Ministry promotes sustainability, justice for Earth, its people

The Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Ministry of St. Mary Parish in Pompton Lakes on May 5 welcomed Network Advocates for Catholic Social Justice.

Network members gave a presentation about how to use its Equally Sacred Checklist, which can help educate faithful voters to know if they are voting for candidates who promote the common good. The talk prompted discussions about being a muti-issue voter. (The checklist appears below.)

JPIC members Jean and Lou Donofrio, Jane Egan, and Norbert Langer also attended an Earth Day celebration and educational event, “Our Planet and Plastics,” on April 27 at the Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne.

The ministry is guided by its passion for sustainability and justice for the Earth and its inhabitants. JPIC addresses current institutions, systems, and beliefs that are the root causes of harm to people and the planet. Members educate themselves and others and act to achieve the world they envision. The ministry is founded on the beliefs of the Franciscan Friars, who run St. Mary’s.

JPIC does not endorse, promote, or campaign for any candidate. It is non-partisan and discusses issues without attachment to any political party or candidate.

— Information about JPIC: call 973-835-0374 or email


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