Welcome! You and your fellow parishioners have been invited to make a journey of faith together as a community of disciples through a new program, GOOD NEWS PEOPLE. GOOD NEWS PEOPLE is a dynamic, parish-wide faith formation program of JustFaith ministries that offers a way to promote the "New Evangelization." Through an engaing small-group process of prayer, reflection, and action, GOOD NEWS PEOPLE explores and deepens our relationship with Jesus Christ, and our call to discipleship: faith, hope, and love in action.
GOOD NEWS PEOPLE engages you in your Catholic Faith in Jesus Christ. Each session incorporates Sacred Scripture, inspirational readings and reflections, Church teaching, stories of faith, and the cultivation of virtue.
GOOD NEWS PEOPLE aims to communcate Hope. Participants discover the range of possibilities that a faithful commitment to the gospel call to be "good news to the poor" can bring. It is a hope-filled and enriching process to explore the message of Jesus Christ, and proclaim Christ anew.
The intent of GOOD NEWS PEOPLE is to open hearts to a greater Love. Participants encounter the biblical witness of Jesus in the Gospels, and that of everyday people who have chosen the path of love as they respond to Luke 4: 18-19. They unearth the richness of our Catholic Christian faith, with the ultimate goal of inspiring new passion for -- and engagement in -- the Church's mission to be good news.
GOOD NEWS PEOPLE engages the head and heart, along with the hands and feet, as it builds te bonds of community and fosters ia deeper understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the demands of discipleship. Your group will discuss questions like, "What does it truly mean for us to follow Jesus Christ in the twenty-first century?" and "Who are we becoming as one body in Christ, as good news people?"
We believe GOOD NEWS PEOPLE will transform our community as we explore these questions. Will you join us?
There are several groups of about 10 people. Each group has a trained facilitator. Participants commit to:
Participate fully in each of the 14 scheduled sessions. Each group has its own schedule, so that participants can choose a group whose schedule fits theirs. There are 7 sessions, scheduled weekly (with breaks for holidays), and a second set of 7 sessions, scheduled weekly (with breaks for holidays).
Completing pre-session materials. Each participant will receive a handbook/journal to guide their preparation.
Completing their own Good News Story, and
Participating in an Immersion Experience, which will be scheduled by the group and take place during the break between sessions 7 and 8.
How do I get involved?
Read the schedules below, and choose a Good News People group that meets your needs. Click on the appropriate link to register for that group. We will contact you with details as we approach the start date.