Parish Social Ministry

Diocesan Guidelines

A parish "is a center where we learn about our faith and are formed for serice to those we meet in our daily cirecles of contact, the local community, the world in which we live" (Parishes: Called to be Holy, Fully Engaged, Fully Alive).

Diocesan Social Concerns Committee Guidelines

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Other Resources

St. Norbert College Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice and Public Understanding

Center cultivates awareness, compassion, and commitment to justice and the building of sustainable peace.


Parish Social Ministry Tool Kit

Resources from Catholic Charities USA to help your parish become fully engaged and fully alive.



Parishes: Called to be Holy, Fully Engaged, Fully Alive

HolyEngagedAliveLogoSpecial website helps parishes fully implement Bishop David Ricken's pastoral letter and its six pastoral focus areas. Includes:


 The pastoral letter
 Best Practices