Hearts Wide Open Videos

To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person and face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely” – Pope Francis (5/21/2013)


St. Joseph Parish was pleased to sponsor “Hearts Wide Open”, a Parish Mission in the Spirit of Pope Francis led by JustFaith Ministries’ founder and director, Jack Jezreel during the evenings of December 7, 8, 9, 2014. We were invited to experience:

  • A wider love that crosses borders, without exceptions
  • Eye-opening care and concern for the needs of neighbors
  • Form small communities primed for social ministry that is integral to the New Evangelization


Please click below to view a video of each evening's presentation: 


An Abudant Love: December 7, 2014

An Abudant Life: December 8, 2014

An Abudant Mission: December 9, 2014




Jack Jezreel holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion from Furman University and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame.  He spent six years in a Catholic Worker community, providing basic and emergency services to the homeless in Colorado before directing his attention to transformative education, mostly focused on how to encourage Roman Catholics to be engaged in outreach and social change.


Jack has over20 years of experience working in parish ministry and spent eight of those years at a Catholic parish in Louisville, Kentucky, where he developed the conversation-based justice formation program, JustFaith.  This program has had extraordinary results and has been recognized nationally as a potent strategy for empowering social ministry. 


Jack currently is President/Founder of JustFaith Ministries, a nonprofit organization that creates formational and transformational Justice materials.  In 1995, he was recognized for his work with the Peace and Justice Award from the Archdiocese of Louisville. In February 2006, he received the Harry A. Fagan Award at the Annual Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, D.C., for his work in promoting social justice.  He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Maggie; they have three daughters.