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To INSPIRE others to encounter God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the Church, the bride of Christ, so as to discover God’s extraordinary mission for each of our lives.

To spark the DESIRE to live that extraordinary mission and become the saints God created us all to be.

To light a FIRE in the hearts of all so we the Church will all strive to set the world on fire with God's love and mercy.

The Extraordinary Mission is an invitation to accept the universal call to holiness. Becoming a saint is a choice, and we must begin choosing the saint inside of us. We live in a time of crisis. The biggest crisis of our time is not economic, health care, or vocations, but is an identity crisis. We have forgotten our mission to become saints and forgotten our story as Catholics. We must rediscover that mission and hold each other accountable to accepting responsibility for that mission. Business as usual is not going to cut it. We need heroic Catholicism. We must stop talking, and start walking...stop crying, and start sweating...stop defining ourselves by our sins, and start realizing we are saints in the making! Everything we need to accomplish our mission is in the Church...but the Catholic Church is a sleeping giant. It is time we wake the sleeping giant!




Dr. John R. Wood is the author of three books, including “Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission: 5 Steps to Winning the War Within,” which has over 240,000 copies distributed to date. Since the release of the book in December 2012, he has spoken at more than 100 parishes and schools across the country to people of all ages, inspiring thousands to embrace the message of the Universal Call to Holiness and help reawaken the sleeping giant called the Catholic Church.

John is the President of the non-profit organization “Extraordinary Mission” and is an eye doctor who provides mobile eye care to over 40 nursing homes and developmental disability facilities through his business, Mobile Eyes, which he started in 2007. John, with his wife Kristin and their five children were finalists in the 2021 OSV Innovation Challenge for their new 2nd Grade Sacramental Family Retreat called “Dragon Slayers” as one of the best new innovative ideas in the country.

"You don't have to leave everything in this world behind to put God first. You just have to put God first in everything in this world."

-excerpt from Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission

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