Annual St. John Paul II Celebration & Fundraiser
Annual St. John Paul II Celebration & Fundraiser

About The JPII Resource Center

Our History:

 

The John Paul II Resource Center for Theology of the Body and Culture was founded in the Diocese of Phoenix on January 30, 2006, by Bishop Thomas Olmsted and Fr. Charlie Goraieb. Katrina Zeno has served as coordinator of and principal speaker for the Resource Center since its inception in 2006.
 

Our Mission:​

 

Honor St. Pope John Paul II and to promulgate his “theology of the body” along with his reflections on culture, life issues, and human dignity in an enthusiastic and approachable way in order to transform lives and renew culture.

This life-changing teaching, based on embodied, human dignity as made in the image and likeness of a Trinitarian God, offers a powerful counterpoint to the current cultural confusion concerning human love and sexuality.
 

Our Goals:

 

  • To promote a contemporary Catholic understanding of the nature and meaning of human life as made in the image and likeness of a Trinitarian God.
     
  • To provide education to local parishes and organizations on the theology of the body and its various applications through talks, workshops, and courses.
     
  • To provide training in theology of the body and its catechetical applications to youth and young adult ministers, religious educators, teachers, DREs, marriage prep presenters, NFP teachers, deacons, priests, religious, and family life ministers.
     
  • To serve as a resource/consultant for organizations and parishes desiring to integrate theology of the body into their already established programs.
     
  • To provide cultural events within the Diocese of Phoenix to foster John Paul II’s vision of communio personarum (a community of persons).

 

Support Our Mission:

 

The Resource Center is a Diocesan outreach supported primarily by private donations rather than the Charity and Development Appeal (CDA). We invite you to become an ongoing, monthly donor of this significant outreach (known as the “Core 175”) or to make a generous, one-time donation. 

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