An Afternoon with
Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
3:30 - 5:30 pm
St. Joseph Center
480 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868
$20 donation per person is suggested
for the presentation portion of the evening;
but all are welcome regardless of donation amount.
We will have a limited quantity of books available for purchase.
Advance ticket purchase for the presentation is not required.
We kindly request that guests either purchase a ticket to the presentation
or RSVP to Mr. Ryan Pratt at
Soirée and Book Signing
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Spirituality Building Gardens
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE
About Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.
Gregory Boyle, S.J., is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.
From 1986 to 1992 Father Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles that also had the highest concentration of gang activity in the city.
Fr. Boyle witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence on his community during the so-called “decade of death” that began in the late 1980s and peaked at 1,000 gang-related killings in 1992. In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as the means to end gang violence, Fr. Boyle and parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings.
In 1988 they started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, which employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to thousands of men and women who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life.
Fr. Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Timesbestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. His 2017 book is the Los Angeles Times bestseller Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.