We Catholic men are husbands, fathers, and leaders in our community, and we are called to live out our faith in fulfilling these roles.

We focus on ways to live up to this calling.  

The St. John Vianney Men’s Group will begin a new program this fall called “The Rescue Project.” It’s a video retreat by Fr. John Riccardo which he describes as follows:

We passionately believe that the most urgent task is the compelling proclamation of the Gospel, one that not only shares it in an attractive – and concentrated – way, but that also offers people a way of seeing reality, and of making sense of the world, history, and life that is vastly different from the story our modern culture tells.

Until this happens, the Christian faith is often experienced as a mere set of rules and disciplines, and simply going to Church isn’t likely to lead a person to embark on the great adventure that is following Jesus and continuing His mission of the rescuing of this world.

We don’t think most people have ever heard the gospel.

I have taken part in this retreat with Fr. Riccardo, and it’s both fascinating and challenging.

If you are a man over the age of 18, you are welcome to join us. You need not be a parishioner, so you are welcome to bring a relative or a friend. There are nine chapters to this effort, and we’ll be taking on one chapter each time we meet.

We meet on the first and third Saturday of every month, starting at 8:30 AM in the Church with Mass or a Communion Service, followed by our session which runs from 9:00 – 10:00 AM in the Classrooms.

We’ll start this series on Saturday, September 17. Please join us, and please consider bringing a friend.

All men 18 and over are invited be a part of the SJV Men’s Group, where we share faith, fellowship, and religious discussion in a casual, welcoming environment.

Come join us!

For more information about Men’s Group contact Deacon Mike Houghton at mhoughton@sjvshelby.org