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CONTACT:  Delis Alejandro  |  310-566-1530  | 

JustFaith is an intensive and successful model of justice education and spiritual formation that consists of weekly meetings, and employs books, videos, speakers, discussion, prayer, retreats, and hands-on experiences. The intent is to provide a tapestry of learning opportunities that emphasize and enliven the remarkable justice tradition of the Catholic Church. This is a demanding course of study over seven months that exposes the participants to the privilege of becoming community with others and sharing a journey of faith and compassion that is both life-giving and challenging.

Who may join?

Are you an adult who:

  • is willing to make a eight-month commitment for several hours per week?
  • is open to a deeper relationship with Jesus?
  • is willing to put your faith into action?
  • desires to respond to God's call?

If you answered yes, than JustFaith may be for you!

  

Join us for a one-time session to experience a taste of the JustFatih program and learn how you can be part of this special experience which returns to St. Monica in the fall of 2017.

 

August 27  Spirit of St. Monica

September 6 Spirituality Center

 

All will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Sign up with Dennis at   or 818-665-9314.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Delis Alejandro  |  310-566-1530  | 

JustFaith is an intensive and successful model of justice education and spiritual formation that consists of weekly meetings, and employs books, videos, speakers, discussion, prayer, retreats, and hands-on experiences. The intent is to provide a tapestry of learning opportunities that emphasize and enliven the remarkable justice tradition of the Catholic Church. This is a demanding course of study over seven months that exposes the participants to the privilege of becoming community with others and sharing a journey of faith and compassion that is both life-giving and challenging.

Who may join?

Are you an adult who:

  • is willing to make a eight-month commitment for several hours per week?
  • is open to a deeper relationship with Jesus?
  • is willing to put your faith into action?
  • desires to respond to God's call?

If you answered yes, than JustFaith may be for you!

  

Join us for a one-time session to experience a taste of the JustFatih program and learn how you can be part of this special experience which returns to St. Monica in the fall of 2017.

 

August 27  Spirit of St. Monica

September 6 Spirituality Center

 

All will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Sign up with Dennis at   or 818-665-9314.

 

 

Requirements

The program requires a significant commitment and one that needs to be entered into with some prayerful discernment and the ability to make space in your life for personal enrichment. The program consists of:

  • Four phases, each with six 2.5 hour sessions that contain prayer, discussion, and ritual. There are about two hours of reading per week. The books we will read in the course in 2017-18 include:

    The Joy of the Gospel
    Tattoos on the Heart
    Solidarity Will Transform the World
    compassion
    beyond Empowerment
    I Shall Not Hate
    Rising to Common Ground
    Bread for the World Hunger Report
    The True Cost of Low Prices
    Visions & Voices from the Margins
  • Each phase contains an immersion experience where you will have the opportunity to interact with those in the community who are living in poverty. These experiences are usually held at a local nonprofit on Saturdays.  One experience will be volunteering at the Thanksgiving Dinner & Clothing Boutique at St. Monica.
  • A retreat is held in the first and last phases to allow for you and your group members to learn more about each other and explore a topic in more depth.

 

Background on JustFaith Ministries

 

logo e1428423387738JustFaith Ministries is series of programs created to help bring awareness of Catholic Social teaching, our faith’s call to justice, and prepare individuals and parishes for the work of social ministry. Founded by Executive Director Jack Jezreel, M.Div. in 1989, JustFaith works in partnership with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services and Bread for the World. The Catholic Social Teaching Ministry has hosted several programs at St. Monica with the express purpose of acquainting our parishioners with our rich heritage of Catholic Social Teaching. JustFaith is used in over 1,000 parishes and churches involving 20,000 people. Go to http://justfaith.org for more information.

 

Please note: In addition to this program, there are additional outings, service opportunities, speakers, and worship experiences scheduled throughout the year by this ministry for the entire community.

2017-18 Schedule

 

Sessions meet at 7:00 p.m.  Please check the calendar for location. You must be registered to attend and commit to the listed requirements above. 

 

Please note: Attendance is required for all JustFaith sessions and activities.

 

September 2017
13   Session 1 (Begin Phase I, Compassion & Option For & With The Poor)

20      Session 2

22-23     Opening Retreat

27       Session 3

October

4 Session 4
11 Session 5
25 Session 6
28 Immersion Experience 1:  St. Francis Center
November
1 Session 7 (Begin Phase II, Poverty At Home & Abroad)
8 Session 8
15 Session 9
22 Immersion Experience 2: Thanksgiving Boutique 1-6p
29 Session 10
December
6 Session 11
13 Session 12
16 Immersion Experience 3:  Journey to Justice

20   Session 13 (Begin Phase III, Identity, Systems & Structures)

January 2018

3 Session 14 
10 Session 15
24 Session 16 
31 Session 17 
   
   
February
7 Session 18
21  Session 19 (Begin Phase IV, Violence, Non-violence & a New Way)
27 Session 20
   
   
March
14 Session 21
22 Immersion Experience:  Alexandria House
28 Sessions 22 & 23
   
   
   
April
4 Session 24
7 Commissioning Retreat
10 Session 25  (Begin Phase V, Post-Graduate Discernment Phase)
18 Session 26
24 Session 27
 
   
   
   

Registration

Cost is $200 per person and includes all course materials.  Register no later than September 6, 2017

 

Register HERE for JustFaith 2017–18

 

If you have already submitted payment, but need to complete the supplemental registration form with longform responses, respond here:

 

JustFaith Supplemental Response Form

 

Scholarships are available.  Contact Delis Alejandro at or (310) 566-1530 to apply for financial help.

 

Please note: All participants will be interviewed prior to the first class.

 

 

 


Mass

Mon - Fri:  6:30a, 8:00a, 12:10p

Saturday:  8:00a, 5:30p

Sunday:  7:30a, 9:30a, 11:30a

                1:15p, 5:30p, 7:30p

 

Confession

Mon - Fri:  5:30-6:00p

Sat:  4:30-5:00p

19Oct
Contemplative Meditation: Jim Finley Thursday, Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM
20Oct
Primetime Twilight Retreat Friday, Oct 20 @ 6:30 PM
21Oct
21Oct
CPR Full Certification Course Saturday, Oct 21 @ 9:00 AM
28Oct
El Hogar Trip Saturday, Oct 28 @ 6:45 AM

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