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
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
Harry Hanig John Miksa Erik Block
HABITAT HOUSE #19
Construction on St. Bernard's Habitat House #19 will start this month. Pre-building of the walls took place on Tuesday, March 20th. The wall-raising and dedication were held on Saturday, March 24th at 9:00 a.m. The house is located at 808 N. Birmingham Place in Tulsa, just northeast of the intersection of I-244 and South Lewis Avenue.
Owners of the house will be the family of Irene Avina, who came to the United States from Mexico 17 years ago. Irene has 3 children, Mario, Brenda and Carlos. Brenda, a student at TCC, and Carlos, in middle school, will share the home with Irene.
TO VOLUNTEER FOR WORK ON THE HABITAT HOUSE, SEE THE INFORMATION ON OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES PAGE.
Monsignor Gaalaas blesses the commencement of construction of Habitat House #19. Also shown are Carlos, Irene and Brenda Avina and Cameron Walker, Executive Director of Tulsa Habitat for Humanity
Monsignor Gaalaas with the volunteer work crew from St. Bernard's, the Avina family and Cameron Walker from Tulsa Habitat