Chicago Guerrilla Communion kicks off fall
With pumpkin rolls and apples on the table, this month’s Guerrilla Communion was clearly ready for the cooler weather that has come to Chicago this month. After a summer away from Guerrilla Communion, a small group of young progressive Catholics gathered for a potluck lunch at the Br. David Darst retreat center on Chicago Southside on Sunday afternoon. Monty Python jokes, talk of the upcoming CTA conference and updates after exciting summers all flowed freely, it was a great event!
The first Guerrilla Communion gatherings began in DC when young progressive Catholics there, many of whom had met at a recent CTA conference, decided that building community over meals and a passion of social justice just seemed natural. The idea caught on and regular potlucks now happen in New York, DC and Chicago and are being organized in Detroit, Boston, Louisville and other places. The groups aren’t officially tied to any single church reform group and the goal is simple: create a space for young Catholics to share “faith, justice and hummus.”