Lenten Act of Justice – Domestic Violence Awareness

Lenten Act of Justice led by the Domestic Violence Awareness Group of the Parish.

Sunday, February 25 at all Masses

Personal Commitment to Peace / Non-Violence in place of the Creed during Mass.


Domestic Violence is constantly being overlooked or hidden. This causes such damage and hurt to marriages and families. We hope the following information can help someone you know.


  1. More than 10 million Americans are victims of physical violence annually.
  2. 20 people are victims of physical violence every minute in the United States.
  3. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men is a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetimes.
  4. 76% of intimate partner physical violence victims are female; 24% are male.
  5. 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men are severely injured by intimate partners in their lifetimes.
  6. Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime in the United States.
  7. Domestic violence is most common among women aged 18-24 and 25-34.
  8. Slightly more than half of intimate partner physical violence is reported to law enforcement.

The following is a list of resources for you or someone you know that may be impacted by the domestic violence.

8th District Police Department – (312) 747-8730
Heartland Human Care Services – (773) 847-4417
Metropolitan Family Services – (773) 884-3310
Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline – (877) 863-6338
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network – (312) 527-0730
Mujeres Latinas en Acción – (773) 890-7676
Salvation Army Family Services – (773) 275-6233