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Social Action Coordinating Commission

We lead IHM parishioners to be Christ-like servant leaders in Catholic social justice through prayer, advocacy, education and support of those in need. SACC meets the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Sue Keefe

Staff Liaison: Maggie Leon-Guerrero

  1. IHM Prison Ministry:  Parishioners (men and women) participate in this ministry in a variety of ways. Contact: Dave Pommert
  2. Angel Tree Ministry: Contact Kathy Hoh & Joannie McHugh
  3. Cookies for Prisoners at Christmas: Contact Sherrie Heyes 
  4. Anderson Churches for Racial Unity. Contact: Sue Keefe
  5. Child Protection Team to end child abuse and protect our children. Contact: Kathy Weyer
  6. Annual Mission Sunday Multicultural Mass. Contact: Maria Lanzot and Sue Keefe
  7. Social Justice Forums Contact: Sue Keefe
  8. Respect Life: Contact: Jane Elfers
    1. Lamb Layettes Contact: Marge English
    2. Cemetery of the Innocents Crosses: Contact Paul Dadosky
    3. Cross the Bridge for Life and Heartbeats for Life Contact: Jane Elfers
    4. 40 Days for Life Fall and Spring Contact: Jane Elfers
  9. Environmental Justice Contact:  Ted Bergh
  10. Outreach/Direct Service Contact Kathy Hoh 
    1. Tender Mercies Contact: Marilyn Kump
    2. Queen City Kitchen Contact: Joannie McHugh
    3. Racetrack Ministry Contact: Bob Hilmer & Ed Brady
  11. Justfaith: Discussion group on social justice issues: Contact Sue Keefe
  12. Abolition of the Death Penalty: Sherrie HeyseDebbie Metz
  13. Collections Chair: Jackie White
    1. Socks and Such: Marge English & Jackie White
    2. Mother's Day Baby Shower: Kathy Conlon
    3. Christmas in July: Lori Rehl
    4. School House Collection: Ginny Backscheider
    5. Coat: Mike Suter
    6. Giving Tree: Vicki Dekker
    7. Coin: Karen Curran 
    8. Operation Rice Bowl: Jenni Moyer
    9. Thanksgiving Collection OLM Contact: Shirley Suter 
  14. Refugee Resettlement: Contact Barb Szucsik & John Szucsik 
  15. Empowerment Fund Contact: Barb Szucsik & John Szucsik
  16. IHM Day of Service Contact: Jim Moyer 
  17. Racetrack Mobile Pop-up Pantry Contact: Jim Moyer 
  18. IHM/CCBN Twinning Contact: Roberta Veleta & Jeannine Blatt
  19. IHM/OLM Twinning Contact: Shirley Suter
  20. From the Mountains to the Sea Luncheon Contact: Jane Phelan & Sue Keefe 
  21. Project Education Bataholo Contact: Jim Vorwald
  22. Fair Trade Coffee & Other Products Contact: Jim Burridge 
  23. Living a Faith that Does Justice Dinner Contact: Sue Keefe 
Refugee Resettlement Committee, as part of the Social Action Coordinating Commission, works to aide and support refugees who relocate to the greater Cincinnati area through Catholic Charities.  Examples of support include transportation to various appointments and serving as a source of information, connection and encouragement for transitioning to life in the United States while retaining their cultural values.