Talking and Listening to God

September 30, 2010 under Announcements

In this issue:

  • Talking and Listening to God
  • B.Y.O.B. Friday
  • Children Learn What They Live
  • Christ Renews His Parish
  • Youth Athletics
  • Michael O’Rourke speaks at Guardian Angels
  • Team Lists
  • Wife Appreciation Dinner
  • Upcoming Calendar

    Talking and Listening to God

    Team 2. aka John Kammerer and associates. is on the ticket this week.

    Talking to God is important. However listening to God is imperative. Do we only know how to talk to God and ask or tell Him what to do or are we trying equally as hard to listen to what God wants from us?


    B.Y.O.B. Friday

    This Friday is a first Friday Rosary.  Bring Your Own Beads at 5:30AM and join us in prayer.


    Children Learn What They Live

    The poem that Mike Clark read last week is available here.

    http://www.fathersteam.org/Members/View/tabid/77/smid/433/ArticleID/35/Default.aspx


    Christ Renews His Parish

    Men – please prayerfully consider attending the upcoming Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) weekend (Men Oct. 16-17;  for spouses – Women’s weekend is Oct. 2-3).  This retreat is a spirit-filled weekend that can be a powerful experience on your journey and there are many Father’s Team members who have attended.  If you are interested in participating in the October retreat, please contact Jeff Farmer jeff.farmer@fuse.net or by cell phone @ 349-4193.  For spouses, the contact is Nancy Kleespies mnkleespies@fuse.net  or by cell phone @ 706-2779.


    Youth Athletics

    From Steve King:

    I’ve been involved in an archdiocese task force that is leading the listening sessions referenced in the attached invitation. 

    There is an opportunity @ IHM next Wednesday, October 7th @ 7pm for people with thoughts, ideas and suggestions on the question below:

    How can youth athletics and the Catholic faith community best foster athletic, character and faith development in our children and families?

    More information

    http://www.fathersteam.org/Members/View/tabid/77/smid/433/ArticleID/33/Default.aspx


    Michael O’Rourke speaks at Guardian Angels

    Michael O’Rourke international presenter for Apostolate for Family Consecration will outline both God’s plan to renew the world the the role of families today.

    Tuesday November 2, 2010 at Guardian Angels

    More information

    http://www.fathersteam.org/Members/View/tabid/77/smid/433/ArticleID/34/Default.aspx


    Team Lists

    In case you were not at the Covenant Signing, I have posted the team lists on the website.  (Login Required).  If you weren’t included or have recently join, please let Tim or Anthony know to assign you a team.

    http://www.fathersteam.org/Members/Resources/tabid/57/Default.aspx


    Wife Appreciation Dinner

    Save the date for November 20, 2010 for the Wife Appreciation Dinner.  In your interested in helping or hosting, please contact Tim or Anthony.


    Upcoming Calendar

    The complete calendar is on our website:  http://www.fathersteam.org/

    • First Friday Rosary
      Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
    • Talking and Listening to God
      Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
        Talking to God is important. However listening to God is imperative. Do we only know how to talk to God and ask or tell Him what to do or are we trying equally as hard to listen to what God wants from us? Presented by Team 2
    • Family Relationships
      Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
        Do you have a family member who you haven’t talked to in a long time? Perhaps a brother, sister, aunt or uncle that you just can’t seem to get along with or that long standing grudge you don’t even recall the cause of? How do we as fathers find the opportunity to reach out and show love for the people around us who make up our family? Presented by Team 3
    • Goals: Are you and your spouse on the same page, do you know her dreams?
      Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
        Relationships are dynamic and are ever changing. Is your relationship with your wife growing closer or further apart? One way for the relationship to improve is to have common shared goals or dreams. Goals take many forms, you may call them “dreams, expectations, desire, ideals, vision, values”. Shared goals don’t happen by accident, they take work and communication. Presented by Team 4
    • Love Thy Neighbor
      Friday, October 22, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
        Who are your neighbors and how do you get along? In this age of houses without front porches, privacy fences and automatic garage door openers how do we communicate with those around us? With our busy schedules and busy lives, what does love thy neighbor really mean any longer? Presented by Team 5
    • The Mass vs. “Mega” Church Service
      Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
        “Keep holy the Sabbath Day”, but how? The Mass vs. the Mega Church Service; how does God tell us that he wants to be worshiped? What did Christians inherit from the Jewish Liturgy? How did early Christians worship God? And what does the Bible say? Presented by Team 6

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    Children Learn What They Live

    September 30, 2010 under Meeting Materials

     

    by Dorothy Law Nolte

    If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.

