Our mission is to deepen our understanding of the principles of Catholic social teaching and then, through word and action, to help integrate these principles more fully into the life of our parish community.

Please join us; we meet on the first Monday of each month from September through June.  Our meetings are at 7 p.m. in the Teacher’s Lounge, across from the Main Office in the Saint Catherine of Siena School elementary building. For more information, please contact the Peace and Social Justice Committee.

People say, ‘What good can one person do?
What is the sense of our small effort?’ They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time. We can be responsible only for the one action of the present moment. But we can beg for an increase of love in our hearts that will vitalize and transform all our individual actions, and know that God will take them and multiply them, as Jesus multiplied the loaves and the fishes.”
  Dorothy Day


The Advent Giving Tree:

The Saint Catherine’s Peace and Social Justice Committee would like to invite ALL Parishioners to join us in assisting the less fortunate in our community. Come and join us in working on the Advent Giving Tree this coming year. The Giving Tree really is a wonderful project and a lot of FUN too! Please email the Peace and Social Justice Committee if you are interested and have questions.

Furniture Drive:

The Peace and Social Justice Committee sponsors a Furniture Drive annually to benefit the Mass Coalition for the Homeless, an organization that provides furniture and essential household items to individuals and families who are transitioning from homelessness to housing.

Peace and Social Justice Lecture Series:

  • TBA


Norwood Food Pantry:

  • Norwood Food Pantry
    150 Chapel Street
    Norwood, MA
    Open: Saturdays 8:15 am – 11:00 am

Food drop boxes can be found at the following locations:

  • Stop & Shop (Norwood)
  • Sacristy in St. Catherine’s church
  • Norwood Public Library

Items in need:

  • White tuna in water
  • Pasta
  • Tomato products
  • Baked beans
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Soup
  • (Grocery store gift cards needed!)



  • KIVA’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.
    Please visit the KIVA website to find out more.To link directly to Saint Catherine’s KIVA team, click here . Please join the team!