Catholic Men's Fellowship

Meetings are twice per month - usually the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.  Special events noted here or visit the church calendar @  http://gsbh.org/modules/calendar/calendar.php
 
A band of brothers in our daily walk with Christ.
 

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Catholic Men’s Fellowship of California (CMF) is a nation-wide lay ministry, fully approved by the Church, which reaches out to Catholic men and men of all faiths. Its members act to encourage one another to strengthen faith in Christ and to become better sons, brothers, husbands, fathers and friends.

Members meet twice per month to support one another, energize their belief, and to build Christ-centered friendships. Catholic Christian Faith is at the center of all activities of the CMF.  

This video shares information from the California CMF which the Good Shepherd Chapter participates.  

Click here to download audio of CMF Coordinator Donald Carpenter speaking during our weekend Masses regarding the impact of CMF.

 

 



For more information please call the
Parish Office at (310)285-5425
or contact Good Shepherd coordinator
Donald Carpenter
dfcarpenterjr@gmail.com

Previous Meeting Held 3/28/17
Take away from last meeting:  All our work is noble and sacred! So give it everything you've got offering it all up to God! Click HERE for a PDF of the notes on "The Gospel of Work".  

Previous Meeting Held 10/25/16:
Matrimony: Sacrament # 2 Christ is literally present in ALL the Sacraments!! (CCC 1088)
Christ in Holy Matrimony
Christ is present as He joins man and woman together.Christ is present as man and woman become one in the trinity of God. Christ is present in the sacrifice both of the Eucharist and of the self as we lay down our lives everyday for one another.  St. Teresa of Avila we are his eyes hands and feet for each other.
4 Requirements of a Valid Marriage
  • Free to Consent 
  • Total Commitment 
  • Totally Faithful
  • Fruitful (Open to Children and/or Service in the Church)
Men and Women submit to one another and sacrifice their lives to one another as Christ did for His Church.
Once Again, Fr. Matthew Spencer airs an inspiration on Immaculate Heart Radio on the same topic on the same day! Click the link to hear:https://ihradio.com/2016/10/st-josephs-workshop-father-matthew-october-25-2016/ 

Previous Meeting Held 10/4/16:
We discussed the real presence of Jesus in the confessional and the authority He gave priests to absolve sins through the ministry of the Church. Time was spent in prayer and a simple meal.  Here is an audio link of an amazing talk by Fr. Matthew Spencer on the connections between Justice, Forgiveness,         Confession   and   Mercy.                 http://ihrarchive.org/archive/FRM-20160811.mp3

Previous Meeting Held 9/21/16:
We discussed the 7 Sacraments of the Catholic Church.  Christ is present in the 7 Sacraments. The 7 Sacraments call us to a holy/sacred life.  Christ in the 7 Sacraments binds us to God and to each other.  As a Church, as a Fellowship, and most importantly to our Families.

The 7 Sacraments empower us to lay down our lives for one another as Christ lays down His life for His Church - Catechism 1088: To accomplish so great a work" - the dispensation or communication of His work of salvation" Christ is always present in His Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations. He is present in the Sacrifice of the Mass not only in the person of His minister, 'the same now offering, through the ministry of priests, who formerly offered Himself on the cross,' but especially in the Eucharistic species. 

By His power He is present in the sacraments so that when anybody baptizes, it is really Christ Himself who baptizes. He is present in His word since it is He Himself who speaks when the holy Scriptures are read in the Church. Lastly, He is present when the Church prays and sings, for He has promised 'where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them.'

And we prayed . . . we prayed The Glorious Mystery of the Resurrection of the Rosary. Fr. Ed explained the origin of devotion to Divine Mercy and Saint Maria Faustina and we prayed a decade of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. In closing, we prayed for the intentions of each and every man present.