    If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.

    If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.

    If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.

    If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.

    If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.

    If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

    If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.

    If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.

    If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.

    If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

    If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

    If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.

    If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.

    If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.

    If children live with fairness, they learn justice.

    If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.

    If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.

    If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

    Excerpted from the book CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE

    ©1998 by Dorothy Law Nolte and Rachel Harris

    The poem “Children Learn What They Live”

    ©Dorothy Law Nolte

     

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    How can youth athletics and the Catholic faith community best foster athletic, character and faith development in our children and families?

    September 30, 2010 under Events

     

    Guys,

    This is Steve King from St Margaret of York.  I would like to share the information below with the Father’s Team.  I’ve been involved in an archdiocese task force that is leading the listening sessions referenced in the attached invitation.

    There is an opportunity @ IHM next Wednesday, October 7th @ 7pm for people with thoughts, ideas and suggestions on the question below:

    How can youth athletics and the Catholic faith community best foster athletic, character and faith development in our children and families?

    The attached invitation is for listening sessions that will be held in October.  The invitation is being distributed to Parents, Pastors, Youth Ministers, Boosters Members, Coaches, Teachers, Principals, and anyone else that may have some thoughts or ideas on the question above.  Feel free to distribute to others.

     

    Thanks!

    Steve King

    P.S.  You will see in the invitation there is an opportunity to register.  Registration is preferred, but certainly not necessary.  Please feel free to attend even if you don’t register.

     

     

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    Help define a vision for your children

    September 22, 2010 under Announcements

    In this issue:

    • Help define a vision for your children
    • Christ Renews His Parish
    • Help with Picnic
    • Bicycle Built for Two
    • Team Lists
    • Ten Secrets for a Happy, Lasting Marriage
    • Wife Appreciation Dinner
    • Upcoming Calendar

      Help define a vision for your children

      Let’s see how the rookie Bob Hilmer and Team 1 present this returning topic back by popular demand.

      Every father wants their child to experience things in life which make them happy.  How do you as a father, help your child define their vision, in a world of a wants and wishes, which can often bring unhappiness to their life?  Learn how fathers just like you are discovering how help their child set and achieve their vision to realize what God has planned for them.


      Christ Renews His Parish

      Men – please prayerfully consider attending the upcoming Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) weekend (Men Oct. 16-17;  for spouses – Women’s weekend is Oct. 2-3).  This retreat is a spirit-filled weekend that can be a powerful experience on your journey and there are many Father’s Team members who have attended.  If you are interested in participating in the October retreat, please contact Jeff Farmer jeff.farmer@fuse.net or by cell phone @ 349-4193.  For spouses, the contact is Nancy Kleespies mnkleespies@fuse.net  or by cell phone @ 706-2779.


      Help with Picnic

      This year we are again helping with the Parish Picnic.  The picnic will be Saturday, September 25 after the 5PM mass.  Bob Hilmer and Steve Green is coordinating this event.  The biggest need is help with setup (beginning at 4PM) and teardown.  Please let Bob or Steve know if you are able to help.


      Bicycle Built for Two

      Here is the story that was read at the 2010-2011 Covenant Signing is available online:

      http://www.fathersteam.org/Members/View/tabid/77/smid/433/ArticleID/26/reftab/78/t/Bicycle-Built-for-Two/Default.aspx


      Team Lists

      In case you were not at the Covenant Signing, I have posted the team lists on the website.  (Login Required).  If you weren’t included or have recently join, please let Tim or Anthony know to assign you a team.

      http://www.fathersteam.org/Members/Resources/tabid/57/Default.aspx


      Ten Secrets for a Happy, Lasting Marriage

      Kevin Scott has provided the handouts from the “How’s your marriage?  The real men of IHM respond” meeting.

      http://www.fathersteam.org/Members/View/tabid/77/smid/433/ArticleID/31/reftab/78/t/Ten-Secrets-for-a-Happy-Lasting-Marriage/Default.aspx


      Wife Appreciation Dinner

      Save the date for November 20, 2010 for the Wife Appreciation Dinner.  In your interested in helping or hosting, please contact Tim or Anthony.


