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Diocese of Wilmington, Father Richard Jasper present multimedia series on Lent


The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington is presenting a four-part multimedia Lenten series that will be distributed via digital video, radio broadcasts and podcasts, the diocese has announced.

Written and hosted by Father Richard J. Jasper, associate pastor of Saint Ann Church in Wilmington, the series is designed to help people get the most out of the season of Lent and prepare spiritually for the coming of the celebration of Christ’s resurrection at Easter. Father Jasper presented a similar series for Advent last December.

Titled, “Holy Boldness: A Journey Through Lent with Four American Saints,” each 13- or 14-minute presentation will focus on the life of an American saint, or religious leader; Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Saint John Neumann, Saint Katharine Drexel, and Bishop Alfred Curtis.

Digital videos will debut on Saturdays at 5 p.m. during the first four weeks of Lent (March 9, 16, 23, and 30) on the diocesan YouTube channel – YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. The next morning at 6:06, the audio portion of the presentation will air as part of that Sunday’s “Catholic Forum” radio program on WDEL, 101.7 FM and 1150 AM. Immediately following the broadcast, the program will be podcast at cdow.org/CatholicForum and on Apple, Spotify, and iHeartRadio podcasts. Additionally, the diocese has established a web page, cdow.org/Lent, which will contain the video and podcast links, as well as additional free Lenten resources.

Robert Krebs, director of communications for the diocese and host/producer of Catholic Forum said, “Father Jasper’s communication, teaching and theology training and experience, along with his warm and engaging style, make him uniquely qualified to present this Lenten series.”

Father Jasper’s Advent series drew nearly 1,000 views and downloads.

Ordained in 2017, Father Jasper holds a degree in English and communications. He worked as a middle school teacher in Catholic schools in Delaware County, Pa., before entering St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore where he earned an advanced degree in theology.

More information is available at www.cdow.org.