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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.

Here’s a recent article…

July 8, 2013

…entitled “Why Isn’t Men’s Ministry More Vibrant in the Church?” by a brother from Pittsburgh.  Some interesting Comments follow the article.

Real men of God endure torture

April 24, 2013

This article contains excerpts from the testimony of Romanian Greek Catholic Bishop Ioan Ploscaru describing some of what he had to endure while imprisoned by the communist government.

Can’t.  Even.  Imagine.

Bp Ioan Ploscaru with JP2

A Crisis of Masculinity

January 8, 2013

Here’s a short but insightful commentary on the state of masculinity in the Church. A must read for men with daughters who are not entering the convent any time soon.

Wives, Husbands, Christ and the Church…

August 25, 2012

…are the subject of the second reading at Mass this Lord’s Day.  Fr John Riccardo preached briefly on that reading at Mass this evening.  He’s an expert, having earned an STL from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.  His 133-page dissertation was on this same passage from Ephesians 5.

Fr Francis Martin also handles it quite effectively.  (If you’re not familiar with Fr Martin, don’t be misled by his seemingly unprepared, stumbling start.  The dude reads directly from the Greek, man!  And shares his world-class Scripture scholarship with us via a very a low-budget operation.)

Priests and fathers

August 19, 2012

Check out this thought-provoking article in which Dr Scott Hahn compares the responsibilities of priests to those of fathers.