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Do more for your manhood! Are you looking for ways to intentionally nurture your spirituality as a Catholic man? Sign up for our (CMCS) Catholic Men Chicago Southland newsletter, sent one to four times a month on a seasonal basis. Includes tips and advice on "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man" and even more, delivered straight to your inbox. Browse the recent bulletins below, or scroll down and click the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe to this Mailing List .... and grow in holiness. Hope to see you in your inbox soon!


Dec 14 2019 Email -2019 Latest Posts from the Catholic Chicago Men Blog (Dec 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Your Action Requsted - Since you are subscribed to this mailing list, you should soon, or already have, received an invite from the blog to subscribe there by email as well. Please check your e-mail spam foler or promotions tab ... or nip it in the bud and do it now here Catholic Chicago Men A Blog to Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality Latest 2019 Articles: How are you giving to oth

Dec 12 2019 Email - Men in the Morning Saturday at IJP Parish (Dec 2019)
Men in the Morning Saturday at IJP Parish Gentlemen, This coming Saturday, December 14th is the 2nd Saturday of the month when Men in the Morning will meet again in IJP's Church Hall from 7am to 8am to consider the Gospel for the coming Sunday. MAP This Sunday, the 3rd Sunday of Advent, is also known as Gaudete Sunday. This year, in Cycle A, the Gospel features John the Baptist, one of my faves; a true radical, from the latin word radix meaning root. Earlier in Matthew's Gospel John s

December 11 2019 Email - Dec 2019 Letter: See What's New! (Dec 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. CMCS Newsletter for December 2019 Dear CMCS-Men, Donors and Friends,  We're sending you this update a bit early this month in order to accommodate the Christmas season. CMCS will be offline the last two weeks of the year to spend time with our loved ones.  Much has happened since we last wrote to you. So we'll share with you five main points, and you can fill in the gaps if you wish on the CMCS newsletter archive on

Dec 9, 2019: Manhood Mail - The Women Among Us (Dec 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". December 9, 2019 From Today's Readings: Alleluia  See Lk 1:28 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Mary’s womb is known by the Church as the First Tabernacle, for h

Dec 07 2019 Email - 'most popular Bible verse' of 2019 (Dec 2019)
CMCS-Men,  I found this article interesting enough to share it with you:  'most popular Bible verse' of 2019 It says "More people engaged with the Bible App this year than any previous year.   YouVersion, which offers the popular option to read or listen to the Bible on your phone and has 400 million users worldwide, announced the most popular Bible verse from this year: Philippians 4:6." ... ...  Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, w

December 2, 2019: Consider doing something more radical this #GivingTuesday (Dec 2019)
This #GivingTuesday, consider doing something more radical than donating money to CMCS. Dear CMCS-Men, Donors and Friends,  GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day. Please consider giving to others with the following suggestions insdtead of a direct financial donation to Catholic Men Chicago Southland:    Zacchaeus House - For example,

Manhood Monday: Preparing for Salvation (Dec 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". December 2, 2019 From Today's Readings: R. Alleluia, alleluia. Come and save us, LORD our God; let your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. R. Alleluia, alleluia Click here for the rest of Manhood Monday which has moved onto the Catholic Chic

November 30 2019 Email - November 2019 Letter: See What's New! (Nov 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. CMCS Newsletter for November 2019 Dear CMCS-Men, Donors and Friends,  Hope you’ve had a meaningful Thanksgiving, and that you’re ready to prepare for Advent. Much has happened since we last wrote to you. So we'll share with you the four main points, and you can fill in the gaps if you wish on the CMCS newsletter archive online at  List.CMCSVirtues.org  Preparing for Advent – The Advent season is a

Nov 26 2019 Email - Prayers and Blessings (Nov 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,  A few resources for your Thanksgiving Day gathering:  Thanksgiving Day Prayer from the U.S. Bishops, 8 Quotes from Scripture to Inspire your Thanksgiving Day, and Living a Blessed Life and How Are You at Giving to Others? from the CMCS Blog.  Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family on behalf of Bishop Perry and the CMCS-Team!  Frank J Casella CMCS Exec

Living a Blessed Life (Nov 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". Month, 01, 2019 REMINDER: Monday Manhood has moved to the Catholic Chicago Men Blog. Be sure and sign up to get Blog mails .. direct to your inbox!  In the future this mailing list will be used for upates, events, and support. And the blog

Nov 23 2019 Email - Happy Thanksgiving from CMCS (Nov 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, Life, and the persons we share it with, is too short. You never know what tomorrow will bring. Really!  This is why it is important to spend time to celebrate Thanksgiving each year, and every day.  As Catholic men, husbands, and Fathers, our first ministry is to get our family and loved ones to Heaven. As we prepare to gather soon with family and friends for Thanksgiving

