Dr. John Wood to speak on divine mercy at St. Denis Catholic Church

VERSAILLES — Dr. John Wood will speak at at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Denis Catholic Church. This event will be held in the church’s basement (14 E Wood St.) and rounds out the “Merciful like the Father” series sponsored by the local regional Catholic churches: Immaculate Conception of Bradford, Holy Family of Frenchtown and St. Denis of Versailles.

Wood will present the message of Divine Mercy. The feast, which was established by St. John Paul II as a result of God the Father entrusting St. Faustina to spread his message of Divine Mercy to the entire world.

Wood is a Versailles High School graduate, the son of Kathy and the late Jack Wood. Now married, he and his wife, Kristin, have four children. Together, they have lead many ministries at their parish including adult education, Pre Cana, and a monthly ministry called Fun, Faith and Family. He is a mobile eye doctor who travels to more than 40 different nursing homes and developmental disability facilities to provide eye care through his business Mobile Eyes, LLC, which he founded in 2007. He also teaches religious education to high school juniors and seniors within his parish and serves on pastoral council.

Wood is also an author, his book is entitled “Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission: 5 Steps to Winning the War Within. His knowledge of the Catholic faith and his ability to teach has allowed him to encourage others to strive for their own level of Catholic greatness: sainthood. Wood is described as a passionate and engaging speaker with a contagious message. He keeps a busy schedule of sharing his time evangelizing throughout the United States. More information on Wood is available at www.extraordinarymission.com.

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Staff report