Peace and Justice
Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. Its roots are in the Hebrew prophets who announced God's special love for the poor and called God's people to a covenant of love and justice. It is a teaching founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who came "to bring glad tidings to the poor . . . liberty to captives . . . recovery of sight to the blind" (Lk 4:18-19), and who identified himself with "the least of these," the hungry and the stranger (cf. Mt 25:45).
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Saint Rose
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. SVdP offers those struggling to make ends meet help with utility bills, mortgage or rent payments, food, medical bills, and transportation to name a few.
An essential precept of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. Hundreds are helped by St. Vincent de Paul in our community each year.
If you are in need of assistance, please contact the Parish Office at 419-874-4559.
To learn more about the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Saint Rose and how you may be a part of or support this ministry, please contact parishioner Debbie Marczak at 419-874-9244.
Saint Rose Peace and Justice Committee
The Saint Rose Peace and Justice Committee is dedicated to reaching out to those who are less fortunate or marginalized in our community. The Committee meets on a monthly basis in the Walz Center to discuss a variety of social justice issues and how they pertain to members of Saint Rose Parish as well as the wider community. Members of our community are encouraged to join in the group discussions and bring social justice subjects that interest you.
Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. This commitment arises from our experiences of Christ in the eucharist. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, "To receive in truth the Body and Blood of Christ given up for us, we must recognize Christ in the poorest, his brethren" (no. 1397). The monthly Saint Rose Quarter Drive, which helps to supplement the Perrysburg Township food giveaway serving hundreds in the area with bags of needed groceries, is one of the many fruits of the Peace and Justice Committee. The Perrysburg Heights Community Association was originally established through a Peace and Justice outreach as well as Compassion a prison ministry publication which is distributed bimonthly on a national basis.
We are called to reach out and to build relationships of love and justice. Your participation and input in this organization would be very welcome. For more information, contact parishioner Fred Moor at 419-874-1333.
Compassion is a prison ministry organization with a mission of "helping death row prisoners live connected and fruitful lives". The organization publishes the bi-monthly Compassion newsletter which is written and edited by death row prisoners and sent to all 3,100 death row prisoners in the United States. The organization is coordinated and overseen by an outside board which meets monthly at Saint Rose.
Saint Rose parishioners are encouraged to join in the monthly Compassion meetings held in the Walz Center. Your help is needed in coordinating this national outreach. For more information contact parishioner Fred Moor at 419-874-1333.
Right to Life Committee
We are challenged to promote and protect the inviolable right to life of all God's children, especially the most defenseless. We build our mission on the truth that the person before us is a unique and unrepeatable image of God, precious in His sight. Through prayer, pro-life education, evangelization, catechesis, pastoral outreach, works of charity and awareness, Saint Rose Parish will promote the establishment of a culture of life that respects and supports the sacredness of human life.
For more information, contact parishioner Laura Brancheau at 419-661-2129 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.