Sun, Mar 17|
In the Church
Surge of the Heart Parish Lenten Mission
Sunday, March 17 at 7 PM and Monday, March 18 at 6 PM (both nights are in the church) Join us for a live two evening deep-dive into the truth and beauty of Catholicism with renowned speaker and author Jon Leonetti.
Time & Location
Mar 17, 2024, 7:00 PM
In the Church
About the event
Join us for two powerful evenings with renowned speaker and author Jon Leonetti. You will laugh, grow, and be inspired as the powerful stories of the Bible and the lives of the saints come alive like never before.
EVENING ONE: WHO IS GOD AND WHY DOES THAT MATTER?
Sunday, March 17 | 7 PM in the Church
We cannot love someone we don’t know. Therefore, to love God, we have to first know God. So how do we come to know God? We examine the ways he’s revealed himself to us. And in understanding the ways he’s revealed himself to us, we better understand who we are and the unique and amazing mission of holiness God has for us. After all, selfishness, greed, resentment, and ego make us miserable. It’s the cross of Jesus Christ and the power of the Gospel that can set us free.
EVENING TWO: GOD'S DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE
Monday, March 18 | 6 PM in the Church
The definition of a saint is anyone in Heaven––and Heaven is the dream God has for you and me. There is no other meaning, reason, or purpose to our lives than to be in Heaven with God for all eternity. Yes, we are called to become saints. How do we get there? We need a plan; a plan given to us by Jesus and his Church. On this second evening, Jon shares inspiring stories of those canonized saints who lived by this three-fold plan of our Lord; a plan God invites us to live by as well. At the end, Jon shares a real and true miracle story he and his wife experienced through the intercession of a saint.
ABOUT JON LEONETTI
Jon Leonetti is a nationally known Catholic speaker, best-selling author, and radio host who conveys a message of lasting fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Through Jon’s keynote presentations and parish missions, thousands of Catholics each year discover the freedom Christ offers by way of his life and love.
Jon is the author of four books, selling a combined 250,000 copies. His first two books are published and featured in Matthew Kelly’s Dynamic Catholic book program. Works from Jon have been endorsed by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, New York Times Bestselling author Immaculee Ilibagiza, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Jennifer Fulwiler, Mark Hart, Curtis Martin, and more.
Jon believes that our deepest longing for happiness and wholeness is fulfilled in the encounter with Jesus Christ. Through prayer, the Sacraments, family
life, and the help of Mary and the saints, Jon wants to cultivate an intimate relationship with Jesus, and help others do the same. With this message, Jon has been featured and interviewed by the nation's top Catholic websites, blogs, and radio shows, helping Catholics in all walks of life to fall in love and stay in love with the living God.
At home, Jon enjoys reading, sports, exercising, coffee, and most of all, spending time with his wife Teresa and their three children. Jon has his masters degree in Moral Theology.