Communities of Salt & Light

The Communities of Salt & Light Ministry is about transforming the dominant culture of our society from one of materialism and individualism to one of relationality and justice. We embrace the social teachings of the Church and practice living in a way that addresses the root issues of injustice in our community. This ministry is about building relationships with others who want to act with power for the common good. We seek first to understand the social issues impacting the families of St. Thomas More, so we can act together to solve these issues. We stand in solidarity with all who suffer injustice locally and abroad.

If you feel called to assist us in the mission and Salt & Light Ministry please contact the Ministry Leader:

Sheri Zepata, 512-619-4017, fearlessheri@hotmail.com

What is social justice? 

It is a rich treasure, of wisdom about building a just society and living lives, of holiness amidst the challenges, of modern society. 
 

*This tradition can be best understood through the 7 key themes, of Social Justice:

  1. Life and Dignity, of the human person.
  2. Call to family, community and participation.
  3. Rights and responsibilities.
  4. Option for the poor and vulnerable.
  5. Dignity of work & rights, of workers.
  6. Solidarity.
  7. Care for God’s creation.

*taken from the USSCB  website.

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/seven-themes-of-catholic-social-teaching.cfm

 

Latest News: 

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Please join the Salt & Light Ministry in a “Back to School Food Drive” for the youngest members of our community. STM has partnered with Hope Austin a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of assisting our young school students. Hope Austin provides weekend meals to students who lose their subsidized meals offered during the school week. Each week students receive a bag of meals containing 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 snacks. Help Hope Austin eliminate childhood hunger one meal and one child at a time! Starting Saturday, August 11th through Labor Day weekend, collection barrels will be at the back of the church. Please considering purchasing on your next grocery shop:

  1. 3 oz or 5oz Canned Tuna or Pouches of Tuna
  2. 3oz or 5oz Canned Chicken
  3. 15oz Cans of Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Meatballs
  4. 15oz Cans of Meat Ravioli or Cheese Ravioli
  5. 15oz Can of Meat Pasta/Beef-a-roni/Penne Pasta/Lasagna

Any questions or comments please reach out to Sheri Zepata, Salt & Light Ministry Leader, fearlessheri@hotmail.com