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Fr. Louis Golamari presenting a Lenten Men's Talk
Fr. Louis Golamari presenting a Lenten Men's Talk

In 2018, our Associate Pastor Louis Golamari, along with Deacons Grossnickle and Madison, begin the 8th year of the OLW Lenten talks for men. All men are once again invited to attend a Lenten Series of Reflection, Prayer and Challenge every Saturday morning during the Lenten Season.

The 40 Days of Lent provide Men of Faith an excellent opportunity to Walk with Christ, Learn from Christ and Pray with Christ. Join Fr. Louis Golamari in the Parish Center for one hour every Saturday during Lent (February 17 through March 24, 2018). Reflect, refuel, and reinforce your Christian life!

Click here to hear a video of Father Louis welcoming you to the Saturday talks.

Click here to view a photo gallery from the February 17, 2018 session.

Topics scheduled so far this year are:
  • February 17 - On Being an Authentic Catholic Man - Fr. Louis
    The following video was viewed and a lively discussion followed. Think about what you as a man can do this Lent to become a better person in the world. Click here for the video from Father John Hollowell.

  • February 24 - Tapping Sources of Spiritual Resilience - Deacon Don Grossnickle and Sean Reilly (see below for recording)

  • March 3 - Faith Looks Up - Fr. Louis
    The following video was one of several viewed to inspire our faith in a God who loves us dearly. Click here for the video.

  • March 10 - Scrutiny - Deacon Mike Madison
    The Gospel readings from the three weeks of RCIA Scrutinies were read and discussed.

  • March 17 - God is Near: Timothy Chambers Spiritual Resilience Tools in Action - Deacon Don Grossnickle
    The following video on the obstacles artist Tim Chambers overcame was viewed followed by discussion. Click here for "TED" talk by Timothy Chambers.

  • March 24 - Holy Week - Deacon Mike Madison
    The following video was viewed followed by discussion. Click here for the video from Father Mike.
    Click here for the names of the days and the readings for each referred to in the video.

Fellowship in the Parish Center from 7:20 a.m. 7:35 a.m.

Talks/Interaction in the Parish Center from 7:35 a.m. 8:25 a.m.

A communion service following at 8:30 a.m. in the Gathering Place.

  • Men 18 years of age and older welcome to attend.
  • Fathers are welcome to bring their teenage son(s), but talks are geared toward adult men, not teens.

 

Attendees gathered for the talk and sharing

 

Some of the OLW Lenten talks for men may be recorded (and edited) so you can listen to them streamed here on the web, or download them to your computer and then copy them to your MP3 players to listen to them as you are on the go! It may take up to 30 seconds before the podcast starts to play after you click play, depending on your computer, as the streaming begins.

NOTE: You can skip ahead by dragging the progress bar. Also, if the player is blank, or 00:00 shows up in the right corner of the player after you press play, use the arrows on the right side of the player to scroll down to view a status message.

 

February 24, 2018 "Tapping Sources of Spiritual Resilience"
Deacon Don Grossnickle and Sean Reilly

Click on the player below to hear this as a podcast. Time: 51:52.

Download this podcast as a zip file for your computer. Click here and then "save as" on your computer.

NOTE: Recordings of prior year talks from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 (did not record 2015 or 2017) are available on the Archive Page.

 

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