Operation Formation December 9, Speaker: Rev. John Belmonte, Diocese of Joliet Catholic School Superintendent

Link to Flier (PDF)

Operation Formation: Our Lady of the Woods, Orland Park, Thursday, November 11, 7PM.

An evening of Catholic faith formation for men – June 10 – Orland Park – Our Lady of the Woods church

Operation Formation (PDF) June 2010 flyer

Thy Kingdom Come!

Catholic Men of SW Suburban Chicago will meet at Our Lady of the Woods, 10731 West 131st Street, Orland Park on Thursday, June 10th for Operation Formation – an evening of faith formation.  This event is organized by Regnum Christi Men of Chicagoland and open to all Catholic men.

The evening will include a directed meditation, Mass and time for networking plus a special guest speaker.  Refreshments by Nancy’s Pizza will be provided.  We will be in by 6:30 p.m. and out by 9 p.m.  Mark your calendars now.  June 10, 2010 is closer than you think.  Bring a friend.

Be sure to post the announcement in your parish bulletin.  All Catholic men are invited to attend.

Submitted by Allen P.

Successful Catholic men’s gathering at Our Lady of the Woods in Orland Park

On May 13th, the Catholic Men of SW Suburban Chicago met at Our Lady of the Woods for an evening of reflection, Operation Formation.  After Mass, the men enjoyed listening to Fr. Paul Stein, pastor of St. Sylvester parish in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago.  We celebrated the month of Mary, including Fr. Paul’s talk.

Fr. Paul encouraged us to be men of Mary.  Be like Jesus Christ who learned how to be a man in Mary’s home.

  • Use the example of Jesus Christ as the best example of authentic manhood.
  • Pray the rosary and have a Marian devotion.
  • Don’t pretend to be the (too independent) Marlboro man or a (weak) girly man.
  • Show radical manhood in your total sacrifice for others out of love for them.
  • Protect your family and those you want to see in Heaven from evil.  Isn’t that everyone?
  • Do what needs to be done, even when it doesn’t feel good.
  • Be an authentic Catholic man with a love for Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, our savior and King.

See you at our next Operation Formation event on Thursday, June 10th starting at 6:30 p.m.  Mark your calendar and reserve time to form yourself toward God.

Submitted by Allen P.