Nov 20 2019 Email - The CMCS Fall Appeal: You Almost Went Over the Top! (Nov 2019)
The CMCS Fall Appeal Almost Over the Top!  Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) fosters Catholic Men in personal holiness, to make Jesus Christ the center of our daily lives, and is a Catholic Apostolate of Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Executive Director, Frank J Casella While CMCS has the support of Bishop Perry, it receives no archdiocesan funding. Donations of money are always appreciated, and the webpage, donate.cmcsarchchicago.org, has

How to be Light to the World (Nov 2019)
View from the archive here.  Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". November 18, 2019 REMINDER: next week Monday Manhood is moving to the Catholic Chicago Men Blog. Be sure and sign up to get Blog mails .. direct to your inbox!  In the future this mailing list will be used for upates, events, and support. And the blog will be used to educate, inform, and evangelize. 

Nov 13 2019 Email - The CMCS 2019 Fall Appeal is getting closer to the goal (Nov 2019)
The CMCS 2019 Fall Appeal is Getting Closer to the Goal Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) fosters Catholic Men in personal holiness, to make Jesus Christ the center of our daily lives, and is a Catholic Apostolate of Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Executive Director, Frank J Casella While CMCS has the support of Bishop Perry, it receives no archdiocesan funding. Donations of money are always appreciated, and the website, donate.cmcsarchchicago.o

Striving Towards Virtue (Nov 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". November 11, 2019 From Today's Readings: Alleluia PHIL 2:15D, 16A R. Alleluia, alleluia. Shine like lights in the world, as you hold on to the word of life. R. Alleluia, alleluia. The Gospel for today shares how we are not to cause anyone to sin. And

Master - Zacchaeus House helps homeless men get lives back on track (Nov 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, Zacchaeus House is a not-for-profit, non-treatment home for men, providing a safe, supportive and spiritual home to those in transition. You might recall these men join us at the annual Bishop Perry's Catholic Chicago Men's Forum. CMCS sponsors this minsistry, and Deacon Alfred Coleman, the director, is a member of the CMCS-Team as an non-profit advisor. The archdiocese newspaper rece

Nov 09 2019 Email - Great Lake Catholic Men's Conference (Nov 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland The 25th Great Lakes Catholic Men’s Conference is Saturday, November 23, 2019 in DeKalb, IL.  With Fr. Burke Masters, Kevin Matthews, Eric Groth, Dan DeMatte and Wayne Messmer. To register or for more information go to, https://thetalk.org Please forward this to an interested friend Send money to CMCS online here or at paypal.me/cmcsvirtues CMCSArchChicago.org Blog.CMCSArchChicago.org

Nov 05 2019 Email - Programming Update (Nov 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Ticket sales are now live for Bishop Perry's Catholic Chicago Men's Forum The best way for the Forum to have a good turn-out is when men invite men. So, we invite you to share the event page with other men you think should attend, and get a group together from your parish. Your tickets are a donation to CMCS (to cover food expense), so purchase them for yourself and family members, or in the spirit of giving  .. an

Manhood Mail - How to Know the Truth (Nov 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". November 4, 2019 From Today's Readings: Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop R. Alleluia, alleluia. If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, says the Lord. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Sin is doing what

Nov 1 2019 Email - Oct 2019 Posts from the Catholic Chicago Men Blog (Nov 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Taking It All In Stride God’s will is that we depend on Him. Taking things in your stride means, as you go along the bumpy road of life, which most people will inevitably experience, you endeavor not to let the more challenging events you encounter blow you off course. Much of the strength I get to take things in stride is through my faith and relationship with Jesus Christ. Just because I am a Christian doesn’t

Oct 29, 2019 Email - Because Christ is Your Center (Oct 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, When you visit websites you may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you at online publications, both large and small. These mechanisms usually allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to read more. You won’t find a pay wall, or even ads, on blog.cmcsarchchicago.org because Catholic Men Chicago Southland is more than a news or content org

Manhood Mail: Oct 28, 2019 - One in Christ (Oct 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". October 28, 2019 From Today's Readings: Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles. Alleluia See  Te Deum R. Alleluia, alleluia. We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise you. R. Alleluia, alleluia. From

Oct 23, 2019 - Fall Appeal - You Enable Us (Oct 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, It's the 2019 CMCS Fall Appeal (click here to donate). Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) fosters Catholic Men in personal holiness, to make Jesus Christ the center of our daily lives.   Our goal is to give men the spirituality they need to live their daily lives better, and keep them Catholic and Christian. CMCS relies on the support from you, our loyal men and readers, to kee

