Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Holy Family Parish Mini-Retreat
The Joy of the Gospel According to Pope Francis
Presented by Fr. Kevin Joyce, Chaplain, Presentation Center
February 12, 2016,
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pope Francis has inspired and motivated untold numbers of Christians throughout the world to renew and deepen their commitment to Jesus Christ and to discover the joy of the Gospel. He also has inspired many non-Christians to consider accepting Jesus Christ as Lord.
In this mini-retreat, Fr. Kevin Joyce will give introduce Pope Francis’ remarkable little book, The Joy of the Gospel, in which the pope offers a very personal testimony of his relationship with the Lord and invites all Christians to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ.
Fr. Kevin will also present the “Great Story of Jesus Christ in 10 acts” – a way to understand what we mean by “the Gospel” and how to communicate it to others.
Fr. Kevin Joyce was ordained a priest in 1980 and has served as pastor of St. Maria Goretti and St. Lucy Parishes in the Diocese of San Jose. He completed a doctorate in Spirituality at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His areas of concentration were the Catholic theological tradition, Christian spirituality, and the East-West interreligious dialogue. He now serves as chaplain of Presentation Retreat Center in Los Gatos.