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 Erik Block
Harry Hanig Joan McCleary John Miksa
RELIEF FOR HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA
For those wishing to donate for relief to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we recommend sending donations to Catholic Charities USA at catholiccharitiesusa.org (click on address) or by mail to:
Catholic Charities USA
2050 Ballenger Avenue Suite 400
Alexandria VA 22314
Under the national disaster relief plan, Catholic Charities is delegated the responsibility of providing secondary relief services, such as providing case workers for those displaced by the flood. We can anticipate that our local Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma will play a role in this process.
PARISH GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Peace and Justice Ministry is hosting a parish golf tournament on Friday, September 22nd at Battle Creek Golf Course in Broken Arrow. The format is a 4-person scramble. Lunch will be served at 12:30. The golf will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The registration fee of $75 covers lunch, golf, cart and range balls. Hole sponsorships are available: for $500 sponsors can obtain signage and host 4 players. Prizes will be awarded for the 1st and 2nd place teams, longest drive and closest-to-the-hole. To download a flyer and registration form, click HERE.
DEDICATION OF HABITAT HOUSE TO DEACON RICHARD AND CAROLINE CAMPBELL
The newly completed Habitat House named in honor of Deacon Richard and Caroline Campbell was 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. The happy owners are Benedict and Veronica Thang and their three children, a Catholic family from Burma (now called Myanmar).