Justice Formation

Share and discern new perspectives

Justice Formation Program
Contemplative Justice Formation Program

We are revising the formation programs that transform people and expand their commitment to social ministry.
Our Christian faith invites us to become agents of God’s compassion in a wounded world. The Faith in Action Ministry of the Franciscan Renewal Center offers opportunities that help you act on that invitation. These programs offer Casa community members time to study, explore and experience Christ’s call to care for the poor and vulnerable in a lively, challenging, multifaceted adult learning process in the context of a small faith community.

More information on the new programs coming in early Fall 2017.


How does God’s Word speak to you?

Participants in JustScripture study Scripture and Sunday lectionary readings in light of Catholic social teaching and topical issues.  Reflection leads participants to incorporate the Christian and Franciscan mandate to work for justice into their daily lives in a new way.

  • Sharing from a perspective of Franciscan values
  • Biblical issues of justice and mercy that impact our world today
  • An interactive process: a deeply personal and collective experience
  • No previous study of Scripture is needed
  • How to prepare for JustScripture here.

JustScripture meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month, from 9am-10:45am   Inquire with Kathleen Garast at justscripture(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org




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    Saturday at 5:00 pm
    Sunday at 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11:00 am & 7:00 pm
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  • Daily Mass

    Monday – Saturday at 7:00 am

  • Location

    5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253

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  • What We Do

    Join us for a one-hour overview of the mission and vision of the Franciscan Renewal Center to personally experience the good work first hand.

    1st Thursdays at 11:00 am
    3rd Thursdays at 6:00 pm

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  • Where to Start

    More than 300 opportunities for spiritual and intellectual growth outside of Mass exist at the Casa. Search our Calendar [link to RM Portal] and learn about program types below.

  • Upcoming Orientations

    Volunteer orientations currently are offered on an individual basis.

  • For Meeting Planners

    Informational Brochure [PDF]
    Meeting Kit [PDF]
    Overview for Guests [PDF]

  • Get Involved

    What will it take to end poverty? What does St. Francis’ legacy mean today? Do you know there has to be a better way, but don’t know where to begin? Start right here!

  • Make an Appointment

    Call 480.948.7460, ext. 133
    Individual sessions by appointment are generally available mornings, afternoons and evenings, Monday through Friday. We kindly request 24-hour notice if you are unable to keep an appointment.