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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.

  

 

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.

  

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.

 

2020-21 Schedule

Phase One: Faith & Poverty
Oct. 21-Dec. 16, 2020 

Sessions meet for eight, 2-hour sessions, including one hour Virtual Meet and Greet experience.

 

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

Session Schedule:

Session 1:  Holy Conversation vs. Debate

10/21/20

Session 2:  Compassion vs. Tolerance

10/28/20

Session 3: Awe vs. Judgement

11/4/20

Session 4: Abundance vs. Scarcity

11/11/20

Session 5: Equity vs. Equality

11/18/20

NO SESSION - THANKSGIVING WEEK
Session 6: Ministry To vs. Ministry With

12/2/20

Session 7:  Reading Scripture with the Poor

12/9/20

Session 8: Action vs. Apathy

12/16/20

 

The books that are used for Phase 3 are:

Little Book of Biblical Justice by Chris Marshall

Barking to the Choir by Greg Boyle

The Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon Harper

 

$50 covers books and all materials.

 

*Online registration ends October 13, 2020

 

To learn more about Faith and Racial Equality please contact:

Delis Alejandro, Pastoral Associate

Dennis Hardwick, JustFaith Team Member

 

 

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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

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Catholic Conversations Sunday, Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM
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Healthy Living Speaker Series Wednesday, Oct 28 @ 7:00 PM
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