fair trade initiatives

The concept of Fair Trade is deeply rooted in the Catholic faith. By promoting the purchase of and educating our parish family about Fair Trade products we are putting the values of Catholic Social Justice teaching into action. Fair Trade purchases respect human dignity, promote economic justice and cultivate global solidarity.

When you buy Fair Trade products you can guarantee that the farmers and artisans who have worked hard to grow and create them get a fair trade price. Fair Trade is a way of giving regular support - and enjoying delicious and/or high quality products at the same time.

Help us create awareness of Fair Trade practices throughout the world. Once or twice a year the parish invites Ten Thousand Villages to bring their Fair Trade products to be sold at the parish. Not only does this sale help the farmer or artisan, but the expert personnel enlighten the buyers with stories from different countries and products. Artisans from the Holy Land have also been welcome as they sell their products to help their families in the Middle East.