support the Mission and School at Brabant Lake in Northern Saskatchewan through donations of used religious articles and educational items

We promote the Fall Education and Share Lent programs of Development and Peace as well as collect used stamps which assist D&P in providing funds to their partners in third world countries.

We promote and support the sanctity of all human life from fertilization to natural death through our involvement in events, activities and education on topics of respect and protection for all human life.

We provide information on the World Mission's work.

FOTO (Friends On The Outside) Together with members of the Salvation Army, Lutheran and non religious, we undertake a mission of prayer and support to those in the criminal justice system. This support may involve those incarcerated, released, or families of those involved. The group meets monthly for a prayer luncheon in order to keep informed and provide support where we are able. When available, someone attends the court sessions as a prayer presence.

On occassion, we take part in the Community meal served to those less fortunate which is provided and hosted by the Salvation Army.

Together with other churches in Swift Current we educate on “Defend Dignity” . Defend Dignity is a mission of educating on human trafficking, which includes the trafficking of any human being into a life of slavery and abuse. Prostitution being one of the major concerns.