Manhood Mail: what matters to God (Oct 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". October 21, 2019 From Today's Readings: October 21, 2019 - Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Alleluia MT 5:3 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. R. Alleluia, alleluia.   “Thus

Oct 15 2019 Email - 2019 Fall Appeal #3 Copy (Oct 2019)
CMCS Fall Appeal 2019 Dear CMCS-Men and Friend's, If you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to support Bishop Perry's Catholic Chicago Men's Forum. Now is the time we need the seed money to organize this event with your donation.  The keynote speaker for the 2020 event will be Father Richard Simon, to be held on April 18, 2020, at Saint Anne Parish in Hazel Crest, Il.  Your prayers and support are indispensable to advancing the Catho

What possesses you? (Oct 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". October 14, 2019 From Today's Readings: Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Alleluia PS 95:8 R. Alleluia, alleluia. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. R. Alleluia, alleluia. During my college days and sometime after, I

Oct 11 2019 Email - Support from our friends at Charity Mobile (Oct 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Charity Mobile Update Dear CMCS-Men and Friends, For those of you who donate to CMCS with your monthly cell phone plan cost through Charity Mobile, we want to let you know they  lowered the monthly prices on two of their most popular mobile phone plans...again! If you are currently on one of these plans, you will see the new lower price on your most recent bill. Partner for Life 500 MB  was $9.95  &nb

Oct 10 2019 Email - 2019 Fall Appeal #3 (Oct 2019)
CMCS Fall Appeal 2019 Dear CMCS-Men and Friend's, Your prayers and support are indispensable to advancing the Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) mission.  As an Illinois State recognized nonprofit, and not an IRS-certified charity, we count on your individual support to share the beauty of the Church and directly impact the spiritual lives of many men. As a part of our 2019 fall appeal, if you’re convinced CMCS needs to be the bridge for the Catholic manhood journey—o

Manhood Mail The New Commandment (Oct 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". Month, 01, 2019 From Today's Readings: Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary   Alleluia Jn 13:34 R. Alleluia, alleluia. I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Children listen to what we say, and observ

Oct 04 2019 Email - 2019 Fall Appeal #2 (Oct 2019)
CMCS Fall Appeal 2019 Dear CMCS-Men and Friend's, As a follower of this apostolate, will you help the work that I and the CMCS-Team do with a monthly donation or a one-time donation to Catholic Men Chicago Southland, a Catholic Apostolate supporting “Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man’? Please consider to support us with a monthly donation of $5, $10, $25 or more? Your donations will directly impact the spiritual lives of many men and their families in the Chicago Southl

September 30, 2019 - Service is the key to Jesus’s language (Sep 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". September 30, 2019 From Today's Readings: Alleluia Mk 10:45 R. Alleluia, alleluia. The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. R. Alleluia, alleluia. One who denies Jesus in order to save one’s earthly life will be condemned to ever

Sept. 28 2019 Email - Posts from the Catholic Chicago Men Blog for September 2019 (Sep 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Faith: Pass it on Sharing the faith is like marketing, and looks easy to do. But it takes the very serious and skilled to make it work. St. Paul was a great example of this in how he mentored St. Timothy. We see on social media how things go viral, usually because a product or service, or idea, generates enough enthusiasm that it spreads and causes people to tell their friends and associate about it. The life

Sept. 27, 2019 - Fall Appeal (Oct 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, It's time for the CMCS Fall Appeal (click here to donate). Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) fosters Catholic Men in personal holiness, to make Jesus Christ the center of our daily lives.   Our goal is to give men the spirituality they need to live their daily lives better, and keep them Catholic and Christian. CMCS relies on the support of our loyal men and readers to keep pr

Manhood Mail Sept 23, 2019 (Sep 2019)
View from the archive here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man". September 23, 2019 From Today's Readings: Alleluia Mt 5:16 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. R. Alleluia, alleluia. I recently had a contractor working on remodeling m

Sep 06 2019 Email - September 2019 Letter: See What's New! (Sep 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, Here's the latest developments at CMCS: Find CMCS Online Since the Archciocese of Chicago updated their website some months ago, the link to our website was missing and has since been restored here. This has always brought more awareness to the CMCS mission than any other method online. Also, we're developing a Man's Guide on our website of topics men are searching for, check it out! Gett

Manhood Mail September 2, 2019 (Sep 2019)
Share from the web here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. Notice a different time for this Monday Manhood Mail? We’re trying to find the best time of day to send it. Tell us what you think! Visit CMCSArchChicago.org CMCS Manhood Mail Your weekly dose of "Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man" September 2, 2019 From Today's Readings: Alleluia See Lk 4:18 R. Alleluia, alleluia. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; he has se

