September 22, 2017

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Domestic Violence Outreach

Safe Place Faith Community (SPFC), an outreach ministry designed to assist families within a congregation experiencing domestic violence, has been re-established at St. Pius X Parish in Chula Vista.

SPFC volunteers distributed brochures describing domestic violence and the what the ministry is able to offer before and after Masses for two consequent weekends during the month of October, which is Respect Life Month.

Parishioners were described as receptive and some voiced thoughts on the importance of reaching out to those in domestic violence situations. Volunteers spoke one-on-one with a few parishioners who had specific issues dealing with abuse.

At the conclusion of the information-distribution weekends, lead volunteer, Margarite Locke, said, “We (the SPFC volunteers) are very grateful to both Fr. Chris Kintanar and Fr. Victor Maristela for supporting this volunteer effort and re-establishing this important domestic violence outreach to those in distress.”

Those with questions about relationship violence or who would like to explore developing a Safe Place Faith Community Ministry within their parish should call the Office for Social Ministry at: 858-490-8323.

 

Photo: Safe Place Faith Community volunteers at Chula Vista’s St. Pius X Parish include (from left) Estela Stachowitz, Margarite Locke, and Belinda Perez. Not shown is Brenda Palacios.

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