A new ministry for men at the Church of Saint Paul!
What does it mean to be a Catholic man? How does a man protect, provide for, and lead within his parish and family?
The mission of the Catholic Watchmen movement is to respond to Bishop Cozzens’ call for Catholic men to live up to their duty to be protectors, providers, and leaders of their families. To accomplish this task, Catholic Watchmen learn and practice seven Disciplines that we will unfold during monthly Rally’s. Each monthly Catholic Watchmen Rally runs from 6:30-9:00pm with food, social time, video presentation, and discussion. Checkout this web page or watch the bulletin for which Friday of the month the Rally is being held!
From “Into The Breach” by Thomas J Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix
“I am hereby exhorting you to step into the breach – to do the work of Christ’s soldiers in the world today.”
“The world cannot possibly give us our true identity; “Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8). We must be aware of being distracted by false identities and remain grounded in Jesus Christ.”
A prominent part of the Catholic Watchmen movement is our weekly hour of Adoration called the “Night Watch.” During this quiet time of prayer we will be praying for our families, youth, schools, priests, and culture. It is important for MEN to band together to help protect the family! Join us for the weekly "Night Watch" hour of prayer on Wednesdays at 11:00pm in the Chapel.
Catholic Watchmen Service Opportunity - May 10, 2017
In place of our regular Watchmen rally for the month of May, we have elected to participate in a service opportunity. We will pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids on Wednesday, MAY 10 from 8:00 to 9:30pm. We have reserved spots for 40 men/teenage sons. Let’s fill them ALL! (Sign up below.) Carpooling is recommended; if you wish to carpool, please meet at the church at 7:25pm.
For more info, view the flyer here.
REMEMBER TO REGISTER!
Click the link below to register to join our group:
Listen to remarks by Fr. Jim regarding the Catholic Watchmen movement within our parish by clicking here (audio begins about 30 seconds in).
You can also visit thecatholicwatchmen.com for more about the movement within our Archdiocese.
If you have questions about this ministry, please email COSP.Watchmen@gmail.com or call the parish office at 763.757.6910.
UPCOMING DATES FOR 2017
Mark your calendars for the upcoming monthly Catholic Watchmen rallies at the Church of Saint Paul:
May 10, 2017- Offsite at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids (see info above)
June 9, 2017
July 14, 2017
August 11, 2017
September 8, 2017
2017 Catholic Watchmen Men's Retreat
April 28-30, 2017
The annual Catholic Watchmen Retreat is April 28-30 at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Prior Lake. This year’s theme is, “Finding your Identity and Mission,” featuring Fr. Joe Kuharski and Fr. Jim Livingston. The cost is $140 for a single room.
Registration is now closed.
For more information, view the retreat flyer here. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. A schedule of events is here.
Visit the Men's Retreat page for more info as well.
APRIL CATHOLIC WATCHMEN RALLY PRESENTATION
You can listen to the audio from Fr. Jim Livingston's presentation on Friday, April 7 here, "Men and Pornography."