Justice & Peace CommitteeThe Justice & Peace Committee of Saint Ignatius Catholic Community is dedicated to the service of faith and the promotion of justice. As a parish we are called and challenged to articulate, advocate, and act upon critical social, economic, cultural and political issues that affect us, our city and our world. We are also called to be a resource to provide parishioners with opportunities to live out their faith through justice. The Committee aims to address the challenges that affect the work of justice in our community. The values of our Church teachings direct our efforts to work for peace and justice. CLICK HERE to visit the Justice & Peace Committee webpage.The Justice & Peace Committee consists of the following subcommittees below, that fall under three categories – Advocacy Endeavors, Education Endeavors, and Social Endeavors. To visit the individual webpages for each subcommittee, click on the highlighted links below.
Contact: Candra Healy, Committee Chair firstname.lastname@example.org 410-712-3848
Angel Tree Ministry
Angel Tree Ministry arranges for and delivers Christmas gifts for children whose parents are in prison. This worthwhile ministry includes helping with the collection of gifts at weekend Masses before Christmas, as well as wrapping the gifts and helping deliver them to families in need in the community. A great ministry for the whole family!
Contact: Dan & Brandi D’Orazio, email@example.com
Baltimore Ignatian Spirituality Project
The Baltimore Ignatian Spirituality Project (BISP) is a Jesuit ministry that delivers spiritual retreats for homeless men and women in addiction recovery programs. At St. Ignatius Parish, we value this ministry highly because it has helped and supported so many people as they struggle with addiction and its impact to overcome despair and move towards spiritual fulfillment and productive lives. We are currently developing plans to expand BISP Retreats and program offerings. We have a range of exciting volunteer opportunities and different ways that you can help us.To learn more about the Ignatian Spirituality Project download the ISP brochure.
Jesse Tree Ministry
Jesse Tree Ministry collects warm gloves, hats, sweaters, scarves, toiletries and other essentials which are then distributed to homeless men and women at Christmastime.
Contact: Norma Hyder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Loaves & Fishes
The Loaves and Fishes Ministry began in order to provide a nourishing weekend meal to the homeless and poor of Baltimore City and create an opportunity for fellowship for homeless patrons and ministry volunteers, trying to understand and live out the Gospel challenge of Matthew 25.
Services! The ministry provides an evening meal every Saturday and Sunday night, consisting of sandwiches (approx. 250), hot soup (7 gallons), 2 cases of fresh fruit (generally oranges and bananas), coffee, and a sweet snack.
Clothing (socks, underwear, coats, sweaters, raingear, gloves, boots) are also given out during more severe weather to those most in need. While numbers vary from week to week, the feeding program will serve meals to 150 to 175 patrons each Saturday and each Sunday evening. For Loaves & Fishes Brochure click here. To learn more about the Loaves & Fishes Ministry, CLICK HERE.
Saturday Contact: Sue Cesare, email@example.com
If you are interested in participating in Loaves & Fishes ministry on Sunday’s, help is generally needed in food preparation (usually from 2 to 4:30 pm) and also in serving the meal on the Van (4:30 pm to 8:00 pm). Once you determine which Sunday you wish to participate, please contact one of the following Sunday Team Captains directly, who correspond to the first, second, third and fourth Sundays of the Month.
Week 1: Diane White: firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 2: Kathy Segal: email@example.com
Week 3: Mary Catherine Irving: firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 4: Amy LaMoure: email@example.com; Ann Vinup: firstname.lastname@example.org
Respect for Life
The Mission of the St. Ignatius Respect For Life (RFL) Ministry is to promote by word and deed Church teaching on the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death both in the Parish and in the community. Issues include: respect for unborn human life, capital punishment, euthanasia, assisted suicide, embryonic stem cell research, cloning, artificial reproductive technology, and post-abortive healing.
The Respect For Life Ministry:
- Accompanies and aids pregnant women lacking resources through Project Gabriel or directly through the Parish ministry.
- Promotes respect for life education for the Parish by events and through the bulletin, web site, and e-zine.
- Supports community organizations that foster the sanctity of human life.
- Partners with other parishes to advocate respect for life issues with local state and federal legislative bodies.
- Support post-abortive women through Project Rachel Ministry.
We need your help! The Respect For Life Ministry is non-partisan and invites all members of the Parish to participate. People interested in helping in this ministry can contact Jerry Lawler at Jlawler0@gmail.com or 410-804-1413