JustFaith is a small group process that invites participants to explore the Gospel call to compassion and justice. 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. Participants have the privilege of becoming community with others and sharing a journey of faith and compassion that is both life-giving and challenging.
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:
JustFaith 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.
Grounded in compassion, Faith and Poverty: A Biblical Perspective guides participants in exploring the Gospel’s call to respond to poverty in our communities, nation and world, and equipping participants with practical tools to take action in effective and sustainable ways.
The goals of the program are:
Jan. 20 Session One: Holy Conversation vs. Debate
Jan. 27 Session Two: Compassion vs. Tolerance
Feb. 3 Session Three: Awe vs. Judgement
Feb. 10 Session Four: Abundance vs. Scarcity
Feb. 24 Session Five: Equity vs. Equality
Mar. 3 Session Six: Ministry To vs. Ministry With
Mar. 10 Session Seven: Reading Scripture with the Poor
Mar. 17 Session Eight: Action vs. Apathy
Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis
Poverty: Responding like Jesus edited by Kenneth R. Himes and Conor M. Kelly
Catholic Social Teaching Spiritual Practice Resource compiled by Susie Tierney