Why should I even try?

March 30, 2011 under Announcements

Why should I even try?

Hopefully Team 5 is up for the challenge this Friday with:

At times everything seems to be out of control and I find myself wondering why I should even try to make a difference.

B.Y.O.B. Friday

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

Answer The Call—Last Call!

This Friday is the last call for tickets for 2011 Answer The Call.  Make sure that you have paid or made other arrangements with Steve Green or David Borne.  Please review the signup sheet for accuracy, even if you have paid.

Lost & Found

Someone left a gray jacket last week.  The rightful owner should track down Bob Hilmer who has enjoyed using it these recent cold days.

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Upcoming Calendar

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  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Why should I even try?
    Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      At times everything seems to be out of control and I find myself wondering why I should even try to make a difference. Presented by Team 5
  • How your relationship with your Mother affects your relationship with your kids and your wife?
    Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Dads, who comes first, your mom or your wife? Your mother may put you on a pedestal, or alternatively, knock you off a pedestal, which may affect your relationship with your wife and kids. Learn how fathers just like you are discovering how to ensure mom’s love is not taken for granted and their wife and children remain the most special people in a man’s life. Presented by Team 6
  • What is really going on during the Mass?
    Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      You will have a new found respect for the Catholic Mass once you know what is truly happening. You will never say you are bored again. Presented by Team 1
  • Be a Man
    Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? What does God expect of us? Presented by Team 2
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Steve Ray comes to IHM

March 30, 2011 under Events

On April 1, Steve Ray will be speaking at IHM for this year’s Lenten speaker series:

A Blind Man Finds Sight:  A Conversion Story
http://ihom.org/FAITHFORMATION/AdultFormationEvents/LentenSeries.aspx

 

Steve is a dynamic speaker and world traveler.

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Are You Getting Enough Sex?

March 29, 2011 under Meeting Materials

Here’s an interesting article that Rich forwarded on.  It reinforces a lot of the discussion we had with Dr. Bill and Deacon Dave

Men complained they weren’t getting enough sex, as did two-thirds of the women who complained – but another third of the women said they were having more sex than they wanted.

The New York Times interviewed the authors of this study who said that sex problems generally come from a failure to communicate. Apparently, if we all talked more with our partners about our dissatisfaction with our sex lives, we would be happier.

Continue reading on http://health.lifegoesstrong.com/are-you-getting-enough-sex

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Living Relationship with God

March 24, 2011 under Announcements

Living Relationship with God

Team 4 will present a more subdued topic this time compared to last time.

Every relationship involves some type of risk. Do we have a living relationship with God or are we simply trying to practice religion?

Dale Lakes Eagle Scout Project

We will match donations collected on Friday, March 18 for this project.  Please give your cash or check to Tim or Anthony.

Please help support parishioner, former student and scout Dale Lakes’ Eagle Scout project to create an outdoor classroom that will be used by members of the IHM community. The classroom, to be located behind the school, will be a resource for all teachers and students in grades K through 8, Vacation Bible School, PRP, Christ Renews His Parish and other parish small groups. The project will be completed during the summer of 2011.

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  • Living Relationship with God
    Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 6:00 AM at Hageman Hall
      Every relationship involves some type of risk. Do we have a living relationship with God or are we simply trying to practice religion? Presented by Team 4
  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Why should I even try?
    Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      At times everything seems to be out of control and I find myself wondering why I should even try to make a difference. Presented by Team 5
  • How your relationship with your Mother affects your relationship with your kids and your wife?
    Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      For Dads: Who comes first, your mom or your wife? Your mother may put you on a pedestal, or alternatively, knock you off a pedestal, which may affect your relationship with your wife and kids. Learn how Father’s just like you are discovering how to ensure Mom’s love is not taken for granted and their wife and children remain the most special people in a man’s life. Presented by Team 6
  • What is really going on during the Mass?
    Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      A new found respect for the Catholic Mass once you know what is truly happening, you will never say you are bored again. Presented by Team 1
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Fatherhood Celebration

March 24, 2011 under Events

Community Event Summary

Date and Location: 

June 19th – Father’s Day

11:00 to 4:00

Sawyer Point Park

Event Purpose: 

1.  Provide fathers a free, fun event to attend with their kids

2.  Give potential clients an unintimidating introduction to the Fatherhood Project

3.  Continue outreach to fathers and kids in need

Event Goals:

