Saturday, September 23, 2017
2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, Texas
Catholic Social Teachings
Holy Family Catholic Church
1. Life and Dignity of the Human Person
2. Call to Family, Community, and Participation
3. Rights and Responsibilities
4. Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
5. The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
7. Care for God's Creation
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Jack Jezreel
Jack Jezreel is a popular and well-traveled speaker and teacher, sometimes described as the “Johnny Appleseed” of the U.S. Church’s social mission. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, is married with Maggie, and they have three adult daughters. Having received a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Furman University in 1979 and a Masters of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1982, he has worked in parish social ministry for 30 years.
Jack was a member of Catholic Worker community, supervising a soup kitchen for the homeless, was involved in organic agriculture for 15 years, developed a formation program, called JustFaith, which prepares participants for the work of charity, solidarity and justice in which over fifty thousand people in over 120 diocese of the U.S. have participated.
In 2006, he received the Roundtable of Social Action Director’s prestigious Harry A. Fagan award for his unique contribution to the Church’s mission and in 2014 he received the Franciscan Mission Service’s Anselm Moons, OFM Award in recognition of his contributions to “the formation of new disciples for peace, justice and hope.”