      Upcoming Calendar

      The complete calendar is on our website:  http://www.fathersteam.org/

      • Help define a vision for your children
        Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
          Every father wants their child to experience things in life which make them happy. How do you as a father, help your child define their vision, in a world of a wants and wishes, which can often bring unhappiness to their life? Learn how fathers just like you are discovering how help their child set and achieve their vision to realize what God has planned for them. Presented by Team 1
      • Parish Picnic
        Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 6:00 PM at IHM Pavilion next to the Football Field / Back Parking Lot
          Please plan on joining us on Sept. 25th after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. We’ll Supply Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Water, Lemonade, Iced Tea and Beer You Supply Side Dishes and Desserts. A-J: Salads K-S: Side Dishes T-Z: Desserts As a Parish Family and Disciples of Jesus Christ, we pray and worship together, and we often find ourselves working together. Now its time for all of us to Celebrate and Have Some Fun Together Bring the Whole Family Meet Fellow Parishioners There will be FUN and GAMES for EVERYONE Please Bring Your Own Chairs and Blankets Bon Fire Starting at Dusk. The Knights of Columbus and The Fathers Team will be working side by side in an effort to make this a very memorable event for everyone
      • First Friday Rosary
        Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
      • Talking and Listening to God
        Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
          Talking to God is important. However listening to God is imperative. Do we only know how to talk to God and ask or tell Him what to do or are we trying equally as hard to listen to what God wants from us? Presented by Team 2
      • Family Relationships
        Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
          Do you have a family member who you haven’t talked to in a long time? Perhaps a brother, sister, aunt or uncle that you just can’t seem to get along with or that long standing grudge you don’t even recall the cause of? How do we as fathers find the opportunity to reach out and show love for the people around us who make up our family? Presented by Team 3
      • Goals: Are you and your spouse on the same page, do you know her dreams?
        Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
          Relationships are dynamic and are ever changing. Is your relationship with your wife growing closer or further apart? One way for the relationship to improve is to have common shared goals or dreams. Goals take many forms, you may call them “dreams, expectations, desire, ideals, vision, values”. Shared goals don’t happen by accident, they take work and communication. Presented by Team 4

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      Ten Secrets for a Happy, Lasting Marriage

      September 22, 2010 under Meeting Materials

       

      Linked below are the handouts from the “How’s your marriage?  The real men of IHM respond” meeting.

       

       

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      FATHERS Team Boot Camp

      September 18, 2010 under Announcements

       

      Men,

      In this issue:

      • First Friday Rosary
      • FATHERS Team Boot Camp
      • Help with Picnic
      • Upcoming Calendar

      First Friday Rosary

      This year, we are introducing a new “tradition.”  On the first Friday of each month, we would like to to begin the morning at 5:30AM with a Rosary, starting this Friday.  This will not change the normal format of the meeting.  We should be done well before 6AM.  So if you are awake and feel called, please join us!  Bring your beads!


      FATHERS Team Boot Camp

      Wake up early.  Get yourself out of bed.  Prepare yourself for a workout that your love ones will thank you for.  Please join us for first “normal” meeting of the season this Friday for “Spiritual and Physical Fitness: Taking care of yourself so that you can take care of others”

      Ken Cornish and Dave Karsten are promising to PUMP YOU UP!


      Help with Picnic

      This year we are again helping with the Parish Picnic.  The picnic will be Saturday, September 25 after the 5PM mass.  Bob Hilmer and Steve Green is coordinating this event.  The biggest need is help with setup (beginning at 4PM) and teardown.  Please let Bob or Steve know if you are able to help.


