Fr. Shaughnessy, Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish talks about St. Joseph and the importance of work and how that fits into our role as father and within our families.
Kent Peyton is the father of 2, grandfather of 8, and mentor of many. He shares some insights and experience relating to authentic Catholic fatherhood and some of the struggles and rewards of trying to raise your family in faith and leading them to heaven
Fr. Mitchell Baer was recently ordained to the priesthood and combines his youthful energy and his devotion to the Church as he discusses his call to the priesthood and how the priesthood and marriage are actually quite similar and how marriage is a reflection of God.
Fr. Baer felt called to the priesthood while in High School and attributes his openness to that call to the influence of his parents and their devotion to the Church.
St. Thomas Aquinas defines love as willing the good of the other. In short, loving your spouse means that you want what's best for her, simply because she is.
Fr. Huber made a huge sacrifice when he answered God's call to the priesthood. He had always seen himself getting married and having a family. As a priest, he gets to do "marriage prep" for couples and try to instill in them what God intended when he said "and the two shall become one flesh".
Dennis Holdman shows us that living our call to spread the Gospel is as much about how we live our lives as it is anything. Jesus calls us to "Go and make disciples". This isn't something reserved only for theologians, it's a call directive for all of us. How we live our lives is the start to us living that.
Jake Fowler is a parishioner of the Oratory of Saints Gregory and Augustine in Richmond Heights Missouri. He and his wife, Terri, have seven children, ages 12 to 3 months. Jake holds degrees in business and theology and is currently on the faculty of Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School where he teaches Sacramental Theology.
He challenges us all to understand the gravity of what really happens at each Mass and explains how we should best present ourselves before God.
Have you ever wondered what's really going on at Mass? Do you get frustrated when you don't get anything out of it? How about participation, do you sit back half paying attention, or are you an active participant. Deacon Steve Schissler did a great job unpacking the Mass for us. He said he wasn't a theologian, but after hearing his talk, you might disagree with him on that point.
Steve Rupp, President of Missouri Right to Life was the featured speaker at April's CTM event (4/27/2021).
In addition to being President of Missouri Right to Life, Steve is a volunteer teacher with the St. Louis Archdiocesan Right Start Program and he works for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. As the Manager of Growth and Revitalization for the Archdiocesan St. Vincent DePaul Society he knows a thing or two about service and will be sharing some of those experiences with us.
Fr. Anthony Wieck, SJ, is a retreat master at White House Retreat in Oakville. Fr. Anthony's grandfather and father regularly came to White House for their annual silent retreat. Following the advice of a SLU Jesuit, Fr. Anthony's father tried farming in Montana, met his wife, and settled in NE Oregon, where Fr. Anthony was raised as sixth of nine children. Fr. Anthony is a spiritual director at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and teaches a course each fall on the Holy Trinity.
John Heck was born and raised as a Catholic, with 12 years of Catholic education. He is active in St Gerard Majella parish, as an extraordinary Eucharistic Minister; Confirmation preparation Catechist for the last seven years; and has initiated numerous men's programs, including a weekly Men's Faith Program and That Man is You. John and his wife Susan have four children and three grandchildren.
Fr. Maassen opens us up with a discussion on humility. When he was the pastor at Our Lady he was instrumental in the CTMs formation and is always on fire with inspiration. He is currently the pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Valley Park and we're excited that he will be opening 2021 for us.
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