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'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man'
In the May/June edition of Catholic Chicago (video below), talks with Cardinal Blase Cupich about the outreach efforts underway by the Catholic Church to help people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. We show you how online Masses have become a common way to worship.  And we give you a sampling of how teachers and students in Catholic schools are being creative and productive during the health crisis.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Reopening Plans
Letter from Cardinal Cupich

Universal Offertory Program
Parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago depend on offertory donations for ongoing expenses related to ministry, maintenance, staff and other pressing needs.

Archdiocese of Chicago’s Online Grief Groups
Each online grief group consists of a small group of adults (18 years of age or older) who have lost a family member or a friend. In the absence of our usual in-person parish life, our online grief groups are places to share stories and feelings with others who have also experienced loss. Our online grief group facilitators are not counselors and do not give advice, but they will be present to listen and to guide each grief group in prayer and discussion.

A Call to Prayer Help Line
Providing a Light in the Darkness, Archdiocese launches prayer phone service during pandemic. Prayer can help to strengthen our bonds with one another and with God, regardless of our faith identities. By turning to prayer, we call forth a light in the darkness.

Prayer Resources for the Coronavirus Crisis
From the US Catholic Bishops

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis
Pope Francis will lead a worldwide prayer of  the #Rosary on Saturday, 30 May, at 5:30 PM Rome time, to pray for help amidst the #coronavirus pandemic.

Mary and Manhood: Catholic Masculinity
Streamed live on May 20, 2020 - T. S. Flanders and K. Hall discuss Marian devotion and why it is so important for being a Catholic man. This show covers how Mary changed our lives, what makes her motherhood essential for raising a boy into a man, the Rosary, and more.
Catholic Chicago Men Blog. 
An initiative of Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS). This blog is designed to help nurture spirituality for all Catholic men in the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Learn more 
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The CMCS Vision: Nurturing Catholic Men's Spirituality in Chicago Southland.

The CMCS Mission: Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) fosters Catholic Men in personal holiness, to make Jesus Christ the center of our daily lives. 
CMCS is a Catholic Apostolate of Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Executive Director, Frank J Casella

“CMCS has been a great help in my walk with Christ on a daily basis.  I am surrounded by secular surroundings everyday and CMCS brings me “home.”  This group of men keep me grounded and express charity and humility, which is not easy to find these days.  The opportunity to listen to the wisdom of Bishop Perry is always enlightening and helps me in my growth in understanding the beauty of the Catholic faith.”


“My benefit from CMCS comes from the community of men I gather with and, our shared, interests, desires, and struggles with leading a Christian life.  Our community helps me realize that I am not alone as I strive to be a servant of God.  In this age where we race from chore to chore, and responsibility to responsibility CMCS provides me an opportunity to take time and think about God.  A time to step back to think about where I am at, where I have been, and where I want to be in God’s eyes when I enter eternity.  Of course the wisdom and guidance provided to us through the words of Bishop Perry are as the commercial says ………….. PRICELESS.”

The Catholic Man's Toolbox
Here you will find downloads for prayers and resources from Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry and the CMCS Team.
Called to Holiness: Tools for the Catholic Man
US Catholic Bishops Marriage Webstie: Unique for a Reason
Attend the Next: Catholic Chicago Men's Annual Forum
Pornography's Effect on Marriage: Hope for Married Couples 
 Spiritual Growth:  Books for Catholic Men
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