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  1. 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.
  2. We do not seek to raise more funds than we need: our resources are distributed absolutely free of charge, reaching thousands men around the archdiocese each year—at a cost of only pennies per person served.
  3. We are committed to keeping costs at a minimum: The CMCS Team is all volunteer, and the director earns no full-time salary, and no rent or utilities costs are incurred as we utilize home offices, keeping our annual budget less than $4,000!
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And if you cannot give, please pray.
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From the Desk of Frank J Casella
Inspiration from CMCS online for:
Rock solid Catholic men,
Pro-Life soldiers,
& gritty Rosary warriors. 
1) Remember To Keep Holy The Sabbath Day.
2) Honor Your Father And Your Mother.
3) You shall not kill.
4) You shall not commit adultery
5) You shall not steal.
6) Liturgy Our Responsibility.
7) The well-known “wives, submit to your husbands” line.
Thanks for reading, 
Talk with you again next month, 
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Photographically Speaking
By Frank J Casella
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In All Circumstantes Give Thanks

When I sit in the presence of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and give thanks for life and every breath I take, I realize how much it's more about the big picture of things and less about me.

"In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus." - 1 Thes. 5:18

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends to break bread together and have fellowship.

A time to be grateful for food, shelter, and clothing. A time to remember those before us who worked and believed in the legacy of America.
Thanksgiving Day 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.
Prayer Copyright  Catholic Household Blessings
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Virtues of a Catholic Man
  • A Catholic man has some sense of what or whom he would die for if necessary.
  • A Catholic man passes his faith to his children and sees to their religious education.
  • A Catholic man informs himself about his faith, reads Scripture, select Catholic literature, and studies the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
  • A Catholic man insures that there are sacred symbols in his household, such as, a crucifix(es), Bible, use of sacramentals such as the Advent wreath, Christmas cre`che, etc.
  • A Catholic man leads prayer in his household at significant domestic events, such as, birth, Baptism, graduation, marriage, illness, death, and other special meals and events with use of a passage from Scripture or other Catholic sources.
  • A Catholic man practices presence with his wife and children.
  • A Catholic man invests himself in some project or apostolate at the parish or diocesan level.
  • A catholic man is faithful to his wife, his children, his Church and his friends, indeed all his commitments

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Frank J Casella is a Catholic, American, spiritual change angent, artistic photographer, blogger, 4th gen. K of C, and communications technology junkie. Check out his blog, The Thoughts Behind My Thinking.
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