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Exercising our Faith
Christian Life Community in the High School
◦ Hunger for personal identity
◦ Hunger for intimacy in relationships
◦ Hunger for life-giving spirituality
◦ Hunger for meaningful work
According to the USCCB Pastoral Plan for Ministry to
Young Adults “Sons and Daughters of the Light”
~Community ~ Spirituality ~ Mission ~
Identifying Real Needs
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Strength
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Challenge
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Accountability
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Comfort
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Companionship
Hunger for COMMUNITY
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Real experiences of
Jesuit tradition and
Ignatian Spiritulity
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Personal encounters
with God
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Felt knowledge
“sentir”
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Deepen retreat
experiences
Hunger for SPIRITUALITY
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More to Mission than acts of service
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Discovering our deep desires and natural
giftedness
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Awareness of the world’s greatest needs
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Seeking the MAGIS
Hunger for MISSION
CLC
One Possible Means…
CLC stands for CHRISTIAN
LIFE COMMUNITY. It is a lay
world community of people
who meet weekly or biweekly
for prayer, discernment, and
sharing.
CLC groups are usually
comprised of 6-12 individuals
from a common geographical
locale, high school, university,
or cultural community.
What is CLC?

Community: we gather as a community of faith, as a
residence community (in some situations), as a
school community, as a larger CLC community
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Spirituality: grounded in the Spiritual Exercises,
natural flow and continuation of Campus Ministry
retreat experiences, deepening engagement of
service experiences and immersion opportunities,
finding God in all things
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Mission: we are not just about service acts, we are
about discerning how to best live and work and
challenge ourselves in this world. How do my
greatest gifts coincide with the world’s deep needs?
Key Components
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Through weekly small
group meetings, cofacilitated by a
student coordinator
and an adult guide
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Participation in a
variety of spiritual
and mission-oriented
events in the larger
community.
What does a CLC look like?
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Opening Prayer
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Check In
(how do you come?)
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Formation Topic
(reflection, prayer,
discussion)
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Evaluation and
Review of Prayer
(how do you leave?)
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Closing Prayer
Sample Meeting
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Many Involvements: a need to prioritize,
reflect, and discern
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Ignatian means of sharing
faith
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Non-threatening, welcoming
environment to explore
questions of life and faith
Why CLC on a Campus?
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Explore one’s personal vocation- a sense
of being called uniquely by God
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Introduction to the graces of the First
Week of the Spiritual Exercises
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Exposure to various methods of prayer:
Awareness Examen, imaginative prayer,
meditation, contemplation, review of
prayer, colloquy, Sunday worship, annual
retreat/days of recollection
Student Growth in CLC
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Young people and the
desire for relationships
with positive adult
influences

CLC structure of adult
guide, student
coordinator, and peer
sharing
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Ignatian model of
companionship
Adult Guides and Student CLC
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www.clcyya.org - national
Youth and Young Adult CLC
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www.clc-usa.org - national
website for CLC in the USA
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www.cvx-clc.net - worldwide
website for CLC
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http://www.belenjesuit.org/stu
dentlife/christianlifecommunity/
CLCPAMPHLET.pdf
- Belen Jesuit Prep in Miami,
Florida has a number of
resources listed online for High
School CLC
Where to learn more…

Jen Horan, Western Region and National
CLC jhoran@clcusawest.org

Christopher Nguyen SJ, Western Region
Ecclesial Assistant ctnguyen@calprov.org

Jerry Hayes SJ, Loyola High Campus
Minister
CLC Contacts

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