“Courage to Connect: Being a Catholic man in a secular... Why? Who is presenting?

“Courage to Connect: Being a Catholic man in a secular world”
Who is presenting?
Since its inception, the Men’s Club has been and
continues to be a volunteer force of great significance
at Our Lady of Peace. In fact, our mission is just that;
“Men doing great things at Our Lady of Peace”. But you
probably knew that already! What you may not know is
our more subtle underlying mission is to become better
Men of Faith and Soldiers for Christ.
John Crudele, certified speaker
and coach with the John Maxwell
Team, has inspired and
challenged more than 2 million
listeners with his stories,
authenticity and candor. John’s
signature humor and relevant messages empower
listeners to find genuine fulfillment, both personally and
professionally. Founder of Partnership for Youth (which
hosts the Steubenville North Conferences), he is a
coauthor of “Making Sense of Adolescence” and
contributing author to the “Teen Power” series. John
worships at Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis Park
and resides in Savage, MN. Learn more about John here.
Through Decuria Schola, our lecture series, we come
together in fellowship to celebrate, to learn and to
What’s in a name?
Decuria - “a body of men or soldiers, a club, a party.
Schola - “lecture, debate, learned leisure, dissertation”.
We chose the name Decuria Schola specifically for this
annual Men’s Club event. The name is Latin, of course.
Relax, enjoy delicious food, fine hops & barley
beverages, great conversation and listen to renowned
speakers. It’s a casual evening where men can be men.
Who can attend?
All adult Men of the Parish. Invite a neighbor, your
Father, Father-in-law, brother, cousin, neighbor’s
father, father’s neighbor… you get the idea.
Our Lady of Peace – Pates Hall (basement of the church)
5426 12th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417, 612.824.3455
Friday February 21 / 6:00pm pre-lecture social / 6:30
meal (we will be praying grace at 6:30 sharp) / 7:00
Guest Speaker / 8:00 - Post speaker social, desert.
Spontaneous dissertations encouraged.
February 21, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
I’m interested. Now what?
Because we are men, and reservations take time and
planning, no reservation required. The food and drink
will be available until it’s gone. But please pick up the
phone and invite someone. There’s no substitute for
personal invitation… and the person you invite just
might be inspired to do something great.
How much?
We will take up a free will offering on the evening of the
event to help offset the cost of food, drink and speaker.
A Men’s Club Smoking Jacket would be great. Since we
don’t have one yet, smoking jacket is optional and attire
is casual.
Pates Hall, Our Lady of Peace Minneapolis