We don’t come into the world as individuals; we are born into families and relationships. As Catholics we are called to support each other in these relationships. This means supporting policies that make it possible for families to thrive and to help others not just at the individual level but communally.
Families are threatened when they are forced to flee their home countries due to violence and/or climate crisis. Families are threatened when unexpectant young mothers cannot afford diapers, childcare, and other necessities to raise children. Families are threatened when they are deprived of proper health insurance and nutritional programs. Families are threatened when they are denied loans for houses because of the color of their skin.
Supporting families is not a political or partisan question, it’s a our call as Catholics.
This semester, we are working to create generation change in communities in Durham and throughout the world. We will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to make home ownership possible for low-income families. We will be partnering with Catholic Relief Services to support refugees from Afghanistan. We will get the chance to not only serve, but also to learn more about the lives of others. Here’s a quick preview of what we’ve got going on:
- Bamboo Clean Up with Reality Ministries, January 17, 9am-11am
- March for Life, January 21st*
- Mobile Distribution with the Food Pantry, January 28, 4pm-7:30pm
- Mobile Distribution with the Food Pantry, February 18, 4pm-7:30pm
- No Longer Strangers: Prayer Service for Immigration, February 24, 5:30pm-7:30pm
- Diaper Packing for the Diaper Bank, February 26, 10:30am-12pm
- Welcoming the Stranger: A Presentation on Afghan Refugee Resettlement, March 21, 7pm
- Mobile Distribution with the Food Pantry, March 25, 4pm-7:30pm
- Habitat for Humanity Build, March 26, 8:30am-11:30am
If you’re interested in getting involved, email MyLan Metzger.
*to learn more about why we are pro-life, read here.