Sts. Mary and John Parish invites you to a special evening presentation:
“Easter People On the Road to Mercy”
Sunday, April 3rd ~ 6:00-7:30 pm
St. Mary Church, 613 Cherry St, Evansville
Our speaker is Jack Jezreel, founder of Just Faith Ministries and nationally known educator and speaker on peace and justice. He will break open the rich treasury of the church’s social teachings and invite us to deepen our engagement with life and living out mercy. You will have an opportunity to interact with volunteers and displays on living out the seven themes. Information and sign up sheets will be available from local organizations for those who want to follow up with action. A free will offering will be taken up. Come join us and celebrate our call to be Easter people! For more information contact Deacon Ed Wilkerson email@example.com or Maryann Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office 812-425-1577.
Jack Jezreel holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion from Furman University and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. He spent six years in a Catholic Worker community, providing friendship and emergency services to homeless men and women in Colorado, before directing his attention to transformative education, mostly focused on how to encourage church members to be engaged in outreach and social change.
Jack has over thirty years of experience working with parishes and dioceses and spent eight of those years at a parish in Louisville, Kentucky developing a conversion-based justice formation program, JustFaith, which has had extraordinary results and has been recognized nationally as a potent strategy for empowering social ministry. Over fifty thousand people in over 120 dioceses across the country have participated.
Jack is the founder of JustFaith Ministries, which creates and supports formation processes intended to inspire commitment to social mission. He is a popular and well-traveled speaker and teacher, sometimes introduced as the “Johnny Appleseed” of the U.S. Church’s social mission. In 2006, he received the prestigious Harry A. Fagan Award for his unique contribution to the Church’s social mission. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, is married to Maggie, and they have three adult daughters.
There will be a potluck meal prior to the presentation next door in Rager Hall from 5:00 – 5:45 pm. Please bring a covered dish to share. All are welcome.