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Jan 2 2023 - Blog Post - A Year of Silence (Jan 2024)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland A Year Of Silence Read this blog online Photo: Faith, Prayer, Politics, Sunday Silence.  Copyright 2019 Frank J Casella.  By Frank J Casella The hush of stillness beckons us to pause and reflect on the

Jan 3 2024 Email - Catholic Man Moment Video (Jan 2024)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Note: For 2024 Manhood Nuggets will now be Catholic Man Moment.  Click here to view the playlet for each series.  -- Frank Weekly Catholic Man Moment Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Catholic Man Moment was just released.   In this installment, Frank talks about: Seeking the Guiding Star: A Catholic Man's

Jan 9 2024 - Blog Post - Catholic Men and the Eucharist (Jan 2024)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Catholic Men and the Eucharist By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Blase Cupich, makes time for Holy Adoration before Mass at Infant Jesus of Prague Parish in the Archdioc

Jan 11 2024 Email - Catholic Man Moment - Activity Does Not Mean Accomplishment (Jan 2024)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Note: For 2024 Manhood Nuggets will now be Catholic Man Moment.  Click here to view the playlist for each series.  -- Frank Weekly Catholic Man Moment Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Catholic Man Moment was just released.   In this installment, Frank talks about: Activity Does Not Mean Accomplishment. &n

Jan 16 2024 - Blog Post - The Dignity of Life (Jan 2024)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland The Dignity Of Life By Frank J Casella Read this blog online A family goes for a walk to the park. Kind of reminds me of the Norman Rockwell artwork "Walking to Church". Photo: Family Walk To The Park - Copyright 2016

Jan 18 2024 - Video - Catholic Man Moment: Jesus’ invitation and mysterious power. (Jan 2024)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Catholic Chicago Radio Interview - January 22, 2024 - 8:00AM - Chicago Southland Men's Conference  - Frank Casella - Fostering Holiness for Catholic Men. Hosted by Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Video:  https://youtu.be/95HVhEdvFFc?si=Hq9RByGIh-AKwvEQ Radio: https://radiotv.archchicago.org/radio Weekly Catholic Man Moment H

Jan 21 2024 Email - Monday Radio Interview (Jan 2024)
Monday Radio Interview   Dear CMCS Men and Friends,    I invite you to listen in to the Catholic Chicago radio show as they interview me about CMCS and more. It is recorded, so you can also click the links below any time after the program launch to listen in. Thank you very much for your interest and engagement with the CMCS Mission.   On behalf of Interim Vicar Larry Sullivan, and the CMCS Team, may God bless you and your family where you need it  most!

Jan 23 2024 - Blog Post - Catholic Men and Grudges (Jan 2024)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Catholic Men and Grudges By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Photo: Conversations On The Bridge - Copyright 2019 Frank J Casella.  A natural color fine art photograph of two people enjoying conversations on

Jan 24 2024 Email - A Catholic Man's Purpose (Jan 2024)
Forwarded to you by a friend? Subscribe here!  Be a part of our mission to ignite the flame of Catholic men's spirituality in the bustling city of Chicago. Your contribution, whether through prayer or financial support, is essential in sustaining our efforts. As we strive to provide valuable resources for men seeking spiritual nourishment, we rely on your generosity to keep our mission alive. So, take a moment to offer a prayer for our cause and if possible, consider maki

Jan 25 2024- Man Moment Video - Our Authority In Jesus Name (Jan 2024)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Man Moment Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Catholic Man Moment was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about:  The Authority of Jesus Name   Click the image below to watch.    As he mentions, download The Virtues of a Catholic Man.  God bless you and

Jan 30 2024 - Email - Housekeeping: Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. Copy (Jan 2024)
Not signed up yet? Click here. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from CMCS. About this time each year we send you this note to be sure that you want to continue to subscribe to the CMCS mailing list or not. Because the more active subscribers this list has, the better the mails get delivered, short of the long.    Plus, to reduce spam and make inboxes more secure, Google and Yahoo have announced new mandates for email list senders starting February

Jan 30 2024 - Blog Post - How Men Benefit From CMCS (Jan 2024)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the next Manhood Monday Discussions, on February 5, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call - 'Digital Distractions' - with the CMCS Team.  Each month discussion will be a different topic.    Join the conference call: Dial-in number: (667) 770

Feb 1 2024 - Email - Catholic Man Moment Video - How Deep Is Your Faith? (Feb 2024)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the next Manhood Monday Discussions, on February 5, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call - 'Digital Distractions' - with the CMCS Team. Each month discussion will be a different topic.    Join the conference call: Dial-in number: (667) 770-1231 Access code: 9242336 Mark The Date - Chicago

Feb 02 2024 Email - Monday Manhood Invite - Digital Distractions (Feb 2024)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the next Manhood Monday Discussions, on February 5, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call - 'Digital Distractions' - with the CMCS Team.   Each month discussion will be a different topic.    Join the conference call: Dial-in number: (667) 770-1231 Access code: 9242336 Several people take a br

Feb 6 2024 - Blog Post - Unplugging from the Digital World: Finding Renewal during Lent (Feb 2024)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Mark The Date - Chicago Southand Catholic Men's Breakfast Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9am to 1pm - Saint John Neuman Parish, Homewood, Illinois. - More information real soon!  Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Unplugging from the Digital World  Finding Re

Feb 07 2024 Email - Prepare your heart for Lent (Feb 2024)
Stewardship Update Prepare Your Heart For Lent Get ready to embark on a spiritual journey like no other as we enter the sacred season of Lent. With each passing day, we are drawn closer to the footsteps of Jesus as he walked through the wilderness, facing temptation and sacrifice. The Church invites us to prepare our hearts for this profound experience through prayer, fasting, and acts of selflessness.   As we reflect on Christ's Passion and Resurrection, we are rem

Feb 8 2024 - Email - Catholic Man Moment Marriage: Love Beyond Words (Feb 2024)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Man Moment Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Catholic Man Moment was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: Marriage: Love Beyond Words     Click the image below to watch.  God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net Notes:    The observances

Feb 12 2024 Email - Prepare your heart for Lent Copy (Feb 2024)
Lenten Gift Offer Note: I'm sending this again because a large number of gmail and yahoo addresses bounced, and this should not have happened but sorted it out.  On Feb. 1 these email providers set new rules for newsletter list sending. Thank you in advance for your understanding.  - Frank J Casella Note: As we experience the season of Lent, the CMCS Team is excited to announce a new format for our weekly communication. Starting next week, you will receive bo

Feb 13 2024 - Blog Post - Maintaining a Focused and Meaningful Lenten Journey (Feb 2024)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Note: As we enter the season of Lent, the CMCS Team is excited to announce a new format for our weekly communication. Starting next week, you will receive both the weekly CMCSMen Blog and Catholic Man Moment video in the same email, sent directly to your inbox on Wednesdays. This change will help keep you updated on imp

Feb 15 2024 - Email - Catholic Man Moment Video - Lenten Message from CMCS (Feb 2024)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Note: As we enter the season of Lent, the CMCS Team is excited to announce a new format for our weekly communication. Starting next week, you will receive both the weekly CMCSMen Blog and Catholic Man Moment video in the same email, sent directly to your inbox on Wednesdays. This change will help keep you updated on important events such as the Annual Men's Forum and

Feb 15 2024 Lenten Matching Gift Opportunity (Feb 2024)
Matching Gift Opportunity Dear Men of Catholic Men Chicago Southland and Friends, As we enter into the sacred season of Lent, I am thrilled to announce a special opportunity for you to make a difference. Our anonymous benefactor, a firm believer in the power of sacrifice and giving, has once again generously offered to match all donations up to a total of $1,200.00 sent to Catholic Men Chicago Southland between Ash Wednesday and Divine Mercy Sunday. This means that every do

Feb 22 2024 - Mens' Breakfast Tickets & Matching Gift Offer (Feb 2024)
EVENT INFO & REGISTERATION Check by mail info here (postmarked by March 29, 2024) Chicago Southland Catholic Men's Breakfast Contact Double Your Support While Helping Other Men To Nurture Their Spirituality As in the past few years, a generous donor has offered to match your Lenten almsgiving up to $1,200.00. Already it's just past the half way mark to this goal!! Your gift will apply to help those who are in hardship (and the men at Zac

Feb 21 - Inspiring News and Updates for Catholic Men Chicago Southland (Feb 2024)
The CMCSMen Blog and Catholic Man Moment Weekly Newsletter Welcome to our newsletter from Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS)! Since 2004, we have been dedicated to reminding men of the goodness of a Catholic man and helping them to be holy and courageous, improve their marriages, be better fathers, grow in virtue, and serve others generously. Join us in living the mission of personal holiness and making Jesus Christ the center of our daily lives. CMCSM

July 4 2023 Email - OUT NOW: Brand New Catholic Manhood Nuggets Video Copy (Jul 2023)
Meek and Humble of Heart: God is good to us. This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Meek and Humble of Heart - God is good to us.    Click the image below or here to watch.  God bless you and the ones you

July 6 2023 - Blog Post - The Needs of Men (Jul 2023)
The Needs of Men CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family – they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland The Needs of Men Read this blog online By Deacon John Rangel  Photo Copyright Frank J Casella The American male has long been characterized as the strong, silent type. A rugged individualist who d

July 10 2023 Email - OUT NOW: Brand New Catholic Manhood Nuggets Video (Jul 2023)
The Parable of the Sower: patience and the preaching of repentance This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment, The Parable of the Sower: patience and the preaching of repentance.  Click here or the image below to watch. 

July 13, 2023 - Blog Post - Marriage Ethics - Bishop Joseph Perry (Jul 2023)
Marriage Ethics - Bishop Joseph N Perry CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family – they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Marriage Ethics Read this blog online Most Reverend Joseph N Perry “I” is the most important word in cultures of western society.  For us moderns, the “I”, one’s own ego, is the defi

Jul 14 2023 Email - CMCS Manhood Resources Update (Jul 2023)
A note from the CMCS Director CMCS Manhood Resources Update Dear Men and Friends of Catholic Men Chicago Southland,    We've been working on some improvements to our online ministry that are aimed specifically at Catholic men. Beginning on the first Monday of each month, we'll be hosting a group conference call where we'll discuss various topics related to Catholic manhood. The first one will be August 7th, and we'll let you know the topic and time as it gets

July 17 2023 Email - Manhood Nuggets Video: Weeds Among the Wheat: Shine like the sun in the kingdom of the Father (Jul 2023)
Weeds Among the Wheat: Shine like the sun in the kingdom of the Father This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about 'Weeds Among the Wheat: Shine like the sun in the kingdom of the Father'.  Click here or the image b

July 19 2023 - Stewardship Update - The Most Important Insights You Need To Know (Jul 2023)
 Trusted Insights You Need To Know Thanks to our loyal readers, we offer our free, reliable Catholic insights and encouragement for Catholic men without any advertising. If you would like to help us continue our work, please consider making a recurring or one-time gift. Thank you for your support!  Dear Readers and Friends of CMCS Online, Staying up-to-date on your role as a Catholic man, husband, or father is important, but so is being aware of what’s happening in t

July 20 2023 - Blog - Understanding Faith (Jul 2023)
Understanding the Meaning of Faith CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family – they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Understanding The Meaning Of Faith Read this blog online Where Is Your Faith - Copyright 2018 Frank J Casella.  Click here to purchase. By Frank J Casella Faith is an intangible con

July 24 2023 - Stewardship Update - Investment or Cost (Jul 2023)
Cost or Investment Thanks to our loyal readers, we offer our free, reliable Catholic encouragement for Chicago Catholic men without any advertising. If you would like to help us continue our work, please consider making an recurring or one-time gift. Thank you for your support!  Dear Readers and Friends of CMCS Online, The price of a US postage stamp will increase again for the third time within a year. Not since 1981 has the price changed more than once in the same yea

July 25 2023 Email - Manhood Nuggets Video - To Gain Eternal Life: Difficulty of God's commandments (Jul 2023)
To Gain Eternal Life: Difficulty of God's commandments This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the first Manhood Monday Discussions, on August 7, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call: 'How To Evangelize the World Today'. Each month discussion will be a different topic. Join from the CMCS online meeting wall - meet.cmcsmen.net -  hope t

July 27 2023 - Blog Post - The Cross - Bishop Joseph Perry (Jul 2023)
The Cross - By Bishop Joseph Perry CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family – they can sign up here today. Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the first  Manhood Monday Discussions, on August 7, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call: 'How To Evangelize the World Today'. Each month discussion will be a different topic. Join from the CMCS online meeting wall - meet.cmcs

August 1 2023 Email - OUT NOW: Brand New Catholic Manhood Nuggets Video (Aug 2023)
The Cross, and Glory: that we shall be glorified with Him only if we first suffe This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the first  Manhood Monday Discussions, on August 7, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call: 'How To Evangelize the World Today'. Each month discussion will be a different topic. Join from the CMCS online meeting wa

Aug 02 2023 Email - Participate in the Elevate Program and Support CMCS (Aug 2023)
Notre Dame Federal Credit Union A message from the CMCS Director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS-Men and Readers,    You may recall at Perry Men's Forum the presentations about Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. We have been partnering with them as our banker for a few years, and find them to be solidly Catholic, share the common beliefs of CMCS, and dedicated to solving our financial needs throug

August 3 2023 - Blog Post - Sand Castles - Deacon Bob Slobig (Aug 2023)
Sand Castles - By Deacon Bob Slobig CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family – they can sign up here today. Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the first  Manhood Monday Discussions, on August 7, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call: 'How To Evangelize the World Today'. Each month discussion will be a different topic. Join from the CMCS online meeting wall - meet.cmcsmen

Aug 04 2023 Email - Manhood Monday Discussions (Aug 2023)
Manhood Monday Discussions Dear CMCS Men and Friends of Catholic Men Chicago Southland,  Looking to improve your Catholic manhood skills? You're in luck - the first Manhood Monday Discussions are coming your way! On August 7, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less, you can join an online conference call to discuss the topic of 'How To Evangelize the World Today'.   Each month a different topic will be covered, so don't miss out! Join from the CMCS online meeting wall - meet.

