Resources and Apostolates


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” - Luke 4


Regional JPIC Animator: Patrick Carr,OFS

National JPIC Animator: Carolyn D. Townes, OFS

JPIC Spiritual Assistant: Br. David Buer, OFM  


Lenten letter from our JPIC National Animator

Lent calendar from Creation Justice Ministries

Lenten Season of Peace,

Meditations by Carolyn Townes, OFS

Lenten Reflection Guide 2020,

A Journey Toward Ecological Conversion

from MaryKnoll Office for Global Concerns

Plastic Fast for Lent 2020

Daily Inspiration for Your Lenten Journey

from USCCB

USCCB and Diocesan:
  • Human Dignity
  • Marriage and Family
  • Religious Liberty
  • Environmental Justice
  • Death Penalty
Franciscan Apostolates


In addition to the resources provided by the USCCB and local Dioceses, please see the following Franciscan lead apostolates:






USCCB: Take Action Now


USCCB: Prolife Activities


USCCB: Labor - Employment


USCCB: Domestic Social Development


USCCB: Migration and Refugee Services


USCCB: Environmental Justice Program


              Over View On Pope Francis’ Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’


USCCB: Mariage and Family


USCCB: Death Penalty / Capital Punishment


USCCB: Religious Liberty at Home


USCCB: Catholics Confront Global Poverty


Diocese of Phoenix: Office Marriage and Respect Life

                                               Jornada Por La Vida                 

                                               Departamento de Catequesis

                                               Department of Medical Ethics

                                               Prison Ministry                 


Diocese of Tucson: Office of Human Life and Dignity


Diocese of Las Vegas: Respect Life




Additional JPIC Web Resources




  • Arizona Catholic Conference

    • Receive Legislative Information, action alerts on current laws that affect the Catholic community.  ACC Represents the Dioceses of Phoenix, Tucson, Gallup and Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix.


  • 40 Days for Life

    • An international group that campaigns against abortion, originally started in 2004 by a local group in Bryan-College Station, Texas, led by David Bereit. The campaign is active in the fall and spring of each year, though local campaigns may continue it year-round.

  • Hope After Abortion

    • Part of the Rachel's Vineyard Ministries, this site give information to those who are in need of healing due an abortion.

  • No More Deaths

    • A group of people working to end the death and suffering of migrants caused by the militarization of the border between Mexico and the US.

  • Rachel's Vineyard Ministries

    • A support group model for counselors, offering a very concrete, emotional experience for women who were grieving the loss of their aborted children.

  • Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate JPIC

    • Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is an OMI initiative to promote an ethic of consistent life, justice, peace, and a clean and sustainable environment for all.

  • Consistent Ethic of Life (formerly called Seamless Garment Network)

    • Committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today's world by war, abortion, poverty, racism, the death penalty and euthanasia. We believe that these issues are linked under a 'consistent ethic of life'.

  • Courage and Encourage

    • An international apostolate of the Catholic Church, which ministers to persons with same-sex attractions and their family and friends.

  • Video: Desire of Everlasting Hills

    • Three intimate and candid portraits of Catholics who navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith and homosexuality.

  • For Your Marriage

    • An initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops



Local Fraternity Outreach and Apostolates
St. Francis

JPIC Rep: Rosemarie LeClercq, OFS

  • St. Vincent de Paul Food Box

  • 40 Days for Life

  • Hygiene Bags for the Poor


St. Anthony

Fraternity Contact: Jane Lowell-Chroniak, OFS

  • Sr. Jose House

  • Poverello House

  • Prayer Vigils at Abortion Sites

  • Prayer Vigils for the Migrants



Fraternity Contact: Pat Kennedy, OFS

  • St. Vincent de Paul

  • Andre House

  • Ministry to Homebound

  • Immigration


Our Lady of the Rosary

Fraternity Contact: Bob Bundy, OFS

  • JPIC topics are integrated in monthly ongoing formation sessions

  • André House

  • Intercessory Prayer Line

  • St. Maria Goretti Ministry


St. Clare of Assisi

JPIC Councilor: Rose Dionisio, OFS

  • Americare Hospice

  • 40 Days for Life

  • Pet Therapy

  • Rosaries for the Imprisoned

  • Andre House


St. Margaret of Cortona

Fraternity Contact: Loretta Klem, OFS

  • Ministry of Prayer for JPIC Issues


St. Maximilian Kolbe

Fraternity Contact: Linda Ressler, OFS

  • St. Vincent de Paul

  • Our Lady of Solitude Monastery- Poor Clares

  • Maggie's Place


Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

JPIC Councilor: Dot Himes, OFS

Sponsored Events by Santa Barbara Province OFM, JPIC OFFICE  - Contact: Bro. David Buer, OFM




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