Christian Action at Saint Joseph Parish focuses on living out our call as Christians. We give expression and add effectiveness to the mission of our parish and our Church as embodied in Matthew 25. That is, we strive to live out our faith in active, self-donating love for all men and women, especially the poor and the needy, who hunger for justice and mercy. We exercise this mission inviting all parishioners to draw closer to Christ by participating in projects of service, stewardship of creation, and awareness-building that responds to social injustices and enhances the dignity of life in all its forms.


This commission, one of several commissions at Saint Joseph Parish, seeks to offer a theological framework, along with training and resources, to sustain and strengthen our parish’s commitment to the practice of Catholic social teaching. The commission educates parishioners about social justice issues and challenges them to be public advocates. It also advises the Pastor and the Pastoral Team.


Contact Tim Cleaver, Director of Stewardship, at tcleaver@stjoeparish.com for more information regarding Service Outreach and the Christian Action Commission.

Organizations that Saint Joseph Parish already has a connection with are listed below:

  • Catholic Worker of South Bend / Our Lady of the Road
  • Hope Ministries
  • St. Margaret’s House
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Joseph County
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities - Michiana
  • Robinson Community Learning Center
  • Women’s Care Center
  • Right to Life of Michiana
  • Our parish St. Andre Ministry (to the sick and homebound)

If you have ideas for new ways our parish can serve our community and beyond, feel free to contact the parish office at 574-234-3134.

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