What does the Lord require of you but to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God?
This renowned program moves disciples of Jesus from faith into action through education and spiritual formation in the Catholic social justice tradition. Deacon John Tullius and the growing JustFaith community at OLA invite you into this life-changing experience integrating personal spirituality with social ministry. Journey into the heart of the Gospel and grow in compassion as you encounter the poor and marginalized in our world.
The next step: "Engaging Spirituality"
Engaging Spirituality focuses on the practical challenges of following Jesus into the broken heart of our world, inspired by the urgency and spirit of the Gospel message to our lives, to our relationships, and to our times. Participants practice "the undivided life" of Christian discipleship—engaging in contemplation while immersing ourselves in the heart of our fragmented world. This program will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Oct. 25-26. Register now before the opening retreat slated Friday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Upper room at OLA. Contacts: Deacon John at (909) 576-6276 or Hugh Menton at (909) 626-7849.
J-Walking for teens, adults
Another JustFaith program will form small communities of teens and adults to experiment with living the Gospel message. JusticeWalking (J-Walking) will be offered by our Uturn Teen Ministry soon. Contact Uturn coordinator Liz Devlin for more information. at 626-3596, ext. 215, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. J-Walkers will broaden their circle of awareness through opening and closing retreats, a weekend justice-immersion pilgrimage, monthly meetings, maintaining a prayer journal, reading and reflecting on two books together, and practicing six lifestyle adjustments that apply the Gospel teachings to life choices.
WHAT IS JUSTFAITH?
JustFaith is an extended justice education process that meets weekly, employing books, videos, guest speakers, discussion, prayer, retreats and hands-on experiences. Participants also discover the joy of becoming community and sharing a journey of faith and compassion that is both life-giving and challenging.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Deacon John Tullius, who will be shepherding this exciting program, is glad to explain the program in greater detail to interested individuals and may be reached by phone at (909) 576-6276 or by e-mail Register now; classes begin Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
This is a 30-week formation process consisting of weekly gatherings of about 2-1/2 hours each in length. There are two retreats - one to open and one to close the program. Also, four Saturdays will be dedicated to group projects.
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS DO?
Read and discuss 8-10 books (requiring about 100 pages of reading per week); view and process a dozen videos, all during the group meetings; participate as a group in four projects involving face-to-face contact with people living on the margins of society; form a spiritual community.
WHAT CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT THIS PROGRAM?
Active in over 1,000 parishes since 1989, JustFaith® is sponsored by Catholic Charities USA in partnership with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and Catholic Relief Services. It serves to strengthen the growing commitment of Catholic parishes to be instruments of social transformation. Visit the website of JustFaith® Ministries at www.justfaith.org.