Aug 7 2023 Email - Manhood Monday August 2023 - From the Desk of Frank J Casella (Aug 2023)
'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man' Tonight -- Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the first  Manhood Monday Discussions, on August 7, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call: 'How To Evangelize the World Today'. Each month discussion will be a different topic. Join from the CMCS online meeting wall - meet.cmcsmen.net -  hope to see you then!   Ideas and Inspiration from the desk of Frank J Casella Read This On The Web

August 8 2023 Email - Catholic Manhood Nuggets Video: Fear is a strong motivator (Aug 2023)
Fear is a strong motivator This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about - Fear is a strong motivator: Providence even in the most difficult of circumstances.  Click here or the image below to watch. 

August 10 2023 - Blog Post - Discussion on How to Evangelize the World Today (Aug 2023)
Discussion on How to Evangelize the World Today CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Discussion on How to Evangelize the World Today Read this blog online 'When men put God first, all else falls into their proper place'. Copyright 2014 Frank J Casel

Aug 11 2023 Email - Many Of You Missed This: Top Reasons People Contribute To CMCS (Aug 2023)
Top Reasons People Contribute To CMCS Dear CMCS Men and Friends,    Many of you let me know that this email I sent out on Wednesday about why people contribute to CMCS was delivered to your spam (or Gmail promotions) folder.    I am sorry for this, found what happened, and sending it again in case you missed it.    In short, please help keep Catholic Men Chicago Southland available online, and Free. Your generosity is greatly appreciated, and you can be

Aug 12 2023 Email - Items for your action (Aug 2023)
Housekeeping Items Dear CMCS Men and Readers,    I quick yet important note to bring to your attention:  The next Manhood Monday Discussion will be on Sept. 11 @ 7:30pm. You may have seen the date as September 4th, Labor Day, so please make note of this change:  Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the next Manhood Monday Discussions, on September 11, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call, topic is coming soon . Each month discussion

August 15 2023 Email - Video - Great Is Your Faith: The necessity of perseverance in our prayers of petition. (Aug 2023)
Great Is Your Faith: The necessity of perseverance in our prayers of petition. This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: Great Is Your Faith: The necessity of perseverance in our prayers of petition.    Cli

August 16 2023 - Stewardship Update (Aug 2023)
Stewarship Update (Thank you for your support of Catholic Men Chicago Southland. If you already responded to the recent appeal last week, we appreciate your support. This email is intended for those who did not respond when we sent it previously.)   From His Excellency, Bishop Joseph Perry:    Dear Friends and Followers of CMCS,   Please consider partnering with CMCS by subscribing below to our online pledge program; the fast, easy, secure and cost-saving wa

Aug 17 2023 - Blog Post - Anger, Forgiveness, and Love (Aug 2023)
Anger, Forgiveness, and Love CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Anger, Forgiveness, and Love  By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Source “Forgive me for the times I have not been a dutiful son, obeying the commandments, and making

Aug 22 2023 Email - appeal - Catholic Men: Can We Count On You? (Aug 2023)
View this email in your browser Catholic Men Chicago Southland. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Can We Count On You? Thanks to readers like you who generously donate to cover our expenses, we offer true, uplifting Catholic encouragement and support for 'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man'.     Please consider making a recurring or one-time gift to keep CMCS func

Aug 21 2023 Email - Video - The Son of the living God: What is God calling you to? (Aug 2023)
New Manhood Nuggets Video This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: The Son of the living God: What is God calling you to?     Click here or the image below to watch.  God bless you and the o

Aug 24 2023 - Blog Post - By ourselves we are weak; in God we are strong by Bishop Joseph N. Perry (Aug 2023)
By ourselves we are weak; in God we are strong by Bishop Joseph N. Perry CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the next Manhood Monday Discussions, on September 4, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call. Topic: 'What Is Catholic Manood' - with Deacon Alfred Coleman. Each month discussion will

Aug 29 2023 Email - Catholic Manhood Nuggets Video- The Conditions of Discipleship (Sep 2023)
The Conditions of Discipleship: Get out of your comfort zone This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment, Frank talks about - The Conditions of Discipleship: Get out of your comfort zone.  Click here or the image below to watch. 

Aug 30 2023 Email - appeal - The Fundamentals of CMCS (Sep 2023)
Weekly Stewardship Update Thanks to readers like you who generously donate to cover our expenses, we offer true, uplifting Catholic encouragement and support for 'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man'.     Please consider making a recurring or one-time gift to keep CMCS functioning and free to all readers, in your inbox, and online.  "We believe Jesus Christ set’s the tone and the description for authentic manhood.  The Gospels offer the outline and for

Aug 31 2023 - Blog Post - How Can Men Be Better Husbands And Fathers? (Aug 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland  How Can Men Be Better Husbands And Fathers? Read this blog online In this video, Dr. Pat Fagan sits down with Human Life International to unpack the role of men in family life. In this two-part series, he discusses why

Sep 01 2023 Email - Happy Labor Day (Sep 2023)
H A P P Y . L A B O R . D A Y "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life" "In work, the person exercises and fulfills in part the potential inscribed in his nature. The primordial value of labor stems from man himself, its author and its beneficiary. Work is for man, not man for work" (CCC, 2428) Labor Day 2023 Statement Focuses on “Radical Solidarity” and Ongoing Support for the Well-Being of All Families   In p

Sept 4 2023 Email - Manhood Monday September 2023 - From the Desk of Frank J Casella (Sep 2023)
'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man' Date Changed to Next Week - Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the next Manhood Monday Discussions, on September 11, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call. Topic: 'Manhood' - this one will be facilitated by Deacon Alfred Coleman. Each discussion has a different topic and facilitator held on the first Monday of the month.    Join the conference call: Dial-in number: (667) 770-1231 Access code: 9242336 This

Sept 11 2023 Email - Today - Manhood Monday Discussions (Sep 2023)
Topic: Manhood with Deacon Alfred Coleman. Manhood Monday Discussions Dear CMCS Men and Friends of Catholic Men Chicago Southland,  Looking to better understand your Catholic manhood? You're in luck - the next Manhood Monday Discussions are coming your way!    When: Today, September 11, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less.    Topic: 'Manhood' with Deacon Alfred Coleman.   Each month discussion will be a different topic and facilitator. J

Sept 12 2023 - Blog Post - What Is Your Deffinition Of A Man? (Sep 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Note: Starting this week the CMCSMen Blog posts will be on Tuesday's, and the weekly Manhood Nuggets videos will be on Thursday's.  -- Frank Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland What Is Your Definition Of A Man? Read this blog online Click on the i

Sept 13 2023 - Email - appeal - weekly stewardship update (Sep 2023)
Weekly Stewardship Update Thanks to readers like you who generously support our expenses, we offer true, uplifting Catholic encouragement for 'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man'.  Please consider making a recurring or one-time gift to keep CMCS functioning and free to all readers, in your inbox, and across Chicagoland.  Encouragement from the CMCS Co-founders:        "The theme of the entire New Testament is that the infinite Go

Sept 14 2023 Email - Catholic Manhood Nuggets - Forgiveness: The key to a long life (Sep 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Note:  Starting this week the CMCSMen Blog posts will be on Tuesday's, and the weekly Manhood Nuggets videos will be on Thursday's.  -- Frank Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about,  Forgiveness: Th

Sept 19 2023 - Blog Post - Bishop Joseph N. Perry: John 1, 35-42 (Sep 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Bishop Joseph N. Perry: John 1, 35-42 Read this blog online Most Reverend Joseph N Perry “Rabbi, where do you stay?”  “Come and see,” Jesus answered…. and they stayed with him that day.   I wager you wo

Sep 20 2023 Email - Happy Retirement Bishop Joseph Perry (Sep 2023)
Congratulations! Pope Francis has accepted the resignation, having reached age 75, of the Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, from the Office of Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago.     Blessings to our Beloved Bishop Perry. God bless you in a special way for the love and concern with which you minister to all those entrusted to your care. May your retirement be filled with God's good gifts, abundant joy and heaven's peace.   On behalf of all the men's lives and families you have t

Sep 20 2023 Email - Appeal - CMCS serves as a vital resource (Sep 2023)
CMCS serves as a vital resource CMCS Fall 2023 Stewardship Appeal We do this three times a year: In the Winter / Spring, in the Summer, and in the Fall. “Catholic Men of Chicago Southland has provided me with access to others like myself, devoted men who are committed to, and seek to grow in wisdom and understanding of their faith. Through CMCS’s blog I am able to benefit from meaningful commentary, devotion and prayers, as well as offer my own insights. In my opinion, the

Sept 21 2023 Email -OUT NOW: Brand New Catholic Manhood Nuggets Video (Sep 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode audio of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: God's Gift of Faith: Doing the will of God and earning heaven.  Click here or the image below to watch.  God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net

Sep 22 2023 Email - Appeal - Without you there is no CMCS (Sep 2023)
Fall Stewardship Update Without You There Is No CMCS   Hey, CMCS Men and Friends!    I hope you're doing well!    I really will keep this short so we can get to The Virtues of a Catholic Man.   Let me begin by offering my gratitude and appreciation for you – the CMCS Man.  Without you there is no CMCS.   Our small team always keeps that top-of-mind with every decision we make, and the spiritual encouragement you seek in doing G

Sept 26 2023 - Blog Post - The Importance of Mentors (Sep 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. CMCS Fall Appeal Update: A follow up from our last email, we have just 4 days left for our fall campaign goal of $700.00 before Oct. 1st - As of this morning, we still need to raise over 45% of our goal. Please donate today - donate.cmcsmen.net  The CMCS Founders have always believed in mission over money.  We

Sept 27 2023 Email - Oct. 2nd - Manhood Monday Discussions (Sep 2023)
What masculinity means to us Starting Today: The Catechism in a Year Podcast (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) - The Ten Commandments. (This is in reference to our recent blog posts series on The Ten Commandments, from the Catholic Catechism and how this relates to ‘Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man’ - and our living out the Fundamentals of our Faith: The Bible, The Sacraments, The Catechism, The Ten Commandments, The Domestic Church, and The Virtues of a Catholic Man.) 

Sep 27 2023 Email - Fall Appeal - 3 Days Left: Everything’s about to change (Sep 2023)
2023 CMCS Fall Appeal Fall Appeal Stewardship Update Dear Donors and CMCS-Men, With only 3 days left in our Fall Appeal, we find ourselves at 60% of our goal. We are grateful to our many generous supporters thus far; but we still need your support! It is crucial that we raise the $700.00 goal by October 1st – every donation, large or small, does really help get us there. Please consider donating today!  And we need you to pray with us that God inspires many more peop

Sept 28 2023 Email - Manhood Nuggets - Hypocrisy: Are we doing our part or are we just letting the weeds take over? (Sep 2023)
Hypocrisy: Are we doing our part or are we just letting the weeds take over? This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. CMCS Fall Appeal Update: A follow up from our last email, we have just 2 days left for our fall campaign goal of $700.00 before Oct. 1st - As of this morning, you have reached over 85% of our goal. Please donate today - donate.cmcsmen.net  The CMCS Founders have always believed in miss

Sep 29 2023 Email - Fall Appeal - 1 Day Left: Can you spare some change? (Sep 2023)
2023 CMCS Fall Appeal Fall Appeal Stewardship Update Dear Donors and CMCS-Men, CMCS Fall Appeal Update: A follow up from yesterday, we have just 1 day left for our fall campaign goal of $700.00 before Oct. 1st - As of this morning, it's standing at 85% of our goal. Please donate today - donate.cmcsmen.net  Thank you again to our readers and donors for your prayers and support!  If just 10% of our readers here put in a few bucks or more, we would succeed in our f

Oct 1 2023 Email - Reminder: Oct. 2nd - Manhood Monday Discussions (Oct 2023)
What masculinity means to us A Reminder From The CMCS Director Manhood Monday Discussions Dear CMCS Men and Friends of Catholic Men Chicago Southland,  Looking to better understand your Catholic manhood? You're in luck - the next Manhood Monday Discussions are coming your way!    When: Monday, October 2, 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less.    Topic: What masculinity means to us and why it is so important to us.   Each month discu

Oct 2 2023 Email - Manhood Monday October 2023 - From the Desk of Frank J Casella (Oct 2023)
'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man' Manhood Monday Discussions You're invited to the next Manhood Monday Discussions, TONIGHT - October 2, 2023 - at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call - What masculinity means to us and why it is so important to us - with Deacon John Rangel. Each month discussion will be a different topic.    Join the conference call: Dial-in number: (667) 770-1231 Access code: 9242336 We have received $520.00 in donations since Sept. 30th,

Oct 02 2023 Email - Death of Bishop Kevin Birmingham (Oct 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, Please join us in prayer for the repose of the soul of Bishop Kevin Birmingham, auxiliary bishop of Chicago. He passed away unexpectedly last night just days before his 52nd birthday.  Bishop Birmingham, episcopal vicar of Vicariate VI (and most recently Vicariate IV) for the Archdiocese of Chicago, was ordained to the priesthood in 1997

Oct 3 2023 - Blog Post - What masculinity means to us and why it is so important to us. (Oct 2023)
Catholic Manhood Discussions Recording CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland What Masculinity Means To Us, And Why It Is So Important To Us. Read this blog online Click here to listen on the conference platform, or call this number for recording playback:

Oct 04 2023 Email - Funeral Arrangements fro Bishop Kevin Birmingham Copy (Oct 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, Please join us in prayer for the repose of the soul of our Vicar, Bishop Kevin Birmingham, auxiliary bishop of Chicago. He passed away unexpectedly on October 2, 2023, just days before his 52nd birthday.  Bishop Birmingham, episcopal vicar of Vicariate VI (and most recently Vicariate IV) for the Archdiocese of Chicago, was ordained to the

Oct 04 2023 Email - CMCS Housekeeping Fall 2023 (Oct 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland To watch or listen, click here or the image above.  Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,  We're making some tweaks to how we communicate with you, so I've made a short video to better explain this. Below is an item list as well as access links for your reference. Still, everything will be included in each email we send you, so be sure to subscribe to the ema

Oct 5 2023 Email - OUT NOW: Brand New Catholic Manhood Nuggets Video (Oct 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about:  He will lease his vineyard to other tenants.  Click here or the image below for video / audio. (view on blog) God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net

