JustFaith

Basilica JustFaith Reflection:

The Basilica JustFaith team has been studying about modern slavery.

  • Did you know that slavery is still active and growing in the United States and around the world? Modern slavery is related to the size of the world population, lack of employment, vulnerability of children left homeless, the “invisibility” of its existence in the manufacturing, harvesting, prostitution and housekeeping services. A reasonable estimate of 25 – 30 million slaves of which at least 60% are women and children was described globally.

  • For more information visit:

Catholic Relief Services

International Justice Mission

 

JustFaith is a national program designed by JustFaith Ministries.

JustFaith is a powerful exploration of social issues and social justice.  It examines topics through the lens of Catholic social teaching and a structured curriculum that incorporates texts, videos, speakers, and immersion experiences. 

Above all, JustFaith offers a unique opportunity for faith formation through deliberate discussion around difficult – and even controversial or uncomfortable – aspects of our society and our faith.  It provides a safe, respectful, and spiritual environment for learning and better understanding those issues that we may have never considered or that have weighed heavily on our minds and hearts.

JustFaith’s topics are (in chronological order):

  • Compassion and Option for the Poor
  • Poverty at Home and Abroad
  • Identity, Systems and Structures
  • Violence, Nonviolence, and a New Way
  • Faith that Does Justice: Discerning Next Steps

JustFaith is where passion meets compassion, and discovery meets discernment.  Please consider joining us.  After all, as Frederick Buechner said, “Vocation is where our greatest passion meets the world's greatest need.”

For more information, contact Joe or Stephen.  

JustFaith Story:

“I started JustFaith to get a better sense of what social justice means in terms of our Catholic Faith, and possibly gain a little fellowship along the way.  What I have received from my JustFaith experience has been nothing short of life changing. 

What did we do in the group? We read about & discussed the various topics of social justice throughout our 8-9 months together. While I had many questions and wondered how self-conscious I might feel talking about how these issues have affected me personally, please rest assured and believe me when I tell you that these past months have been some of the most fulfilling of my faith journey.  Each of the social justice topics made me look deeper within myself and find out truly what I believe.  What I found was at times a little scary, not going to lie, but the value I’ve found in this exercise has been immeasurable, mainly because I’m still “discerning” where I’ll fit in best & will do the most good.

As you’ve heard from the pulpit, and as we talked about in JustFaith, Jesus was a Champion for the poor and taught us to also be Champions of the poor.  I feel this “call” as a sense of duty and I believe the JustFaith experience has bolstered the faith in myself to more adequately tend to this “call”.

 In peace, Bill Sharbono

Upcoming Events

Apr 23
2018
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It's Called Unconscious For A Reason: Understanding Bias and Its ImpactSt Mary of the Lake Church4741 Bald Eagle AveWhite Bear Lake, MN 55110The Catholic Charities'...
Apr 26
2018
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Opioids in the Community: Education and PreventionTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelAllied Against Opioid Abuse in partnership with The Basilica of Saint Mary host an opioid abuse...
May 2
2018
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Aim @ Success: A New Way to Tackle Career Change and Job Job Search GoalsWagner Room, Cowley CenterTopics covered:  career change, career exploration, job search, and staying motivated using a goal...
May 6
2018
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Help bridge the hunger gap. A child's summer break is usually characterized by fun, sun, and pure bliss. But for some who live in unstable food environments, summer is also a time of uncertainty....
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May 8
2018
Tuesday
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Bishop Henry Whipple Building1 Federal Drive, Ft. Snelling, MNHosted by the Interfaith Coalition on Migration (ICOM), Basilica parishioners will lead the May prayer vigil on behalf of immigrants...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
May 8
2018
Tuesday
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6:30 PM
Let you voice be heard! Come to the Basilica Voices for Justice monthly meeting to learn about different issues of social justice and how you can raise your voice to advocate for others. We tackle...
Sofas and Spokes Bicycles
May 19
2018
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sofas & Spokes In the midst of spring cleaning, have you found furniture or adult bicycles you are no longer using? You can donate them to help those in need in our community!...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Jun 12
2018
Tuesday
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6:30 PM
Let you voice be heard! Come to the Basilica Voices for Justice monthly meeting to learn about different issues of social justice and how you can raise your voice to advocate for others. We tackle...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Jul 10
2018
Tuesday
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6:30 PM
Let you voice be heard! Come to the Basilica Voices for Justice monthly meeting to learn about different issues of social justice and how you can raise your voice to advocate for others. We tackle...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Aug 14
2018
Tuesday
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6:30 PM
Let you voice be heard! Come to the Basilica Voices for Justice monthly meeting to learn about different issues of social justice and how you can raise your voice to advocate for others. We tackle...