August 30 2019 Email - Posts from the Catholic Chicago Men Blog for August 2019 Copy (Sep 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Catholic Chicago Men A Blog to Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality Recent Articles: A Man that Believes …. Hears the Word of God Every Life Has a Story. What is Your Story? Bishop Joseph Perry: The Culture Wars How to Make of Yourself a Sincere Gift to Your Spouse CMCS Forum An Online Forum Hosted by Catholic Men Chicago Southland Recent Updates: - Kids are not growing up belonging to th

Aug 26 2019 Email - The Good Shepherd (Aug 2019)
CMCS Monday Manhood Mail Share from the web here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. CMCS Manhood Mail August 26, 2019 Notice a later time for this Monday Manhood Mail? We’re trying to find the best time to send it. Tell us what you think! From Today's Readings: Jn 10:27 R. Alleluia, alleluia. My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me. R. Alleluia, alleluia Ask yourself. . . Am I ready if Ou

Aug 21 2019 Email - Points of reflection (Aug 2019)
Hey CMCS-Men, Read these points of reflection by Fr. Burke Masters. He's like the Seth Godin of Catholic bloggers - every day he helps us get were we're going on our spiritual journey. AUGUST 21, 2019 – MEMORIAL OF ST. PIUS X, POPE God bless, and hope you're enjoying the cold front blowing through Chicagoland, Frank J Casella CMCSArchChicago.org PS. If you decide to follow Fr. Burke's blog, it happens to be on the same platform as the CMCS blog, if you are already subscribed to that.&nbs

August 19, 2019 - Poor in spirit (Aug 2019)
Share from the web here.  Want CMCS Manhood Mail in your inbox every Monday? Click here. CMCS Manhood Mail August 19, 2019 From today's readings:  R. Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. R. Alleluia, alleluia. In this scripture, Matthew added in spirit in order either to indicate that only the devout poor were meant or to extend the beatitude to all, of whatever social rank, who recognized their complete depende

Aug 15 2019 Email - We’re ready for the next phase. We need your help! (Aug 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,  Since the Catholic Chicago Men Blog has become such a popular facet of Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS), to nurture a man’s spirituality, we decided to take it a step further and create this Donate page. This will allow you to directly invest in expanding this online resource, which is the next phase of this apostolate.   Because, what we’re doing in Vicariate VI is for us

Aug 12 2019 Email - CMCS Manhood Mail (Aug 2019)
Share from the web here.  Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. CMCS Manhood Mail August 12, 2019 God has called you through the Gospel to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ 2Thes. 2:14 This mail is the first of a new feature that you will get directly from me each Monday. It's just a short note of encouragement about 'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man' to help you to begin each week. So, lets get started! When we walk around with th

Aug 08 2019 Email - It's not for everyone (Aug 2019)
Stewarship Update Dear Donors and Friend's of CMCS, Back about three decades ago, I used to have this spiritual void as a man. …. But I didn’t know it But then I was invited to this businessmen’s Bible study. They talked about family life, working in this world as a believer in God, and the challenges we face as men.  I wanted more. As men we hold thoughts in and do not talk openly about our feelings. Men are not like women, when we’re spiritually hurting we don’t nor

August 6 2019 Email - Does God Love Everyone? (Aug 2019)
Hey CMCS-Men, Bishop Barron answers the most asked questions about God on Google. This you might find enlightening on your spiritual journey as a Catholic man, and if you are a Father to lead your family to Heaven.  Bishop Barron on Googling God on The Word on Fire Show What is the most enlightening message that you get from this video?  Reply, I want to know. God bless, and hope you're enjoying a restful summer. Frank J Casella CMCSArchChicago.org PS. I also shared this o

Jul 31 2019 Email - Legacy: How Do You Want To Be Remembered? (Jul 2019)
Hey CMCS- Men, I came across this blog post, and found it to be simple yet thought provoking. Legacy: How Do You Want To Be Remembered? I like how it provides a solution: Let’s be Men who strive after God’s own heart. God bless, and hope you're enjoying the cool summer weather in Chicagoland, Frank J Casella CMCSArchChicago.org PS. I also shared this on the CMCS Online Forum for open discussion, at this link: https://cmcsforum.wordpress.com View this email in your brow

Jul 29 2019 Email - I need your help appeal (Aug 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, I Need Your Help. When I co-founded Catholic Men Chicago Southland it was to host an annual event for men, the Bishop Perry's Men's Prayer Breakfast,  to be the best entry point for a man to nurture his spirituality that it could possibly be in the Chicago Southland, if not Archdiocese of Chicago.  The past fifteen years has been an enlightening and meaningful ride!  

