Targeting Men

They do it in Baltimore. This CNS news short features the Northeast Catholic Brotherhood that has tried to inspire church and community involvement among men, especially younger men. Paul Gerhardt tells it:

We’re a pretty informal group, but we’re serious about getting men back in the church and contributing to the community at large. I’m really enthused by what we’ve accomplished in the last year and I think our outreach efforts are only going to grow.

We started a men’s prayer group in our parish last Lent, which meets weekly on Wednesday after the 6:15 AM Mass.  I don’t think anybody’s thought to target men for Mass attendance, though the group has had some community service and church activities. This Baltimore group meets monthly for a meal at which they plan various activities.

Sounds better than complaining that men “never” go to church.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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  1. Pingback: Men's Groups in a Parish « Catholic Sensibility

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