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CMCS Manhood Monday
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November 30, 2020

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Motivated by the Power of Jesus
From Today's Readings:

Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle


Alleluia   MT 4:19

Alleluia, alleluia.
Come after me, says the Lord,
and I will make you fishers of men.
R.Alleluia, alleluia.

* [4:1822] The call of the first disciples promises them a share in Jesus’ work and entails abandonment of family and former way of life. Three of the four, Simon, James, and John, are distinguished among the disciples by a closer relation with Jesus (Mt 17:126:37).


* [4:20] Here and in Mt 4:22, as in Mark (Mk 1:1620) and unlike the Lucan account (Lk 5:111), the disciples’ response is motivated only by Jesus’ invitation, an element that emphasizes his mysterious power.


“A cornerstone of CMCS’ ministry is to encourage men to develop men’s small groups within their local parishes. Why small groups? Well for one, Jesus himself provided the model when he called a small band of twelve men to be his disciples. Was this a randomly selected number? I don’t think so. I believe Jesus knew that the unity, strength and discipline required of his initial followers would best be accomplished if they had an intimate personal relationship with him and each other. The rest is history!”


'Strength In Unity' - Deacon John Rangel, CMCS Director of Mission

Frank's Photo of the Week
Photo: Creche Scene at Holy Name Cathedral

“Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God who came down to dwell in our midst. Let us make the traditional Advent prayer our own: ‘Come, Lord Jesus.’ … We can say it at the beginning of each day and repeat it often, before our meetings, our studies and our work, before making decisions, in every important or difficult moment of our lives: ‘Come, Lord Jesus,'"


~ Pope Francis



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

Frank J Casella, CMCS-Director


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