Fr. Leo Patalinghug to Celebrate Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sylvania, OH 5.6

Catholic Priest, Founder of Grace Before Meals and Renowned Chef Speaks to 6th – 8th graders from St. Joseph’s School on a “Call to Holiness” & “Spiritual Combat” Tuesday, May 6th

WHO:                   Fr. Leo Patalinghug (“Fr. Leo”), Catholic priest of the Valuntas Dei Institute, celebrated chef, founder of Grace Before Meals and author of Grace Before MealsSpicing Up Married Life and Epic Food Fight.

WHAT:                 On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Fr. Leo Patalinghug will visit St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sylvania, Ohio to serve a as keynote speaker for 6th – 8th grade students from St. Joseph’s School. Beginning at 8:20 a.m., Fr. Leo will concelebrate Holy Mass with Monsignor Dennis Metzger, followed by a presentation on a “Call to Holiness.” After his keynote, Fr. Leo will enjoy a lunch with the students and Co-Chairs of the school. Once the lunch concludes, Fr. Leo will hold an additional presentation on “Spiritual Combat” for the 7th and 8th graders only. Father Leo's books and products will be available for purchase throughout the event.

WHEN:                 Tuesday, May 6, 2014 │ 8:20 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

                             8:20 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – Holy Mass

                             10:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – “Call to Holiness” presentation for 6th – 8th graders from St. Joseph’s School

                             11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch with students and Co-Chairs from St. Joseph’s Parish

                              1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – “Spiritual Combat” presentation for 7th – 8th graders from St. Joseph’s School

Media must RSVP for access and interviews.

WHERE:                 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

                               5373 Main Street

                               Sylvania, Ohio 43560


COST:                    For more information on this special event, please contact Debra Unverferth at (419) 346-4006.

WEBSITE:             GraceBeforeMeals.com

About Fr. Leo and Grace Before Meals:

Grace Before Meals is centered on one fundamental concept: the simple act of creating and sharing a meal can strengthen all kinds of relationships.  Founded by Fr. Leo Patalinghug in 2003, Grace Before Meals has grown from a simple idea to a worldwide movement, producing a popular book, Web shows, blog and a pilot for a TV show endorsed by PBS.  Fr. Leo and Grace Before Meals has been profiled by national media outlets including ABC World NewsCBS News Sunday MorningThe 700 Club and The Washington Post.  In addition, Fr. Leo has appeared on the Food Network hit show, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, in which he defeated the famous chef in a fajita cook-offHis newest book, Epic Food Fight: A Bite-Sized History of Salvation, delves into the “Theology of Food” and was published by Franciscan Media, released February 11, 2014 in major bookstores around the US. For more, visit www.GraceBeforeMeals.com.

About the St. Joseph’s Parish:

Aware of God's constant presence and nourished by prayer, the sacraments, the word of God and the teaching of the Catholic Church, St. Joseph Parish strives to be a community of disciples reaching out in service to all.



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