Remaining connected to the Mass and making a Spiritual Communion is crucial
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Chaplain Col. Fr. Matthew Pawlikowski Blessing West Point
I think most men today realize that there is a problem with how society views masculinity. What most men do not realize is that there is a solution to the problem. As I reflect on the men I have met and know, for the most part there have been two predominate ways that men have responded to this problem:
Response 1: Men ignore the problem. These men hide behind a TV/computer, at work, in sports; anywhere they don’t have to acknowledge other men struggling to know who they are.
Response 2: Men who bemoans the problem. These men recognize the problem but figure there is nothing they can do about it.
Neither reaction is a solution. A solution to the problem is a man who is engaged, one who encounters his masculinity and takes control of it. He is engaged in his manhood and his faith. This man is rarely seen because he is a quiet man, one who does not boast of himself but takes on his tasks willingly and without complaint. This is the man who commands respect and awe. This man seeks God in all things and sees God in all things. This is the man that we are made to become.
The Petrus Program is a formation that can give a start or encourage us in our journey to becoming the man that God created us to be. The more men that become the men they are created to be the more problems that are in the world will be solved.
"This is going to be better than anything we've done to date"
Perhaps there was a program similar to this when I was raising children 30-40 years ago but I don’t believe there was. This program has something for every man at any stage of his life. It is designed to help men answer the call from God to be men, good Catholic men and lead their families and others to share in the resurrection.
It would have been nice to have another man or men to talk with about raising children back then with all the challenges I faced then. I can’t imagine what it’s like today for young fathers with the social media distractions, relativism and our “me-centered” culture.
It would have been nice to have another man or men to talk with as I reached my mid-life years wondering how can I find time to keep my faith alive, grow it and do what I can to live my Catholic faith out day-to-day contributing to my parish, my community, my workplace and our world.
It is nice to have a program like this now that I am entering the later years of my life. There are other men like me and the ones I’ve described who have something of value to contribute to other men in various stages of their lives. I don’t have to sit at home and watch life go by, I can make a difference, I can live my life for God and His Church.
This program has all of this and can make a real difference in the Catholic Church today.
Matt Mayer Sr.