Justice & Peace Outreach Commission


The Second Vatican Council, considering the immensity of the hardships which still afflict the greater part of mankind today, regards it as most opportune that an organism of the universal Church be set up in order that both the justice and love of Christ toward the poor might be developed everywhere.” (Gaudium et Spes, n. 90) The Gospel Justice Commission, serves as a communications link for the various ministries involved in implementing the Church’s social justice teaching, and provides a forum for education and consciousness-raising, and identifies areas of concern and new possibilities for outreach by the parish and is led by Parish Council commissioner Glenn Zipfel,

Care for Creation ministry utilizes teachings from Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si to keep parishioners informed on environmental issues and engaged in Care for our Common Home. Contact Jim Nolan.

Family Promise of Gwinnett County works to end homelessness. It is an interfaith non-profit that partners with local church communities and social service agencies to help homeless families become self-sufficient.  Contact Dennis Reich.

Garage Sale Volunteers come together to advertise, organize, and manage our parish wide community garage sale held each summer. Contact Kathy McCoy.

Haiti Sister Parish Committee organizes communication, prayer support, cultural exchange, and material assistance for our sister parish in Thomassique, Haiti. Contact David Schreckenberger.

Night Shelter Ministry volunteers cook, serve a hot evening meal, prepare bag lunches, and may stay overnight with the guests and various Night Shelters in the Atlanta area. Contact Betsy Podriznik.

Respect Life Committee educates and informs the parish on the broad spectrum of human life issues about which the Church teaches. Contact Ray and Linda Bland.

St. Vincent de Paul Society provides emergency food, shelter, and clothing to parishioners and neighbors in need. Volunteer caseworkers help evaluate needs and coordinate assistance. Contact the parish office for more information.