Jul 27 2019 Email: New - CMCS Online Forum (Jul 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. An Online Forum Hosted by Catholic Men Chicago Southland If you’ve ever used Facebook or Twitter then you can get used to this too. This is a platform where CMCS-Men, and participants of our annual Catholic Chicago Men’s Forum, can share ideas and discuss topics of interest to better connect the dots with each other on our spiritual journey. To comment or post a discussion just enter your name and email address, and optional

July 27 2019 Email - Posts from the Catholic Chicago Men Blog for July 2019 (Jul 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Kingdom of Heaven is Like… By Deacon John Rangel, CMCS Director of Mission In the Gospel readings from Matthew Chapter 13, during this time we hear three parables to describe the Kingdom of Heaven, the Man Sowing Good Seed, the Mustard Seed and the Yeast. I love Jesus’ parables. I hope you appreciate them as well. If we take time to reflect on these stories, they’re sure to challenge our thinking about certain moral

Jul 22 2019 Email - Summer 2019 Donor Update (Jul 2019)
Summer 2019 Donor Update Dear Donors and CMCS-Men of Catholic Men Chicago Southland, Digital technology and business practices change almost daily. But, when it comes to men and Catholic manhood, one thing we at CMCS have learned over the years that has not changed is that men need to talk. We need to connect the dots, if you will, with other men on the challenges we face in the workplace and at home. The format of CMCS events might change, for example fifteen years ago i

Jul 15 2019 Email - Thoughts from a CMCS-Man: Where are the Men? (Jul 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Where Are The Men? On the Catholic Chicago Men Blog are some thoughts sent to us from a brother Catholic man here in the Chicago Southland, he gave us permission to share with you. We'd like to know your thoughts?  Share Share Share Please forward this to an interested friend  Introducing Catholic Chicago Men Blog.  Get full access to dozens of original articles to nur

July 9 2019 Email - Help Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago (Jul 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Year Round. Since 2004, Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) started as an inspiration of a Catholic Laman and a Catholic Deacon, who shared thieir vision with their local Vicar – Bishop Joseph Perry. And since 2009, the Catholic Chicago Men Blog (CCMB) has reminded men and helped them to do what is in their power to do, namely, be holy and courageous men, to improve their marr

Jul 03 2019 Email - Freedom (Jul 2019)
Time To Celebrate! 4TH OF JULY INDEPENDENCE DAY Independence Day is a civil holiday for the celebration of the anniversary of the beginnings of national independence. Specifically, July 4 observed as a legal holiday in the U.S. in commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. This event has brought us many freedoms. One example, the following words from Father Burke Masters blog:   "How free are you to follow the Lord? Our country v

Jun 29 2019 Email - See What's New on the Catholic Chicago Men Blog (Jul 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland What We Learn From Our Children As Catholic Dad’s You might think that, in talking about what we as Catholic Dads learn from our children, I would share with you the lessons of patience, imagination, humor, creativity, persistence, taking risks, enthusiasm, unconditional love, blind faith, and positive attitude.   Yes, these are important, but there is more to it. Read What We Learn From Our Children As Ca

Jun 24 2019 Email - Help Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality Year Round (Jun 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Help Catholic Men in Chicago Nurture Spirituality Year Round. Generous donors have given to make sure that all the articles you read on Catholic Chicago Men Blog are always free of charge—not only for you, but for readers throughout Chicagoland around the year. Will you join them and become a Blog supporter today? We're getting ready to ramp up the content and frequency on the blog, because the only way it can happen

Jun 17 2019 Email - We heard it through the grapevine .. . (Jun 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Charity Mobile Update Dear CMCS-Men and Friends, For those of you who donate to CMCS with your monthly cell phone plan cost through Charity Mobile, we want to let you know that there is a price increase coming for many of their phone models. The increase will take effect on July 1, so it would be ideal to order a phone before then if you've had your eye on one, click here. Also, if you have been thinking of changing your

Jun 15 2019 Email - Fathers Day 2019 (Jun 2019)
Father's Day Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. Being a husband and father should be our first ministry and priority, to get our family to Heaven.  The time we spend with our family should never be a second thought. It should always be our first thought. Keeping Your Ministry In Prayer Bishop Joseph Perry and the CMCS-Team Catholic Men Chicago Southland   Below find some articles that celebrate D

May 28 2019 Email - RISE UP Sons of God - Men's Conference (May 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Fishers of Men 6th Annual Joliet Diocese Men's Conference  Men of all ages are welcome to the 6th annual Men’s Conference at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL this Saturday, June 1, 2019.  Fr. Burke Masters is the MC for the event and will be speaking, along with national speakers Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Francisco Gavrilides. You will be inspired to be a better disciple of Christ and will be encouraged

