- October 3, 2019
- 6:30 pm
- Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
The Justice For All awards dinner has the dual purpose of honoring the extraordinary service performed by the individuals receiving Justice in Action awards, and raising funds that allow Catholic Charities to provide direct assistance to those they serve throughout the diocese. Catholic Charities will serve more than 33,000 individuals within the six southern New Jersey counties that make up the Diocese of Camden with the funds raised by the dinner. Since its inception in 2004, the dinner has raised more than $800,000. Every penny is used to end crises, prevent evictions and utility disconnection (electric, gas and oil), provide food and prescription needs, and create stabilization within families.
The Justice for ALL dinner’s purpose is threefold:
~ To raise funds for direct assistance to clients in the communities we serve, specifically for programs including the Family & Community Services Centers, Refugee Resettlement, Adoptions, and Counseling Services. Funds raised are for the unrestricted use of those programs for distribution directly to individuals and families in need.
~ To promote the “Judicious Growth” of Catholic Charities in our region by identifying, cultivating and engaging individuals who are committed to the Vision and Mission of Catholic Charities and will become partners with us as we fulfill our mission over time.
~ To promote awareness of social justice issues and the needs of the poor in the Diocese of Camden by selecting and honoring people and organizations, who by their actions, have demonstrated their commitment to social justice and the needs of the poor.
2019 JUSTICE IN ACTION HONOREE
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines is an international driving force for justice and care for the most vulnerable populations around the world. He is the hand of help for the poor and suffering, a voice for the voiceless, and a face of welcome for the stranger. In short, he is the embodiment of Catholic social teaching in action.
Disciples of Mercy Honorees
Begun in 2015 during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Disciples of Mercy Awards recognize one individual or small ministry group per deanery who exemplifies mercy by reaching out to those who are poor and vulnerable. They will be presented alongside our main honoree, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, at the 2019 Justice for All Awards Dinner.
We are inviting all parishioners in the diocese to nominate an individual or small group from your respective parishes who are involved in the ministry of mercy, whether through a parish-specific project or in collaboration with a local, national, or global social service/humanitarian agency.
When considering nominees for the Disciples of Mercy Awards, please keep these award criteria in mind:
- Active members of the parish community who are NOT employed by the parish or diocese
- Engaged in a bold, creative, effective ministry rooted in the mercy of Jesus Christ that includes personal contact with those who are poor and vulnerable
- Inspires other parishioners to get involved in the ministry
Sees and respects the God-given dignity of every human person, treating those they serve as equal brothers and sisters
- Has shown a long-term commitment to accompanying those who are poor and vulnerable through their ministry