By Brian J. Burke, MD
For the Umatuna Si Yu’os
Saturday, Jan. 20 was an important day for the Catholic men of the Archdiocese of Agaña. It was a day of fellowship and growth for 150 men from throughout the island, with talks from Archbishop Michael Byrnes, Father Fran Hezel of the Society of Jesus, Father Paul Gofigan and many others.
One of the main take-away points from the conference was a desire for ongoing fellowship and formation. To this end, the newly formed Guam Catholic Men’s League will host a weekly Lenten series for men and their families.
This six-week video series, featuring Bishop Robert Barron’s “Catholicism” Series, will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in the St. John Paul the Great Center for Evangelization at the Chancery Office in Hagåtña.
This series will take the viewers around the world, exploring the truth, beauty, and goodness of the Catholic faith through high definition cinematography. Bishop Barron is well known throughout the world for his Word on Fire Ministry.
A dynamic and insightful teacher, Bishop Barron will offer a deeper understanding of the roots our faith and the ongoing impact in our world.
Catholic men of Guam have been called to be the spiritual leaders of their families. A man can only give what he already has. In order to pass on the faith to his children, to lead his family to holiness, he must understand his faith and develop his own interior spiritual life.
This begins with a personal relationship with Christ, and seeking to know his teachings and what he desires in our lives. The men of Guam and their families are encouraged to come to this series, to deepen their understanding of the faith, and to grow in fellowship with other men and families.
To RSVP, please visit the Guam Catholic Men’s League Facebook page (www.facebook.com/guamcatholicmensleague) or RSVP at www.eventbrite.com by searching “The Catholicism Series on Guam.” Readers can also find previews of the series on YouTube by searching “Catholicism Series.”