One of the most effective tools in advocacy is public awareness. At the 135th Convention of the Diocese of Newark, the third Sunday of November was proclaimed Restorative Justice Sunday.
The purpose is to raise public awareness of incarcerated men and women; to encourage congregations to explore the causes and consequences of crime; and to pray for solutions that are just for all.
Restorative justice is not a new concept but a challenging one which Jesus himself modeled for us. Materials are available on the Diocesan website under Administration – Liturgical resources.
We realize that the third Sunday in November is right before Thanksgiving Day. We recommend choosing a Sunday that works for your parish.