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Adult Formation in Catholic Social Teaching

Our Catholic faith and biblical tradition extend an extraordinary invitation to each of us, and to our faith communities, to become agents of God’s compassion and healing in a wounded world. The Good News of Jesus Christ is both a comfort and a promise for the poor and, at the same time, a call to those of us who are not poor to be linked with God’s vision of justice and reconciliation. The Church’s history shines with examples of courage and commitment of those who addressed themselves to the needs of our most desperate sisters and brothers.

JustFaith®, a thirty-week adult formation program, offers an opportunity for parishioners to experience this spiritual journey into compassion. Most of us long to be a generous and compassionate people. However, occasions to explore this tradition in a deliberate and engaging way have largely not been available. JustFaith provides a lively and challenging format to read, view, discuss, pray, experience, and be formed by the justice tradition that changes lives, inspires faithful witness, and transforms the world through love and service. Across the country, JustFaith has proven to be a potent and successful strategy for expanding and energizing parishioner commitment to address human suffering. Indeed, many participating parishes choose to repeat the JustFaith process year after year.

The JustFaith program has been offered in over six hundred parishes and over ninety dioceses throughout the United States. JustFaith is partnered with the three largest Catholic anti-poverty organizations in the U.S.—Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Relief Services.

At Sacred Heart, we offer the JustFaith program mid-September through mid-May. Both morning and evening sessions are available.

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