Catholic Men in Community: Why It is Important

The Importance of Community in Living Out Our Faith

 How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together as one!  (Psalm 133:1)
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)

 

by MAURICE BLUMBERG

Even though it may seem strange in our individualistic world, we truly do need each other if we want to grow in faith. We need the witness of other brothers in Christ. We need to see the way they live out his word. What’s more, they need the same thing from us! And most importantly, we need their prayers and support (Ecclesiastes 4:12).

If you really want to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ, share your life with other Catholic men. Be counter-cultural and seek out fellowship (1 John 1:7). Share your struggles and prayers and hopes with them. Be ready to “rouse one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24).  Join a faith-sharing men’s group in your parish. If there are no men’s groups in your parish, consider forming one — or join a Bible study and build relationships with other men.

 Maurice Blumberg is the Director of Partner Relations for The Word Among Us Partners, (http://www.waupartners.org/)

To read the entire article by Maurice Blumberg, click this link:   The Importance of Community in Living Out Our Faith

CHRISTIAN MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

The next monthly breakfast will be Saturday, August 18 at Saint Julie’s Church, North Ridgeville . Breakfast is from 8:30am to 9:45am. Meet new friends and strengthen your relationship with Jesus. So that we have an idea of how much food to prepare please RSVP to Tom Fumich at (440) 610-6604 or sjspbreakfast@gmail.com to attend. St. Teresa men interested in attending can meet in St. Teresa’s parking lot at 7:45 a.m. Call with questions to Bill Bistak at 440-934-0154.