Outreach

St. Peter focuses on four (4) key social justice themes: Migration & Refugees, Education & Opportunities for Youth living in poverty, Shelter and Housing, and Ending Racism. In each of these areas, St Peter Catholic Church has ministries that, through our faith, take action.

In the spirit and tradition of St. Ignatius, we live out our faith through justice and reconciliation.  Members of St Peter serve our sisters and brothers of greater Charlotte who live on the margins, are forgotten or under served.  God encourages us with discerning hearts to find how we can use our talents to share justice and His love with others.

Listed here are opportunities for you to engage in faith-filled service. 
The lessons we teach our children are through what we do as well as what we say

Migration and Refugees
Initiatives that support the advocacy, education and direct service of migrants and refugees.  We work with Jesuit led organizations such as Kino Border Initiative and Jesuit Refugee Service, and locally with Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement service.

Refugee support

Kino Border Initiative

Community Volunteer Opportunities in Education, Housing and Shelter

Druid Hills Academy Partnership

Loaves & Fishes  Uptown

Urban Ministry Center

Room in the Inn

Habitat for Humanity

Men’s Shelter N. Tryon

Day of Service

 

Dove’s Nest:
women’s program

Homeless Relief Ministry

Ending Racism   
Opportunities to build relationships among races and cultures.   Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church and St Peter have hosted community dialogues and youth service learning projects.
On January 27, 2018, Bishop George Murry, S.J., Chair of US Bishops’ Anti-Racism Committee spoke on the history of racism in the Catholic Church, efforts to reconcile and future plans for U.S. parish dialogues and actions. See his lecture at this link

Racism: Confronting the Poison in Our Common Home – US Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops Jan. 2016 statement:    
http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/racism/upload/racism-backgrounder.pdf

Remarks by Bishop George Murry, S.J., Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism at MLK Memorial in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Racial Justice efforts in our parish, contact Barbara Dellinger brbdllngr@aol.com, or
Andrea Anselmi mailto:anselmi@att.net

 

Information for Volunteers
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with St. Peter Catholic Church.  As a volunteer, we all have a role in protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The USCCB and the Diocese of Charlotte has adopted policies and procedures to safeguard those whose care has been entrusted to us. Click below to access the policies and forms required to volunteer in our parish.

Volunteer Packet
The Volunteer Packet includes important forms: the volunteer profile, background check release, and acknowledgement of receipt of the Diocesan Code of Ethics and Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Volunteer_packet_-_forms_and_policies 
Please send signed forms to business@stpeterscatholic.org

For more information about our commitment to Catholic Social Teaching and our work for reconciliation within humanity through fostering “a ministry of justice and peace, serving the poor and the excluded and helping to build peace.”  ( Jesuit General Congregation 36, #25) see this page: Social Justice Ministry Committee

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