Charity & Social Justice


The Charity & Social Justice commission is a group organized within the Parish Pastoral Council that assists the Council by developing pastoral plans and policies in the areas of Christian service and social action. The goals of the commission include providing education to the parish community regarding the social mission of the Church so those members understand both charity and justice are essential in living out the Gospel.

Charity & Social Justice is an umbrella organization encompassing a wide variety of social justice related committees and programs that serve local, national and international needs. Committees include Cleveland Latin American Ministry (CLAM), Family Promise, Respect Life and Thea Bowman to name a few. See the full list of committees on this website under the Service tab. The commission encourages all parishioners to get involved with one or more of the many worthy service ministries.

Parishioners are welcome to attend meetings or join the membership at any time. Charity & Social Justice meets virtually on the second Monday of each month (summer meetings may vary) via ZOOM (due to COVID) at 7:00pm. If you would like more information, please contact Daphne Held at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


The Saint Rita Charity and Social Justice Commission invites you to study and pray about the widening political and cultural divides within our country. As Catholic Christians, we know that Jesus asks that we see everyone as family. It is easy at times to lose sight of the dignity of people different from our selves. Through the coming year, the Charity and Social Justice Commission "Love Your Neighbor" campaign will provide opportunities for us to take a  deep look into our hearts through prayer services, quotes, educational resources, discussion opportunities, and community events.

Special Links:

We invite you to visit one or more of the links below.  Each one can provide additional information, insights, opportunities and food for thought on many of the social challenges of our times. 

Catholic Relief Services:
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: