JustFaith explores the social teachings of the Church in a small gorup environment.
Topics include immigration, poverty, workers rights, faithful citizenship, fair housing, just war, etc.
Meets during the academic year on Thursdays, 7:15pm, Parish Library
For more information, contact:
Tiffany Cooper, 205-454-9066, email@example.com
“Taking the World to Heart”
by Joe Grant of JustFaith Ministries
Explore the intersection between contemplative living and social engagement.
Practice “engaged presence” -- a path to holiness in three dimensions:
The Welcoming Way
The Tending Way
The Blessing Way
Joe Grant is the developer of the Engaging Spirituality and Justice Walking modules for JustFaith Ministries among other programs, a writer and speaker. He has offered many keynote presentations, workshops and retreats around the country. Joe received his Masters in Divinity degree from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Joe is a native of Scotland and former Catholic Missionary. He has ministered in Europe, Latin America and the United States.
St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Church, Hoover, AL
March 1st - 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
March 2nd – 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Registration on Friday night starts @ 6:30 PM
Registration on Saturday morning starts @ 8:30
The cost for the retreat is $20; includes snacks on Friday, Continental Breakfast and Box Lunch on Saturday. Make checks payable to The Catholic Diocese Peace and Justice Office.
Register by: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-987-8038 (Jane Sweeney)
(If leaving a message, spell your name, give your phone # and specify which sessions you will be attending.)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust in me”
Components of the JustFaith Program
Weekly Meetings JustFaith consists of 30 weekly sessions. Personal transformation and conversion of hearts and minds don’t happen in just a few weeks; the commitment to 30 weeks has proven to be effective by hundreds of participating parishes. JustFaith groups meet every week, except for holidays. The length of each session is 2½ hours.
Immersion Experiences Four immersion experiences are included in the JustFaith syllabus. Each of these immersions typically involves a Saturday commitment. The main purpose of these experiences is to have face-to-face contact with people living on the margins of society and to provide an "out of classroom" experience. These immersion experiences also include social analysis and spiritual/theological reflection. For many people, putting a face and a name to the condition of poverty is the most moving and transformative part of the JustFaith experience.
Retreats Opening and closing retreats are part of the commitment each participant makes to the group. Retreats can take place at the parish, a diocesan facility, in a participant’s home, or at a retreat center. The two retreats are typically scheduled from Friday evening through Saturday night with the group attending Sunday liturgy together as the final piece of the retreat experience.
More to Explore
For information about current JustFaith groups, as well as peace and justice activities within the Diocese of Birmingham, you can also go to: www.justfaithalabama.org.