St. Paul Catholic Men's Fellowship Group
The St. Paul Catholic Men's Fellowship Group opens its twelfth year on Wednesday evening, October 14th from 7:30-8:30 PM in the Parish Hall (behind the Rectory at 502 Washington St., Wellesley)
Our selected book is Jesus - A Pilgrimage by James Martin, S.J. Published in 2014 by noted author and editor of America Magazine, Father Martin bases his spiritual journey around pilgrimage sites in the Holy Land. Each chapter ends with a scripture reference. His careful insights and personal experiences are woven into a fascinating read. This is not another book about Jesus. It is human and spiritual at the same time and offers a great opportunity for sharing and growing in the Faith. Our opening meeting covers the Introduction (Who is Jesus?) and Chapters One through Four (Pilgrims; Yes "How can this be?"; Bethlehem "She gave birth to her firstborn son.", and Nazareth "Jesus increased in wisdom and in years." Books are available for $19 through Joe Cavanaugh (781-237-0759) and Tory DeFazio (781-235-0265).
The purpose of the St. Paul Catholic Men's Fellowship Group is adult faith formation. Participants desire to learn more about our Faith and connect it to their living experience. Books are selected and readings assigned. There is open discussion in a friendly prayerful way. Specific scriptural selections, lives of the saints, investigation and discussion of Church issues are encouraged. Papal encyclicals and Church history are also included. Books covered have included Brown's DaVinci Code; Pope Benedict's Jesus of Nazareth; authors such as C.S. Lewis; Henri Nouwen, Cardinal Newman and Father Richard Neuhaus. Last year we concentrated on Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).
The group meets twice a month beginning in the Fall. The Wednesday evening gatherings begin at 7:30 PM and last one hour. Whether introvert or extrovert, people assimilate easily and participate at their own pace and comfort level. One can attend a meeting and simply observe and listen in. As in any new group, people become more comfortable as they get to know each other. The group is for anyone interested in continuing their Faith journey. We are from all walks of life with many experiences. It is an opportunity to discuss modern culture in light of Catholic tradition. What do you get out of it? Come and find out. All men of the Parish are cordially invited to attend.