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HIV/AIDS Ministry


“In its ministry to and for persons with HIV/AIDS, the Church calls everyone to conversion, offers sacramental reconciliation and human consolation, seeks to assist all those who suffer; proclaim faith’s explanations of suffering, sin and death in the light of the cross and the resurrection; and accompanies those who suffer on their journey of life while helping them face death in the light of Christ.”  

 

— National Conference of Catholic Bishops, November, 1989,
in Called to Compassion and Responsibility

 

Goals and Objectives of HIV/AIDS Ministry:

 

Goal #2 — To provide practical assistance to persons affected with HIV/AIDS

Goal #3 — To provide HIV/AIDS education and resources

Goal #4 — To promote good public relations

Goal #5 — To sponsor supporting groups and systems

 

 

Resources & Links:

 

National Catholic AIDS Network
www.thebody.com/ncan/ncanpage

 

Kids Care and Retreat for Women with HIV/AIDS
(916) 444-9796

 

Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation
(530) 889-2437

 

CARES
(Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services)
(916) 448-2437

 

Hands-to-Hands Foundation
(916) 447-2437

 

Always Our Children
(Support Group for Catholic Parents of Gay & Lesbian Children)
(916) 497-1365

 

 

 

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