Social Justice

Social Justice was formed into the curriculum as an outgrowth of the Diocesan Religion Curriculum. Its primary goal is to teach all students the Principles of Social Justice and the importance of understanding the Principles in relationship to present-day culture and to lead students in focusing on the lives of the Saints as role models.

Incorporated in the curriculum is a teacher and student reflection process which follows each service project. The service projects are to reflect the seven principles 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. The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  6. Solidarity
  7. Care for God's Creation

Our Students and Social Justice

The following are just a few of the projects Saint Rose students and faculty took an active part in:

  • Sang Christmas carols to the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital patients and staff
  • Collected money for the school lunch program and library for of our sister school in Haiti along with collecting toys and school supplies
  • Served lunch, cleaned, organized food pantry and clothes closet of a local homeless shelter
  • Service weekly recycling program throughout the church office, school office, school and preschool classrooms
  • Cleaned church sanctuary
  • Helped elderly by raking leaves, making brownies and writing cards
  • Donated toys for the Toys for Tots program
  • Send cards to individuals at local nursing homes, prison and Veterans Hospital