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 Office of Parish Social Ministry

Mission: 

Catholic Charities, Inc. Office of Parish Social Ministry promotes Catholic
Social Teaching by educating and supporting parishes in their work for
social justice and through legislative advocacy.

Program Areas:

Education
We provide educational resources to parishes across the Jackson Diocese
regarding Catholic Social Teaching and social justice advocacy through this
website and at regional Social Justice Ministry workshops.

Direct Service
We provide consultation to parishes in developing Faith in Action
Committees which will promote living the Gospel and building the Kingdom
of God through direct service. We meet regularly with regional and parish
social justice ministers to facilitate adoption of best practices in the field of
social ministry and inter-parish collaboration in addressing the needs of the
region with targeted solutions.

Advocacy
We work to engage Catholics in legislative advocacy for public policies on
behalf of the common good, especially vulnerable populations.

Empowerment and Rebuilding Coalitions
We help develop a broader base of support and represent the Diocese of
Jackson by participating in various community coalitions and legislative
hearings regarding social justice issues.

Contact:

Sue Allen, OFS -- Coordinator of Social Justice Ministry
Catholic Charities, Inc.
850 E. River Place
Jackson MS  39202
Office:  (601) 355-8634
Direct:  (601) 383-3849
Fax:  (601) 960-8493
sue.allen@catholiccharitiesjackson.org