Prison ministry talk at St. Denis


VERSAILLES — St. Denis Catholic Church will offer a free “open to the public” talk from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Guest speaker Christine Shimrock, director of prison ministries for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, will present an inspiring talk entitled “Mercy and the Slammer: Why We and God Dig Prison.”

Shimrock will speak of the work that is being done directly with the prisoners of Lebanon, Warren and Dayton correctional institutions. The evening presentation will allow questions, discussion, and include an activity for children, as well as, adults to reach out to prisoners via encouraging written correspondence.

The evening will be suitable for school-aged children, as well as adults. This is just one of the talks being sponsored by our local regional Catholic churches: Holy Family of Frenchtown, Immaculate Conception of Bradford and St. Denis of Versailles. Throughout the Lenten season, a broad spectrum of topics will be address. Attendance is free.

For more information visit, or contact Jane at 937/526-4945 or by email [email protected].

On Feb. 29, Fr. Larry Tensi speaks on “Mercy at the Table,” and March 7, Fr. Norm Langenbrunner will host “The Story of the Bible Is the Story of Mercy.”

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