Chastity Speaker Jason Evert at NDA on Monday

On Monday, November 5, Jason Evert will be traveling from Colorado to Green Bay to speak to Notre Dame Academy.

Evert, along with his wife, Crystalina, are the founders of the Chastity Project, a ministry solely focused on promoting purity.

Their website explains, “Although the two speak to 100,000 students per year, one of their dreams was to make chastity resources available to as many souls around the world as possible.”

Their goal?  “Through low-cost resource distribution, media appearances, seminars, and social media, Chastity Project exists to promote the virtue of chastity so that individuals can see God, and be free to love.”

Evert is not a new face to Notre Dame. He has spoken here once before, four years ago.

Associate Principal Greg Masarik explained the reason behind bringing him back to NDA now.  “Everyone thought he was the best speaker on chastity and abstinence.”

According to the Chastity Project website, the, “Chastity Project believes that young people play a pivotal role in the new evangelization, and therefore invites them to launch chastity projects within their schools and churches to promote the good news of purity to their peers.”

In an effort to involve the whole school, NDA will spend the entire day talking about this topic.

Masarik said Evert will talk about “the pitfalls of human sexuality” and “how to help us live pure and faithful lives.”

The day will kick off with J Evert giving his talk titled “Love or Lust?” followed by an interactive panel discussion.

The student body will be divided by gender to attend these panels.

Ms. Becky Bain will be leading the discussion for the girls, and Mr. Shane Lagerman will be leading the boy’s discussion.

In these panel discussions, students may submit questions they have as a result of the talk.

After the panels have finished, Father Christian will lead a Eucharistic Procession around the school campus.

While the procession is taking place, the students should either be silently reflecting or praying the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

The procession will lead back to the auditorium where adoration will take place.

Masarik hopes the event will promote a “deeper understanding of theology of the body and how we are supposed to conduct ourselves in the world.”

Evert will also lead a meeting for parents,“Parenting for Purity,” at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.