May 09 2019 Email - May 2019 Letter: See What's New! (May 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. CMCS Newsletter for May 2019 Dear CMCS-Men, Donors and Friends,  Hope you’ve had a meaningful Lent, and that you’re experiencing a joyful Easter Season. Much has happened since we last wrote to you. So we'll share with you the three main points, and the rest you can find in the CMCS newsletter archive online at  List.CMCSVirtues.org  Website Update – An obvious change was needed to how CMCS-Men use t

Apr 28 2019 Email - Continue the Restless Journey (Apr 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Continuing the Restless Journey First, some spring cleaning of the mailing list ...  Everyone please click one button below to confirm your interest. Welcome to the men who attended the Men's Forum yesterday!   Keep On List  Remove From List  Continuing the Restless Journey of Life "Our Hearts are Restless Until They Rest in You"  ~ From the Confessions of Saint August

Apr 25 2019 Email - Forum Appeal Last Day (Apr 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Contact Men's Forum Matching Gift Appeal. As in the past few years, the matching gift offer will also apply to this year's Men's Forum.  A generous donor will match donations up to $600.00.  The matching period will begin with any donation received on Ash Wednesday, March 6th and end the day before the Forum April 26th. Your contributions will apply to those who could attend but not able to because they cannot afford to do so, and fo

Apr 23 2019 Email - Programming Update (Apr 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Programming Update Just a quick, but important, note to thank you for your indulgence with the activity of mails recently as we prepare for The Restless Journey of Life at the Catholic Chicago Men's Forum this weekend.  We'll now go back to news and updates  mails  one to four times a month, on a seasonal basis. You can also nurture your spirituality on the Catholic Chicago Men Blog, or Follow along on Li

Apr 21 2019 Email - Happy Feast of the Resurrection from CMCS!! (Apr 2019)
Easter Greetings From the ashes of our lives, God can help us re-create ourselves into newness, bringing us closer to the fulfillment of the Easter promise in a new moment, in a second chance, in a fresh start, with a new mentality, a new attitude, a new disposition only Christians can know who have patented the sacred story.  Easter begins in the darkness of night, in the seeming finality of earth, in the seeming hopelessness of our lives.  Easter moves beyond those states. 

April 19 2019 Email - The Restless Journey of Life (Apr 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Contact As your Lenten journey comes to a close, how is it going? As Easter brings with it renewal, how are we as Catholic Men embracing the invitation and challenge to enter the journey? The Bishop Perry Catholic Chicago Men's Forum is next Saturday. This is our 15th year! .... we know something about a man's journey.  It was in 2004 this week a men's gathering for Vicariate VI in the Archdioces of Chicago was started. It was then call

Apr 15 2019 Email - Bishop Perry Easter Message (Apr 2019)
Catholic Men Chicago Southland A Message from Bishop Joseph Perry A Blessed Holy Week and Easter to all our readers and participants with our Men’s Prayer Groups and Conferences, from CMCS. We walk with the Lord this week in his suffering and keep vigil with him for his resurrection. The grace and merit given the death and resurrection of Jesus is communicated to us in our Baptism. We consciously absorb these mysteries and their graces by our participation in the Chu

April 11 2019 Email - April 22nd (Apr 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Contact The Bishop Perry Catholic Chicago Men's Forum is April 27th. To those coming and bringing others, thank you!. We've noticed an unusual number of ticket sales by mail.  Are you thinking of sending in your check also?*   For check by mail download form and Postmark by April 22nd! Many men who should be at the Forum do not attend.  ... because they have good intentions but forget or fail to act.  So, are yo

April 6 2019 Email - Men's Forum: You'll wish you were there ... (Apr 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Contact The Bishop Perry Catholic Chicago Men's Forum is April 27th. To those coming and bringing others, thank you!. Others of you may still be on the fence: "Do I really want to go?" "Will it be worth my time?" "I've got many things I should be doing." Remember your duties, obligations and time constraints will never go away. Give yourself and others a chance to hear what Our Lord has to say to you! In three weeks it will

Apr 03 2019 Email - Poverty: Financial or Spiritual (Apr 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Contribute to the Forum Appeal Part of Lent is Alms to those in poverty, whether financial or spiritual. So CMCS has an appeal going that part of it supports men to attend our Men's Forum on April 27th who can not afford to do so. If this means you, please contact us.   The other part of this appeal supports Priest's and Seminarian's who would like to attend the Froum.  One of the ways CMCS supports pove

Mar 29 2019 Email - There's still time! But not for long .... (Mar 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Contact The Bishop Perry Catholic Chicago Men's Forum is April 27th. To those coming and bringing others, thank you!. Others of you may still be on the fence: "Do I really want to go?" "Will it worth my time?" "I've got many things I should be doing." Remember your duties, obligations and time constraints will never go away. Give yourself and others a chance to hear what Our Lord has to say to you! There's still time! 

