Peace and Social Justice Ministry

What we Do

The Peace & Social Justice Ministry at St. Teresa of Avila provides opportunities for parishioners to learn about the Church’s Social Teachings and to take action on social justice issues.

Called to Witness in El Salvador

This year, the Archdiocesan office of Peace and Social Justice and Catholic Relief Services invited Fr. Frank to organize a group of parishioners to travel to El Salvador, with the hopes of developing relationships with communities in need. Fr. Frank and six parishioners will travel in May to meet people, develop relationships and learn more about the work of Catholic Relief Services in the region.

Sr. Sandra’s Ministry to Oaxacan Immigrants

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In 2014, St. Teresa of Avila sponsored Fr. Frank on a 500-mile journey across Spain and raised $30,000 to support the ministry of Sr. Sandra Ann Silva. Sr. Sandra provides help to a poor and isolated community of Mexican immigrants – Oaxacan’s – working as strawberry pickers in Watsonville, CA.

How to get Involved

We are currently looking for participants with a passion for justice to lead and participate in this ministry. Speak to Fr. Frank or contact Rebecca O’Brien at or 773-528-6650. Click here to learn more about the Church’s social teaching from the Chicago Office for Peace & Social Justice.



Rebecca O'Brien

773-528-6650, ext. 234