B-02 St. Joseph: Learning to Man Up!
St. Joseph, the father of the Holy Family, was a man chosen to lead, protect and provide for Jesus and the Virgin Mary. He shows us how to have Jesus as the center of the family. He is an example for young men of courage, hard work, spiritual and moral responsibility, self control and a masculine Christian self identity. He is a role model for young men, an example of purity and holiness. He helps us to know what to seek and what to avoid in relationships. He shows us what a good husband and what a good father can be and should be. This presentation will use Scripture, Video and Art to present the glorious life of St. Joseph, the man closest to Jesus!
Rev. Gregory Beaumont
Rev. Gregory Beaumont draws his refl ections from an international education and background. After completing a degree in Biology at U.C. Davis and working in agricultural science, he studied for the priesthood fi rst at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon then at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He has graduate degrees in theology and ecumenism, and is serving as the Ecumenical Director for the Diocese of Fresno (a position which involves working with other denominations and faiths with a view toward growth in cooperation, mutual respect and unity). In 15 years of priestly ministry, he has served the parishes in Clovis, Visalia, Tipton, Lemoore and is currently the pastor in Kingsburg. He is also a poet and outdoor enthusiast, and has led pilgrimages to Fatima, Rome, Ephesus and the Holy Land. Fr Gregory has personally met Blessed Mother Teresa and Blessed Pope John Paul II, and participated in the Sydney World Youth Day with Pope Benedict XVI. You will be blessed with his enthusiastic joy for sharing the Good News of our Catholic Faith!