Social Concerns Commission

Inspired by God’s Word, the Social Concerns Commission seeks to make a difference in the world by offering parishioners social justice educational opportunities and service opportunities in the areas of direct action, social change and advocacy.


Social Concerns’ monthly business and educational meeting: Held the second Thursday of each month in the Parish Office conference room beginning at 7:00 PM.

Holy Land Committee works to build awareness of issues facing Christians in the Holy Land, and to enhance our relationship with Holy Family Parish, Gaza.   St. Basil also has a prayer partnership with Good Shepherd Parish in Jericho.  

Catholic Social Teachings

Human Dignity
Promote Common Good
Human Rights and Responsibilities
Care for the Poor
Dignity of Work
Care for God’s Creation

Service Projects

Parish Day of Service (Annually in the sprint) Parishioners volunteer to serve at a variety of charitable organizations throughout the Cleveland/Akron area. Activities include painting, cleaning, organizing, providing meals, and entertaining seniors. 
Fair Trade Fair (November 11, 2018) Each year, vendors representing both local and international interests gather to sell clothing, jewelry, handbags, toys, food and more. All items are produced under fair trade guidelines ensuring that the laborer receives a fair wage while supporting environmentally sustainable practices.
Christmas Giving Tree (Nov/Dec) Parishioners select gift tags and purchase items requested by local charitable organizations. (In 2017, more than 1,000 gifts were distributed to needy children and adults.)
Mother’s Day Collection for Womankind

Collection for Veterans’ Day (November 3-4, 2018)   

Service Projects

 West Side Catholic Center Women’s Shelter: Fourth Saturday of each month. A small group of parishioners provide a breakfast service for up to 36 women and children. (Advance scheduling is required). 

The Metanoia Project: Weekends during the months of November through April Parishioners provide and serve dinner for up to 100 homeless individuals. Service is provided at St. Malachi. (Advance scheduling is required).

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Cleveland Food Bank:                        
The West Side Catholic Center:          
The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland:

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United Nations:
Ugandan Children Human Rights:
Diocese  Migration & Refugee Services

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Fair Trade on Main
Ten Thousand Villages:    
Esperanza Threads:        
Canaan Fair Trade:         

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Catholic Charities Health & Human Services (Cleveland Diocese}:

This site provides links to two significant resources; The Diocesan Social Action Website (providing current legislative information, social justice resources and events in the Diocese of Cleveland) and the Council on Global Solidarity Website. 

Catholic Relief Services:                X  

US Conference of Catholic Bishops:  

Catholic Conference of Ohio:     

Charity Navigator:                 

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Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation

Friends of Sabeel-North America


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Womankind (maternal and prenatal care center)

216.662.5700 (Garfield Heights, OH)

Cleveland Pregnancy Center

440.243.2520 Berea, OH 
216.631.6468 Cleveland, OH   

Ohioans to Stop Executions
Alternaterm Prenatal Clinic
(South Euclid, OH)