Parish Social Ministry promotes the social mission of the parish. Its emphasis is twofold: 1) education and formation of the parish community and 2) organization of parishioners into five complementary ministries: charity and direct service, legislative advocacy, global solidarity, care for creation, and empowerment.
The Social Ministry Planning Committee gives direction to social ministry at St. Aloysius Parish. It assesses needs, plans, coordinates, communicates, reviews and evaluates parish social ministry efforts in light of Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching. (CST).
We see the parish dimensions of social ministry not as an added burden, but as a part of what keeps a parish alive and makes it truly Catholic. Effective social ministry helps the parish not do only more, but be more – more of a reflection of the Gospel, more of a worhiping and evangelizing people, more of a faithful community. It is an essential part of parish life.” (Communities of Salt and Light, U.S. Bishops, 1993)
If you’re interested in getting involved with St. Aloysius Social Ministry, or would like more information, please contact Rita Amberg Waldref at
RWaldref@dioceseofspokane.org or (509) 313-7003
Social Ministry Programs
Opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
Charity and Service
Get involved in the community.
Caring for Creation Ministry
Environmental awareness and advocacy.
Links to organizations that offer financial assistance.
Fun and fellowship are sewn together to make quilt for charity.
A monthly gathering with good food, conversation and some Bingo.
Sister Community in El Salvador
Information about St. Aloysius’s Sister Community.
List of resources referenced in ongoing series.
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