Bernie and his wife Kathy presently lead the Peace and Justice Team for St. Clare of Assisi located in Ellisville, and they are actively working with the Archdiocese and ten West County churches to expand the awareness and need for peace and justice work in West County. In addition to organizing social justice presentations, Bernie founded the Social Justice 4 All (SJ4A) Team in 2016 that was formed to take action to support social justice work in St. Louis City and County. By partnering with key social enterprises in St. Louis City, the team is focused on housing, education, and employment in an effort to assist people with need. Social Justice 4 All was granted tax exempt status as a 501 (c) (3) organization in 2017 with a mission to raise funds needed to support social justice projects supported by the team and our community.
Bernie is active in the community, and serves the following organizations:
Board member for the St. Louis Reconciliation Network (2015)
Ignatian Volunteer Corp and Advisory Council (2016)
De La Salle/La Salle Middle School (tutor and teacher’s aide for math/science, grades 5-8)
Catholic Charities – member of the advocacy council (2018)
November 6th, 2020 | 53 mins 25 secs
catholic, church, evangelization, jesus, parish
Fr. Martin and Alyssa sit down with Bernie Sammons, native of Ellisville and Social Justice advocate in our city, to discuss thoughts, feelings, and ways of thinking about Racism.