2018 Living a Faith That Does Justice Award Recipients:
Barb and John Szucsik
The Social Action Coordinating Commission is pleased to announce this year’s “Living A Faith That Does Justice” award: Barb and John Szucsik. This award is given to members of IHM Parish who demonstrate their understanding of, and commitment to, Christ like servant leadership in their efforts for social justice through prayer, advocacy, direct service and social justice education. Both John and Barb are active in the Social Action Coordinating Commission. They are involved in many Commission activities giving freely of their time and talents. Of special note is their work coordinating the Refugee Family Relocation Project, a joint program with Catholic Charities, designed to assist newly arriving refugees. IHM was matched with a family of nine who fled war ravaged Syria to begin a new life in America. In addition to insuring that the family’s basic needs were met, the Resettlement Committee provided emotional and spiritual support to this family, helping to ease the trauma of leaving their homeland and their extended family. This project is a clear example of heeding the word of Jesus: “I was a stranger and you welcomed Me”
The Szucsiks were honored at the Social Action Annual Meeting and Dinner on Monday, March 5 in Heritage West. Congratulations Barb and John for this well deserved honor.