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St Joseph Educational Ministries

Introduction

Life and Mission of Jesus

Shepherd and Guardian

  • Blessed and only Ruler (1 Tim. 6:15) -
  • Guardian of God’s Creation (Rev. 3:14) -
  • Ruler of the Kings of the Earth (Rev. 1:5) -
  • King Eternal (1 Tim. 1:17) -
  • King of Israel (John 1:49) -
  • King of the Jews (Mt. 27:11) -
  • King of kings (1 Tim 6:15; Rev. 19:16) -
  • King of the Ages (Rev. 15:3) -
  • Lord of All (Acts 10:36) -
  • Lord of Glory (1 Cor. 2:8) -
  • Lord of lords (Rev. 19:16)

Teacher

  • Teacher: Rabbi (Mt. 26:25) -
  • Truth (John 1:14; 14:6) -
  • Way (John 14:6) -
  • Wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24) -
  • Word (John 1:1) -
  • Word of God (Rev. 19:13) -
  • Prophet (Acts 3:22) -
  • Good Shepherd (John 10:11,14) -
  • Faithful Witness (Rev. 1:5) -
  • Faithful and True Witness (Rev. 3:14)

Healer and Sanctifier

  • Our Great God and Savior (Titus 2:13) -
  • Our Holiness (1 Cor. 1:30) -
  • Resurrection and Life (John 11:25) -
  • True Bread (John 6:32) -
  • True Light (John 1:9) -
  • True Vine (John 15:1) -
  • Holy and True (Rev. 3:7) -
  • Holy One (Acts 3:14) -
  • Hope (1 Tim. 1:1) -
  • Hope of Glory (Col. 1:27) –
  • Healer (Mk. 1:34) –
  • Reconciler (Rom. 5:10)

Life and Mission of the Church

  • King
    • Guide and shepherd the community of faith: Religious Institutes, Parishes, Dioceses
    • Bring Gospel values to a world in need
    • Systemic change
  • Prophet
    • Preaching and Teaching
    • Teach and witness Gospel values in society
  • Priest
    • Prayer and the sacramental life of the Church
    • Ministries of healing and reconciling

Life and Mission of the CSJs

  • Life and governance
  • Teaching Ministries and personal witness
    • Universities, Academies and the Institute
  • Healing and pastoral ministries

Historical Development

Early 1900s 1960s 1970-80s 1990s 2000s
Expansion II Vatican Council Strategic Coordination Diminishing Presence Transition
Presence Rediscovery Preservation & Control Missio & Communio
1990s 2000s
Diminishing Presence Transition
Preservation & Control Missio & Communio
Reserve powers: people, purpose, property, paper Critical Mass committed Jesus' Mission: ministry, justice, pastoral care, the poor
  • Missio - continuing the mission of Jesus
  • Communio - continuing in right relationships with the community of faith, and with the hierarchical church

Public Juridic Person

  • Canon 116
    • §1. Public juridic persons are
    • aggregates of persons (universitates personarum) or of things (universitates rerum)
    • which are constituted by competent ecclesiastical authority so that,
    • within the purposes set out for them,
    • they fulfill in the name of the Church, according to the norm of the prescripts of the law, the proper function entrusted to them in view of the public good;
    • other juridic persons are private.
  • (Goods are ecclesiastical goods, subject to Canon Law book V)
  • Examples of Public Juridic Persons are Dioceses, Parishes, Religious Congregations, Provinces, etc.

Ministerial PJP

  • Since the 1990s in the US,
    • Religious congregations established PJPs for Healthcare Ministries
    • Established by Religious Congregations
    • Guided by Religious Congregations in their initial years
    • In collaboration with laypersons
    • Catholic Health Assn has many fine resources https://www.chausa.org/
  • Since the early 2000s, in Australian
    • Religious congregations established PJPs for
      • Healthcare
      • Education
      • Social Service
    • Association of MPJPs: www.ampjps.org.au

St Joseph Educational Ministries

Congregational Statements

  • 2007 - CSJ: Deepening Communion with and within the Church to involve more of the laity in the Sisters’ charism
  • 2013 - CSJ: Partnering with New Eyes - examine commitments to strengthen, change, or relinquish them.

St. Louis Province

  • 2002-04 - Began Theological Reflection and Discernment on Ministry and Sponsorship
  • 2013 - Province Chapter Sponsorship is deemed a priority.
  • 2014 - Province Leadership established the Task Force on Sponsorship
  • 2015 - Recommendation by the Task Force
  • 2015-16 - Sponsorship Collaborative
  • 2017 - A Ministerial Public Juridic Person was selected and documents were drafted. this was approved by:
    • Sponsorship Collaborative
    • Province Leadership
    • Congregational Leadership
    • Province Assembly
    • Local Bishops
    • Education Institution Board of Trustees
  • 2018
    • Met with Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL)
    • Submitted Proposal to CICLSAL and responded to request for changes in Jan 2019
  • 2020 - Plan
    • Decree issued Jan 20, 2020
    • SJEM Sponsorship Network organizing
    • Sponsorship Collaborative completing
    • Fall 2020 Tentative Launch of SJEM
  • 2021 - Targets
    • Spring 2021 - Sponsorship Day presented by SJEM
    • Fall 2021 - formal transition of sponsorship

SJEM Sponsorship Network

  • Gather candidates for SJEM membership
  • Orientation
    • to each other
    • to sponsorship
    • to SJEM
  • Formation
    • goals, research, program,
  • Organization
    • Steps needed for moving forward
    • Sponsorship Collaborative April 6 or 8, 2020
      • Update on SJEM, decree, Sponsorship Network
      • Finalize Communication Plan and identify next steps
      • Identify tasks and timeline for legal matters
    • Sponsorship Day 2021 - planned by SJEM / Sponsorship Network

Transition

  • CSJs will continue to take a leadership role in sponsorship
    • Communication plan will be very important moving forward
      • Internal phase - Spring, Summer 2020
      • Public phase and launch - Fall, Winter 2020
    • Many legal details to work out between CSJs and Ministries
      • Formal transition is tentatively Fall 2021
  • SJEM
    • Sponsorship Network attending to orientation, formation, internal organization
    • Be attentive to developments as the transition unfolds
    • Prepare to take on sponsorship responsibilities.
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