The Center for FaithJustice offers three core programs: ServiceworX, JusticeworX, and LeaderworX, targeted at middle, high school, and college students accordingly. Named for the biblical passage that inspired them “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:26), these innovative programs seek to engender in participants a deep understanding of systemic poverty and instill lifelong values of justice through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. In addition to these, we also offer CommUNITYworX, specialty FaithJustice Xperiences, the FaithJustice Fellowship and other academic year programs. Contact us today for more information!
Don’t see what you’re looking for in our menu of traditional WorX programs? We are always happy to discuss customized retreats and programs! Or, perhaps you are just in need of retreat space. We offer that, too! Be sure to check out our CASA and St. James campuses. Reach out today to begin to explore your options!
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At ServiceworX, middle school students explore service and social justice through the lens of the Catholic faith.
Skilled youth ministry staff facilitate engaging prayer services, lively discussions, and dynamic community service experiences. We design and run the week-long, daytime program at the participating/host parish or school, with outreach to local social service agencies and non-profit organizations. A fun-filled way to help young people learn the meaning of faith and service. For more information, please see www.serviceworx.org.
On JusticeworX, high school students spend a week of their summer in an overnight setting exploring the Gospel call to build a more just world.
Each year features new, engaging content, so whether this is your first or fourth time on a JusticeworX program, you will experience a unique and inspiring experience featuring dynamic prayer services, community building with fellow participants, and volunteering in and with the local community. Students return home prepared and inspired to make service and justice central components of their lives.
For more information, please see www.justiceworx.org.
LeaderworX is a summer opportunity for young adults with at least one year of college completed (21 and older for certain positions). Participants live in community, serve those in need, and help lead youth ministry projects. Our program provides personal and professional formation, leadership training, and vocational discernment.
Young adults seeking to discern how they can work for justice, peace and human dignity, begin careers as youth ministers or catechetical leaders, or serve the wider Church are particularly good candidates for LeaderworX. LeaderworX is also a great opportunity for those considering a long-term service program, seeking how to make the world a better place, discerning a religious vocation, or just trying to figure out what’s next in life.
For more information, please see www.leaderworx.org.
In the months of September through May, CFJ provides faith-based service immersion trips, primarily in Trenton, NJ, that are built around YOUR schedule and customized for YOUR group’s specific needs. FaithJustice Xperiences are perfect for collegiate groups doing a short term fall, winter, or spring break service trip or for high school/parish youth groups looking for a unique, possibly local, service immersion retreat during the academic year. These programs can be long weekend or week-long Xperiences!
For more information or to have CFJ create and facilitate a custom FaithJustice Xperience for your group, please contact Mare Ernesto.