Lenten Parish Mission

The statistics aren’t good, church attendance is at an all-time low and getting worse!  Yet, there are many parishes in the United States that are not only growing but flourishing.  What makes for a vibrant parish?  And, what can other parish communities learn to thrive?

William E. Simon, Jr.

March 5-6-7, 2018
Morning Sessions 9:00am - 10:00am   or    Evening Sessions 7:00pm - 8:00pm
***Meet in the Church***

Father John Hurley will present this year's Lenten Parish Mission!  

Paulist Father John Hurley was ordained a priest in 1977. He is a leader in evangelization for over 35 years founding the Paulist Center for Catholic Evangelization in Portland, OR in 1979. In 1997, his leadership went national serving as Executive Director for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Evangelization where he was responsible for implementing Go and Make Disciples, A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States. He later served as Executive Director for the National Pastoral Life Center in New York City and the Department of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Father Hurley has spoken in over 100 dioceses across the United States and continues to do so before parish, diocesan and national Church leadership. He is currently Vicar for Evangelization for the Diocese of San Jose and serves as a consultant for NewEvangelizationStrategies.org and resides at Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco where he once served as pastor. He is also Synod Coordinator for the Diocese of San Diego. In 2015, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Hurley a Missionary of Mercy.

The overall message derived from our parish mission is sure to enhance your Lenten journey.  Please join us and bring a friend!

Contact:  Deacon Ron Diem • 858-653-3582 • deaconron@stgg.org

Paulist Fathers

The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (“The Paulist Fathers”) is a community of Catholic priests who share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through mission preaching, media, campus ministries, parishes, downtown centers, the arts and more.

Led by the Holy Spirit, we focus on evangelization (reaching out), reconciliation (bringing peace) and ecumenical and interfaith relations (seeking unity).

Every day, across the Internet and airwaves, in bookstores and campus centers and in communities and churches, we navigate between the spiritual and the secular to meet every person at any point on the journey of faith.

Some have called us “America’s friendliest priests.” With due respect to all of our brother priests, that’s a compliment we gladly accept!