      Upcoming Calendar

      The complete calendar is on our website:  http://www.fathersteam.org/

      • Friday, September 3 @ 5:30AM in Hageman
        First Friday Rosary
      • Friday, September 3 @ 6:03AM in Hageman
        Spiritual and Physical Fitness: Taking care of yourself so that you can take care of others
      • Friday, September 10 @ 6:03AM in Hageman
        How’s your marriage? The real men of IHM respond
      • Friday, September 17 @ 6:03AM in Hageman
        Covenant Signing

       

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      FATHERS Team Kickoff

      September 18, 2010 under Announcements

       

      Men,

      In this issue:

      • Kickoff Meeting with Gerry Faust
      • Help with Picnic
      • Upcoming Calendar

      Kickoff Meeting with Gerry Faust

      One last time to you remind you about Gerry.  If you must, you can record the St. X football game and watch it later!

      Gerry Faust is kicking off the new season on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 1:33PM in Heritage Hall.  Gerry will be speaking on “Faith, Family, Friends & Football.”

      Gerry is a great speaker and we are truly blessed to have him help us.   We really need your help with this event to make it a success.

      • This will be a great recruitment opportunity to introduce this powerful ministry to other men.   Our goal is too fill the hall, and you can make it happen.  Bring your friends, neighbors, dad, brothers, and older sons.
      • We need help with setup and teardown.  If you can help, please come around 12:30PM to Heritage to help setup.  There are a lot of chairs and tables!

      Help with Picnic

      This year we are again helping with the Parish Picnic.  The picnic will be Saturday, September 25 after the 5PM mass.  Bob Hilmer and Steve Green is coordinating this event.  The biggest need is help with setup (beginning at 4PM) and teardown.  Please let Bob or Steve know if you are able to help.


      Upcoming Calendar

      The complete calendar is on our website:  http://www.fathersteam.org/

      • Friday, September 3 @ 6:03AM in Hageman
        Spiritual and Physical Fitness: Taking care of yourself so that you can take care of others
      • Friday, September 10 @ 6:03AM in Hageman
        How’s your marriage? The real men of IHM respond

       

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      Pardon the interruption: who are the Real Men of IHM????

      September 18, 2010 under Announcements

      In this issue:

      • How’s your marriage?  The real men of IHM respond
      • Pictures from Gerry
      • FATHERS Team Boot Camp
      • Help with Picnic
      • Upcoming Calendar

      How’s your marriage?  The real men of IHM respond

      The Sacrament of Marriage is a wonderful gift from God but it is not without its own trials.  Everyday guys from our parish share their joys and sorrows and what advice helps them through a lasting marriage.

      So who are these mystery men?  Join us Friday to find out.


      Pictures from Gerry

      For those that missed the event or who would like to reminisce, here are some pictures from the event.  Hopefully, we be able to get the audio.

      http://www.fathersteam.org/Members/View/tabid/77/smid/433/ArticleID/25/reftab/78/t/Pictures-from-Gerry-Faust-Kick-Off/Default.aspx

      Thanks Rich Delcore for providing pictures.


      FATHERS Team Boot Camp

      Steve Feller sent out a bulk email earlier about a great deal with Mercy Health Plex.  The gauntlet has been thrown!

      Ken and Dave provided some additional information during the meeting and can be found here.

      http://www.fathersteam.org/Members/View/tabid/77/smid/433/ArticleID/24/reftab/78/t/Boot-Camp/Default.aspx


      Help with Picnic

      This year we are again helping with the Parish Picnic.  The picnic will be Saturday, September 25 after the 5PM mass.  Bob Hilmer and Steve Green is coordinating this event.  The biggest need is help with setup (beginning at 4PM) and teardown.  Please let Bob or Steve know if you are able to help.


      Upcoming Calendar

      The complete calendar is on our website:  http://www.fathersteam.org/

      • Friday, September 10 @ 6:03AM in Hageman
        How’s your marriage? The real men of IHM respond
      • Friday, September 17 @ 6:03AM in Hageman
        Covenant Signing
      • Friday, September 24 @ 6:03AM in Hageman
        Help define a vision for your children

       

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      Covenant Signing

      September 18, 2010 under Announcements

      In this issue:

      • Covenant Signing
      • Syllabus Published
      • Help with Picnic
      • Upcoming Calendar

      Covenant Signing

      FATHERS Team reaffirms our commitment to our Wife, Family and Children in our annual covenant signing.

