From Today’s Readings:
Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Alleluia 2 Tm 1:10
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death
and brought life to light through the Gospel.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
“If we are going to walk with God and become good Christians we need an inner strength which seems to come from a combination of grace and discipline. This strength is not something we can attain for ourselves; it is a gift God freely gives us when we cooperate with His plan for our lives. When we have this strength within us we will have a Christian effect on our families and other acquaintances. When we don’t have this strength, then the environment has an effect on us. So true is that saying, “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything!””
God bless your day.
Frank’s Photo of the Week
Are you a holy man?
Catholic Men Chicago Southland is about growing in holiness. No matter if it’s our personal life our our business life, when you grow in holiness the most basic benefits are ethics and integrity. Because when you get the persons right, then you get the life right.
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.
© Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
Thanks for Reading.
Make it a great week. See you back here again next Monday.
Frank J Casella,
CMCS Executive Director
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