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Men’s Evening of Reflection planned

August 6, 2013

A group of Catholic men will be gathering on Thursday, August 22nd for an evening of prayer, formation, food and fellowship.  The evening will begin at 6:30 at St Monica’s Church in West Wyoming where the men will pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary in honor of the Queenship of Mary.  The Rosary will be followed immediately by Mass.  The men will then travel to Dino’s Italian Bistro in Shavertown.  Pizza and beverages will be served.  A video presentation entitled “The Man Talk” by Matt Fradd of Catholic Answers will be shown.  In the talk, Matt Fradd lays out a vision of authentic Catholic masculinity and how to achieve it.  This will be a great opportunity for fathers and sons to hear the truth together on some sensitive topics like sexual integrity and respect for women.  The evening will end at 10:00.  A free-will offering will be accepted to defray the cost of the refreshments. Expect an awesome night!

Please email your registration (with the number of men attending) so we can plan how much pizza to order (email to Glenn at gmyanik [at] epix [dot] net).

If you’re not sure you should make the effort to attend, perhaps this video will motivate you.


Holy Hour — June 30th

June 8, 2013


The Guardian of the Redeemer CMF will be hosting a Eucharistic Holy Hour on Sunday, June 30th (during the “Fortnight for Freedom”) starting at 5:00 p.m. at St Monica’s Parish, 8th Street, West Wyoming.  The Holy Hour is in response to the US Bishops’ recent pastoral initiative calling Catholics to prayer and penance with the intention of building a culture that is favorable to life, marriage and religious liberty.  All are welcome (men, women and children).  Light refreshments will be served during a time of fellowship after the Holy Hour.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast — May 25th

May 18, 2013

See update below…..


prayerbreakfastThe Guardian of the Redeemer Catholic Men’s Fellowship will sponsor a Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, May 25th at Our Lady of Sorrows Hall (St Monica’s Parish) in West Wyoming.  Msgr John Esseff will speak on the theme of his latest book:  Building the Kingdom of Love:  The Triumph of the Sacred Heart.  The Prayer Breakfast will begin at 8:30 and conclude at 10:00.  Doors will open at 8:00.  There is no specific charge for the breakfast, but donations will be accepted.  All men are most welcome, and are strongly encouraged to register by Wednesday, May 22nd (it helps us ensure that we have enough food!).  Please see this flyer for registration information.

UPDATE 5-25-2013:

Photos of the event (click on photo to enlarge):

Glenn gets us started

Glenn gets us started

Fr Leo leads prayer - 1

Fr Leo leads prayer – 1

Deacon Bill reads Sacred Scripture

Deacon Bill reads Sacred Scripture

Fr Leo leads prayer - 2

Fr Leo leads prayer – 2

Msgr Esseff teaches - 1

Msgr Esseff teaches – 1

The view from the back

The view from the back

Msgr Esseff teaches - 2

Msgr Esseff teaches – 2

Msgr Esseff teaches - 3

Msgr Esseff teaches – 3

FOCUS New Evangelization Prayer Breakfast…

April 8, 2013

…in Philadelphia on May 10th.  Check out the All-Star lineup of speakers, and the venue.  Curtis Martin explains REACH here.

GOTRCMF plans local events in support of US Bishops’ initiative

January 23, 2013


From here:

The nation’s Catholic bishops have launched a major pastoral initiative calling for prayer and penance to help build a culture that is favorable to life, marriage and religious liberty.

“The call to prayer and penance includes monthly Eucharistic Holy Hours in cathedrals and parishes, a daily family rosary, special Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses, fasting and abstinence on Fridays, and a second observance of a Fortnight for Freedom,” says U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Executive Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities Tom Grenchik.

The Service Team of the Guardian of the Redeemer CMF has decided to respond to the bishops’ initiative  by urging Catholic men to be leaders in their family, church and community demonstrated by promotion and participation in the bishops’ campaign. We will sponsor Eucharistic Holy Hours at St Monica’s parish in West Wyoming on the following Sundays:
February 24th
April 28th
June 30th

We will also sponsor a Men’s Prayer Breakfast on May 25th.

Please let me know if you will be joining the campaign by leaving a Comment to this post.

Communion Breakfast — Saturday, October 27th

October 16, 2012

UPDATE 10/16/12:  Only a week-and-a-half to go!!  Please register soon if you haven’t already done so.

That’s right, a good ol’ fashioned Communion Breakfast.  Details on this printable flyer with registration form.  Let’s see if we can outdo these guys (click pic to enlarge):

Dinner and movie — October 6th

September 22, 2012

The Guardian of the Redeemer Catholic Men’s Fellowship and St Monica’s Parish will host another Dinner and a Movie on Saturday, October 6, 2012.  The movie will be “October Baby,” a powerful pro-life film.  It will be shown on St Monica’s big-screen TV.   The movie is rated PG13.  Preceding the movie will be a covered-dish supper which will begin after the 4:00 pm Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on 8th Street in West Wyoming.  There is no admission charge except to bring a covered-dish to share with others attending the event.  If you plan to attend, please call St Monica’s office to make a reservation: 693-1991.  Hope you will begin Respect Life Month with us.