That Man Is You
Most Catholic men are busy supporting their families, driving kids to sports, etc and only find time to attend mass on Sunday (if that). This unfortunately leaves them and their families lacking in grace and direction. The program at St Andrew’s was started by a group of men who looked at the significant drop in US Catholic mass attendance, baptisms, catholic school education and sacramental marriages over the past 15 years, and projections that showed it getting worse. A key factor in a family’s spiritual health is the father’s commitment to his Catholic faith. “That Man is You” is an interactive program currently running at over 500 parishes around the Nation. It is designed to honestly address the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. It is particularly indebted to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II. The program is comprised of 2 sessions of 13 weeks a year and starts in September. We meet early Saturday morning from 7 – 8:30am so we don’t impact family time. During the first year we had an average of 60 men come each week. If you talk to them you will find they are now better Catholic men, husbands and fathers. Many will tell you stories about the progress they have made in their faith life and how much they value the discussions with the other men in their group. The men attending the program also voted to run a 12 week summer program using videos created by Scott Hahn. We would like to encourage men in the parish to join us. Wives, if you want a better husband and father please encourage them to attend.
Summer Meeting Details
The "That Man is You" group will be meeting over the summer covering "The Bible and the Sacraments" by Dr. S. Hahn and the “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told", by Fr. Michael Gaitley. We will meet as usual in fellowship hall on Saturday mornings starting at 7 am with Coffee and bagels. The video will start at 7:30. The summer program will start on May 13 and continue through 9/9, with the exception of first Saturdays. We will begin the second year of That Man Is You on 9/16. We invite all parish men to attend.
Registration & Information
We encourage all parish men to register. You can contact Bob Galush for more information at 919-368-7218 or click here to register online.
Randy Carson, Parish Council Liaison,