As we continue in these earliest stages of forming parish-based men’s groups in our diocese, it is important for everyone in the group to be of one mind regarding what the focus should be when we meet, what it is that will enable us to get the maximum benefit from our group meetings.


This brief essay by Declan O’Sullivan should help in that regard.  First, he tells us what is most important:

Fellowship – men sharing their experience of God in their daily lives – is the new component of the Catholic men’s movement and defines it.


He also clarifies a constraint of “fellowship” for the men’s groups with which he has had experience:

We do not discuss public issues in the fellowship meeting; we only share how the Lord is acting through the ordinary events of our lives.


True fellowship, along with consistent attendance, should enable us to build the kind of relationships that will help us to become better Catholic men in all aspects of our lives.

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One Comment on “Fellowship”

  1. Christian Says:

    Very timely thoughts — particularly in my case as I prepare to initiate a group at my parish after a few false starts.

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