A Men’s Ministry is a fellowship of men in a parish or congregation designed to enrich their relationships with God and apply their faith to their daily lives.
We have compiled a simple model and method with all the materials needed to launch a successful Men’s Ministry in your parish or congregation. The materials could be used as they are or we are available to explain the process from initial leadership development through launching the ministry to your parish/church community.
How We Work
A Men’s Ministry is a fellowship of men in a parish or congregation designed to enrich their relationships with God and apply their faith to their daily lives. We have compiled a simple model and method with all the materials needed to launch a successful Men’s Ministry.
Understanding the materials, methods and resources that make our model successful
Assembling a core leadership team and building sponsorship with men and clergy
Allowing the Holy Spirit to work within your group to begin to expand your reach
Meet Bob Saraceni, Men's Ministry Development Leader
Please read this recent article in Fairfield County Catholic
We believe the success is a movement of the Holy Spirit
In less spiritual terms, the model works because men are starving for meaning in their lives. We now live in a society whose values are increasingly secular rather than Christian. Many men have few close male friends with whom they can discuss their faith and other important male issues in a meaningful way. For many men, church and their faith have become spectator sports. They may attend weekly Mass, but they never get around to pursuing spiritual fulfillment beyond Mass. Men are called to be spiritual animators in their families, the Church and the world. That is, one who provides or imparts life, interest, spirit and vitality. This kind of animation is greatly needed, and many men want and need assistance in developing these skills.
Many men need help to:
- Become what they’re capable of
- Be inspired toward accountability in keeping these commitments
- Commit to being true to these priorities
- Realize their true priorities
Our Video Says it All
How inspiration and chance led to changing men’s faith lives and positively impacting their parish communities. This video captures the model and the methods we use in men’s ministry and continue to innovate and grow.
In 2005, businessman John Ream, author of the book Velvet and Steal, came to St. Mary Church in Ridgefield, CT and gave an inspired talk on Effective Fathering and the importance of a Christian man’s responsibility for raising his son into a grounded Christian manhood. After the talk some of the men asked John his thoughts on the best way for them to keep the dialog going. His response was “Just do it through your Men’s Ministry”.