Oct 06 2023 Email - Livestream Links for the Funeral of Bishop Kevin Birmingham Copy Copy (Oct 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Click here or the button below for the Livestream Funeral for our Vicar Bishop Birmingham (Last month, after the retirement of Bishop Joseph Perry, Birmingham was assigned to oversee Vicariate VI.).    The Rite of Reception Into the Cathedral -- Kevin Michael Birmingham, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago.   Vigil Service - Kevin Michael Birmingham, Auxiliary Bishop of

Sept 10 2023 - Blog Post - Bishop Emeritus Joseph Perry: Men’s Spirituality (Oct 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Bishop Emeritus Joseph Perry: Men’s Spirituality Read this blog online Most Reverend Joseph N Perry Note: This post is from the CMCS Blog archives: Mass Homily of Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry for the CMCS Bisho

Oct 11 2023 - About The CMCS News Feed (Oct 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,  One of the roles of Catholic Men Chicago Southland is to encourage and support your spiritual journey as a Catholic man.   So, in addition to our own blog and video content, I invite you to scroll our special blog with news and information from around the digital world for your spiritual growth and consideration.  

oCT 12 2023 Email - Manhood Nuggets - Everyone's Invited: Not Everyone Is Accepted (Oct 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode of  Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: Everyone's Invited: Not Everyone Is Accepted.  Click here or the image below to watch. (View on the Blog) God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net Ever

Oct 17 2023 - Blog Post - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (Oct 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind Read this blog online By Frank J Casella NCR: The cross, preceding the Blessed Sacrament, passes by during a Eucharistic procession on the streets of New York City on Oct. 10, 2023. (photo: Jef

Oct 18 2023 Email - Final Report: Thank you for your generosity (Oct 2023)
Stewardship Update Fall Appeal Update: A follow up after receiving the check-by-mail donations, for our campaign goal of $700.00 before Oct. 1st - Total donations are $620.00, leaving a short fall of $80.00.   If you wish to help us complete this goal, please do so at - donate.cmcsmen.net  Thank you to everyone who participated for your deep generosity!  Every dollar counts, because CMCS functions debt free with a very small budget that makes great impact and response!&n

Oct 19 2023 Email - OUT NOW: Brand New Catholic Manhood Nuggets (Oct 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: Paying Taxes And Spiritual Welfare. Click here or the image below to watch. (View on the blog) God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net Catholic Manhood Nuggets

Oct 24 2023 - Blog Post - About Giving Advice (Oct 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland About Giving Advice Read this blog online 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 differen

Oct 26 2023 Email - The Greatest Commandment: The love of God must engage the total person (heart, soul, mind). (Oct 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: The Greatest Commandment: The love of God must engage the total person (heart, soul, mind).  Click here or the image below to watch. (Click here to watch on the blog)

Nov 1 2023 Email - Join Us Nov. 6th - Manhood Monday Discussions (Oct 2023)
A Invitation From The CMCS Director Monday Manhood Discussions Dear CMCS Men and Friends of Catholic Men Chicago Southland,  Looking to better understand your Catholic manhood? You're in luck - the next Monday Manhood Discussions are coming your way!    When: Monday, November 6 2023, at 7:30pm for an hour or less.    Topic: Evangelizing Catholic Men.   What: Many men who attend our events seek to evangelize other men. Join us as Brian Murray sha

Oct 31 2023 - Blog Post - React or Respond (Oct 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland React Or Respond Read this blog online By Frank J Casella Life and Liberty - Color Photograph of American Flag and Flowers - Copyright 2020 Frank J Casella - www.frankjcasella.pixels.com (From the archives, for

Nov 5 2023 Email - Manhood Monday November 2023 - From the Desk of Frank J Casella (Nov 2023)
'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man' Monday Manhood Discussions You're invited to the next Monday Manhood Discussions, TONIGHT - Nov. 6, 2023 - at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call - Evangelizing Catholic Men - with Brian Murray from CMCE (Edgewater).   Each month discussion will be a different topic.    Join the conference call: Dial-in number: (667) 770-1231 Access code: 9242336 Ideas and Inspiration from the desk of Frank J Casella R

Nov 7 2023 - Blog Post - Recording - Evangelizing Catholic Men (Nov 2023)
Catholic Manhood Discussions Recording CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Recording - Evangelizing Catholic Men Read this blog online Click here to listen on the conference platform, or call this number for recording playback: (667) 770-1493, Access Cod

Nov 08 2023 Email - appeal - An active and vital apostolate to Catholic men (Nov 2023)
Stewardship Update View this email in your browser Catholic Men Chicago Southland. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Stewarship Update Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) is engaged in fostering holy and courageous men and proclaiming the importance of husbands and fathers to children and the family. This work will only continue with your financial support. Please dona

Nov 9 2023 Email - Manhood Nuggets - Success is when opportunity meets preparation. (Nov 2023)
Catholic Men Chicago Southland This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: Success is when opportunity meets preparation. Click here or the image below to watch. (View here for the Blog) God bless you and the

Nov 14 2023 - Blog Post - Jesus shows us the way to be a Catholic man (Nov 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Jesus Shows Us The Way To Be A Catholic Man Read this blog online Photo: ‘Men in Holiness‘ Copyright 2014 Frank J Casella Our first job as a Catholic man is to get ourselves to Heaven. Then, if married, to get our fa

Nov 16 2023 Email - Manhood Nuggets: Your Name Is On The Account, But It Bleongs To Him (Nov 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank Talks about: Your Name Is On The Account, But It Belongs to Him.  Click here or the image below to watch. (On the Blog) God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net No

Nov 20 2023 Email - Please Patronize Our Partners Copy (Nov 2023)
A message from Catholic Men Chicago Southlnad Apostolate  Vision: Nurturing Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friends,   An indirect way to support CMCS is to patronize those who support our mission. Please take a look at the following event catering and lifestyle needs. Thanks so much!   -- Frank Choose Notre Dame Finacial Credit Union For Your Financial Needs To Help Raise Money For Catholic Men Chicago Sout

Nov 21 2023 - Blog Post - Holiday Stress and Depression (Nov 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Holiday Stress and Depression By Fr. Michael Nacius, Chicago Priest  Read this blog online Christmas Ballerinas from the Windows - Copyright 2019 Frank J Casella. Click here to purchase . (From the

Nov 22 2022 Email - Happy Thanksgiving from CMCS (Nov 2023)
Happy Thanksgiving A Thanksgiving Prayer Lord, we thank you for the goodness of our people and for the spirit of justice that fills this nation. We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the land and the challenge of the cities. We thank you for our work and our rest, for one another, and for our homes. We thank you, Lord: accept our thanksgiving on this day. We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. R: Amen. Source USCCB >>> Download Bishop

Nov 23 2023 Email - Catholic Manhood Nuggets - Our Conscience and God's Mercy - Doing our best to be his loyal subjects here on earth. (Nov 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: Our Conscience and God's Mercy - Doing our best to be his loyal subjects here on earth. Click the image below to watch. (View on blog) God bless you and the ones you love

Nov 27 2023 Email - appeal - Will you support us this Cyber Monday? (Nov 2023)
Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) is engaged in fostering holy and courageous men and proclaiming the importance of husbands and fathers to children and the family. This work will only continue with your financial support. Please donate now to continue and expand this important work. We ask not for ourselves but rather, we're asking you to partner with us to help evangelize Catholic men and families and ultimately our present culture. Dear CMCS-Men and Readers, Catholic Men

Nov 28 2023 - Blog - The Purpose of Advent is to Bring Us Back to God (Nov 2023)
Resources for Advent 2023 CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland NOTE: Today is Giving Tuesday, and because your spirituality matters, and our fostering the spiritual poverty of Chicagoland Catholic men throughout the year, consider prayerfully giving a gift to

Nov 30 2023 Email - Catholic Manhood Nuggets: First Sunday of Advent (Dec 2023)
The First Sunday of Advent This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: Our Relationship With Advent.  Click here or the image below. (Listen on blog) God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net

Dec 2 2023 Email - Join Us Dec 4th - Monday Manhood Discussions (Dec 2023)
A Invitation From The CMCS Director Monday Manhood Discussions Dear CMCS Men and Friends of Catholic Men Chicago Southland,  Looking to better understand your Catholic manhood? You're in luck - the next Monday Manhood Discussions are coming your way!    When: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:30pm for an hour or less.    Topic: The CMCS Team Answers Your Questions.   What: Ask us anything about Catholic male spirituality. What do you need to confirm

Dec 4 2023 Email - Manhood Monday December 2023 - From the Desk of Frank J Casella (Dec 2023)
From the Desk of Frank J Casella 'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man' Monday Manhood Discussions You're invited to the next Monday Manhood Discussions, TONIGHT - Dec 4, 2023 - at 7:30pm for an hour or less conference call - The CMCS Team Answers Your Questions (about men's spirituality, etc.).   Each month discussion will be a different topic.    Join the conference call: Dial-in number: (667) 770-1231 Access code: 9242336 Note: This monthly Manhood Monday

Dec 5 2023 - Blog Post - Recording - CMCS Answers Your Questions (Dec 2023)
Catholic Manhood Discussions Recording CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Recording - CMCS Answers Your Questions Read this blog online Click here to listen on the conference platform, or call this number for recording playback: (667) 770-1493, Access C

Dec 7 2023 Email - Catholic Manhood Nuggets: 2nd Sunday of Advent (Dec 2023)
The 2nd Sunday of Advent This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: Am I for Christ or against Him?  Click here or the image below. (Listen on blog) God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net

Dec 12 2023 - Blog Post - Bishop Joseph Perry: Confession (Dec 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of Mary’s most well-known titles. On December 9, 1531, Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill (now México City). Three days later, on December 12, Juan Diego received a miraculous sign from the Vi

December 14 2023 Email - Manhood Nuggets - Life Is Not About What We Build. Life Is About God Building Us. (Dec 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: Life Is Not About What We Build. Life Is About God Building Us. Click here or the image below to watch (or on the blog). God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net

Dec 17 2023 Email - Death of Archdiocesan Bishop, Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert (Dec 2023)
Death of Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert Goedert was former vicar general and auxiliary bishop emeritus   Chicago (Dec. 11, 2023) – Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert, auxiliary bishop emeritus for the Archdiocese of Chicago and former vicar general between 1995 and 2003, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. He was 96 years old.   Funeral arrangements are as follows: Lying in state will take place on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Barnabas, 10134 S. Longwood Drive

Dec 19 2023 - Blog Post - Perfect Submission to God’s Will (Dec 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Perfect Submission to God’s Will By Deacon John Rangel, CMCS Co-founder & Director of Mission Read this blog online 4th Sunday of Advent, Lk 1:26-38   God is good. God is Faithful. God fulfills

Dec 20 2023 - Email - appeal - Christmas gift appeal (Dec 2023)
Christmas Gift Appeal Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) is engaged in fostering holy and courageous men and proclaiming the importance of husbands and fathers to children and the family. This work will only continue with your financial support. Please consider a Gift to CMCS to continue and expand this important work. We ask not for ourselves but rather, we're asking you to partner with us to help evangelize Catholic men and families and ultimately our present culture. D

Dec 21 2023 Email - Catholic Manhood Nuggets Christmas Message 2023 (Dec 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Note: Looking for your feedback to suggest the title for the next series for these manhood videos? In January starts a new series: The first was Nuggets in Nature, the present series is Manhood Nuggets, so what should we call it for next year?  What more would you like to see from these videos? Reply to this email or se

Dec 25 2023 Email - Christmas Homily of Bishop Joseph Perry Copy (Dec 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Homily from St. John Cantius Church Pontifical Midnight Mass with Bishop Joseph Perry (Latin - 2002 Missal)  Cardinal Blase Cupich celebrates Christmas Midnight Mass, 2023, at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago A Christmas Message from Cardinal Blase Cupich Merry Christmas to you and those you love!  Catholic Men Chic

Dec 26 2023 - Blog Post - The Story Behind Catholic Men Chicago Southland (Dec 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland The Story Behind Catholic Men Chicago Southland By Frank J Casella, CMCS Co-founder & Executive Director Read this blog online   (For those new to CMCS or you need to read this again)     “C

Dec 27 2023 Email - Can you make one last gift this Christmas season? (Dec 2023)
View this email in your browser Catholic Men Chicago Southland. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Will you join us with your generous year-end gift? Dear Friends and Supporters of Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS), May the Lord give you His peace! As we continue celebrating the Octave (8 days) of Christmas, 2023 is nearly over. We want to say a heartfelt "Thank you!" f

Dec 28 2023 Email - Catholic Manhood Nuggets: Expectations (Dec 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment Frank talks about: Expectations of a Catholic Family.  Click here or the image below to watch.  God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net Gospel for Sunday, December 31

Dec 31 2023 Email - Prayer for the New Year 2023 (Dec 2023)
Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Photo: Good Day Promise Sunrise - Toned Color Photograph Copyright 2020 Frank J Casella. The message of Christmas into this new year is one of forgiveness and grace. No matter what mistakes we may have made in the past, God's love for us never wavers. He forgives us and never holds our failures over our heads. As 1 Corinthians 13 says, love keeps no record of wrongs. Instead, we should focus on living a Godly li

Jul 03 2023 Email - Manhood Monday July 2023 - From the Desk of Frank J Casella (Jul 2023)
'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man' Ideas and Inspiration from the desk of Frank J Casella Read This On The Web I was drawn to this moment of an American Flags in front of neighborhood housed in Midwest America, because it reminds me of how the Flag is a symbol of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness", a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. The phrase gives three examples of the "unalienable rights" which the Declaration says

June 29, 2023 - Blog Post - The State of CMCS Fiscal 2023 (Jul 2023)
The State of CMCS Fiscal 2023 CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family – they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland The State of CMCS Fiscal 2023 Read this blog online By Frank J Casella Click image or here to watch this quick walk through video. Dear CMCS-Men and Friends,   As of July

Jun 27 2023 Email - Check Out This Brand New Catholic Manhood Nuggets Video (Jul 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment - The Conditions of Discipleship: Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.    Click the image below to watch.  God bless you

