Men’s Ministry

Contacts: John Barrett, 978 475-7829, john@jrb-consulting.com
Peter Dankert, 978-809-9414 (cell), pdankert@stjohnsprep.org


“As iron sharpens iron, so shall man sharpen his fellow man.” (Proverbs 27:17)

“Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.”
Saint Augustine

“The Man of Integrity walks securely…” Proverbs 10:9

The mission of the Men’s Ministry is to bring men of all ages, at all stages of their spiritual journey, together to strengthen their lives in the light of their Catholic faith, building a parish of Godly Men.

We believe and have experienced that this ministry cultivates friendships among our fellow parishioners. We have fun, and learn from one another. We learn and practice how to be better husbands, fathers, sons, employees, Christian men, and Catholic parishioners. Many men say they have grown by this experience, which has helped them to form stronger and happier families and to cope better with the stresses they encounter at work. They also express filling a void in their lives that all of our secular accomplishments do not seem to fill.

It was Tom Brady, who, after 3 Super Bowl rings, dating a super model and having made millions of dollars said, “There must be something more.”

It was St. Augustine at the beginning of “Confessions” who said, “You have made us for yourself Oh Lord and our hearts are restless, until they rest in You.

In order to accomplish these goals we have formed men’s groups available to all men in the parish and beyond, with different options allowing you to dive right in or just stick your toe in the water. We will also work to create events designed to bring men together and to open up conversations that allow Jesus Christ to be at the center of our lives.

Our Saturday Morning group, meets every other Saturday and utilizes the readings for that weekend to launch a discussion which seeks to better understand their meaning and how they relate to current life challenges. The sessions are designed to facilitate “drop in” attendance and new members are welcome to join at any time. Contact John Barrett for further details or to be added to the distribution to receive regular meeting reminders. 

There is also a group of men who are working through the Catholicism DVD series and accompanying workbook.  They meet every other Tuesday night for an hour and a half.

If you are interested in joining one of these groups please contact the leadership team.

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