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December 17, 2023 – 7:00 PM ET

FutureChurch Evening of Prayer for Transition

Join with Sr. Christine Schenk and the FutureChurch community to pray for one another during this time of transition as Deborah Rose retires and Russ Petrus moves into his new role as executive director.

This week’s liturgy

FutureChurch Online Liturgies are lay-led by volunteers from the community and include opportunity for small group faith sharing. All are welcome! Join us most Sunday evenings at 7pm ET. 

  • Gospel Women of Advent Retreat

  • Dr. Phyllis Zagano Accepts 2023 Fr. Louis Trivison Award

  • Kate McElwee Accepts 2023 Christine Schenk Award for Young Catholic Leaders

  • Sr. Nathalie Becquart Accepts 2023 Fr. Louis Trivison Award

  • Q&A Session with Phyllis Zagano and Kate McElwee

December 3, 2023

First Sunday of Advent

Today we invite you to explore the beginning of Advent with an analysis of the apocalyptic time that Jesus invokes, and what it has to do with the social order; engage Catholic Social Teaching through liberation theologian Jon Sobrino, and his understanding of the time to do justice on earth; and embody the kairos time for justice with the help of the songs of resistance in Brazil and El Salvador, and the example of the sisters executed by the state in El Salvador.

The Just Word This Week

Inclusive. Life-giving. Liberating.

The Just Word Commentary is a three-year project, providing life-giving, liberatory commentaries on the Catholic lectionary readings for all three years the Church has provided them (Designated Year A, Year B, and Year C). The new yearly cycle begins on the first Sunday of Advent. Right now, we are headed into Year B of the cycle, which takes its gospel readings from the book of Mark. Year A uses the book of Matthew, and Year C uses the book of Luke.

As we transition out of Year A into Year B, we want to give a huge thank you to our Year A writers for their deep thoughts and feelings. It’s not an easy thing to write from a Catholic perspective that often stands with those that the Church itself does not. 

We’re so excited for our upcoming year of commentaries we have lined up, and we hope you’ll join us once again. We’d love to connect with you! Let us know your favorite entry so far or something you would love to see in Year B ahead!