Apologetics & Defending the Catholic Faith

January 20, 2011 under Announcements

In this issue:

  • Snow
  • Apologetics – Defending the Catholic Faith
  • 2011 “Answer the Call” Conference
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Upcoming Calendar

Snow

Important: FATHERS Team will be canceled if Forest Hills School District is delayed or canceled on Friday.


Apologetics – Defending the Catholic Faith

I know Bob Hilmer (and his team) are ready to gloat about the Green Bay will last week…let’s see what the weather does.

Why be Catholic? Apologetics, the lost art of defending the faith, is regaining popularity as a tool needed to fulfill the mission of the church.


2011 “Answer the Call” Conference

The 2011 ANSWER THE CALL CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Parish in Montgomery, OH, northeast of Cincinnati.

The speakers listed below are for the Men’s “Answer the Call” Conference

Brother Loughlan Sofield, S.T., is a Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity, and an accomplished speaker, author and professor. He is Senior Editor of Human Development magazine, been recognized for his work on the laity, and is co-author of numerous books. Brother Sofield has served on the faculty or lectured at many universities around the world, most recently in the area of clergy education. Brother Sofield has consulted with over 200 dioceses on five continents.

Fr. Mark Burger is pastor of Visitation parish in western Cincinnati. He has been recognized at earlier conferences as one of the most impactful presenters. He will lead us into a deeper relationship with Christ and guide us through the Reconciliation Service.

Fr. Anthony Brausch is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He was ordained in 2002. Fr. Brausch teaches philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati. Fr. Brausch did his studies in philosophy in Rome from 2004-2008. Fr. Brausch has served as parochial vicar and, subsequently, administrator of Our Lady of the Visitation Parish; he has taught at Elder High School where he still serves as the chaplain for the Elder Football Team; and he is the weekend celebrant at St. Margaret of York Parish.


Spaghetti Dinner

Mark you calendar for Thursday, January 27 and Friday, January 28 for our annual Italian Dinner.

  • Thursday—Need volunteers to roll meatballs
  • Friday—Need volunteers to serve and cleanup.

Upcoming Calendar

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

  • Apologetics – Defending the Catholic Faith
    Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

      Why be Catholic? Apologetics, the lost art of defending the faith, is regaining popularity as a tool needed to fulfill the mission of the church. Presented by Team 1
  • Avoiding the 7 Capital (“Deadly”) Sins
    Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

      Being able to name our demons is an essential part of growth and healing. Learn to combat the vice in our life with the contrary Theological and Cardinal Virtues. Presented by Team 2
  • Spaghetti Dinner
    Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 5:00 PM at IHM Cafeteria
  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Dealing with loss, tragedy, issues with friend or neighbor
    Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

      Help us to recognize when others are going through tough times and have the courage and empathy to offer help. Presented by Team 3
  • Sex in the Marriage, as God intended it
    Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

      Is there anyone we can talk to about sex in our marriage, can you talk to your spouse about it; are your relations in the bedroom an indicator of the health of your overall relationship? Ever wonder what’s normal for couples in their 30’s, 40’s or 50+? Join us for our first ever discussion on this subject. Presented by Team 4
  • Relativism – How to defend your Family
    Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall

      Moral relativism is the view that ethical standards, morality, and positions of right or wrong are culturally-based and therefore subject to a person’s individual choice. We can all decide what is right for ourselves. You decide what’s right for you, and I’ll decide what’s right for me. Moral relativism says, “It’s true for me, if I believe it.” This idea of interpreted truth and morals utilized for the convenience of Society poses a real threat to our Catholic faith and to our individual families. Presented by Team 5
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2011 “Answer the Call” Conference

January 20, 2011 under Events

The 2011 ANSWER THE CALL CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Parish in Montgomery, OH, northeast of Cincinnati.

The speakers listed below are for the Men’s “Answer the Call” Conference

Brother Loughlan Sofield, S.T., is a Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity, and an accomplished speaker, author and professor. He is Senior Editor of Human Development magazine, been recognized for his work on the laity, and is co-author of numerous books. Brother Sofield has served on the faculty or lectured at many universities around the world, most recently in the area of clergy education. Brother Sofield has consulted with over 200 dioceses on five continents.

Fr. Mark Burger is pastor of Visitation parish in western Cincinnati. He has been recognized at earlier conferences as one of the most impactful presenters. He will lead us into a deeper relationship with Christ and guide us through the Reconciliation Service.

Fr. Anthony Brausch is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He was ordained in 2002. Fr. Brausch teaches philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati. Fr. Brausch did his studies in philosophy in Rome from 2004-2008. Fr. Brausch has served as parochial vicar and, subsequently, administrator of Our Lady of the Visitation Parish; he has taught at Elder High School where he still serves as the chaplain for the Elder Football Team; and he is the weekend celebrant at St. Margaret of York Parish.

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Respect (my wife and) your mother!

January 13, 2011 under Announcements

In this issue:

  • Respect (my wife and) your mother!
  • Bring A Friend
  • Additional Materials for Scripture in Our Daily Lives
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Upcoming Calendar

Respect (my wife and) your mother!

