Pastoral Circle

Lenten Labyrinth Prayer

This labyrinth reflection was inspired by Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2023 that was titled, “Lenten Penance and the Synodal Journey.” This resource includes a downloadable...

Advent Journaling Activity

Prepare the Way and celebrate Advent with daily journaling prompts. Reflect on the themes of hope, peace, love, and joy. This Advent resource was created for use in elementary grades and can be used...

We Give Thanks

We Give Thanks is a prayer that can be used for personal prayer or in your community. 

Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church

Book Discussion Guide
This discussion guide is based on the book, Birth of Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church written by Olga M. Segura. This guide focuses primarily on the chapter titled, "The March for...

Service and the Pastoral Circle

This simple activity uses the four moments of the Pastoral Circle (experience, analysis, reflection, and action) to guide service experiences.  

Prayer for Centering Concern

This prayer calls us to reflect on how we can be present through the Pastoral Circle to those suffering from injustice; we are called to be contemplatives in action for justice and peace.  

Introduction to the Pastoral Circle

This video introduces the four moments of the Pastoral Circle: experience, analysis, reflection, and action. The Pastoral Circle is an invaluable tool to respond to the challenges in our community,...

The Pastoral Circle

The four moments of the Pastoral Circle form the bedrock for Christian and other faith traditions around the world in responding to the challenges of communities, nations, and the world. This...
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The Center for Our Concern: Reflections on 45 Years of Research, Education, and Advocacy

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Center of Concern’s president, Lester A. Myers, reflects on the three moments of recollection, gratitude, and hope that provide a glimpse of the changing signs of the times that have touched the...

The Pastoral Circle - Explained

This resource is an interactive presentation explaining how to use this tool in daily life.  It's a tool that directs faith to relevant political, social, and economic events.  The pastoral...