October 2017 – Week 2 – Care for the Common Good

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The Second week of October focuses on The Common Good, particularly our responsibility to welcome the stranger among us. We not only have a right to life and dignity, as we learned last week, but also have a responsibility to others, especially the poor and vulnerable and those on the margins of society; including migrants and refugees. Discover more below. (The combined run time for the entire collection of videos below is 23 minutes)

 “Love Your Neighbor!”National Week of Prayer and Action October 7-13

If you parish is interested in a Parish Resource Kit for Education and Action on Immigration reform please contact my office at dbq054s@dbqarch.org or you can order one at the USCCB store


General Intercessions, Homily Helps and other resources

Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions from the Roman Missal: “29. For the Progress of Peoples” or “32. Refugees and Exiles”

Overview of the Principle of the Common Good

Selected Magisterial Quotes on the Common Good



CST101 Call to Family, Community and participation

CRS CST101 – Rights and Responsibilities

Welcoming the Stranger is in service to the Common Good

Pope Francis Wealth and Power must serve common good


Pope Francis calls us to welcome the needy