Our parish communities are measured by how they serve "the least of these" in our parish and beyond its boundaries - the hungry, the homeless, the sick, those in prison, the stranger (cf. Mt 25:31). Our local families of faith are called to "hunger and thirst for justice" and to be "peacemakers" in our own communities (c Mt 5:6,9). A parish cannot really proclaim the gospel if its message is not reflected in its own community life. The biblical call to charity, justice, and peace claims not only each believer, but also each community where believers gather for worship, formation, and pastoral care.
- Excerpt from "Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish"
We are called to be Christ to one another, what better way then to serve the least of His children, these ministries do just that. Come be the light for those in need. Come serve with us.