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. .



CRS Rice Bowl 2021

Jesus told us that whatever we did for one of these least brothers of His we did for Him. Reflect on the challenge of global hunger. It is a reality for millions of our sisters and brothers. What will you do to support the hungry in our community and around the world? This Lent, commit to our global human family through prayer, weekly fasting, and almsgiving. Jesus asks us to care for our sisters and brothers and to recognize Him in them. With CRS Rice Bowl as our guide, we can answer to this Gospel call. What you give up for Lent changes lives.

Due to COVID-19 virus concerns, we encourage you to donate your Rice Bowl alms online at or mail a check to Catholic Relief Services, CRS Rice Bowl, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303. Please list your parish as St. Rita, Solon, OH. Visit to learn more.

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: