The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee studies and reflects on issues of peace and justice, helping implement programs of education and assistance. The group meets on a regular basis to discuss and implement programs for the parish at large on subjects of local, national and worldwide justice and peace. Saint Barbara’s Parish is a member of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.

Volunteers interact with inmates to bring a message of God’s unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness to those in detention facilities.

Volunteers interact with troubled juveniles and their families to bring a message of God’s unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness to those in detention facilities.

Once a month, the group prepares and presents a full dinner to the 60+ residents of Transition House. Volunteers are asked to purchase and prepare portions of the meal. This could be baked chicken, or green salad, or bread, or even a rice dish. Some of the group will spend time at the house coordinating and serving the meal.

The Transition House provides food, shelter and services to Santa Barbara families who have lost their housing.