Parish Men’s Groups
1. MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & PRAYER GROUP
Men from St. Patrick’s are now joining regularly with men from other parishes to discuss the Bible, faith and real life issues .
All men 18 and over are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend and your Bible . Meetings are every 4th Saturday of the month from 8:00-9:30 am in the Cathedral Rectory meeting room. On the 2nd Saturdays of the month we meet at Corpus Christi Church on Red River Road . For more information, please contact either Doug McClure (from our Parish) 807-708-4143 or Deacon Dennis (from Corpus Christi Parish) at 807-633-2720.
2. MEN’S PARISH BREAKFAST WORKSHOP GROUP
June 1st Gathering
Our June Men’s Breakfast gathered to listen to Deacon Frank Beck speak about his Ministry as Director of the Catholic Action Store. Our next session will resume in the Fall after the summer break.
April 6th Gathering
The men who gathered for the April monthly Men’s Breakfast Group were presented with a media presentation by Msgr. Stilla, entitled, “Challenges are Opportunities and not Problems”. Many thanks to Doug McClure, Deacon Dennis McDermott and Vijo Chittilapilly for the photos of the event.
March 3rd Gathering
Our March monthly Men’s Breakfast was another successful endeavour. Our speaker, Bishop Colli spoke sensitively and forthrightly about the sexual abuse crisis in the Church. He gave a better appreciation of the complexity of the issue and the concrete policies and protocols the Church has in place for concretely addressing the problem. The men stood and raised their hands toward our Bishop as Fr. Marco and Deacon Dennis led us in a prayer of blessing over Bishop Colli. We also presented him with a card of gratitude for his 24 years of episcopal ministry. Deacon Dennis then led us in singing Bishop Colli’s favourite hymn “Holy is His Name”, the words which he chose for his motto as Bishop. (submitted by Doug McClure).
February 2nd Gathering
The participants in the February gathering of our monthly Men’s Breakfast Group enjoyed each other’s friendship and listened to Deacon Derek West, Deputy Grand Knight of Fort William Council #1447 of the Knights of Columbus who spoke to the men about the principles of the Knights.
This Group gathers each month on the First Saturday at 8:30 am in the Cathedral Auditorium.
Call Doug McClure for more information (708-4143). Many thanks to Vijo Chittilappilly for the photos.
January 5th Gathering
23 participated in our January Men’s Breakfast gathering, held in the Cathedral Auditorium. Doug McClure hosted the event, Deacon Dennis McDermott supplied the music and our Guest speaker was Kathy Terlijan and Vijo Chittilappilly took the photos. The group meets every First Saturday of each month at 8:30 am.
Next gathering is on February 2nd (8:30 am – Cathedral)