11 participants completed JustFaith in 2013-14, celebrating the final retreat by attending Mass together.

11 participants celebrating the final retreat by attending Mass together.

JustFaith

JustFaith focuses on discipleship of Jesus and God’s call to live with justice and compassion in a world scarred by the domestic and global crisis called poverty.

JustFaith participants meet weekly for four six-session modules in a small group of 8 to 12 people. Participants are invited to a lively and challenging process of spiritual transformation through books, videos, discussion, prayer, retreats and meetings with people experiencing poverty and injustice.

The intent is to provide opportunities for learning and spiritual growth that bring to life the healing work of God’s compassion found in Scripture, church teaching, and the stories of people of faith working to bring about peace and justice.

Pope Francis quoteThe program aims to deepen our understanding of our faith in relation to social justice issues confronting the world today. By the time you complete JustFaith, we hope you will have a good sense of where and how you feel called to serve in the wider community, whether it’s direct service of people in need or participating in education or advocacy on particular social justice issues.

Hear directly from participants how JustFaith changed their lives:

Our parish has offered this program for 13 years, and many of the most active members of our ministries have credited JustFaith with opening their eyes and inspiring them to live the Gospel’s call to compassion more deeply.

The 2015-16 JustFaith group begins September 8 and will continue through April 2016. We’re offering a group on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30 pm.  We hope to meet individually with each potential participant to discuss the program and where you are in your spiritual journey to help you decide if  the time is right for you to begin JustFaith.

Contact: Co-facilitator Judy Newell at 919-977-9058 or at janewell11@gmail.com or Trevor Thompson at 919-847-8205 x 270 in the Justice and Peace office at St. Francis.

READ MORE:

JustFaith and the Gospel in One Word
Congrats, JustFaith Grads!
Celebrating JustFaith
Fresh Start for Ex-Felons
JustFaith: ‘It’s Been Life-Changing,’

 

To learn more about JustFaith Ministries, click here.