Father Greg Boyle will be in the Syracuse Area October 8 and 9, 2015 and will be speaking at St. Ann’s Parish at 7 PM Friday evening, October 9, 2015. His presentation is entitled Be Fearless for Me: Courage and the gospel of the marginalized. Here is more information on Fr. Boyle’s visit to Syracuse Fr.Boyle Information
Fr. Gregory Boyle was born in Los Angeles, one of eight children. After attending and graduating from St. Brendan School (1968) and Loyola High School (1972), he entered the order of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was ordained a priest in 1984. He received his BA in English from Gonzaga University; an MA in English from Loyola Marymount University; a Master of Divinity from the Weston School of Theology; and a Sacred Theology Masters degree from the Jesuit School of Theology.
Fr. Boyle taught at Loyola High School and worked with Christian Base Communities in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In 1986 he was appointed as Pastor of Dolores Mission in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, he served as pastor through 1992. During 1993, he was the Chaplain of the Islas Marias Penal Colony in Mexico and Folsom Prison, before returning to Los Angeles and Dolores Mission. The year 2009 was the 25th anniversary of Father Greg’s ordination as a priest.
Homeboy Industries traces its roots back to 1988 when in an effort to address the escalating problems and unmet needs of gang-involved youth, Fr. Greg and many community members developed positive alternatives, including establishing an elementary school, a day care program and finding legitimate employment for young people.
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