devpThis outreach group endorses the social justice and environmental campaigns of the national organization, Development and Peace. It holds education and action activities at St. Joe’s, including workshops, homilies, visual displays, bulletin messages for information and emergency appeals.

The education campaign informs parishioners about the causes of poverty and mobilizes them towards actions for change. The 2013-2014 education campaign deals with the mining industry that affects our brothers and sisters of the Global South.

Share Lent­ is the major faith, education and fund-raising effort each year and exposes parishioners to the values of Catholic Social Teaching and those found in Caritas in Veritate.  Evening meetings held on an ad hoc basis.

Development and Peace depends on the commitment of the members determined to support the poor in their struggle for justice in the Global South. If you are passionate about this mission and want to get involved, please contact the team leader Larry Martin at