Recognizing the need for men to be good spiritual role models, the Men’s Club provides opportunities for each man to renew and strengthen his faith in our savior, Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection we celebrate in the consecration of the Holy Eucharist.
Through our words and deeds, we profess our faith, love, and gratitude in the one God, from whom all blessings flow.
Since 2003 St. Mary Men’s Club has been providing a Day of Reflection, led by our pastor, Father Ed Kordas. It is generally held in late January or early February to provide a spiritual lead into the Lenten Season. The day starts with 9:00am Mass and then we gather to listen to an opening talk by Fr. Ed. Lunch is provided and is followed by an afternoon discussion theme with questions and answers. Typically 40-50 men come together for this event and it provides an excellent opportunity to grow spiritually in an informal, relaxed setting. We see Fr. Ed as leader and humorous at the same time. The event’s value is reinforced by the men who attend again year after year.
The St. Mary Men’s Club has sponsored a Thursday night Holy Hour of Adoration and Benediction since 1996. During 2008 it grew into all-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It starts after the 9:00am Mass every Thursday then ends with a holy hour from 6:00-7:00pm, with the praying of the Holy Rosary led by a Deacon that ends with a Benediction. This is an excellent opportunity to spend some time with Jesus. Parishioners come and go throughout the day. This time of growth cannot be overstated as many saints have spent time in adoration. As Jesus asked in the garden of Gethsemane: “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?”
Be sure to check our < calendar > or the church bulletin for schedule changes and details.
For more information about the Men’s Club spiritual activities, please contact our Spiritual Chairman, Mike Grace, at (330) 472-1068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please stop by and introduce yourself at an upcoming meeting or event!
“There are different ways to serve the same Lord, and we can each do different things, yet the same God works in all of us and helps us in everything we do.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-6