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 28
2019
Sunday
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10:30 AM
As part of our celebration of 150 years as a parish community, The Basilica re-commits itself to peace and re-dedicates itself as an International Peace Site. A Peace Site empowers communities to...
Peace sign exterior
Apr 28
2019
Sunday
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11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
NO to War, YES to Peace: The Possibilities of Just PeacemakingChristians have responded to the possibility of war in two typical ways: just war theory or pacifism. These responses,...
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Apr 30
2019
Tuesday
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7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Our Archdiocesan response to the sexual abuse crisis: Is it enough?A conversation with Tim O’Malley, Archdiocesan Director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment, for the neighboring parishes...
May 4
2019
Saturday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Gather with us for a morning of reflection with volunteer ministers who offer support to, and accompany others throughout the Christian Life Department.Anecdotal stories and research concur that...
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May 14
2019
Tuesday
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1:00 PM
Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive, St. Paul Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the...
Sofas and Spokes Bicycles
May 18
2019
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Don’t miss the annual Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) furniture and bicycle drive! Bring your gently used furniture and bicycles to the parking lot of the Hennepin Avenue United...
May 19
2019
Sunday
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10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us to help bridge the hunger gap for kids this summer. On Sunday, May 19th the Basilica community will come together to pack thousands of snack packs that will be delivered to children attending...
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Lessons from South Africa
May 26
2019
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Saints Ambrose and Teresa Room, Ground Level Rev. Edwin Louw is pastor of a congregation outside of Cape Town. His wife Edwina Louw works as a personal assistant for an official in the Western Cape...
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Jun 11
2019
Tuesday
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1:00 PM
Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive, St. Paul Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the...
Jul 9
2019
Tuesday
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1:00 PM
Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive, St. Paul Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the...