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.
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
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Opportunities to care for the vulnerable in Flagstaff
3805 Huntington Dr.
Mon – Fri: 8am - 4pm 928-526-2211 https://hotfood.org/volunteer/
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
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
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.