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.

LEARN

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

LIVE

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

LEAD

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

Winter 2023 Dates & Activities

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.

Winter 2023

This winter, we’ll run six sessions of Into the Breach interspersed with a social event. Into the Breach is a groundbreaking video series that seeks to answer what it means to be a Catholic man in today’s world. Into the Breach tells men they are made for greatness and challenges them to achieve it by founding their lives on God and pursuing heroic virtue. Each episode explores a different aspect of authentic Catholic masculinity and features well-known Catholic speakers, including Dr. Scott Hahn, Father Mike Schmitz, Jason Evert and many others. The video episodes will be viewed together to guide the group discussion.

February 9, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Topic: Prayer

Prayer must be a priority in the life of a man. But how? What are some of the tools the Catholic Church gives to us to become strong prayer warriors? Discover the power of prayer on the battlefield of life.

February 16, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Topic: Suffering

Why is there suffering? Suffering is a mystery which can bring us closer to God and help us grow in holiness. The answer to suffering is Jesus Christ, and the strength found in the cross.

February 23, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Topic: Sacramental Life

Put on the full armor of God, including the Sacraments, powerful channels of Grace to fortify men in spiritual battle.

March 2, 2023 – Bowling Event. Time and Location TBD.

March 9, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Topic: Spiritual Warfare

The life of a believer is a spiritual battle. Men have multiple spiritual weapons in the fight against Satan, and the stakes are high.

March 16, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Topic: Evangelization

All Christians are called to be witnesses of their faith to others. To share the faith, a man must know the faith. Evangelization is simply extending an invitation to enter into a relationship.

March 23, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Topic: The Cornerstone

What is the meaning of life? Does life have meaning? Christ is the only sure foundation of a man’s life. We are to know, love and serve God, so we can be with him forever.