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Parish Life


Visit includes resources intended as a catalyst for both the New Evangelization and the continuing development of vibrant communities living the Gospel in the United States. Communities that strive to be salt and light share God's love with others, as we encounter Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit's transforming presence. Inspired by the Trinity's dynamic of community, we Pray TogetherReach Out TogetherLearn Together, and Act Together.

The parish community has a special role in promoting participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community.

"The parish is where the Church lives. Parishes are communities of faith, of action, and of hope. They are where the Gospel is proclaimed and celebrated, where believers are formed and sent to renew the earth. Parishes are the home of the Christian community; they are the heart of our Church. Parishes are the place where God's people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the Church's life."

Communities of Salt and Light, p. 1

resources for parish leaders

Eucharist: Body of Christ, Broken for the World is a one page handout with reflections on the relationship of the Eucharist and our call to solidarity with others. This version offers questions for the reader.

A Call to Solidarity With Africa November 2001
A Century of Social Heritage
Acogiendo al forastero entre nosotros
Answer key
Call to Family Community and Participation
Call to Family, Community and Participation Discussion Guide
Called to Compassion and Responsibility
Care for Creation
Care for God's Creation Discussion Guide
Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Teaching Documents Descriptions
Citas seleccionadas del papa francisco por tema
Compartiendo la ensenanza social: desafios y rumbos
Comunidades de Sal y Luz: Reflexiones sobre la Misión Social de la Parroquia
Confrontando la cultura de violencia
Cristianos de cada día: tienen hambre y sed de justicia
CST Handout for Adults in English
CST Handout for Adults in Spanish
CST Handout for Children in English
CST Handout for Children in Spanish
CST Poster for Adults in English
CST Poster for Adults in Spanish
CST Poster for Children in English
CST Poster for Children in Spanish
Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice
Examination of conscience in the light of Catholic Social Teaching - Spanish
Foundational Documents
Homelessness and Housing
In the Name of Peace: Collective Statements on War and Peace
La Enseñanza Social Católica
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Life and Dignity of the Human Person Discussion Guide
Llamado del viernes santo para abolir la pena de muerte
Llamados a la solidaridad mundial
Los Dos Pies del Amor en Accion
Moral Principles and Policy Priorities for Welfare Reform
New Slavery, New Freedom
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable Discussion Guide
Papal and Vatican Documents on Catholic Social Teaching
Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities
Pope Francis Quotes
Porque tuve hambre
Responsabilidad, rehabilitacion, y restitucion
Rights and Responsibilities
Rights and Responsibilities Discussion Guide
Seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions
Siguiendo las huellas de Jesús
Solidarity Discussion Guide
Statement on Central America - English
Statement on Central America - Spanish
The Cries of the Poor are Still with Us
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers Discussion Guide
The Harvest of Justice is Sown in Peace
Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Timeline Activity
Timeline of CST Activity
Timeline of Events
Two Feet of Love in Action
Two Feet of Love in Action Elementary Storybooks
Un Appela le Solidarite Avec L’Afrique
Una decada despues de justicia economica para todos
Vivir el evangelio de la vida

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