Human Concerns Commission
The Human Concerns Commission is entrusted with the responsibility of working with the pastoral staff in planning, fostering and promoting the social, ecumenical -religious and service mission of the parish.
Domestic Violence Ministry
The parishes of Our Lady of the Brook and St. Norbert are engaged in the development of a joint domestic violence ministry. To this end, we have continued to keep the basket in the women’s restroom stocked with the multi-fold brochure Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Health with the self-assessment points and the national domestic violence hotline number.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and February is Domestic Violence Education Month. We will be providing materials and presentations on domestic violence during those times and throughout the year.
The Domestic Violence Ministry team of OLB and St. Norbert met on Tuesday, February 10. We developed a new name…”Silent No More”…and a Mission Statement:
Silent No More is the Domestic Violence Ministry of Our Lady of the Brook and St. Norbert parishes in Northbrook, Illinois. Our Mission is to promote and provide awareness, education, referral and community outreach to those affected by domestic violence.
And three goals: Awareness, Hope, and Action.
We laid plans for a domestic violence education presentation to the St. Norbert Youth Group in April. We reviewed a proposal for doing a preaching outreach to parishes of Vicariate II/Deanery E to help other parishes set up this ministry. A draft budget was developed. Long terms plans were laid out for an October 2015 domestic violence workshop to be held on a Saturday at Our Lady of the Brook.
Future meetings and an invitation to participate will be posted on these web pages, in the bulletin, and from the pulpit.