      We will announce the new team assignments during a short reception afterwards.


      Syllabus Published

      Our syllabus team was very busy this year and produce another quality product.  To view this, please visit our website:


      Help with Picnic

      This year we are again helping with the Parish Picnic.  The picnic will be Saturday, September 25 after the 5PM mass.  Bob Hilmer and Steve Green is coordinating this event.  The biggest need is help with setup (beginning at 4PM) and teardown.  Please let Bob or Steve know if you are able to help.


      Upcoming Calendar

      The complete calendar is on our website:  http://www.fathersteam.org/

      • Covenant Signing
        Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

          FATHERS Team reaffirms our commitment to our Wife, Family and Children in our annual covenant signing.
      • Help define a vision for your children
        Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

          Every father wants their child to experience things in life which make them happy. How do you as a father, help your child define their vision, in a world of a wants and wishes, which can often bring unhappiness to their life? Learn how fathers just like you are discovering how help their child set and achieve their vision to realize what God has planned for them. Presented by Team 1
      • Parish Picnic
        Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 5:00 PM at IHM Pavilion next to the Football Field / Back Parking Lot

          Please plan on joining us on Sept. 25th after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. We’ll Supply Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Water, Lemonade, Iced Tea and Beer You Supply Side Dishes and Desserts. A-J: Salads K-S: Side Dishes T-Z: Desserts As a Parish Family and Disciples of Jesus Christ, we pray and worship together, and we often find ourselves working together. Now its time for all of us to Celebrate and Have Some Fun Together Bring the Whole Family Meet Fellow Parishioners There will be FUN and GAMES for EVERYONE Please Bring Your Own Chairs and Blankets Bon Fire Starting at Dusk. The Knights of Columbus and The Fathers Team will be working side by side in an effort to make this a very memorable event for everyone
      • First Friday Rosary
        Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
      • Talking and Listening to God
        Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

          Talking to God is important. However listening to God is imperative. Do we only know how to talk to God and ask or tell Him what to do or are we trying equally as hard to listen to what God wants from us? Presented by Team 2
      • Family Relationships
        Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

          Do you have a family member who you haven’t talked to in a long time? Perhaps a brother, sister, aunt or uncle that you just can’t seem to get along with or that long standing grudge you don’t even recall the cause of? How do we as fathers find the opportunity to reach out and show love for the people around us who make up our family? Presented by Team 3

       

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      Bicycle Built for Two

      September 18, 2010 under Meeting Materials

       

      Here is the story that I read at the 2010-2011 Covenant Signing:

       

      Bicycle Built for Two (aka The Road of Life)

      by Anonymous

      At first, I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was out there sort of like a president. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I really didn’t know Him. But later on when I met Christ, it seemed as though life were rather like a bike ride, but it was a tandem bike, and I noticed that Christ was in the back helping me pedal. I don’t know just when it was that He suggested we change places, but life has not been the same since.

      When I had control, I knew the way. It was rather boring, but predictable. It was the shortest distance between two points.  But when He took the lead, He knew delightful long cuts, up mountains, and through rocky places at breakneck speeds. I t was all I could do to hang on!

      Even though it looked like madness, He said, “Pedal!” I worried and was anxious and asked, “Where are you taking me?” He laughed and didn’t answer, and I started to learn to trust. I forgot my boring life and entered into the adventure, and when I’d say, “I’m scared,” He’d lean back and touch my hand. I gained love, peace, acceptance and joy; gifts to take on my journey, My Lord’s and mine. And we were off again.

      He said, “Give the gifts away. They’re extra baggage, too much weight.” So I did, to the people we met, and I found that in giving I received, and still our burden was light.

      I did not trust Him, at first, in control of my life. I thought He’d wreck it; but he knows bike secrets, knows how to make it bend to take sharp corners, knows how to jump to clear high rocks, knows how to fly to shorten, scary passages. And I am learning to shut up and pedal in the strangest places, and I’m beginning to enjoy the view and the cool breeze on my face with my delightful constant companion, Jesus Christ. And when I’m sure I just can’t do it anymore, He just smiles and says… “Pedal”.

       

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