NEW FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM STARTING!
Church of Second Chances: A Faithful Exploration of Incarceration
Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:00 PM (1/3/18 – 2/28/18)
Church of Second Chances: A Faithful Exploration of Incarceration is an eight week JustMatters
module that introduces the Christian principle of restorative justice, points out the critical need for
comprehensive prison reform, and offers a faith-based critique of the U.S. prison system.
By sharing the stories of incarcerated people through interviews, documentaries, presentations by experts, dialogue, and
reflection. The Church of Second Chances widens the circle of connection. Exploring the lived experience of people behind
bars and exposing injustices in the judicial system through the lens of faith, this eight week program hopes to inspire a prophetic
revision of incarceration that invites restoration, mercy, and reconciliation. REGISTRATION is required to access program
materials. For more information, contact Brenda Callahan at (410) 703 8211, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register as soon as possible at the Religious Education office in the Basilica School – 700 Truman Ave. (next to the Basilica of Saint Mary).
For more information call Ida Roberts, the Religious Education Program Director, at (305) 295-0306.
Bridges to Contemplative Living
Series with Thomas Merton
Book Three: Living Your Deepest
“We do not find the meaning of life by
ourselves alone –
we find it with another.” (Thomas
If contemplative living is something that resonates with
you, please consider gathering with us in the Stations of the
Cross Garden, on Thursday mornings from 8:30-10:00 AM
(1/4/18 to 2/22/1). During our time together we will reflect on
Merton’s many assertions that only by accepting your life
history and present life situation can you transcend both,
living more joyfully and courageously. No prior reading or
experience is needed, and new participants are welcome at
any time. To register for the series, and obtain the book,
contact Brenda Callahan at (410) 703 8211 or email
Movie Night January 2018
Please join the Social Justice Committee on
Thursday, Jan 18th for a potluck meal and
movie night in the Mary Immaculate Room of
the Klaus Murphy Center. The potluck will begin at 5:30 pm
followed by the movie at 6:15 pm. Please remember to bring your
dinnerware and cup. We will be screening Face to Face, a movie
that shows a restorative justice conference from beginning to end
much like Twelve Angry Men shows jury deliberation. After the
movie there will be a short discussion about how it relates to
Catholic Social Teaching and our obligation to life and dignity of
the human person.
For more information please call Jay Schwermer at 305-942-0480.
If you are working your way through the grieving process from the death of a spouse, parent, child, sibling or friend, be reminded that grief support meetings are available to you every Thursday at 7:15 pm in the St. Francis Room of the Klaus Murphy Center. All bereaved are invited to receive support.
El group Los Discipulos de la Misericordia se reúne en la Basílica todos los jueves por la noche del mes a las 7:30 PM. Todos estan invitados a participar.
MEMORIAL FOR THE UNBORN
The first principal of Catholic Social Teaching
is life and dignity of the human person. The
Catholic church proclaims that human life is
sacred and that the dignity of the human person is
the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the
foundation of all the principles of our social teaching.
We believe that every person is precious, that people are
more important than things and that the measure of every
institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity
of the human person.
The Memorial to the Unborn to the right of the Grotto was
dedicated in 1995 and was gifted to the Parish by the Fourth
Degree Knights of Columbus. Since then, on the Sunday closest
to January 22, the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus stand
vigil at the Memorial for the Unborn all morning and pray the
rosary after the 10:30a.m. Mass when many of our brothers and
sisters join in Washington, DC for the Right to Life March. This
March and our Memorial commemorates the now 59,000,000
children aborted since 1973 and commemorates all unborn
children. Recently a young couple invited one of our priests to
pray with them at the Memorial to the Unborn for their
On Sunday, January 21, you are invited to pray the
rosary at the Memorial for the Unborn after the 10:30a.m.
Mass for a greater respect for the dignity and life of the human
person and are invited to say a prayer at the Memorial for the
Unborn as the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus stand vigil
during the morning.