MISSION STATEMENT
 

The Peace and Justice Ministry is the primary charitable outreach of the parish of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Our goals are to 1) Educate the people of the parish as to social justice issues and needs; 2) Use parish resources to respond to social needs in our community and beyond; 3) Collaborate with other organizations to serve needy populations.

PEACE AND JUSTICE COORDINATOR

Deacon Tim Sullivan

Deacon Tim Sullivan

Our Peace & Justice Coordinator is Deacon Tim Sullivan. Ordained a deacon in the Diocese of Tulsa in 2000, Deacon Tim is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Notre Dame Law School. He practiced law for 18 years in Tulsa. He served the Diocese of Tulsa as Family Life Director and as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Tulsa. He served the Diocese of Rochester (New York) as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Wayne County. Deacon Tim founded Brother House of Tulsa, a ministry for Christian men. He is Assistant Spiritual Director of the Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Tulsa. He and his wife Connie are the parents of six adult children, and they have 17 grandchildren.

NOTE: DEACON TIM'S HOMILIES, BLOGS, PODCASTS, WRITINGS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT TWOEDGETALK.COM

 

PEACE & JUSTICE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Don and Cheryl Schendt                 Dr. Manuel Calvin              Joan McNeely                 Erik Block                

Harry Hanig                                      Susan McGinnis                 Joan McCleary                John Miksa

NEWS

DEDICATION OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOUSE #18 IN HONOR OF DEACON RICHARD AND CAROLINE CAMPBELL
The newly completed Habitat House named in honor of Deacon Richard and Caroline Campbell will be dedicated on Saturday, July 29th at 9:00 a.m. The house is located at 139 N. Birmingham Place in Tulsa, just east of Lewis and north of I-244.

Visit to Burmese church:

The Peace & Justice Committee attended Mass and met with the pastor and parishioners of the Burmese church in Tulsa, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, on Sunday, June 25th.  To hear the exuberant singing of the Burmese parishioners was a moving experience for all of us. The church was filled more than a half hour before Mass started for the rosary, hymns and other prayers.

Fr. Robert Kim and Deacon Tim

Fr. Robert Kim and Deacon Tim

Burmese church

Burmese church

Fr. Robert Kim, Packo and Joan McCleary

Fr. Robert Kim, Packo and Joan McCleary