Parish Social Ministry


Catholic Charities is committed to collaborating with parishes to support their ministries to the poor and vulnerable, encourage community engagement and educate parishioners about the rich tradition of Catholic social teaching. Justice and Peace staff work within regional offices to convene parish social ministers and provide training and information on social justice issues.  Justice and Peace personnel staff the Diocesan Public Policy Committee

In addition, Justice and Peace staff provides local represention for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and reaches out to community and interfaith partners to help build a more just and peaceful world.



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Regional Parish Social Ministry Contacts:



Marvin Mich
Catholic Family Center
(585) 546-7220 x7021



Ruth Putnam Marchetti
Catholic Family Center -
CC Livingston County
(585) 546-7220 x7099


Deacon Gregory Kiley
(585) 328-3210 x1366
Toll-free in NYS:  (800)388-7177



Kathy Dubel
Chemung, Schuyler, Tioga
(607) 734-9784


Lynda Lowin
(607) 776-8085 x217

?Deacon Gregory Kiley 
(607) 272-5062 x12
Suzanne Stack
Life Issues Coordinator

Catholic Charities of the DOR

1150 Buffalo Rd
Rochester NY 14624-1823

(585) 328-3210 x1304
Toll-free in NYS:  (800)388-7177