St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Wichita, KS

Peace and Social Justice Committee

The mission of the SEAS Peace and Social Justice Committee is to study the Church’s social doctrine, found in documents such as the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of The Church, and to consider and communicate how they can be applied to issues of concern today, both in our community and in the wider world.

Peace and Social Justice Info

Christ’s parable about the Good Samaritan (Luke 10; 25 - 37), who came to the aid of a stranger, shows he intended us to help others with worldly troubles as well as spiritual ones. 

The Lord’s Diner, Meals on Wheels, St. Anthony Family Shelter, St. Vincent de Paul Mission Ministry, and the Warming Souls Shelter for the Homeless are some of the programs the Diocese of Wichita supports to address urgent needs in the community. These charity programs provide aid to those who are less fortunate and/or need immediate assistance.

There’s an old saying: “Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.” Catholic Social Doctrine seeks to address the underlying causes of unfortunate circumstances that cause people to suffer, in order to reduce the number of persons afflicted--or the degree of suffering inflicted--on our society.  

 Are you willing to join us in seeking to improve such situations--consistent with the principles of the Church--for the sake of others, especially for the world our children will inherit? 

This committee holds discussion forums on different topics to share information about significant factors of some of these problems and concerns, and discuss what might be done about them. 

If you are interested in participating in these forums, you can find a list of potential subjects under Documents, and a Discussion Forums Interest Form, which you can use to indicate your interest in a particular topic. If there are subjects you would like to see considered which are not listed, you may indicate them on the interest form.

If enough parishioners indicate interest in a given subject area, what is being considered will be announced in the bulletin as well as here, and we will work with those who express interest to determine when the most people would be able to attend. 

You can fill out the Discussion Forums Interest Form electronically and e-mail it to the address on the form, or print it out, fill it in, and leave it at the Parish Office for the Committee. If neither of those options is convenient for you, please call Dick Nott at the listed number to arrange transfer of information.

Contact Information

Name Dick Nott
Phone 721-1169