“Charity is certainly
greater than any rule.
Moreover, all rules
must lead to charity.”

St. Vincent de Paul


Poverty, Homelessness and Food Insecurity Justice Circle


Our Circle focuses both on hands-on service and on advocacy for systemic change:

For hands-on service, we have

For Advocacy, we have

  • Kept track of efforts to build affordable housing in Delhi and around Cincinnati
  • Written letters to Congress in support of the Farm Bill and the Food Stamp program
  • Begun monitoring proposed local, state and national legislation limiting large corporations trying to buy up local housing
  • Worked on a petition to fund the Affordable Housing Trust Fund

We also offer prayer and education opportunities

  • With the Earth Justice Circle, we collaborated during Lent on daily prayer postings and a longer prayer service focused on poverty
  • We are beginning to compile a library of books on poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity and hope to invite speakers on these topics.
  • For Catholic social teaching on poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity, click here [link to resources below]

We welcome new members – both to our Circle meetings, which are generally once a month on a Friday morning, to help with our activities, or simply to support us in prayer.

Contact S. Pat Wittberg (spwittberg@srcharitycinti.org) for more information about this circle and if you would like join.


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