If you have teenagers, Team 6’s topic this week should sound familiar.:

As a child’s independence is developed, mothers are often treated poorly by their offspring. This can be particularly difficult for moms. How do we, as fathers, act to support our wives during this time?


Bring A Friend

We all successfully made it through the holidays and the business schedule surrounding them. Take time to invite friends and neighbors to join our group. New Years is always a great time for new beginnings. Don’t forget: we waive the first year dues for the new guy and give the referrer three more months and free coffee. 🙂


Additional Materials for Scripture in Our Daily Lives


Spaghetti Dinner

Mark you calendar for Thursday, January 27 and Friday, January 28 for our annual Italian Dinner.

  • Thursday—Need volunteers to roll meatballs
  • Friday—Need volunteers to serve and cleanup.

Upcoming Calendar

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

  • Respect (my wife and) your mother!
    Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      As a child’s independence is developed, mothers are often treated poorly by their offspring. This can be particularly difficult for moms. How do we, as fathers, act to support our wives during this time? Presented by Team 6
  • Apologetics – Defending the Catholic Faith
    Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Why be Catholic? Apologetics, the lost art of defending the faith, is regaining popularity as a tool needed to fulfill the mission of the church. Presented by Team 1
  • Avoiding the 7 Capital (“Deadly”) Sins
    Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Being able to name our demons is an essential part of growth and healing. Learn to combat the vice in our life with the contrary Theological and Cardinal Virtues. Presented by Team 2
  • Spaghetti Dinner
    Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 5:00 PM at IHM Cafeteria
  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Dealing with loss, tragedy, issues with friend or neighbor
    Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Help us to recognize when others are going through tough times and have the courage and empathy to offer help. Presented by Team 3
  • Sex in the Marriage, as God intended it
    Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Is there anyone we can talk to about sex in our marriage, can you talk to your spouse about it; are your relations in the bedroom an indicator of the health of your overall relationship? Ever wonder what’s normal for couples in their 30’s, 40’s or 50+? Join us for our first ever discussion on this subject. Presented by Team 4

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Scripture in Our Daily Lives

January 4, 2011 under Announcements

In this issue:

  • Scripture in Our Daily Lives
  • Fireproof for Couples on January 6th
  • 2010-2011 Group Picture
  • Social Ministry Commission Opportunities
  • Upcoming Calendar

Scripture in Our Daily Lives

Welcome back after the holiday break. Join us this Friday as we resume our normal schedule. Walt will lead us in a sampling of our Fathers Team Lite format (summertime). Bring your Bibles…dust them off if you have to.


Fireproof for Couples on January 6th

From Kati Tucci

Gentlemen!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

I was hoping you could help me help the Formation Office. Pete and I are moderating the movie “Fireproof”….it is a movie about Marriage and what it takes to survive it. If you’ve never seen it you will enjoy it …we are showing it in Heritage at 6:30 on Thursday January 6…..and you are welcome to BYOB to share with your spouse and others if you would care to. Pete and I prepared a short list of discussion questions for couples to take home and discuss afterwards.

I’d appreciate if you would send this out to those great guys in Fathers Team…it’s a chance for a nice couples evening on a cold winter night.

Blessings,

Kate Tucci


2010-2011 Group Pictures

I doubt it is suitable for framing but enjoy it nonetheless:

http://www.fathersteam.org/Members/View/tabid/77/smid/433/ArticleID/50/reftab/78/t/2010-2011-Group-Picture/Default.aspx


Social Ministry Commission Opportunities

Chris Pollock and Ken Cornish are currently involved with the SMC.

Our Social Ministries mission statement is to encourage, support, and demonstrate the Christ-like servant leadership of IHM parish members in their efforts through prayer, advocacy, education and financial and material support of those in need.Our commission has 18 sub committees who work in soup kitchens,collect Christmas gifts, work on environmental issues, do twinning projects with Batahola and Our Lady of the Mountains, collect canned goods for food pantry, etc.Our four major social justice goals this year are servant leadership,Parishes for Life, preventing foreclosures, and working with the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops on immigration issues.We need individuals with a heart that embraces Catholic Social Teaching which is to name several themes to respect all life, option for the poor, protect our environment, and global solidarity. We could do more work if we had more hands. We meet the 1st Monday of the month at 7:15 and would love to meet before hand with anyone interested in joining our commission


Upcoming Calendar

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

  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Scripture in Our Daily Lives
    Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Respect (my wife and) your mother!
    Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      As a child’s independence is developed, mothers are often treated poorly by their offspring. This can be particularly difficult for moms. How do we, as fathers, act to support our wives during this time? Presented by Team 6
  • Apologetics – Defending the Catholic Faith
    Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Why be Catholic? Apologetics, the lost art of defending the faith that is regaining popularity as a tool needed to fulfill the mission of the church Presented by Team 1
  • Avoiding the 7 Capital (“Deadly”) Sins
    Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Being able to name our demons is an essential part of growth and healing. Learn to combat the vice in our life with the contrary Theological and Cardinal Virtues. Presented by Team 2
  • Spaghetti Dinner
    Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 5:00 PM at IHM Cafeteria

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2010-2011 Group Picture

January 4, 2011 under Resources

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