Jun 26 2023 Email - Update: End of Fiscal Year Support (Jun 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Dear CMCS Men and Friends, A quick note to thank everyone who participated last week in the CMCS request for financial support. Your replies help us tremendously in setting priorities for our funding and budgeting the next fiscal year.  If you have not responded to this request, we need your help here today before the end of June. Without supp

Jun 21, 2023 Email - Please Support CMCS By June 30 (Jun 2023)
We Function Debt Free, or We Don't Do It Stewarship Update Dear Donors and Readers, Please consider making a donation to help Catholic Men Chicago Southland before the end of our fiscal year, June 30, 2023, especially if you have never financially supported us before.   "Your inspiration has helped me more than you know." ... These are the words we keep hearing from many of you who've benefited from the CMCS mission. ...   We have plans (and budgeted) to offer

June 22, 2023 - Blog Post Bishop Joseph N. Perry: Living the Christian Lifestyle (Jun 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family – they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Bishop Joseph N. Perry: Living the Christian Lifestyle Read this blog online Most Reverend Joseph N Perry One practical reason for a religious focus in life is to build up the kind of inner strength required to prevent the unsavory fe

Jun 20 2023 Email - OUT NOW: Brand New Catholic Manhood Nuggets Video (Jun 2023)
This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Weekly Catholic Manhood Nuggets Hey CMCS Men and Friends,   A new episode video of Manhood Nuggets was just released.   In this installment, A Man Of Principle: Helping others to see the true meaning of the Christian religion. Click below to watch.  God bless you and the ones you love. cmcsmen.net The CMCS Missi

Jun 19 2023 Email - Recording of June 19, 2023 Discussion Theology of the Internet (Jun 2023)
June 19 and June 12, 2023 Discussion Pastoral Reflection on Social Media  Dear CMCS Men and Friends,    For Catholics, it is vitally important to develop a personal theology of the Internet, as well as to understand the Internet as a place where technology can be used to evangelize and minister to people. We had a discussion tonight about this, and about privacy focused platforms, you can listen to the recording at this link: https://fccdl.in/tEZJPwuwa8   We also had a

Jun 18 2023 Email - Fathers in Our Lives (Jun 2023)
Happy Father's Day 2020 View this email in your browser Catholic Men Chicago Southland. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Father's Day Photo: 'Stability' - A Father is like a tower to a child's life, a Godly figure of carrying us and being our hero - Copyright 2017 Frank J Casella.  Click here to purchase. Fathers in Our Lives We give our t

Jun 15 2023 Email - Living as a Practicing Catholic Father right now today. (Jun 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Note: You may have noticed the Monday Manhood email for June was not sent. It got behind me to be honest, however, this presents the opportunity to update the format and design going forward starting in July.  Thanks for your understanding! Also, starting next week this weekly email will be spilt up to twice weekly: O

Jun 16 2023 Email - ICYMI: Next Monday Follow-up Discussion Online (Jun 2023)
Developing a Theology of the Internet Discussion 7:30pm June 12th A note from the CMCS director This newsletter is making Catholic men holy again. Forward it to the men at your parish - they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friends,   We had a good discussion online last Monday night, and for those of you who could not join us we made a recording at this link (please share it)

Jun 12 2023 Email - Tonight: How to connect to the online discussion (Jun 2023)
CMCS Discussion 7:30pm June 12th A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friends, Join us tonight for an conference call discussion, Monday 12 June, at 7:30pm, for thirty to sixty minutes, to discuss how as a Catholic man to get closer to God, evangelize the world today, or use technology and the Internet to engage our children and family about the Faith.   If you have not seen it,

Jun 13 2023 Email - Recording of June 12, 2023 Discussion Pastoral Reflection on Social Media (Jun 2023)
June 12, 2023 Discussion Pastoral Reflection on Social Media Dear CMCS Men and Friends,    We had a good discussion online last night, and for those of you who could not join us we made a recording at this link (please share it) - https://fccdl.in/OcN0bCaypM   I have also provided below some bullet points from a Catholic news article for your review.  We're going to host a follow up discussion next Monday, June 19th, at 7:30pm. Join us at - meet.cmcsmen.net  &nbs

Jun 05 2023 Email - CMCS Online Meeting 12 June (Jun 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, We're going to be holding an online meeting on Monday 12 June, at 7:30pm, for thirty to sixty minutes, to discuss how as a Catholic man to get closer to God, evangelize the world today, or use technology and the Internet to engage our children and family about the Faith.   If you have not seen it, the Vatican recently published A Pastoral

Jun 08 2023 Email - The Why Of CMCS Online (Jun 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Note: We're going to be holding an online meeting on Monday 12 June, at 7:30pm, for thirty to sixty minutes, to discuss how as a Catholic man to get closer to God, evangelize the world today, or use technology and the Internet to engage our children and family about the Faith.   If you have not seen it, the Vatican recently published A Pastoral Reflection on Engagement with Social Media. Please come to our meeting with a general understand

June 1 2023 Email - CMCSMen Blog - Expectations (Jun 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family – they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Expectations By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Photo: 'In Daddy's Arms' - A child is at peace enveloped in the security of a fathers embrace. Likewise, as children of God, we are embraced by His love and secure peace. All we hav

May 28 2023 Email - Memorial Day Field Masses (May 2023)
MEMORIAL DAY Join the annual Memorial Day Field Masses on Monday, May 29, 2023 at 10:30 am. Click the button for locations and details. Field Masses Prayer for Memorial Day God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons       and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cau

May 26 2023 Email - How We Worship - Podcast The Catechism in a Year (with Bishop Andrew Cozzens) (May 2023)
A message from the CMCS Director The Catechism in a Year (with Bishop Andrew Cozzens) Dear CMCS-Men and Friends,    As Memorial Day approaches, my thoughts turn to all those who have fought and died for our freedoms. I hope that you take the time to reflect on the liberties and freedom we all enjoy, and remember the sacrifice made by so many. This is an important holiday, and it should never be forgotten.    And if you have served, or are serving, thank you fo

May 25 2023 Email - Bishop Perry's A Prayer For Employment (May 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family – they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland A Prayer For Employment Read this blog online Most Reverend Joseph N Perry Pray this each day, whether or not you are employed. I will impact your perspective as a Catholic man.  O God, Father of us all, You bestow on us gifts a

May 19 2023 Email - Fundraising - In Gratitude (May 2023)
A message from Catholic Men Chicago Southlnad Apostolate Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality In Chicago Note: After 19 years of this apostolate, and 14 years of this blog, we’re used to receiving donations of various sizes and kinds: one-time gifts, monthlies, gift cards to Amazon or Walmart, one donor even sent coffee to my house. At the recent Men's Forum, I encouraged a group of the men to think about how we send you a weekly offering, 12 months a year, wit

May 18 2023 - Blog Post - Bishop Joseph N Perry: Matthew 21, 1-14 (May 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Please consider forwarding this email to your friends and family – they can sign up here today. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Bishop Joseph N Perry: Matthew 21, 1-14 Read this blog online Most Reverend Joseph N Perry This is one of my favorite parables of the Gospel:   “A king gave a wedding feast for his son.  He dispatched his servants to summon th

May 11 2023 Email - The primary mission of the church is to make disciples (May 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland The Primary Mission of the  Church  is to Make Disciples By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Photo: 'Forest Light' - Copyright 2014 Frank J Casella. Get your copy here and support CMCS.    With my last blog post about ' What Is The Catholic Church?" I talked about the

May 4 2023 - Blog Post - What Is The Catholic Church ? (May 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland What Is The Catholic Church ? Read this blog online Photo from The Rome Boys on MeWe. Bishop Sheen's statement below is an excellent reminder that evangelism is not a solo endeavor. As Catholics, we are called to share the Gospel with others, as well as to sow seeds of faith in the hearts of our fam

May 4 2023 Email - Thank you for being our partner in this mission! Copy (May 2023)
Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friends, At the recent Bishop Perry's Catholic Men's Forum I mentioned sending to you the businesses who help to make the event possible and affordable, and others that you can partner with and support CMCS financially at the same time. You can find these at the bottom of this email.    For CMCS online, thank you for keeping cmcsmen.net or the CMCSMen Blog free to use! In other words, you may

May 1 2023 Email - Manhood First Monday #21 (May 2023)
 A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY ISSUE #21 Inspiration and CMCS articles From the desk of Frank J Casella Read This On The Web   Easter Triduum from Bishop Perry CMCS At Nineteen  Men's Forum 2023 Impact and Response Your Role As A Catholic Husband And Father  Thank you for Being a Partner in This Mission In Theaters May 1 & 2, "A

April 28 2023 Email - Thank you for being our partner in this mission! (Apr 2023)
Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friends, At the recent Bishop Perry's Catholic Men's Forum I mentioned sending to you the businesses who help to make the event possible and affordable, and others that you can partner with and support CMCS financially at the same time. You can find these at the bottom of this email.    For CMCS online, thank you for keeping cmcsmen.net or the CMCSMen Blog free to use! In other words, you may

Apr 27 2023 Email - Your Role As A Catholic Husband And Father (Apr 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Note: CMCS has been invited to join our Brothers from the Knights or Columbus on Saturday May 6th to pray the Rosary as we pray for our First Responders.  We will begin at 10am in front of the 008th District, located at 3420 W 63rd St and Lawndale, Chicago IL. Reply to this email if you have questions. - Frank J Casella Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Sout

Apr 20 2023 Email - Men's Forum 2023 Impact and Response (Apr 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Men's Forum 2023 Impact and Response Note: If you attended the Men's Forum and did not complete a response card, you can do that here online. This helps us measure the impact for this and future events. Thank you!  -- Frank J Casella Read this blog online [ Listen to the recordings of Bishop P

Apr 18 2023 Email - Happy Birthday Bishop Perry! (Apr 2023)
Happy Birthday blessings to His Excellency, Bishop Perry. www.cmcsmen.net Happy Birthday Blessings to our Beloved Bishop Perry. God bless you in a special way today for the love and concern with which you minister to all those entrusted to your care. May your life be filled with God's good gifts, abundant joy and heaven's peace.   Happy Birthday!   On behalf of all the men's lives and families you have touched,   The CMCS Team!  

Apr 16 2023 Email - Cardinal George Book Signing (Apr 2023)
Spiritual Reading for the Catholic Man Monday, April 17, 2023 Note: During his presentation at the Catholic Men's Forum on April 15th Bishop Perry mentioned this book. The author asked if he could stop by but scheduling would not allow it. So, if you want to meet him or get a signed copy, go to this book signing for the Chicago area on the 17th instead. Still, if you who would prefer to order it online see below. This is all in goodwill for the benefit of your spiritua

April 12 2023 Email - Men's Forum: You'll wish you were there (Apr 2023)
Three days left Catholic Chicago Men's Forum Contact The Bishop Perry Catholic Chicago Men's Forum is April 15th. 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 through others a chance to hear what Our Lord has to s

Apr 13 2023 Email - CMSCMen Blog - CMCS At Nineteen (Apr 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men "I have attended Bishop Perry's Men's Conference for over a decade. It is truly a blessing when Catholic Men of Faith have an opportunity to meet and pray together with other Catholic Men of Faith. Each conference i attended had a dynamic speaker to inspire and who challenged me to reflect upon my faith. It is always great to see old friends as well as starting new friendships. I encourage you to attend and to invite others from your family and p

April 10 2023 Email - Men's Forum: Register Today Without Delay (Apr 2023)
Bishop Perry's Chicago Catholic 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, CMCS

April 9 2023 - Watch Bishop Perry's Easter Homily (Apr 2023)
Easter Greetings! Happy Easter from Catholic Men Chicago Southland! May the joy of the Resurrection renew your spirit and fill you with hope.   Watch Bishop Perry's Easter Mass Homily.  Play Video Click to watch Cardinal Blase Cupich's Homily for April 9th, 2023 Click to watch Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi blessing for Easter 2023 | Full Message Bishop Perry's Chicago Catholic Men's Forum "Where Chicagoland Catholic Men Grow Together in H

April 8 2023 - Easter Greeting (Apr 2023)
From Bishop Joseph N. Perry and the CMCS Team A Blessed and Holy Easter! Click on image or here to watch our blog video Easter Greeting.  Click here to watch on our video channel. As you've traveled your pilgrim journey this Holy Week, may you surely experience the marvelous mercy and love of Christ, who bore our sins to free us, and opens the gates of heaven! We keep all of you, and your family, in our hearts and prayers in this season of His Glorious Resu

April 6 2023 - Email - Easter Triduum from Bishop Perry (Apr 2023)
View this email in your browser Catholic Men Chicago Southland. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Men! Take your spouse and family to the Holy Week Services scheduled at your parish or church of choice and allow the graces of redemption to be renewed in your lives and lives of those you love!&nb

April 4 2023 Email - Forum Check By Mail Deadline April 7th (Apr 2023)
Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicagoland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's, Click here to listen to Bishop Perry's Lenten Message and Men's Forum Rally from Monday's group call.  Also here on the CMCS Meeting Wall.   Please find attached here the PDF Download enrollment form for check(s) by mail or group registration. The Postmark deadline is Friday April 7th.   ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE Pay by Card / Bank Draft / PayPal (Tickets are priced affor

April 03 2023 Email - Manhood First Monday April 2023 (Apr 2023)
Monthly Information for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family Join Bishop Joseph N Perry for about thirty minutes, on Monday, April 3rd, at 6:30pm, for a group call for his Holy Week message, and about the Men's Forum. Connect to the call through the CMCS online meeting wall at meet.cmcsmen.net  (You can also call in with the phone number, or use the radio button to listen in only, both found on the meeting wall). 

