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CONTACT:  Delis Alejandro  |  310-566-1530  | 

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 introductory course for JustFaith will be presented in three phases starting January 20, 2021. Due to COVID-19 all courses are conducted via Zoom.

 

Registration is now open for Phase I - Faith & Poverty: A Biblical Perspective

 

 

CONTACT:  Delis Alejandro  |  310-566-1530  | 

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 introductory course for JustFaith will be presented in three phases starting January 20, 2021. Due to COVID-19 all courses are conducted via Zoom.

 

Registration is now open for Phase I - Faith & Poverty: A Biblical Perspective

 

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:

  • 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

 

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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.

 

Faith & Poverty Registration

JustFaith Phase One · Faith & Poverty: A Biblical Response
Jan. 20-Mar. 17, 2021

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:

  • To learn about the foundational postures we must assume in order to alleviate poverty in a way that honors God, ourselves, and those we seek to serve.

  • To learn about who we are as children of God, and what it means to participate in building God’s Kingdom.

  • To develop a biblical understanding of the word “justice” and what this word means for our lives and our communities
Course consists of eight 2-hour sessions, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and a Virtual Meet and Greet experience.
Course Schedule:

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

No session on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17.           

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

Books for this course:

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

$50 covers books and all materials.

 

 

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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

16Jan
16Jan
Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast Saturday, Jan 16 @ 10:00 AM
17Jan
No Faith Formation Sessions Sunday, Jan 17 - All Day
17Jan
Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, Jan 17 @ 9:00 AM
18Jan
18Jan
18Jan
RCIA Meeting Monday, Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
18Jan
TTF Drop-In Lounge Monday, Jan 18 @ 7:30 PM
19Jan
Mothers of Monica (MOMs) Gathering Tuesday, Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM

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