On Jan. 25, our juniors and seniors heard from Mark Joseph, '81, speaker and author.
Mark launched a ministry (Mark Joseph Ministries) this past summer, concurrent with Our Sunday Visitor publishing his book, Overwhelming Pursuit: Stop Chasing Your Life and Live, which focuses on how we can transition from being overwhelmed to living a fulfilling life.
Above: Mark and Director of Admissions/Campus Minister, Mrs. Bridgette Kennedy-Riske, snap a photo with Mark's book Overwhelming Pursuit: Stop Chasing Your Life and Live.
Mark spoke to our juniors and seniors, sharing a personal story about moving from pursuing "success" because we believe the lie of conditional love but finding the love of God through conversion that brings healing, joy, and peace. Mark says we often fall into the lie of conditional love, so we try to chase after success at the expense of all else, often pursuing what he refers to as "The Four 'P's": prominence, possessions, pleasure, and people — thinking that they will make us happy. Mark says the only thing that makes us happy is a relationship with Jesus — we experience conversion and find healing and peace. Make choices that will help us be our best selves, for we are all made for greatness. In the Bible, some version of "be not afraid" appears 365 times.
Mark resides in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and is an active member of St. Alexis parish in Wexford. In addition to being an alum of Seton LaSalle, Mark is a former member of our Board of Directors, and sent his three children through Seton LaSalle.