April 3 2023 Email - Group Call 6:30pm Tonight (Apr 2023)
Join Bishop Joseph N Perry for about thirty minutes, on Monday, April 3rd, at 6:30pm, for a group call for his Holy Week message, and about the Men's Forum. Connect to the call through the CMCS online meeting wall at meet.cmcsmen.net  (You can also call in with the phone number, or use the radio button to listen in only, both found on the meeting wall).  Prayers By Bishop Joseph Perry Gentlemen, please take a moment to download these prayers and start using the

Mar 31 2023 Email - Monday Conference Call With Bishop Perry (Apr 2023)
Bishop Perry's Catholic Men's Forum and CMCS Lenten Appeal - forum.cmcsmen.net Important Dates Dear CMCS-Men and Friend's,   An important note to update or remind you about four things, because your time is valuable.   1) If you missed the Catholic Chicago radio program on Thursday morning, Bishop Perry shared what he will talk about at the Men's Forum. More information here on the archdiocese website.   2) Join Bishop Joseph N Perry for about thirty minutes,

March 30 2023 Email - Download These Prayers By Bishop Perry (Mar 2023)
Prayers By Bishop Joseph Perry Gentlemen, please take a moment to download these prayers and start using them in your day-to-day life. As you do so, you will see how they transform your life and lead you closer to holiness as a Catholic man. A Man's Prayer Virtures of a Catholic Man Visit CMCSMen.net Catholic Men Chicago Southland Aplostolate of Bishop Joseph N Perry Executive Director, Frank J Casella  mail@cmcsm

Mar 30 2023 Email - Blog Post - Bishop Joseph Perry - Dying With Dignity (Apr 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dying With Dignity By Bishop Joseph N Perry Read this blog online Most Reverend Joseph N Perry Dying with Dignity is a touchy phrase these days – often repeated but interpreted in radically different ways. For some, dying with dignity means to be able to die without any pain and not hav

Mar 29 2023 Email - Radio Show Thursday Morning (Mar 2023)
Bishop Perry's Catholic Men's Forum and CMCS Lenten Appeal - forum.cmcsmen.net Important Dates Dear CMCS-Men and Friend's,   An important note to update or remind you about four things, because your time is valuable.   1) Listen in to the Catholic Chicago radio program on Thursday, March 30th at 8-8:30am, as Bishop Perry and I talk about the Men's Forum and CMCS. More information here on the archdiocese website.   2) Join Bishop Joseph N Perry for about thirty

Mar 23 2023 Email - As a Catholic man, how do you witness Jesus Christ? (Mar 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Bishop Perrys Catholic Men's Forum and CMCS Lenten Appeal - forum.cmcsmen.net   Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland As a Catholic man, how do you witness Jesus Christ? By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Photo: Measuring Up To Jesus - Color Photo Crucifix - Copyright Frank J Casella   Strengthen th

Mar 19 2023 Email - The Solemnity of St. Joseph (Mar 2023)
The Solemnity of St. Joseph     Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   The Solemnity of St. Joseph is usually celebrated on March 19, but has been transferred to March 20 since the liturgy of the Lenten Sundays take precedence. I respect St. Joseph for his obedient nature, selfless work ethic, and strong leadership skills. However, I find it difficult to fully emulate these characteristics in my own life.   This is why I think it's important for Catholics to have positive ro

Mar 16 2023 Email - St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Model for a Man With a Family (Mar 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Bishop Perrys Catholic Men's Forum and CMCS Lenten Appeal - forum.cmcsmen.net St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Model for a Man With a Family By Most Reverend Joseph N Perry Read this blog online Most Reverend Joseph N Perry Note: I have developed a great respect for St. Joseph,

March 09 2023 - Blog Post - Prayer, Eucharist, Mission, Revival (Mar 2023)
Catholic Men Chicago Southland CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Bishop Perrys Catholic Men's Forum and CMCS Lenten Appeal - forum.cmcsmen.net Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Prayer, Eucharist, Mission, Revival  By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Photo: 'Celebration' - A Chicago Priest Celebrates the Holy Eucharist of the Cathol

March 06 2023 Email - Manhood First Monday # 19 (Mar 2023)
Monthly Information for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #19 Inspiration from CMCS online for: Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.  Read This On The Web 1) What Is Your Father Story? 2) Forgive And Be Forgiven  3) Embrace Your Faith on Ash Wednesday 4) Lenten Reflection By Bishop Perr

Mar 03 2023 Email - Exploring the Diaconate (Mar 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   Information below from Deacon James Norman, Vicor for Deacon's for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Click the images below to learn more. Keeping you and your spiritual journey in prayer.  Frank Exploring the Diaconate   The Institute for Diaconal Studies (IDS) invites all men who feel the gentle nudge of the Holy Spirit to

March 03 2023 Email - Blog - Bishop Joseph Perry Lenten Reflection (Mar 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Specail Note: On Monday, April 3rd, at 6:30pm for about 30 minutes join Bishop Joseph Perry for a comference call, where His Excellency will share a Lenten message of inspiration for Catholic men, and update you on his Men's Conference for April 15th. Mark your calendar and we'll share more information about how to join the call soon.  ~  Frank J Casella Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Cath

Feb 22 2023 Email _ Tears of Christ Meditations (Feb 2023)
Equip yourself with Amen this Lent Dear CMCS Men and Readers,    I'm following the Amen App this Lent from Agustine Institute, and I would like to invite you to join me.   Because I am very impressed with it, and it is feeding my Soul. ...   This Lent, prepare your heart alongside Jesus for his Passion, Death, and Resurrection as you reflect daily with meditations by St. John Henry Newman. Begin today and receive daily push notifications until April 8, Holy Saturday. &

Feb 23 2023 Email - Help Us To Help You Make Christ Your Center (Feb 2023)
Help Us To Help You Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,    It's said your e-mail address is the new street address. Said another way, CMCS mostly has street addresses for donors, and we want to get everyone who engages with CMCS the enrollment form here for the Bishop Perry Catholic Men's Forum.  It also provides for you to participate in the CMCS Lenten Aalmsgiving Appleal.   Also, If you would like to update us with your street address, you can simply click the 'Manage

Feb 21 2023 Email - Blog Post - Embrace Your Faith on Ash Wednesday (Feb 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Bishop Perry's Catholic Men's Forum and Lenten Almsgiving - forum.cmcsmen.net Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Embrace Your Faith on Ash Wednesday By Bishop Joseph N Perry Read this blog online Most Reverend Joseph N Perry Led by a cross, the altar servers and priest move slowly down the aisle stopping at each stat

Feb 15 2023 Email - Ash Wednesday is February 22nd (Feb 2023)
View this email in your browser Catholic Men Chicago Southland. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving Dear CMCS-Men and Friend's, In Lent, we are called to participate in the life of Christ in a special way. Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are an integral part of our tradition.   We do this in response to God’s great love for us. Each of us,

Feb 16 2023 - Blog Post - Forgive And Be Forgiven (Feb 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Forgive And Be Forgiven  By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Photo: 'Where There Is No Love' - "Where there is not love, put love. And then you will find love." - Saint John of the Cross - Copyright 2017 Frank J Casella Forgive and be forgiven. This is a message that we should all li

Feb 07 2023 Email - What Is Your Father Story? (Feb 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland What Is Your Father Story? By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Photo: 'Raise Boy's Right' - Copyright 2013 Frank J Casella   Have you ever felt like your dad wasn’t enough for you? Or have you had a really positive relationship with your dad? No matter what, everyone’s father story

Feb 02 2023 Email - 4 Ways to Overcome and Defeat Lust in Your Life. (Feb 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Readers,    You may find this 15 minute video interesting, based on the Gospel Reading for this Sunday, February 12th (Year A, Matthew 5:17-37), from Allen Hunt at Dynamic Catholic: 4 Ways to Overcome and Defeat Lust in Your Life.   God bless you! Frank     Exclusive Content on MeWe One of the things that I will be doin

Feb 6 2023 Email - Manhood First Monday #18 (Feb 2023)
Monthly Information for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #18 Inspiration from CMCS online for: Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.  Read This On The Web 1)  What Matters To God 2)  Handing It Over To God 3)  First Things First 4)  How To Help Your Adult Children Leaving

Feb 02 2023 - Blog - How To Help Your Adult Children Leaving the Catholic Faith (Feb 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland How To Help Your Adult Children Leaving the Catholic Faith Read this blog online By Frank J Casella Photo: 'Growing In Faith' - Copyright 2017 Frank J Casella. St. Joseph interacts with Jesus, as Mary is supportive. This statue of the Holy Family sets an example, or symbol, of parenting and teaching

Feb 1 2023 Email - A quick note about your support (Feb 2023)
Dear CMCS Men and Readers, We are grateful for those of you who responeded last week to this invitiation, as well as for the many faithful who have kept us debt free over the years through their donations, prayers, and encouragement -  it's our ninetheeth year! If you have not responded to this request, we need your help here today, there is just a bit more to go.    With your support, funds donated are used by CMCS to develop Catholic men in the fundamentals of their faith

Jan 31 2023 Email - And update from our friends at Charity Mobile (Jan 2023)
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 5% of your plan's monthly price to Charity Mobile, we want to let you know the latest prices on their popular mobile phone plans! If you are currently on one of these plans, you will see these prices on your most recent bill. Shareable Plan 500 MB  was $9.95     NOW $4.95! Also, the Shareable Plans:  2GB =

Jan 26 2023 Email - Blog Post - First Things First (Jan 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland First Things First Read this blog online Photo: 'When Men Put God First'  -  When men put God first, all else falls into their proper place - Copyright 2014 Frank J Casella.  “When I have learned to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than

Jan 24 2023 Email - Time For Action: Bishops Men's Forum (Jan 2023)
Bishop's Men's Forum 2023 Dear CMCS-Men and Friend's, Your prayers and support are indispensable to advancing the Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) mission.    We count on your individual support to share the beauty of the Church and directly impact the spiritual lives of many men. If you’re convinced CMCS needs to be the bridge for the Catholic manhood journey—our journey—then this is your opportunity to get involved, more than ever. If you haven’t recently

Jan 21 2023 Email - Football Coach Tony Dungy @ March For Life 2023 (Jan 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   Tony Dungy is a man who wears many hats: football coach, father of 11, NFL analyst, adoptive dad, New York Times bestselling author, and Pro Football Hall of Famer, among others ....  March for Life 2023: Full speech of Football Coach Tony Dungy | January 20, 2023 This and more can be found at the CMCS Catholic Manh

Jan 19 2023 - Blog Post - Handing It Over To God (Jan 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Handing It Over To God By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Photo: 'Be A Man' - Copyright 2017 Frank J Casella So, we're now about half way through January, and the time when the resolutions we make start to drift away, or are not so 'new' anymore.     Let me ask you ... if you

Jan 17 2023 Email - Knowing Your Mission (Fund Appeal) (Jan 2023)
View this email in your browser Catholic Men Chicago Southland. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Stewarship Update Thanks to readers like you who generously donate to cover our expenses, we offer free, uplifting Catholic encouragement and support for 'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man'.     Please consider making a recurring or one-time gift to keep CMCS functi

Jan 17 2023 Email - Passing of Ann Rangel, Wife of Deacon John (Jan 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   I regret to inform you that Ann Rangel has Passed. Wife of CMCS Co-founder / Director of Mission, and retired Deacon John Rangel.   More information at the Vandenberg Funeral Home website.    Please keep John and the family in your prayers.   The CMCS Team Remember those who have gone before us! May the soul

Jan 13 2023 Email - Marriage and Family: A Major Theme for Pope Benedict XVI (Jan 2023)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   Here's an uplifting article from the For Your Marriage blog by the US Bishops - read it to the end. Enjoy!    Marriage and Family: A Major Theme for Pope Benedict XVI   God bless you for 'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man".    Frank     PS. More information like this is shared on our active Catholic

Jan 05 2023 Email - The Virtues of a Catholic Man (Jan 2023)
Prayers By Bishop Joseph Perry Gentlemen, please take a moment to download these prayers and start using them in your day-to-day life. As you do so, you will see how they transform your life and lead you closer to holiness as a Catholic man. A Man's Prayer Virtures of a Catholic Man Visit CMCSMen.net Catholic Men Chicago Southland Aplostolate of Bishop Joseph N Perry Executive Director, Frank J Casella  mail@cmc

Jan 4 2023 - Blog Post: Wise Men Still Seek Him (Jan 2023)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Wise Men Still Seek Him By Frank J Casella Read this blog online Photo: 'Love Your Family' - Copyright  Frank J Casella   "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family."   -- Saint (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta   When the Magi visited the Christ Child, th

Jan 2 2023 Email - Manhood First Monday #17 (Jan 2023)
Monthly Information for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #17 Inspiration from CMCS online for: Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.  Read This On The Web 1) Man To Man With Deacon James Maslanka 2) Male Catholic Spirituality At Advent 3) Christmas Message From Bishop Joseph N Perry

Jan 01 2023 Email - Requiescat in Pace, Benedict XVI (Jan 2023)
A Message from Catholic Men Chicago Southland Requiescat in Pace, Benedict XVI Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has passed away at the age of 95. USCCB President Archbishop Timothy Broglio reflected on his life and many contributions to the Church, which included a faithful witness to Jesus's teaching on the meaning of love, marriage, and the human person. Please join us praying for him. Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the death of Pope Benedic

Dec 28 2022 Email - New Year 2023 (Jan 2023)
New Years Greetings 2023   Dear Friend's of CMCS,   We Send You Our Best Wishes For Peace And Good Health In The New Year.   Most Reverend Joseph N Perry CMCS Episcopal Liasion Titular Bishop of Lead Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago   Mr. Frank J Casella CMCS Executive Director Deacon John Rangel CMCS Director of Mission Deacon Alfred Coleman Nonprofit Advisor Mr. Oscar Griffin, Jr. Parish Men's Groups Advisor Mr. Terry Shelley Team Leader / Young Adult Minis

Dec 26 2022 Email - A New Year’s Resolution For Men (Dec 2022)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   As we transition during this Octave of Christmas and the new calendar year, I would like to share this timely article for your review - Be free, live differently: A New Year’s resolution for men - the author shares some thoughts that I and CMCS totally agree with, and hope you do as well. ...     "Men in particular should be ch

Dec 24 2022 Email - Merry Christmas from the CMCS Team! (Dec 2022)
Text block at your service. Replace this text with yours. Dear Friend's of CMCS, In this sacred Christmas Season and throughout the New Year ahead May all that is Beautiful fill your world May all that is Blessed touch your life! Most Reverend Joseph N Perry Titular Bishop of Lead Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago Mr. Frank J Casella, CMCS Executive Director Deacon John Rangel, CMCS Director of Mission Deacon Alfred Coleman, Nonprofit Ad

