Catholic Social Teaching
4th Key Theme – Option for the Poor and Vulnerable 

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In a world characterized by growing prosperity for some and pervasive poverty for others, Catholic teaching proclaims that a basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring.

 

In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.

 

Link: Sharing catholic social teaching, US Bishops  

The Corporal Works of Mercy clearly describe ways we are called to serve Christ by caring for our neighbor.

  • Feed the hungry

  • Give drink to the thirsty

  • Shelter the homeless

  • Clothe the naked

  • Comfort the sick

  • Visit the imprisoned

  • Bury the dead

Opportunities to care for the vulnerable in Flagstaff

3805  Huntington Dr.      

Mon – Fri: 8am - 4pm     928-526-2211 https://hotfood.org/volunteer/     

OR 

https://azfoodbanks.org/maps/flagstaff-family-food-center-food-bank-and-kitchen/

Biggest needs are: Food, Financial Donations and Volunteers

  • Peanut butter & jelly, packaged non-perishables

  • Help with “No-Contact Home Deliveries”, produce & food box packing, daily hot meal service, children’s literacy reading room

www.flagshelter.org

   

928-225-2533

Email: hello@flagshelter.org   

4185 E. Huntington Drive Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Various Opportunities to donate time, finances, cleaning supplies, toilet paper and large trash bags or laundry bags

Serving Mohave, Coconino, Navajo, and Apache Counties


2101 N. 4th Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004 

Sandi Flores 928-774-9125 , ext 53049        

Web: CatholicCharitiesFlg    

Many individualized opportunities to volunteer.

 

Gratefully accepting donations of toiletries, men’s and women’s socks and new underwear.

 

Support Services for Veterans and Families asking for men’s coats, gloves, beanies or money

We, a fraternity in the Secular Franciscan Order, stand in solidarity with all those crying out for justice in the wrongful deaths of George Floyd and all of our other brothers and sisters who have lost their lives at the hands of those who have abused their power and authority. 

We seek to encounter the living and active person of Christ in each and every one of our brothers and sisters (Art. 5, The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order). We are inspired by our patron, Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, who, rooted in his Catholic Faith, unequivocally opposed violence and unjust systems of oppression. 

Like St. Francis of Assisi, we humbly pledge to do what is ours to do in order to rebuild this broken community - that it may become one of peace and equality.