Stay-at-Home Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Lifelong Learning and Adult Faith Formation Committee at Ascension offers a variety of stay-at-home resources and activities for adults to engage safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webpage is updated each month with upcoming events. We hope you will join us.
What Does Ignatian Spirituality Have to Do with Politics?
Please join fellow parishioners on the first three Sundays in October (October 4, 11, and 18) at 4:00 pm for a three-part Zoom discussion on Contemplation and Political Action: An Ignatian Guide to Civic Engagement, prepared by the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. The discussion will be led by Katie Broussard, a member of Ascension, mom, educator, and children’s book illustrator.
Pope Francis said in 2013: “Good Catholics meddle in politics, offering the best of themselves, so that those who govern can govern. Politics, according to the Social Doctrine of the Church, is one of the highest forms of charity, because it serves the common good.”
On October 4, we will discuss Pope Francis’s call to serve the common good, the impact of the Covid-19 crisis and systemic racism, and the application of the spiritual guideposts of Jesuit ministry to political engagement.
October 11’s discussion will consider how Ignatian spirituality can shape our involvement in political life and how Christ himself can be the light by which we organize our political choices (rather than letting our political ideology shape our moral framework).
Finally, on October 18 we will consider our kinship with the poor and vulnerable of society, and how to “read the signs of the times” in developing our civic engagement.
To participate, just send an email to email@example.com with the words “Contemplation and Political Action” in the subject line. You’ll receive a return email before the discussion with a link for the Zoom meeting and further instructions.
Please read pages 1-8 of Contemplation and Political Action: An Ignatian Guide to Civic Engagement before the first session on October 4. The October 11 session will cover pages 8-12 and the final session on October 18 will cover pages 12-17.