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Kolbe Gathering | Faith Sharing with Formerly Incarcerated in Youngstown and Ravenna (1st & 3rd Thursdays)

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The Diocese of Youngstown, through its Prison Ministry program, has started the Kolbe Gathering.  Kolbe Gathering is a place for the formerly incarcerated and their families to join with parish-based volunteers in spiritual support and fellowship.  Our gatherings embrace spirituality in prayer, music, scripture reading and fellowship, all in a welcoming and warm environment.  It is through our actions that we can share God’s unconditional love and support to each other.  Kolbe Gatherings can help those who are in need and looking for a parish or faith-based organizations to join.

Our gatherings take place on the first and third Thursday of the month from 6 pm until 8 pm at two locations:

  • Holy Apostle SS Peter and Paul Church, 421 Covington St. in Youngstown.
  • Starting February 2, 2023: Immaculate Conception Parish Center, 225 S. Sycamore St., Ravenna, OH (Contact: Eric Ruehr 330.221.4340 or Deacon Tim DeFrange 330.319.3908)

During the pandemic, we will adhere to social distancing and masks as needed.

The Kolbe Gathering takes its name from the St, Maximilian Kolbe, the Patron Saint for prisoners and drug addicts.  He was martyred in the German death camp of Auschwitz during the second world war.

Kolbe Gathering-Youngstown Flyer

Kolbe Gathering-Ravenna Flyer

Kolbe Gathering-Ravenna Postcard

For further information contact:  R. J. Mangan, Director of Peace and Justice at 330.744.8451 x245 or email

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Feb 02 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Immaculate Conception Parish Center (Ravenna)
225 S. Sycamore St., Ravenna Ohio 44266

Location 2

Holy Apostles SS. Peter and St. Paul Church
421 Covington St. Youngstown, OH


R. J. Mangan, Director of Peace and Justice
(330) 744-8451 x245
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