LOVE IN ACTION COMMITTEE
The Love in Action Committee (LAC) is a core group of 8-12 leaders from the parish who work with the social justice coordinator to formalize, integrate, and expand the overall social ministry of the parish. The parish social ministry is the community’s response to the sacred call to love God by loving each other, especially the least among us, with acts of charity (meeting immediate human needs) and works of justice (working to eliminate the structural causes of those needs). The committee is called Love in Action because that's how the USCCB describes these two distinct, but complementary, ways we can put the Gospel in action.
The primary function of the LAC is to help ease the process of starting, launching, growing, and sustaining new small groups, or “Action Teams”, who conduct activities around a specific justice issue or area of social ministry they’re most interested in. The LAC do this by supporting action teams in incrementally, but actively, integrating each of the following 7 pillars of effective parish social ministry, which was suggested by the US Bishops in Communities of Salt and Light: