Manhood Monday: When You Get to Know God

Your weekly dose of “Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man”.

From Today’s Readings:

Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Alleluia  Jn 10:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;
I know my sheep, and mine know me.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Love is stronger than evil. Take each day of the next week and spend fifteen minutes with God.  Not to pray, but to listen.  Ask God to dwell in your heart and to speak wisdom to you (James 1:5).  Tell Jesus that you love Him with all of your heart, all of your soul, and all of your mind – and then do it and live it.

 “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Jn14:6. When you get to know God, you will see He knows you and He loves you!

God bless your day.

The CMCS-Team


Frank’s Photo of the Week

Bishop Prays the Rosary – Copyright 2016 Frank J Casella

Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago finds a place to pray the rosary at a Bishop Perry’s Catholic Chicago Men’s Forum.

“The month of May is a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary”, Pope Francis says, “the restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view. For this reason, I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May.”

Want to discover the peace and clarity that comes from praying the Rosary? Follow this link from Dynamic Catholic.

Thanks for Reading. Please see the note below.

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

Frank J Casella,
CMCS Executive Director

A larger collection of photographs can be viewed on my portfolio.


A day dedicated to unleashing the power of giving

GivingTuesday is joining forces with PayPal to help nonprofits like CMCS rally their supporters, raise donations and rebuild communities.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Let’s come together to create a wave of generosity, citizen engagement, action from business and philanthropy, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

Several CMCS-Men are out of work, and many more of us are trying to sort out what the new normal will look like for the coming weeks and months. While we could not convene in person on April 18th at the Bishop’s Men’s Forum, Catholic Men Chicago Southalnd (CMCS) has continued to support our community… We’ve tested small groups of parish men who’ve been meeting with us on video chat about the Gospel readings, and we’re looking to invest in the tools to expand on this and to help us all connect the dots on our journey and CMCS motto of ‘Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man’.

And we look forward to the day that we can meet again with all of you in person!

Give What You Can

It is our mission to encourage and support contemporary Catholic men to grow in holines, and to make Jeus Christ the center of our lives. Your contributions help us do that. As an example, we’ve seen a 70% increase in followers to the Catholic Chicago Men Blog, and still growing. We don’t charge subscriptions for this and never will. People contributing the amount they think is fair for our blog, and now our video ministry, is what allows us to support Catholic men in the Chicago Southland, the Archdiocese, and everyone who needs our resources.

CMCS is an Illinois State recognized nonprofit, and is not an IRS-certified charity. No revenue is generated by advertising, and funded only by individual support. Operation of CMCS is debt free, and administration is done by the CMCS-Team who gain no financial benefit from their engagement for this apostolate. Donations above CMCS expenses contribute towards the part-time work of the director.

And we can’t do this critically important work without you.

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Author: Catholic Men Chicago Southland

Catholic Men Chicago Southland fosters Catholic Men in personal holiness, to make Jesus Christ the center of our daily lives, and sponsors the Catholic Chicago Men's Forum, a Catholic Apostolate of Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry of Chicago. Executive Director, Frank J. Casella Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in the Chicago Southland