Dec 22 2022 - Blog - Bishop Perry - CMCS Christmas 2022 (Dec 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Christmas Message From Bishop Joseph N Perry Read this blog online Bishop Joseph N Perry We who live our lives under the blessing of believing will find ourselves most fortunate in celebrating this holy season.  Our faith has given us eyes to see and appreciate the Christ-event as the moment

Dec 18 2022 Email - First Class Fatherhood: Advice and Wisdom from High-Profile Dads (Dec 2022)
Advice and Wisdom from High-Profile Dads A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Readers,   I'm constantly looking for new information on how CMCS can stand in the gap, and on how (as Bishop Perry says) you can live faithfully the implications of your baptism and discipleship in Christ for these times.   I invite you to carve out about fourty minutes of your valuable time to lis

Dec. 15 2022 - Blog - Male Spirituality and Advent (Dec 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Male Catholic Spirituality At Advent By Frank J Casella Read this email online Radiant Light - Black - Catholic Church Altar Crucifix with Candles. By Frank J Casella   Get your copy here.   Writing is really hard. That's what I heard from an interview between Matthew Kelly and

Dec 15 2022 Email - Christmas Gifting Ideas from CMCS (Dec 2022)
A message from Catholic Men Chicago Southlnad Apostolate Vision: To foster Catholic men's spirituality in Chicagoland. Note - Often with mostly family members over the years, when I gift them a donation to a cause they find most meaningful, they usually tell me it is their best gift and now something they look forward to. It doesn't matter the amount you donate, rather that you're thinking of what's important to them. Below are opportunities to introduce and share CMCS t

Dec. 08 2022 - Blog - Man To Man With Deacon James Maslanka (Dec 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Man To Man With Deacon James Maslanka By Frank J Casella Read this email online Recently Deacon John Rangel and Mr. Frank Casella, from Catholic Men Chicago Southland, sat down to talk man to man with Deacon James Maslanka about manhood and ministry - this is a video series of interviews with Cathol

Dec 5 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #16 (Dec 2022)
Monthly Information for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #16 Inspiration from CMCS online for: Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.  Read This On The Web 1) You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor. 2) You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor’s House. 3) “The Troublesome Seaso

Dec. 01 2022 - Blog - The Tenth Commandment (Dec 2022)
The Ten Commandments CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Note:   This is a blog series on The Ten Commandments, (unless Bishop Perry has something to say in-between) and excerpts from the Catholic Catechism on how this relates to 'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man'.     Part of the CMCS mission is teaching the fundamentals of the

Nov 26 2022 Email - Fall Appeal - We Appreciate Your Support (Nov 2022)
Stewardship Update We Appreciate Your Support Thank you to those who were able to make financial contributions to the CMCS Fall Appeal to support the good work of Catholic Men Chicago Southland, above what you give to your parish.   Your donations sustain our mission in helping local Catholic men to grow in holiness and make Christ the center of their lives. Your contribution also helps us meet our financial obligations.   As we close this appeal, if you have not contr

Nov 25 2022 Email - Double Dip Your Gift Giving (Nov 2022)
A message from Catholic Men Chicago Southlnad Apostolate Shop CMCSMen for Christmas! Double Dip: When you patronize these businesses they will also send a donation to CMCS!  You can otherwise gift your donation to CMCS for your father, brother, son, or friend's. See how creative you can get with these ...  Your Pro-Life Phone Company!   Specail Offier For New Activations! MENTION CATHOLIC MEN CHICAGO SOUTHLAND AND GET A FREE PHONE (OR $100 O

Nov 24 2022 - Blog - The Troublesome Season of Advent (Nov 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Note: The blog series for The Ten Commandments will conclude next week, as Bishop Perry has something to say .. below.    “The Troublesome Season of Advent” Read this email online Bishop Joseph N Perry of Chicago The Church dons her clergy in somber purple these four weeks. Cou

Nov 24 2022 Email - Happy Thanksgiving from CMCS Copy (Nov 2022)
Happy Thanksgiving A Thanksgiving Prayer Lord, we thank you for the goodness of our people and for the spirit of justice that fills this nation. We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the land and the challenge of the cities. We thank you for our work and our rest, for one another, and for our homes. We thank you, Lord: accept our thanksgiving on this day. We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. R: Amen. Source USCCB Download Bishop Perry's 

Nov 21 2022 Email - Bishop Perry - CMCS Fall Appeal 2022 (Nov 2022)
View this email in your browser Catholic Men Chicago Southland. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. CMCS Fall Appeal 2022 Now until Advent - Click here to download the Appeal letter (PDF). Dear Friends and Followers of Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS), The gospel of John (13) gives us a small clue to the financial needs Jesus and his apostles incurred with the ministry.

Nov 18 2022 Email - What can fatherhood look like? (Nov 2022)
"Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man" Dear CMCS Men and Readers,  Here's a stop-in-your-tracks message for you:   What can fatherhood look like? Fathers are available. The father of a family makes time for his wife and children.  His work is undertaken chiefly for their support, for their flourishing. - editorial comment from Our Sunday Visitor, November 2022 Bishop Joseph Perry Catholic Men Chicago Southland Aplostolate of Bishop Josep

Nov. 17 2022 - Blog - The Ninth Commandment (Nov 2022)
The Ten Commandments CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal - Now Until Advent. Clikc link to download PDF letter Click here to support the CMCS 2022 Fall Appeal Our Catholic mission must remain strong in these challenging times. And our Fall Appeal will end before you know it, at the start of Advent.   We would like to thank all of you who were able to make a donation to this Appeal

Nov 18 2022 Email - The Last Days -- The CMCS Fall Appeal 2022 (Nov 2022)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland   Dear CMCS Men, Donors, and Readers,    We mostly have street addresses for mailing to donors, so we want to let everyone who engages with CMCS to participate with the 2022 Fall appeal for Catholic Men Chicago Soutlnad, Apostolate of Bishop Joseph Perry.     Please click and listen to my short audio message to you, it explaines in detail the final

Nov 14 2022 Email - Appeal - Help us foster holiness and hope! (Nov 2022)
The 2022 CMCS Fund Appeal A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland   Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) is engaged in fostering holy and courageous men and proclaiming the importance of husbands and fathers to children and the family. This work will only continue with your financial support.   Please donate now to continue and expand this important work. We ask not for ourselves but rather,

Nov. 03 2022 - Blog - The Eighth Commandment (Nov 2022)
The Ten Commandments CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal - Now Until Advent. Clikc link to download PDF letter Click here to support the CMCS 2022 Fall Appeal Speaking of authentic manhood and identity, what are you doing to be truthful with yourself?  Where are you learning what it means to be a Catholic Man and how to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ?  Are you connect

Nov 7 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #15 (Nov 2022)
Monthly Information for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal - Now Until Advent. Clikc link to download PDF letter Once again, as you consider your ability to give, please take into consideration:   We have never had financial reserves: CMCS Apostolate / CMCSMen.net is entirely user-supported, trusting day by day in God's providence and depending totally on the generosity of the people we serve. We do n

Nov 4 2022 Email - Shop For The CMCS Mission (Nov 2022)
A message from Catholic Men Chicago Southlnad Apostolate Shop CMCSMen for Christmas! These products or services listed below are a few of the businesses who support CMCS events or online ministry, so we ask that you support them with your patronage. As well, please pray for them and for all of the individuals and businesses who support financially CMCS (or Frank peronally). Thank you! Choose Notre Dame Federal Credit Union for your financial needs and help r

Nov. 03 2022 - Blog - THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT: You shall not steal. (Nov 2022)
The Ten Commandments CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal - Now Until Advent. Clikc link to download PDF letter Click here to support the CMCS 2022 Fall Appeal Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Note:   This is a blog series on The Ten Commandments, (unless Bishop Perry has something to say in-between) and excerpts from the Catholic Cate

Oct 25 2022 Email - Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man (Oct 2022)
The 2022 CMCS Fund Appeal A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland   Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) is engaged in fostering holy and courageous men and proclaiming the importance of husbands and fathers to children and the family. This work will only continue with your financial support.   Please donate now to continue and expand this important work. We ask not for ourselves but rather,

OCT 27 2022 - Blog - The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. (Oct 2022)
The Ten Commandments CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal - Now Until Advent. Clikc link to download PDF letter Click here to support the CMCS 2022 Fall Appeal Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland You Shall Not Commit Adultery.  By Frank J Casella Read this email online Photo: 'Protection' - A man walks with a woman

Oct 26 2022 Email - The well-known “wives, submit to your husbands” line. (Oct 2022)
Catholic Men Chicago Southland Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the Church Dear CMCS-Men and Readers,    From Tuesday's first reading from Ephesians 5:21-23, I found some manhood points you might find interesting.. . at the links below.    Short of the long, Paul is not advocating for wifely submission to men - he is advocating for mutual submission to God. Wives are to submit to their husbands because they are to be subject to God. God is th

OCT 19 2022 - Blog - The Fifth Commandment: You shall not kill (Oct 2022)
The Ten Commandments CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal - Now Until Advent. Clikc link to download PDF letter Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland You Shall Not Kill By Frank J Casella Read this email online   I will never forget your precepts;   through them you give me life.   Psalms 119:93 via USCCB

Oct 19 2022 Email - How Catholic men benefit from CMCS -- The CMCS Fall Appeal 2022 Copy (Oct 2022)
The 2022 CMCS Fund Appeal A Message from the CMCS Team Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland We can’t do it alone. Thanks to readers like you who generously donate to cover our expenses, we offer our free, faithfully Catholic resources for 'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man'.    Please consider making a prayerful donation to keep Catholic Men Chicago Soutland events and resources debt free and online. 2022 CMCS

Oct 15 2022 Email - Liturgy Our Responsibility (Oct 2022)
What if I don't get anything out of Mass? A Message From The CMCS Director Liturgy Our Responsibility Dear CMCS-Men and Readers,    Below is a video sent to me by Deacon John Rangel, CMCS Director of Mission, it is by Chicago Deacon Richard Hudzik, and it speaks to the CMCS present focus on Catholic men living the funamentals of their Faith.   Frank J Casella, CMCS DIrector cmcsmen.net Become "small." Open up and receive. Desiderio Desideravi

OCT 13 2022 - Blog - Honor Your Father And Your Mother (Oct 2022)
The Ten Commandments CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal - Now Until Advent. Clikc link to download PDF letter Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland  Honor Your Father And Your Mother By Frank J Casella Read this email online A Father and Son out for a walk, sharing bullet points about life.   Photo: 'Father and Son

Oct 10 2022 Email - Depending On God -- The CMCS Fall Appeal 2022 (Oct 2022)
The 2022 CMCS Fund Appeal A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Depending On God -- The CMCS Fall Appeal Donate 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal Letter (Click link to download PDF letter) Virtues of a Catholic Man By Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago • A Catholic man has some sense of what or whom he would die for if necessary. • A Catholic man passes his faith to hi

Oct 04 2022 Email - 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal - Now Until Advent #1 (Oct 2022)
It's Time For The 2022 CMCS Fund Appeal A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   It's said your e-mail address is the new street address. Said another way, we only have street addresses for donors, and we want to get everyone who engages with CMCS to downloand read this PDF letter for the 2022 CMCS Fall appeal.  It explaines in detail the appeal, and the CMCS vision fo

Oce 06 2022 - Blog - Remember To Keep Holy The Sabbath Day (Oct 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal - Now Until Advent (Nov. 27th). Clikc link to download PDF letter Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Remember To Keep Holy The Sabbath Day By Frank J Casella Read this email online Photo: 'Picture of Faith' Copyright 2014 Frank J Casella Note: This is a blog series on The Ten Commandments

Oct 03 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #14 (Oct 2022)
Monthly Information for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family 2022 CMCSMen Fall Appeal - Now Until Advent (Nov. 27th). Clikc link to download PDF letter MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #14 Inspiration from CMCS online for: Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.  Read This On The Web 1) We Are Proud To Participate In Eleva

Oct 02 2022 Email - Men, this is what you’re made for! (Oct 2022)
A message from the CMCS Director Men, this is what you’re made for!  Dear CMCS Men and Readers,    This video sent to me by Deacon John Rangel, CMCS director of mission, I find on point and very powerful. There are many resources we share on social media and the resource blog, and this is one that I want to send directly for your review. May it bless you as it has with me.   Frank J Casella cmcmsmen.net Men, this is what you’re made for! | Chri

Sept 29 2022 - Blog - You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain (Sep 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland You Shall Not Take The Name of the Lord Your God In Vain By Frank J Casella Read this email online Photo:Copyright Frank J Casella All Rights Reserved. Note: This is a blog series on The Ten Commandments, (unless Bishop Perry has something to say in-between) and excerpts from the Catholic Cat

Sep 27 2022 Email - Blue Mass Announcement (Sep 2022)
Michaelmas, a very special “blue Mass”  a message from the CMCS Director Michaelmas Since there are a good number of police officers and First Responders who subscribe to CMCS, I want to let you know about the Michaelmas, a very special “blue Mass” for police officers and first responders. All CPD, CFD, ISP, and any other First Responders are invited to attend. Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m. on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel at St. John Cantius Churc

Sept 22 2022 - Blog - I Am The Lord Your God, You Shall Not Have Other Gods Before Me (Sep 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland I Am The Lord Your God, You Shall Not Have Other Gods Before Me By Frank J Casella Read this email online Photo: 'When Men Put God First, All Else Falls Into Their Proper Place' - Copyright Frank J Casella All Rights Reserved. Note: The next ten blog posts will be a series on The Ten Commandm

Sept 15, 2022 - Blog - Taking Life Seriously (Sep 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Forwarded to you by a friend? Join here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Taking Life Seriously  By Bishop Joseph N Perry Read this email online We hear a lot these days about “intentional discipleship” from preachers, motivational speakers and writers about what it takes to be real Christians in these times. These message bearers warn us about the increasing seculari

Sept 14 2022 Email - Elevate! (Sep 2022)
A message from Catholic Men Chicago Southlnad Apostolate Please Patronize Our Partners These products or services listed below donate to CMCS or Bishop Perry's events, or provide special pricing, so we ask that you support them with your patronage. As well, please say a prayer for the individuals and businesses who also prayerfully support financially CMCS (or Frank peronally) but would rather not be recognized. Thank you! Elevate is a stewardship program that a

