Parish Examen

An examen for a parish to undertake as they go through transitions to discern where the Spirit is calling them. Feel free to ignore the introductory letter from our pastor and to craft your own in its place.

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Developing “Public Narratives” to engage others

At Bellarmine Chapel (Cincinnati), JustFaith “graduates” have prepared and shared “Public Narratives” (short talks, PNs can become e.g,. pulpit announcements and “graced history” reflections). Public Narratives are developed by leader-organizers to engage others (see introductory video (0:12:13, link) by Marshall Ganz and attached PN development workshop handouts from the Episcopal Diocese of California).

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Visit a Home with Parish Conf. of St. Vincent de Paul (Retreat pre-homework)

This is part of an assignment for a Dec. 2018 Retreat of parish JustFaith “graduates” in Christian Life Communities. This formation experience is part of our efforts to build a “Culture of Encounter,” so much encouraged by Pope Francis. See online article on a Culture of Encounter (URL below).

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“The Two Standards” video formation resource for JustFaith/CLC retreat

Fr. Pepe Ruiz, SJ (San Juan, Puerto Rico) graciously developed this online video, for a Dec. 2018 retreat of parish JustFaith “graduates,” now in Christian Life Communities. See attached retreat outline with other links.

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“Pacem in Terris: A New Hope to the World”

This online video was created by a teacher (Bellarmine parishioner) and students of Archbishop McNicholas High School in Cincinnati, Ohio in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s landmark encyclical “Pacem in Terris.” Parish “graduates” of JustFaith formation ( in Christian Life Communities (CLCs) organized related public justice-education events. See attachment.

 Pacem in Terris Video

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Parish Mobilization Presentation from St. Ignatius – Portland

Presentation on parish mobilization for social justice (with the example of environmental justice) by St. Ignatius – Portland.


Partnerships Presentation from St. Ignatius – Portland

Presentation about St. Ignatius – Portland’s partnership with Portland Clean Energy.


Discernment, Capacity Building, and Parish Mobilization

Presentation by Tim Severyn from Bellarmine Chapel.



Immigration Vigil Program

This is the program we used in our “Vigil in Solidarity with Detained and Separated Immigrant Families” event that our Peace, Justice & Reconciliation Commission organized. The purpose was to challenge the Trump administration’s family separation policies and stand in solidarity with immigrant families and their basic rights to dignity and family unity.


Partnerships Panel Presentation

Partnerships panel presentation from St. Ignatius Baltimore at Jesuit Parish Justice Summit 2018.

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