Kolbe Gathering | Faith Sharing with Formerly Incarcerated (1st & 3rd Thursdays)
The Diocese of Youngstown, through its Prison Ministry program, has started the Kolbe Gathering. Kolbe Gathering is a place for the formerly incarcerated and their families to join with parish-based volunteers in spiritual support and fellowship. Our gatherings embrace spirituality in prayer, music, scripture reading and fellowship, all in a welcoming and warm environment. It is through our actions that we can share God’s unconditional love and support to each other. Kolbe Gatherings can help those who are in need and looking for a parish or faith-based organizations to join.
Our gatherings take place on the first and third Thursday of the month from 6 pm until 7 pm at three locations:
- St. Joseph Church of Our Lady of Peace Parish, 3312 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004
- SS Peter and Paul Church of Holy Apostle Parish, 421 Covington St, Youngstown, OH 44510
- Immaculate Conception Parish Center, 225 S. Sycamore St., Ravenna, OH (Contact: Eric Ruehr 330.221.4340 or Deacon Tim DeFrange 330.319.3908)
The Kolbe Gathering takes its name from the St, Maximilian Kolbe, the Patron Saint for prisoners and drug addicts. He was martyred in the German death camp of Auschwitz during the second world war.
For further information contact: R.J. Mangan, Coordinator for Prison Ministry, 330.235.3920 or email email@example.com.