Sept 8 2022 - The Full Benefits Of The Eucharist (Sep 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland The Full Benefits Of The Eucharist By Frank J Casella Read this email online Photo: 'Raise Boy's Right' - Copyright 2013 Frank J Casella The Catholic Catechism says at paragraph 1193 ”Sunday, the “Lord’s Day,” is the principal day for the celebration of the Eucharist because it is the day of the Resurrection. It is the pre-eminent d

Sept 7 2022 Email - Please Patronize Our Partners (Sep 2022)
A message from Catholic Men Chicago Southlnad Apostolate Please Patronize Our Partners Who Support You And This Mission Choose Notre Dame FCU For Your Financial Needs To Help Raise Money For Catholic Men Chicago Southland!   We are proud to participate in Elevate from Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. Elevate is a stewardship program that allows individuals who utilize Notre Dame FCU as their financial institution to give back to CMCS.     Elevate $150:

Sep 05 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #13 (Sep 2022)
Monthly Information for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #13 Inspiration from CMCS online for: Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.  Read This On The Web 1) The Response Of Love That Man Is Called To Give To His God 2) Living Your Life as a Prayer 3) Want To Simplify Your Life? Love More

Sept 1 2022 Email - Labor and Legacy (Sep 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland The Labor and Legacy of a Catholic Man Read this email online Photo: When Men put God first, all else falls into their proper place. Black and White Photography by Frank J Casella All Rights Reserved. The labor and legacy of a Catholic man is celebrated in both his family and his community, and can even impact the world at large. He touch

Aug 31 2022 Email - We are proud to participate in Elevate! (Sep 2022)
A message from the CMCS Director Just a note of opportunity  ....  Choose Notre Dame FCU For Your Financial Needs To Help Raise Money For Catholic Men Chicago Southland!   We are proud to participate in Elevate from Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. Elevate is a stewardship program that allows individuals who utilize Notre Dame FCU as their financial institution to give back to CMCS.     Elevate $150: $150 donation* for CMCS when you schedule a

Aug 25 2022 - Blog - The Power Of Unconditional Love (Aug 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Hey everyone,   We've hit our goal for CMCSMen Online, and now we're working to raise money for a Spanish (and hopefully Polish) Men's Forum. If you're able to match or exceed what's been given so far, we would really appreciate it!   Donate here   Thanks in advance, Frank J. Casella Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland The Power Of Unconditional Love By Frank J Casella

Aug 23 2022 Email - appeal - We need your help to solve a problem. (Aug 2022)
Thank you to everyone who sent your prayers or a gift for our special appeal, you've met our goal for CMCSMen Online. Now we are working to fund a Spanish (and hopefully Polish) Men's Forum if you can send a gift to match what has been given already, we have $100.00 to go. This is not a lot of money, but it is when we don't have it to work with. Thank you again, and may God return to you double what you share with us!   -- Frank J Casella “We are proud to offer a few hours of

Aug 18 2022 - Blog - Want To Simplify Your Life? Love More! (Aug 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Want To Simplify Your Life? Love More! By Frank J Casella Read this email online Photo: 'Quality Time' - Two people take some quality time in the park on a sunny afternoon From the 2013 CMCS archive ...    The other day while on social media I noticed this post from a single woman that I follow who is a wonderful pract

Aug 16 2022 Email - appeal - Sharing the Gospel message is not an option (Aug 2022)
Note: Thank you to everyone who sent your prayers or a gift for our special appeal, you've met our goal for CMCSMen Online. Now we are working to fund a Spanish (and hopefully Polish) Men's Forum if you can send a small gift to match what has been given already, we have $200.00 to go. Thank you again, and may God return to you double what you share with us!  -- Frank J Casella “We are proud to offer a few hours of respite, prayer and solid input to men across the Archdiocese on

Aug 11 2022 - blog - Living Your Life as a Prayer (Aug 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Living Your Life as a Prayer Read this email online Photo: Daddy's Little Girl - A father carries his little girl through the courtyard by the Tribune building in downtown Chicago, Illinois By Frank J Casella From the 2009 CMCS archive ...    * Jesus prayed to His father often. He is God. He asks us to do the same.   *

Aug 4 2022 - CMCSMen Blog: The Response Of Love That Man Is Called To Give To His God (Aug 2022)
CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Note: Thank you to every one who sent your prayers or a gift for our special appeal, you've met our goal for CMCSMen Online. Now we are working to fund a Spanish and Polish Men's Forum if you can send a small gift, it will take a few hundred dollars. Thank you again, and may God return to you double what you share with us!  -- Frank J Casella  Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland

Aug 1, 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday # 12 (Aug 2022)
Monthly Information for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #12 Inspiration from CMCS online for: Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.  Read This On The Web 1) It’s time to evolve CMCSMen online 2) A Catholic Man Passes On His Faith 3) The Holy Spirit Transforms Our Heart And Thoughts 4) O

Jul 30 2022 Email - Men need to talk - Appeal (Aug 2022)
Impact Men And Chicagoland July 30, 2022 Fellow CMCS Men,   Over the eightteen years that I have been writing this message, I can't recall bringing up my "feelings."   Because I am a man. My primary emotion is nothing. I just go about my day, doing stuff. Guys, you understand.   It's hard not to get emotional with the men I engage with all the time who are  struggling and inspired by what CMCS does for them.    It is very clear to me how men need

July 28, 2022 - Blog: It’s time to evolve CMCSMen online (Jul 2022)
The CMCSMen Blog CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland It’s Time To Evolve CMCSMen Online Read this email online By Frank J Casella You may recall how I recently let you know that CMCSMen is on the move.  So I would like to update you on how CMCSMen will evolve going forward:   New E-mail Sending Schedule   In recent weeks, as you may know, we’ve been co

Jul 25 2022 Email - Special Appeal from the CMCS Director (Jul 2022)
A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Friends, This short note is an URGENT appeal for your immediate financial help.   Catholic Men Chicago Southland exists to encourage and support Chicagoland Catholic men to grow in holiness... and to help them (in the distorted times we live in) to be the Man that God calls them to be.    The recent tremendous growth of our mailing list, and the unexpected n

July 24, 2022 -Nuggets In Nature: How We Pray As Catholic Men (Jul 2022)
The Link To Generations Of Life And Faith A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above for the latest Manhood Nuggets:How We Pray As Catholic Men - The Link To Generations Of Life And Faith For the latest video updates, visit our channel on Brighteon   -------- Reply to this email or contact us at https://cmcsmen.tiny.us/contact Email us for a quicker response at cmcsmen@email.com   CMCSMen videos would not be possible without you, as always we

July 21, 2022 - A Catholic Man Passes His Faith (Jul 2022)
The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland A Catholic Man Passes On His Faith The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist By Frank J Casella Read this email online Love and Devotion - Holy Adoration Chapel with Mary and the Rosary in the foreground - Copyright 2010 Frank J Casella If you have followed CMCS for a while,

July 18, 2022 Email - Who We're Meant To Be (Jul 2022)
A fund appeal for growth and changes Stewarship Update Dear CMCS Donors and Readers, It can be difficult to know what God wants us to do with our lives, but it's worth trying to find out. God wants us to be happy and fulfilled, and it's easy to find out what will make us happy if we ask Him. We just need to be open to His direction and listen carefully. If we follow His will, we'll be able to find our purpose and know how to make the most of the opportunities life throws

July 17, 2022 - Manhood Nuggets: There Is Need Of Only One Thing (Jul 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above for the latest Manhood Nuggets: There Is Need Of Only One Thing    We know about Jesus, but do we know Jesus?  Silence in the presence of God is not a waste of our time. In fact, it is the most profitable time we can spend in life. As men, we beat ourselves up when we try to do things on our own without Jesus. Because Jesus always has a better plan, He will show you

July 14, 2022 - The Holy Spirit Transforms Our Heart And Thoughts (Jul 2022)
A Blog for Catholic Men of Chicagoland CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland The Holy Spirit Transforms Our Heart And Thoughts By Frank J Casella View Online | Blog | Donate Photo: Taking it all in stride - Copyright 2018 Frank J Casella 11 Among human beings, who knows what pertains to a person except the spirit of the person that is within? Similarly, no one kno

July 12, 2022 Email - Please Support CMCS (Jul 2022)
Special appeal for website transition Stewarship Update Dear Donors and Readers, As the speed of internet connection increases, the business model and features of our website host is doing so as well.  It's time to move with it, and make a change as well.  And we have an event planned in the coming weeks too.    Please consider making a donation to help this special appeal for Catholic Men Chicago Southland today. Even $10.00 (am month) will go far, a

July 10, 2022 - Nuggets In Nature: The Price and the Cost of Mercy (Jul 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above for the latest Manhood Nuggets: The Price and the Cost of Mercy For more video updates, visit us on Brighteon   One way to express love for one's neighbor is to perform the "works of mercy," which get their name from the fact that they are not duties in justice. There are fourteen such works, seven spiritual and seven corporal.   The spiritual are: To convert the

July 7, 2022 - Blog - Our Families - Bishop Perry (Jul 2022)
A blog for Chicago Catholic men CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Note: This post is one of the mose read from the archive. Thought we'd share it again with the number of new subscribers since the Men's Fourn last April - Frank J Casella Our Families By Bishop Joseph N Perry Read this message on our Tumblr blog Each day gives us a moment to contemplate our fa

Jul 06 2022 Email - Appeal: Why Get On The Bus? (Jul 2022)
Weekly Stewardship Update Stewarship Update Dear Donors and CMCS-Men, Thank you to the men who made a donation last week to meet the close of our fiscal year, and help to improve how we communicate with you online ... we're almost to the goal.   These words below, found in the CMCS archive, I wrote in 2011, yet most of them are still relevant today. Please read them.    Frank J Casella CMCS Co-founder & Director   Why Get On The Bus?  

July 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #11 (Jul 2022)
Monthly inspiration for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE # 11 Inspiration from CMCS online for: Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.  Read This On The Web 1) God designed men to be natural leaders. 2) How Catholic men can make a direct impact on our present generation. 3) National Euchar

Nuggets In Nature: Men On Mission (Jul 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above for the latest Manhood Nuggets: Men On Mission Jesus tells the Apostles that the harvest is great but the laborers few. For more video updates, visit our channel.   CMCSMen videos would not be possible without you, as always we remain passionately dedicated to our mission of fostering local Catholic men in Chicagoland to grow in personal holiness, to make Jesus Christ t

June 30, 2022 - CMCSMen Blog is on the move (Jun 2022)
The CMCSMen Blog is on the move CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Something Wonderful Is About To Happen!  The CMCSMen Blog is on the move! Read this email online Mainly, we’re moving away from the blog and more towards one email system to bring you better CMCS emails.    Since you are reading this, there is nothing more you need to do, we'll do a

Jun 28, 2022 Email - Please Support CMCS By June 30 (Jun 2022)
We Function Debt Free, or We Don't Do It Stewarship Update Dear Donors and Readers, Please consider making a donation to help Catholic Men Chicago Southland before the end of our fiscal year, especailly if you have never financially supported us before.   "Your inspiration has helped me more than you know." ... These are the words we keep hearing from many of you who've benfited from the CMCS mission.   Now we have an unexpected need above our budget to tranis

Manhood Nuggets: Catholic Men and Discipleship (Jun 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above for the latest Manhood  Nuggets: Catholic Men and Discipleship Catholic Men and Discipleship   Not looking back while plowing our Christian furrow. "As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus answered him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head

June 23, 2022 Blog: “This is my body … this is my blood of the new Covenant” (Jun 2022)
National Eucharistic Revival Program CMCSMen - A Blog for Chicago Catholic Men Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland “This is my body … this is my blood of the new Covenant”   National Eucharistic Revival Program Read this on the CMCSMen Blog The gospel passage of St. Luke, chapter 22,1 takes us back to an intimate moment between Jesus and his disciples gathered for the Jewish Passover, that same night o

Jun 22, 2022 Email - We Function Debt Free, or Don't Do It (Jun 2022)
Stewardship Update View this email in your browser Catholic Men Chicago Southland. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Stewarship Update Dear Donors and Readers, We can't do it alone. Thanks to readers like you who generously donate to cover our expenses, we offer our free, faithfully Catholic spiritual encouragement to men across the Archdiocese of Chicago.   Plea

Manhood Nuggets: The Fruit of Christ's Redemption / Fatherhood (Jun 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Fatherhood   A Dad's job is to balance out what Mom says, because there is something about the voice of Dad that determines in our children the image they see of themselves as a person and member of society. In other words, Moms do the nurturing, but it is Dad who provides respect and stability in our families through, not long conversations but, little snippets of (Godly) wisdom.   Happy

Saturday Before Father's Day (Jun 2022)
What it means to be a Dad Daily inspiration before Father's Day Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Note:  With Father’s Day this weekend, I know you’ll enjoy this fresh look at the important role that dad's play in family life!  I'm taking this week to send you encouragement about what it means to be a Dad.  A Catholic Dad.  Your Kid's Dad.  ... and a father figure to the youth in

Friday of the Week Before Father's Day (Jun 2022)
What it means to be a Dad Daily inspiration before Father's Day Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Note:  With Father’s Day this weekend, I know you’ll enjoy this fresh look at the important role that dad's play in family life!  We're taking this week to send you encouragement about what it means to be a Dad.  A Catholic Dad.  Your Kid's Dad.  ... and a father figure to the youth in ou

Thursday of the Week Before Father's Day (Jun 2022)
What it means to be a Dad Daily inspiration before Father's Day Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Note: With Father’s Day this weekend, I know you’ll enjoy this fresh look at the important role that dad's play in family life!  I'm taking this week to send you encouragement about what it means to be a Dad.  A Catholic Dad.  Your Kid's Dad.  ... and a father figure to the youth in our s

Jun 14 2022 Email - Fathers day for Wednesday (Jun 2022)
Daily inspiration before Father's Day ... Dear CMCS Men and Readers, with Father’s Day this weekend, we know you’ll enjoy this fresh look at the important role that dad's play in family life! We're taking this week to send you encouragement about what it means to be a Dad. A Catholic Dad. Your Kid's Dad. ... and a father figure to the youth in our society, even for those of you who do not have a son or daughter in the flesh, to the children who do not have a father present in their lives. So t

