Formation / Education
"Far too many Catholics are not familiar with the basic content of Catholic social teaching. More fundamentally, many Catholics do not adequately understand that the social teaching of the Church is an essential part of Catholic faith. This poses a serious challenge for all Catholics, since it weakens our capacity to be a Church that is true to the demands of the Gospel. We need to do more to share the social mission and message of our Church."
– Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions, U.S. Catholic Bishops
JustFaith is a faith formation program emphasizing the gospel message of peace and justice, Catholic social teaching and the intersection of spirituality and action. JustFaith employs books, videos, lecture, discussion, prayer, retreats and hands-on experiences in an extended (30 weeks) justice education process that meets weekly. The aim of JustFaith is to enable participants to develop a passion for justice and to express this passion in concrete acts of social ministry.
St. Monica Parish joins with our brothers and sisters at St. Eugene Parish and All Saints Catholic Church to launch the JustFaith program starting each Fall. All parishioners over 18 years of age are invited to join this transformative social justice education and community-building program.
To learn more about the program at St. Monica, contact Judi Longdin at 962-9140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on JustFaith, go to www.justfaith.org.
Other Formation Opportunities
The Human Concerns and Christian Formation Steering Committees work together to plan and sponsor formation opportunities to raise awareness and educate parishioners about social issues and Catholic Social Teaching.