EmbRace Justice

Our mission statementThe St. Elizabeth EmbRace Justice Ministry feels called to open our ears, hearts, and minds to walk humbly with our brothers and sisters of color in living out our baptismal commitment as disciples of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to address racism through education, self-awareness, understanding, solidarity, and advocacy for racial justice.

We periodically organize other events and opportunities for involvement. We will post these in the bulletin and notify our group by e-mail. If interested in participating in the EmbRace Justice Ministry, or if you have ideas to share as to how we as a Parish can become more involved in addressing racial justice issues, please ask to be added to our e-mail group by emailing Dcn. Mike McLean.

What's Happening in Our Ministry?

EmbRace Justice Presentation Monday, May 22 at 7pm in Seton Hall

Wondering how you can help to support refugees and immigrants in the Kansas City area? The St. Elizabeth EmbRace Justice Ministry will host representatives of St. Francis Xavier’s Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Committee on May 22, 2023, at 7pm to review their activities and discuss potential partnership opportunities.  

Please plan to join us in Seton Hall.  


Join Us for Walk for Unity!

Unite KC will host Kansas City’s third annual Walk for Unity on Saturday, June 10, starting at 8:30am. This year’s theme, “Come to the Table,” emphasizes the organization’s belief that racial healing requires Kansas Citians to come together to fight division and nurture positive relationships. 

The approximately one-mile walk begins on the football field at Troost Ave. and E. Truman Rd. To learn more about Unite KC and to register for the walk, visit www.unitekc.org

Be sure to wear your St. Elizabeth EmbRace Justice t-shirt.

Contact Matt Prusa if you have questions and to let us know you are joining us.


Prayer Service for Peace and Unity

In the wake of Ralph Yarl’s shooting the Diocese held a Prayer Service for Peace and Unity at the Cathedral on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Given the short notice it was very well attended, and STE was well represented. Bishop Johnston’s call for unity was poignant and direct, asking the we examine our consciences and resolve to make efforts to end racism and promote unity. He states that Christians must both pray and act.

Click Here for the Video Link to the Prayer Service for Peace and Unity

Read a Transcript of Bishop Johnston's Opening Reflection


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2023 Black-Owned Businesses Booklet