Tuesday of Fatherhood Week (Jun 2022)
What it means to be a Dad Daily inspiration before Father's Day Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Note:  With Father’s Day this weekend, I know you’ll enjoy this fresh look at the important role that dad's play in family life!  We're taking this week to send you encouragement about what it means to be a Dad.  A Catholic Dad. Your Kid's Dad. ... and a father figure to the youth in our society, even fo

Monday of Fatherhood Week (Jun 2022)
What it means to be a Dad Daily inspiration before Father's Day Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Dear CMCS Men and Readers,   With Father’s Day this weekend, I know you’ll enjoy this fresh look at the important role that dad's play in family life!   I'm taking this week to send you encouragement about what it means to be a Dad.   A Catholic Dad. Your Kid's Dad.   ... and a father figure to the youth in our so

Manhood Nuggets In Nature: Baptized In The Name Of The Holy Trinity (Jun 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above for the latest Manhood Nuggets: Baptized In The Name Of The Holy Trinity As Catholic men we are called to lead, and the best way is in agreement with God's word through the Holy Spirit.   "I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority,

June 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #10 (Jun 2022)
Monthly inspiration for CMCS Men  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE # 10 Inspiration from CMCS online for: Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.  Read This On The Web 1) Radio Interview with Bishop Joseph Perry about CMCS. 2) Why it's important to engage with other Catholic men. 3) We aim to help yo

Jun 5, 2022 - Nuggets In Nature: Infused By The Holy Spirit (Jun 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above to view Manhood Nuggets: Infused By The Holy Spirit   What is your gift as a Catholic Man that brings joy to others?  Infused By The Holy Spirit   Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.   What is your gift as a Catholic Man that brings joy to others?      On this day we again place our

5-29-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Listen To One Another (May 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above for the latest Manhood Nuggets: Listen To One Another Listening to one another keeps us from being 'blind'. Watch (and listen) to this manhood nuggets video to learn more!   Here are some words of Pope Francis:    https://www.comunicazione.va/en/giornata-mondiale-comunicazioni-sociali/gmcs-2022/messaggio-papa-francesco-2022.html   " “Communication does

May 27 2022 Email - Memorial Day Field Masses (May 2022)
MEMORIAL DAY Join the annual Memorial Day Field Masses on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 10:30 am. Please see button for locations and details. Field Masses Prayer for Memorial Day God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons       and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the ca

5-22-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Go Through The Struggle (May 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above for the latest Manhood Nuggets: Go Through The Struggle Go Through The Struggle Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit. Third person of the Holy Trinity.   There are moments of crisis in all our lives, moments when a vital decision has to be made.   We should call on the Holy Spirit to help us daily, but we should call for his assistance especially when we have a se

May 18 2022 Email - Life Is Calling - Charity Mobile (May 2022)
Take it with you. Life Is Calling. Take It With You. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland   Help build a Culture of Life in America with every call! 5% of your monthly plan price goes to CMCS.  For more information, please call Charity Mobile toll-free at 1-877-474-3662, chat with them using their Live Chat, or e-mail them at support@charitymobile.com. They love to do business with like-minded people!    Plea

5-15-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - God Is Love (May 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above for the latest Manhood Nuggets: God Is Love  God Is Love  "I give you a new commandment, says the Lord: love one another as I have loved you."  ~ John 13:34   To require change from others it is best that first we must change ourselves. Prayer and example often times can do more than words (that have failed).  Write a journal (links below) -- daily w

5-08-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Obedience and Mission (May 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click above for the latest Manhood Nuggets: Obedience and Mission Obedience and Mission -    How being obedient to God identifies our mission.   We all have a hole in our hearts for God, but we have to choose to fill that hole with His love.   Personally, many doors closed on me to show God's will for me to be all-in for CMCS, through much soul searching and discernment

May 02 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #9 (May 2022)
A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #9 Tips and tools I stumble across mainly for:   Rock solid Catholic men,  Pro-Life soldiers, and gritty Rosary warriors.    Read This On The Web "This is the choice before us: either try to revolutionize the world and break under it or

5-01-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - The Blessed Virgin Mary. (May 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click image for the latest Manhood Nuggets: The Blessed Virgin Mary.. The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary.   We could not have Jesus without Mary, her womb is known as the First Tabernakle. St. Joseph was a man who understood the "why" of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and her 'Yes" to God to be that her womb is known as the first tabernacle of Jesus.   The honor w

4-24-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Faith, Not Sight, Matters (Apr 2022)
A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click image for the latest Manhood Nuggets: Faith, Not Sight, Matters. Faith, Not Sight, Matters.   "You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord; blessed are they who have not seen me, but till believe!" ~ Jn 20:29   Let us turn ever more frequently to our Merciful Savior and make a simple act of trust: “Jesus, I trust in You.”    He loves you so ver

4-16-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Easter Son Rise (Apr 2022)
The Light of Christ rising in Glory A Manhood Moment from Frank J Casella. Click image to view the Manhood Nuggets in Nature Easter Greeting Easter Son Rise   After sunset the church celbrates the great vigil of Easter. That points towards the new life in Christ. A light for our world and for our lives which will never be extinguished.    The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil must take place during the night, so that it begins after nightfa

Apr 12 2022 Email -- Men's Forum Call To Action (Apr 2022)
Bishop Perry's Chicago Catholic Men's Forum "Authentic Christianity Lived" will take place in about two weeks on April 23, 2022. To register and for more details, please visit: http://cmcsmen.net/registration “We are proud to offer a few hours of respite, prayer and solid input to men across the Archdiocese on how they can live faithfully the implications of their baptism and discipleship in Christ for these times.” ~ Most Reverend Joseph Perry of Chicago This is the Men’s Conference for me

4-10-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Hearts On Fire (Apr 2022)
A Manhood Minute from Frank J Casella. View the latest Manhood Nuggets in Nature video - Hearts On Fire. --  Hearts On Fire  -- What do you need to clear from your heart to make room for God?   God has formed a people, chosen, loved, and forgiven them, we are to follow Jesus to transform the world to foster justice, caring, and peace in our world.   Yet, we can't do this until what we know in our heads is alive in our hearts.   Until our hearts are

April 04 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #8 (Apr 2022)
A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #8 Tips and tools I stumble across mainly for:   Rock solid Catholic men,  Pro-Life soldiers, and gritty Rosary warriors.    Read This On The Web “My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. O

4-3-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Conscience and Compassion (Apr 2022)
A Manhood Minute from Frank J Casella. View the latest Manhood Nuggets in Nature video - Conscience and Compassion. - Conscience and Compassion -   We should not judge others unless we have no sin on our consciences.    Leave judgement to God.    Let God in - Too many people are self sufficient, not open to God's help.   Jesus says, return to me with your whole heart; for I am gracious and merciful.   When we have compassion and forgive someo

3-27-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Happiness (Mar 2022)
A Manhood Minute from Frank J Casella. View the latest Nuggets in Nature video - Happiness. God's will is that we depend on Him, and then we will be Happy.   PS. Click here to also read my notes below the video.    View This Webpage and Share Online. Watch Here   Sign up for Bishop Perry's Chicago Catholic Men's Forum today !  Forward this message to another man you think might benefit. Not signed up yet? Click here.

3-20-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Don't Get In God's Way (Mar 2022)
A Manhood Minute from Frank J Casella. View the latest Nuggets in Nature video - Don't Get In God's Way. Jesus doesn't need us to do His work, rather Jesus needs us to meet Him in His work.    PS. Click here to also read my notes below the video.    View This Webpage and Share Online. Watch Here PS. Join us for Bishop Perry's Chicago Catholic Men's Forum on April 23, 2022!  Forward this message to another man you think might be

3-10-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Sinfulness (Mar 2022)
A Manhood Minute From Frank J Casella. View the latest Nuggets in Nature video - Sinfulness. It it easy to live in sin, it is hard work to live in the integrity of Christ.    PS. Be sure to read my notes below the video.  View This Webpage and Share Online. Watch Here PS. Join us for Bishop Perry's Chicago Catholic Men's Forum on April 23, 2022!  Forward this message to another man you think might benefit. Not signed up yet? Cl

Mar 07 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #7 (Mar 2022)
A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #7 Tips and tools I stumble across mainly for:   Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.    Read This On The Web “He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.

3-6-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Relationship With God (Mar 2022)
A Manhood Minute From Frank J Casella. View the latest Nuggets in Nature video - Relationship With God. Is it about God or is it about the Catholic Church? View This Webpage and Share Online. Watch Here PS. Join us for Bishop Perry's Chicago Catholic Men's Forum on April 23, 2022!  Forward this message to another man you think might benefit. Not signed up yet? Click here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chica

2--27-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Shortcomings (Feb 2022)
A Manhood Minute From Frank J Casella. Click here or the image above to view the latest video - Shortcomings.  Be sure to read the notes below this video as well. View This Webpage and Share Online.   - Shortcomings -   We all have shortcomings.    Matthew Kelly, from Dnyamic Catholic, says many Saint's were born with shortcomings, and then learned to transform their shortcomings into Virtues.    We all carry within us the capacity for

2--20-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Measure Up (Feb 2022)
A Manhood Minute From Frank J Casella. Click here or the image above to view the latest video - Measure Up.  Be sure to read the notes below this video as well. View This Webpage and Share Online. --  Measure Up  --   Jesus says in the book of Luke, "the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you."   What this means if to be yourself, be who you are and the man God made you to be.    When you look into the mirr

2-13-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Healing (Feb 2022)
A note from the CMCS director Click here or the image above to view the latest video - Healing.  Be sure to read the notes below this video as well. View The Message and Share Online. Please forward this message to another man you think might benefit. Not signed up yet? Click here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Aplostolate of Bishop Joseph N Perry Executive Director, Frank J Casella  c

Feb 07 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #6 (Feb 2022)
A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #6 Tips and tools I stumble across mainly for:   Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.    Read This On The Web "Prayer begins by talking to God, but it ends by listening to Him."   ~ Fulton Shee

2-06-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Accountability (Feb 2022)
A note from the CMCS director Click here or the image above to view the latest video - Accountability. Be sure to read the notes below this video as well. View and Share Online. Please forward this message to another man you think might benefit. Not signed up yet? Click here. Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland Aplostolate of Bishop Joseph N Perry Executive Director, Frank J Casella  contact@cmcsm

1-30-2022 - Nuggets In Nature - Building Lasting Friendships (Jan 2022)
A note from the CMCS director Remember to Like, Subscribe, and Share - the more views our videos receive, when you login, the more we can upload even more videos. Brighteon is an alternative to YouTube. It does not ban Catholic's nor data mine like YouTube does.Thank you! Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   With this weeks video, think about your best friend.  Do you recognize if they have been given to you as a blessing from the Lord?    Click here or the imag

1-23-2021- Nuggets In Nature - Pro Life Men (Jan 2022)
A note from the CMCS director Remember to Like, Subscribe, and Share - the more views our videos receive, when you login, the more we can upload even more videos. Brighteon is an alternative to YouTube. It does not ban Catholic's nor data mine like YouTube does.Thank you! Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   With this weeks video, I share what brought me to solidify my commitment to being Pro Life. Please also read my notes below the video ..    Click here or the ima

January 21, 2022 - CMCS Online Ministry Copy (Jan 2022)
Stewardship Update from the CMCS Director Stewarship Update Dear Donors and Friend's of CMCS, We live in a war-torn world, that has a local effect, many local men engage with CMCS online for structure, formation, answers, etc. - because we show that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Crisis brings people to their knees for Jesus, and together we make an impact in a way that resonates with men, along with the help of Bishop Perry, and others.  Have

Jan 21 2022 Email - March For Life 2022 (Jan 2022)
CMCS Supports the March for Life A note from the CMCS director Vision: To Foster Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland A family goes for a walk in park. Kind of reminds me of the Norman Rockwell artwork "Walking to Church" Copyright 2016 Frank J Casella “No country on earth, no political system can think of its own future otherwise than through the image of these new generations that will receive from their parents the manifold heritage of

1-16-22- Nuggets In Nature - Intercession (Jan 2022)
Nuggets In Nature A note from the CMCS director Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   Jesus taught us how to pray with the Our Father. And the Holy Family illustrates prayer intercession.    Click here or the image below to view the latest video - Intercession - and be sure to read my blog entry below this video to learn more.   Subscribe to the CMCS video channel* for Nuggets In Nature, where I share with you nuggets of the Catholic faith, and manhood, while o

1-09-22- Nuggets In Nature - Balance (Jan 2022)
Weekly video series A note from the CMCS director Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   Us men are known to have a healthy ego. But when we let it get too big, then we edge God out.    In fact, the acronym for EGO = Edge God Out   Men, do you know the voice of the Holy Spirit? If not, why is that?   Posted to the CMCS video channel* is the latest Nuggets In Nature, where I share with you nuggets of the Catholic faith, and manhood, while out in nature.  &

1-02-22- Nuggets In Nature - Messages (Jan 2022)
Weekly video series A note from the CMCS director Dear CMCS Men and Friend's,   Peace in your heart, joy in your life, and a sense of hope in the coming year ....   .... these are my wishes for you.   Happy New Year       Men, do you behave as you believe?   Posted to the CMCS video channel* is the latest Nuggets In Nature, where I share with you nuggets of the Catholic faith, and manhood, while out in nature.    Click here o

Free, online, and truthful -- because of YOU (Jan 2022)
Stewarship Update Remember us in your giving into the new year. Thanks to readers like you who generously donate to cover our expenses, we offer our free, truthfully Catholic encouragement and support to local men.   Please consider making a donation* to keep Catholic Men Chicago Southland Apostolate (CMCS) in your inbox and online. Dear Reader, Thirteen years ago next month, in January 2009, CMCS moved its apostolate online that started as a way to fill-in-the-gap

Jan 03 2022 Email - Manhood First Monday #5 (Jan 2022)
A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family  A quick read each month focused on God, Faith and Family MANHOOD FIRST MONDAY From the Desk of Frank J Casella ISSUE #5 Tips and tools I stumble across mainly for:   Rock solid Catholic men, Pro-Life soldiers, & gritty Rosary warriors.    Read This On The Web "The more you are lead by God's love, the more you become yourself and it is all done wit




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