Social Justice Ministry

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    Who we are:

    Saint Joseph and Holy Spirit Parishes have formed a ministry group for Social Justice. 

    What we do: 

    Educate individuals about the social justice issues surrounding our communities, and participate with local groups to support and provide assistance and knowledge where we can.




If you are interested in joining the Social Justice Ministry, we meet via Zoom at 7pm the second Thursday of each month.

We would love to meet you! If you have any questions, contact Donna Dugan at (440) 937-9210 or

Thank you in advance for your generosity, concern and prayers for those less fortunate than ourselves.



Prayers for Peace

Prayer After an Election:


In devoting ourselves to the common good, the US Bishops offer this "Prayer after an Election" that Catholics may be protagonists of healing and unity. Together, let us pray:


God of all nations,

Creator of the human family,

we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise

and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy

in these United States of America.

We ask for your protection and guidance

for all who devote themselves to the common good,

working for justice and peace at home and around the world.

We lift up all our duly elected leaders and public servants,

those who will serve us as president, as legislators and judges,

those in the military and law enforcement.

Heal us from our differences and unite us, O Lord,

with a common purpose, dedication, and commitment to achieve liberty and justice

in the years ahead for all people,

and especially those who are most vulnerable in our midst.



St. Francis Peace Prayer:

As we near the end of 2020, we recognize the constant need for peace and good will among our fellow brothers and sisters. With that, we invoke the name of St. Francis in his Peace Prayer:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. 

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Update from the Diocesan Social Action Office

We affirm that Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Moral Theology call us to a Respect For and Dignity of Human Life.  So, we pray:

God of all life,

Help us to appreciate the great gift that is human life 

formed in your image, a reflection of your holiness.


Help us to recognize You in all whom you have created:

children not yet born,

families affected by poverty and war,

people of different abilities,

people from other lands, and

all who are victims of hatred and racism.


Help us to bear witness to the dignity of all whom you have created,

regardless of stage of life,

or wealth, or ability,

or color, or creed, 

for every person is fully equal in your loving eyes.


Share with us your knowledge

that we are all your children,

each bestowed with inherent dignity.


May Your justice reign forever!  Amen