Jesus not only preached the nearness of God’s reign; He also enacted the works of God by which people could experience that loving presence of God’s reign. We continue his mission, his work and his service toward others, living out the Gospel imperative. The Christian Service/Family Life Commission exists to bridge the gap between that Gospel reality and the lived world of our society.
It is the purpose of this Commission to promote and coordinate programs that will guarantee all God’s children in the world-wide community, but especially in the parish community, justice and charity in full measure. This Commission has the responsibility for enabling members of the parish to respond to the social problems of today, giving special care to the poor, the lonely, the aged, the oppressed, and minority groups. It is also the purpose of this Commission to promote the growth of people, especially by strengthening the family life within the parish community.
Persons who would be members of this Commission should have a true interest in reaching out to serve the needy and in promoting human growth. Those with experience in counseling, in social work, and law enforcement would also strengthen the commission, as would those involved in marriage programs, marriage preparation, community leaders, etc. One member of this Commission should serve as a contact person with the Diocesan Life Commission.
Current members are: Peggy Waldschmidt and Gini Augustine.