Mar 24 2019 Email - Reaching the Goal! Thank You Men! (Mar 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Appeal Dear CMCS-Men and Friends, Earlier this Lent, we asked you for alms to support our Men’s Forum so that Priests and Seminarian’s may attend, as well as those who can not afford to attend. Thank you so much to those who gave, we are more than half-way there! We are truly blessed by your generosity and are grateful to you for being part of God’s providential care. CMCS apostolate is closer than before to meeting our goal! If you can help us as we cl

Mar 23 2019 Email - Advance Screening of Unplanned Movie (Mar 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. THE MOVIE THAT COULD CHANGE OUR CULTURE Note: In addition to the event bleow, there's another screening on Tuesday, March 26th at Pickwick Theater, Park Ridge, if you live closer, click here Reference link https://conta.cc/2TBnUFW Click flyer above to download PDF file. Print a 'magic dozen' and pass them out. THE MOST IMPORTANT PRO-LIFE MOVIE OF OUR TIME IS ABOUT TO BE RELEASED AND IT NEEDS TO BE

Mar 20 2019 Email - How you can have real impact this Lent (Mar 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Have Real Impact This Lent As we are now into the holy season of Lent, many of us are hopefully slowing down and developing what prayerful habits we will try to incorporate into our lives over the remaining of the 40 days. Fasting and prayer are two important virtues of the Lenten experience for all Catholics. Yet there is a third virtue -- almsgiving -- that its importance and impact is often overlooked. The foundation of

March 14, 2019: CMCS-Men: Please help spread the word! (Mar 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Contact Dear CMCS-Men and Friends,  Bishop Perry's Catholic Men's Forum is Saturday, April 27, 2019. A few weeks away! Click here or Flyer below to download (PDF File). Please help spread the word! Print out a 'magic dozen' copies, hand them out, and ask your priest if you can place them in back of church. Hit your Forward button, and share this E-mail. Parishes have reserved tables of 8 (PDF), and Seminarian's and Priest's, and

Mar 08 2019 Email - Make Your Lent More Meaninful (Mar 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Make Your Lent More Meaningful As we enter into the holy season of Lent, many of us talk about slowing down and what prayerful habits we will try to incorporate into our lives over the next 40 days. Fasting and prayer are two important virtues of the Lenten experience for all Catholics. Yet there is a third virtue -- almsgiving -- that its importance and impact is often overlooked. The foundation of almsgiving is the true

Mar 07 2019 Email - March 2019 Letter: See What's New! (Mar 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. March 2019 CMCS-Letter Dear CMCS-Men and Friends,  "How long can a human being go without food?  Given various circumstances it varies a good deal.  At age 74 Mahatma Gandhi, the famous advocate for India's independence, survived twenty-one days of total starvation.  He allowed himself only sips of water.  A Northern Ireland prisoner endured a 66 day hunger strike before he died.  The illusion

Mar 05 2019 Email - CMCS-Men: Lent 2019 (Mar 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. The Restless Journey As we journey through Lent on our way to the Forum, CMCS will post a few times a week on the Catholic Chicago Men Blog to encourage and support your faith walk. To follow along, bookmark blog.cmcsvirtues.org and it will take you there. Visit as often as you like, or subscribe by e-mail or the RSS feed in the blog footer. You can also hit the Follow button on Twitter or our LinkedIn Page. Remem

Mar 04 2019 Email - Important Pro-Life Action (Mar 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Contact Your Lawmakers by Wednesday Morning!  Dear CMCS-Men and Friends,  The extreme abortion legislation has taken its first step in the legislative process. These two dangerous bills are posted for hearings in the House Human Services Committee this Wednesday, March 6th, at 8:30am. House Bill 2467 and House Bill 2495 have been assigned to the Illinois House Human Services Committee.  Let's contact our

Mar 01 2019 Email - Tickets Available Now: Bishop Perry's Men's Forum (Mar 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Contact Tickets AVAILABLE NOW, also with a discount for four or more men, or for parish tables of eight. Invite your parish priest to attend, let him know how important and vital his presence is to the men in your parish. There is no cost for him to attend click here thanks to generous donors (see below). Men who have attended say how they thrive on the forum discussion to connect the dots with other men on their spiritual journey. Do it now, wh

Feb 24 2019 Email - Blog Post: Books for Catholic Men (Feb 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. Books For Catholic Men As we prepare for Lent 2019, the best method I have found in giving up. or abstaining, is to replace what I gave up with something that grows my spirituality. And what a better way to do this than with a good book. In the recent entry on the Catholic Chicago Men Blog are books that you might enjoy reading to grow in holiness, and to live the goodness of a Catholic Man.  Please take a moment to

