St. Mary’s Men’s Group strengthens the faith through real discussions centered on the life-affirming message of Jesus Christ in our Catholic tradition. Experience true friendship in a relaxed and welcoming environment. As iron sharpens iron, St. Mary’s Men’s Group challenges each other to reach their full potential so as to best Learn, Live and Lead.


Men’s Group Study

Understanding the power and purpose of men. Together, St. Mary’s Men’s Group gathers in a relaxed and casual setting to dive deeper into our faith to better understand what it means to be a Catholic man in today’s world. The topics vary each gathering, but the discussion is always “real” and engaging. As we, as Catholic men, embrace our call to pursue heroic virtue, we become better husband, fathers and leaders.

“Iron is sharpened by iron; one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17


Men’s Group Social

Good times and laughter. The St. Mary’s Men’s Group social gatherings are a chance to hang out, relax and let off some steam. Activities vary and are an opportunity to interact with other guys in the parish.

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.” – John 15:11


Men’s Group Fraternity

St. Mary’s Men’s Group welcomes men of all ages to be committed disciples of Jesus Christ and better husbands, fathers and men in their local community. Through interactions with other believers, and through developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Saint Mary’s Men’s Group equips men with the spiritual confidence and initiative to continue to grow in their journey of faith. In turn, when Jesus is the center of all we do, men are better fathers, husband, and leaders – in the home, in the parish and in the community.

“Hear, my son, and receive my words, and the years of your life shall be many. On the way of wisdom I direct you, I lead you on straight paths.” – Proverbs 2:10-11

Schedules & Dates

The Saint Mary’s Men’s Group evenings are open to all adult men of the parish, no matter your age. Come for one, come for all. You are welcome.

Questions or need more information? Contact the Parish Office at (630) 969-1063.

Late Fall 2023

Join St. Mary’s Men’s Group on Monday evenings for a deeper look at the Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith.

Using a brand-new National Eucharistic Revival study, Bread of Life: The Eucharist in Galilee, we will see that Christ’s teaching about the Eucharist was not reserved solely for the Last Supper. Rather, this profound Mystery is the crescendo of Jesus’ entire ministry – all his work in Galilee prepared for and pointed to the Eucharist. Bread of Life: The Eucharist in Galilee is a 5-part series about Jesus’ teaching on the Eucharist. The video episodes will be viewed together to guide the group discussion.

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 7:00pm in the Gathering Place
Topic: Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

This first session will look at Jesus’ multiplication of the loaves and fish recounted in Mark 6.

Monday, November 28, 2023 @ 7:00pm in the Gathering Place
Topic: One Greater Than Moses (Take Heart I AM)

After seeing many of Jesus’ mighty deeds, he pushes his disciples to better understand his identity from the great signs they have witnessed. Reflecting on these words, “Take heart, I AM, have no fear”, we discover the power of Jesus’ words and actions.

Monday, December 4, 2023 @ 7:00pm in the Gathering Place
Topic: Scandalous Teachings or the Words of Life?

Jesus’ words and teachings scandalize some listeners and many turn away. Questioning the disciples, and us today, Jesus asks for a response of faith.

Monday, December 11, 2023 @ 7:00pm in the Gathering Place
Topic: The Multiplication in the Decapolis

Jesus travels into the primarily Gentile region of the Decapolis, and again multiplies the loaves to feed the multitudes. This miracle continues to demonstrate the fullness of Jesus Eucharistic mission, and opens up the way for all, Jew and Gentile, and us today, to participate.

Monday, December 18, 2023 @ 7:00pm in the Gathering Place
Topic: Eyes to See and Ears to Hear (The True Bread)

In spite of everything they have seen, the disciples still do not fully understand that Jesus is God, and Jesus continues to challenge their blindness, deafness and lack of understanding. Yet, eyes and ears of faith are necessary for the disciples, and us today, when Jesus gives us his Body and Blood in the Eucharist.