Office for Life and Justice
Welcome. Our Office for Life and Justice supports social justice, respect life and restorative justice ministries in parishes, deaneries, schools, ethnic centers and other institutions, recognizing that our efforts in education, service, advocacy, and solidarity are an essential aspect of the Christian life.
Pope Francis launches new campaign to end hunger
On December 10, 2013, Pope Francis launched a world-wide campaign to combat hunger called One Human Family, Food for All.
Use this prayer to pray to end hunger today and explore how you can get involved in ending hunger.
Diocese of Oakland Receives CCHD Grant for Respond to Violence in Richmond
The Restorative Justice offices of nine California dioceses will share a 2-year, $1 million grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to bring healing and empowerment to communities dangerously impacted by poverty and violence and to strengthen and promote Restorative Justice throughout the state of California. For more info, click here.
There's a lot going on in January
|January is Poverty Awareness Month! Visit PovertyUSA.org and PobrezaUSA.org today to begin planning how you can raise awareness about poverty.|
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery. As Catholics we are challenged to raise awareness about this heinous crime against women, children and men and to work toward ending it in our lifetime. For additional information and resources, click .
The Joy of the Gospel
Come hear how Pope Francis is guiding us to rediscover the joy of the Gospel.
Where: Stack Hall at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley
When: Wed, February 19, 2014 – 7:30 – 9 p.m.
For more info, contact Dennise at 510-538-6071. To download the flyer, click here.
Upcoming After the Choice Ministry Healing Opporunities
The Diocese of Oakland has two healing opportunities are just around the corner:
February 18, 2014, the Diocese of Oakland and First Resort will host a 8-week Spanish Post-abortion Healing and Bible Study group in Berkeley.
February 7-9, 2014, a Rachel's Vineyard weekend healing retreat (see www.rachelsvineyard.org) will take place in Santa Rosa