1.  3,500 attendees

2.  Attract new Fatherhood Project clients

3.  Recognition that Fatherhood Project is here to help fathers in need

Activities: 

  • Music/bands
  • Magician
  • Inflatables
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sports challenge activities with Bengals/Ben-gals and UC Basketball (hopefully)
  • Kickball
  • Food, ice cream, and drinks
  • Balloon animals
  • Cincinnati Zoo animals

More information at http://www.talberthouse.org/news/events/fatherhoodcommunityevent.html

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Men’s CRHP Spring 2011 Retreat

March 20, 2011 under Events

Men’s CRHP (Christ Renews His Parish Retreat):

The dates are Sat. April 9 (8:00 AM) through Sun. April 10 (2:30 PM)

This is a retreat held on the IHM campus for men given by men.  It is open to all men of the parish who have never attended it or who it has been more then ten years since attending. It is a free gift from the parish.  God is calling, when will you respond? 

Contact Dan Driggers today at dan.driggers@ymail.com or (513) 481-6547.

More information made be found on the church’s website.

Honesty Prayer

March 18, 2011 under Meeting Materials

Your Words are carved for eternity!
You have commanded the virtue of honesty,
It is the power against all deceptions.
Direct Your Spirit of honesty upon me,
That my soul may always remain stainless.
Guide my daily thoughts, words and actions,
To join those living by the Spirit of truth.
For honesty yields harmony and loyalty,
Enriching all human relationships.
By the power of Your Spirit that flourishes,
Honesty will prevail in this world! Amen

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Tell the Truth

March 17, 2011 under Announcements

Tell the Truth

Team 3 is at bat this week with a topic we all struggle with to certain degree.

Oh what a better world it would be if we all would just….tell the truth.  How do we live a life of truthfulness that sets an example for our children and cause them to tell the truth

Prayer Requests

Steve Fortin’s brother Tom Fortin passed away on Friday.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/cincinnati/obituary.aspx?n=thomas-fortin&pid=149211999

Roster Check

Please take a few moments to verify your current information in our roster.  A simple shared password protects that page and should be obvious (read the password hint).  Please send any additions or updates to info@fathersteam.org.

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Upcoming Calendar

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  • Tell the Truth
    Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      Oh what a better world it would be if we all would just….Tell the Truth. How do we live a life of truthfulness that sets an example for our children and cause them to Tell the Truth? Presented by Team 3
  • Living Relationship with God
    Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 6:00 AM at Hageman Hall
      Every relationship involves some type of risk. Do we have a living relationship with God or are we simply trying to practice religion? Presented by Team 4
  • First Friday Rosary
    Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 5:30 AM at Hageman Hall
  • Why should I even try?
    Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      At times everything seems to be out of control and I find myself wondering why I should even try to make a difference. Presented by Team 5
  • How your relationship with your Mother affects your relationship with your kids and your wife?
    Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      For Dads: Who comes first, your mom or your wife? Your mother may put you on a pedestal, or alternatively, knock you off a pedestal, which may affect your relationship with your wife and kids. Learn how Father’s just like you are discovering how to ensure Mom’s love is not taken for granted and their wife and children remain the most special people in a man’s life. Presented by Team 6
  • What is really going on during the Mass?
    Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 6:03 AM at Hageman Hall
      A new found respect for the Catholic Mass once you know what is truly happening, you will never say you are bored again. Presented by Team 1
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Sex in the Marriage, As God Intended It: Meeting Materials

March 14, 2011 under Meeting Materials

Click on the link below for the handout from the meeting.

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9 Tips for Spiritual Dry Spells

March 12, 2011 under Meeting Materials

The following list was presented at our last meeting.  Read the linked article for the detailed discussion for each tip.

 http://www.conversiondiary.com/2009/07/9-tips-for-spiritual-dry-spells.html

  1. Make sure you’re not doing anything to block out God’s voice
  2. Keep praying (no, seriously, keep praying)
  3. Receive the sacraments
  4. Read inspiring spiritual books
  5. Make sure there’s not a physical cause
  6. Make sure you’re recharging your batteries
  7. Find a spiritual director
  8. Consider counseling
  9. Research the Christian understanding of spiritual dry spells
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