Justice and Peace Committee

Tiny House

Our Mission Statement

Inspired by the vision of the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching, the members of the Justice and Peace Committee at Our Lady of the Lake Parish seek to foster ways which promote the dignity of all persons and all creation and bring about justice and peace. Challenged by the example of Christ, the group strives to follow and to teach, by example, this foundational dimension of our Faith.

Just like our Tiny House Project we completed this summer in collaboration five congregations including Our Lady of the Lake, Assumption, St. Bridget, University Unitarian, and Wedgwood Presbyterian. This has been a wonderful partnership and example of our Mission Statement both in raising funds and in doing the building work.

Current Events:

"Just Faith" Racial Equity Series: This includes eight two-hour sessions following an introductory retreat and one immersion experience. If you would like more specific information about dates and session topics, please see the handout here. Click here to register by October 21st
Racial Equity Committee Meetings:  To learn more about the context, genesis and purpose of our committee please click here. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please register here

Catholic Social Teaching Stories Project

Reflecting on the Catholic Social Teachings our committee developed an OLL Commitment Statement. We invite parishioners to participate, deepen our understanding of the statement and live them out more fully for the common good. To learn more or submit a story, please click the button below:

Thoughts on Catholic Social Teaching

Members of our Justice and Peace Committee wrote a series of newsletters and short essays elaborating on USCCB's Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Please click the button below to read more:

Get Involved by:

Our Resources Page includes organizations to learn about, eco-tips, info on investing for the common good and more such as:
  • Building a Just Parish
  • Open Wide Our Hearts & Anti-racism
  • Lake City Partners Ending Homelessness
  • Emails on Catholic Social Teaching
  • Prayers for Justice and Peace
  • Readings on Catholic Social Teaching