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October 2020 | Director's Message
You’ve given the Lord your life, but have you given Him your day?

One of the core tools of the CMCS Mission is (PDF) Bishop Perry's Virtues of a Catholic Man. This is his description of what a Catholic man should be, and to help us establish Christ as the center of our lives.

One of the eight virtues that I would like to focus on is "A Catholic man has some sense of what or whom he would die for if necessary." Of course we all vew what this means from our own life experiences, so lets look at this with a bit deeper meaning from the past writings of our Bishop: 

"We need intentional living in order to navigate the mixed messages and false advice we pick up from the culture so that we can improve on the many ills that our society suffers today.  Notice, the popular culture speaks to us loud and clear especially through the lives of celebrities and stars of stage and screen and sport that: ‘You should commit to nothing and no one, so that you might have everything!’  But, there are those who commit to nothing and lose everything.  Christian philosophy has always set forth that life is lived best if there is some thing or some one we are willing to live for, even die for.  For the Christ we love and admire did just that with us in mind.  The saints and martyrs of Christianity lived in such a way."

So, because of this intentional living, we have as Catholic men the daily readings, the Sacraments, and the rosary, to name a few. And as CMCS-Men, we have these virtues spelled out for us that, as well as (PDF) A Man's Prayer, will help us through especially the times of darkness and confusion in life.

In fact, many CMCS-Men report that, during times especially when going through the motions without an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, these tools allow our hearts to be focused on how we are living for Christ and, by giving Him each day, our life begins to change.

"Try not to do too many things at once.
Know what you want, the number one thing
today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done."

~ George Allen, Head NFL Coach

Frank J Casella,
CMCS Executive Director
Call/Text/Prayer 708-294-8801
Video chat here by request via call/text
PS. Join me on a video chat this Saturday, October 17th, to discuss the Sunday Gospel for an hour or less starting at 7:15am. 
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