Blog, Nov. 8, 2011

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On Nov 3, Dan Beveridge and I gave what I considered to be a pretty informative and spirited presentation on KAIROS (local and national) to a group of 25 people who had gathered at the Lifelong Learning Centre. The group seemed interested and appreciative.

What is up next? This Saturday, Nov 12 some very fine folks who make up the Social Justice Commission will spend the day reflecting upon and discussing the D&P Action Program, A Deanery’s Spotlight on Social Justice, as well as the implications of recent CWB developments. I enjoy the Commission Meetings—what better way to spend the day than with special people committed to a life of Social Justice?

On Nov. 19th St George’s in Assiniboia, I will be facilitating theMoose Jaw/ Gravelbourg Deanery’s Spotlight on Social Justice. What is ‘A Deanery’s Spotlight on Social Justice’? Do you want to come and check it out for your Deanery?

A Deanery’s Spotlight on Social Justice

This is a new approach in the Archdiocese that will accommodate the implementation of the new vision for the Archdiocese

‘A Deanery’s Spotlight on Social Justice will be a one day event of input, reflection and discussion. Attendance of the priests of the Deanery is the key to the day’s success. The day will include the following:

  • A presentation that highlights Pope Benedict’s recent Encyclical ‘Caritas in Veritate’.
  • Story telling by selected persons who have and are demonstrating that it is necessary to move from words to action.
  • An afternoon of openness, discernment and discussion in which members of a parish, (or a combination of parishes) together with their pastor(s), consider the social justice ministry of their parish(s)

The establishment of a Deanery Social Justice Social Justice Council. Members of this Council will continue their own education in social justice ministry so that they can assist parishes and pastors of their Deanery. A selected member could become a member of the Archdiocesan SJ Commission.