Prison Ministry Talks for the Jubilee Year of Mercy
Monday, 02 May 2016 00:00

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FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT May 2, 2016
SUBJECT Prison Ministry Talks for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

MORE INFO Office of Lay Ministry  330-744-8451 x289

To celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown, Criminal Justice and Detention Ministries and the Office of Lay Ministry formation are co-sponsoring talks on prison ministry at six locations throughout the diocese by Anthony Kobak.  Anthony is currently a volunteer chaplain for the Diocese of Youngstown at the Ohio State Penitentiary on Youngstown's east side.  He has been visiting the super-maximum security prison weekly for the past five years.  Anthony will share how God called him to this corporal work of mercy, explain a typical day at the prison and offer various ways to get involved in prison ministry. All talks are free and open to the public from 7-8pm.  Dates and locations:

  •    Tuesday, May 10 – The Cathedral of St. Columba, Social Hall, Youngstown
  •    Wednesday, May 11 – St. Mary's Church, Hall, Warren
  •    Thursday, May 12 – Our Lady of Peace Parish, Pastoral Ministry Center, 
       (former Mother of Sorrows School), Ashtabula
  •    Tuesday, May 17 – Christ the Servant Parish, Gathering Room, Canton
  •    Wednesday, May 18 – St. Jude Church, Activity Center, Columbiana
  •    Thursday, May 19 – St. Joan of Arc Church, Stenson Hall, Streetsboro

For more information, call 330-744-8451 ext. 289