Upcoming Event - Men's Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Join members of the Cathedral Men's Association for their annual Saturday pilgrimage to the fabulous Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 13. The 100-acre grounds include a visitors' center and outdoor devotional areas such as a rosary walk, Stations of the Cross, and a votive candle chapel. You can sign up for scheduled talks for their Marian conference that weekend at the Shrine website. We will leave from the Cathedral parking lot no later than 6:30 am and return later in the day after lunch at the Shrine. Contact Cory Reiman at 612-245-4924 or Steve Schier at 651-698-0886 if you have questions.
The purpose of the Men's Association is to develop and foster fellowship and Christian growth within the Men's Association and the parish, and to assist in parish activities at the call of the Pastor. This Association is open to all men of the Cathedral parish.
Regular meetings are held monthly, usually on the second Saturday of each month, following the 8:00 a.m. Mass or as announced. The men do not meet during the months of June, July and August. Attendance is not mandatory, but we are a more effective association if all members are in attendance. Dues are $5.00 per year. All dues and fund-raising monies are used to benefit the Cathedral parish.
Fellowship and Christian Growth
Mass precedes most of our meetings, including our annual retreat held in January. We have an annual golf/barbecue meeting in the late summer to start our year and to recruit new members. We have guest speakers periodically to discuss and reflect on spiritual matters. Relationships are strengthened through our various work activities for the parish, including sponsoring coffee and rolls on the third Sunday of each month.
The men annually sponsor a St. Patrick's Day Pancake Breakfast and Raffle as their main fund raiser, and help with other parish activities throughout the year. Through their efforts, the Men's Association has refurbished kneelers, installed railings, planted flowers, purchased vestments, restored statues and replaced the flagpole in the Cathedral courtyard.
The Men's Association hold elections every two years for the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. We are always looking for new ideas and new members. Please call the Cathedral office at 651.228.1766 for questions or if you would like to join our group!