Feb 20 2019 Email - 40 DAYS FOR LIFE: MAR. 6 – APR. 14 (Feb 2019)
Welcome to CMCS Updates. Not signed up yet? Click here. 40 DAYS FOR LIFE: MAR. 6 – APR. 14 Click the graphic above, or here, to download this PDF flyer. So, what better way to honor the Lenten call of Prayer, Fasting, and Alms Giving than to spend an hour of your time once a week in prayer at the site where babies die and mothers lives are unalterably changed.  Peaceful prayerful public witness will take place on the public right of way in front of the Flossm

Feb 06 2019 Email - Men's Forum: Register Today Without Delay (Feb 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Contact ” We believe Jesus Christ set’s the tone and the description for authentic manhood.  The Gospels offer the outline and formation for manly maturity and the carrying out of responsibility as a single man, as a married man, family man, widow and for a man’s last days as he prepares to meet his Maker!  A man can’t go wrong with taking on the task of the Christian lifestyle."  -- Rev. Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Forum Episcopal Li

Feb 06 2019 Email - February 2019 Letter: See What's New! (Feb 2019)
CMCS Letter, February 2019 "The gentleman is the one who is modest and retiring, who waits first on the others and thinks of everyone but himself, and finds his chief happiness in making someone else happy; who, however poor and humble anyone else may be, bears to them the open palm of true nobility.” -- Venerable Fulton J. Sheen A man's mission is to make his family successful. Just like in business, the function of the good boss / leader is to help make their employees succes

Feb 13 2019 Email - What Love Is (Feb 2019)
What Is Love? Since Valentines Day is here, thought you might be interested in this podcast about what Love is:  EWTN Catholic Radio - Catholic Café 020919 - Feast of Saint Valentine Find more at the source page on EWTN Radio Site here More information and resources about the National Marriage Week here on our Blog Happy Valentines Day!  The CMCS-Team Catholic Chicago Men’s Forum - Saturday, April 27, 2019.  The Restless Journey of Life: How are we as

Feb 13 2019 Email - Men's Forum: Matching Gift Announcement (Feb 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Contact Double Your Donation To CMSC, While Helping Other Men To Nurture Their Spirituality . As in the past few years, the matching offer will also apply to this year's Men's Forum.  A generous donor will match donations up to $600.00.  The matching period will begin with any donation received on Ash Wednesday, March 6th and end the day before the conference April 26th. Also, your gift will apply to those who could attend but not able

Jan 28 2019 Email - Here we go! 2019 conference coming up fast (Feb 2019)
Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Home Donate Blog Contact Register yourself, your sons, your fathers, your brothers, your cousins, your friends for the 2019 Catholic Chicago Men's Forum. You will be doing yourself and them a favor! Tickets available for parish tables of eight, share this PDF graphic with your priest for bulletin publication. Do it now, while you're thinking about it. See you there!!  EVENT INFO & REGISTERATION We're sending you th

Jan 24 2019 Email * About Free Advice (Jan 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland About Free Advice By Frank J Casella  I only give free advice. Because there is a lot of it out there, and the advice you pay for may not work out because each person and circumstance is different. Yes, there is a saying ‘same problem, different name’. But you don’t need to pay for it I think. It is more important to buy books or webinars or listen to podcasts or read blogs. Gather information and then comp

Jan 22 2019 Email - You're Invited To Catholic Chicago Men's Forum (Jan 2019)
You're Invited ...  Dear Men of CMCS,  As I meet with men I sometimes hear them say  "I'm not a good Catholic". Meaning that they feel they're far from living how they think a Catholic should. What I say back to them is ... 'and how exactly should a good Catholic live'?   The truth is, my priest friends tell me that many 'good' Catholic's often feel they fall short of God's will... myself included. And that God's will ultimately is that we depen

Jan 12 2019 Email - January 2019 Letter: See What's New! (Jan 2019)
Special Invitation: Catholic Chicago Men Blog You should have received a separate email, as a subscriber to this CMCS mailing list, with a special invitation to follow Catholic Chicago Men - A Blog to Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality. Here you will find regular blog entries with encouragement and support for “Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man”, as well as Catholic articles from Bishop Joseph Perry, and others, as it relates to the CMCS Mission: To foster local Catholic men in perso

Jan 05 2019 Email - Blog Post: Documentary on Cardinal George (Jan 2019)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, As Catholic Men, what can we learn from the life of our very own, the late Francis Cardinal George?  Read the latest entry on Catholic Chicago Men Blog to learn more.  Read More Please forward this to an interested friend Send money to CMCS online here or at paypal.me/cmcsvirtues See what's new on Catholic Chicago Men Blog here, and Twitter here.




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