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CMCS Manhood Monday
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November 9, 2020

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Purify and Restore the Presence of God
From Today's Readings:

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome – The Pope’s Church


Alleluia  2 CHR 7:16


Alleluia, alleluia.
I have chosen and consecrated this house, says the Lord,
that my name may be there forever.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Frank's Photo of the Week
Photo: Love Your Family

While growing up my Father often said to me “You’re a Casella, and Casella’s don’t do that”. He was referring to how our words and actions create the identity of our name. As a Catholic man, we are given the responsibility to define what our (family) Name means for this generation.


Men, we all make mistakes, but we need to example to our kids how to clean it up like spilled milk and move on. Our job is to balance out what Mom says, because there is something about the voice of Dad that determines in our kids the image they see of themselves as a person and member of society.


In other words, a Father has the power to pass on blessings or curses to his wife and family. In order to be a blessing, though, we as men must first be open to receiving the blessings.


Moms do the nurturing, but it is Dad who provides respect and stability in our kids through, not long conversations but, little snippets of ( Godly ) wisdom.


Guys! As the priest of our house, we need to example and speak to our family about identity and what it means to be a insert your Name here _____. Commit to correcting their path. God uses the broken experiences of our lives to turn it into His glory, if we are open to letting Him.


Receive these blessings and pass it on. You only fail when you give up.




"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family."


-- Saint (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta


Thanks for Reading.

 Make it a great week. See you back here again next Monday.

Frank J Casella, CMCS-Director

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