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Social Justice Committee


The Social Justice Committee of the Works of Mercy Initiative works to increase understanding and awareness of the Church’s teachings on social justice issues, and to encourage participation in actions to address those issues.  The Social Justice Committee determines ways for the Catholic community to be a presence and have a voice in advocating for those in need in the Schenectady community and the community at large.

Committee Members:
Rev. James Belogi (Co-Chair)
Christina Benardo (Co-Chair)
Rev. Robert Longobucco
Kristin Black
Mary Lou Dickerson
Jane Rey
Edith Culligan
Susan Cromer
Kate Hyrny
Sheila Blasch
Connie Shanik
Jack Hagerty
Ron Severson