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Step "Into The Breach" in Your Home Parish

Step "into the breach" at your home parish!

Our mission as men is encouraging each other to take the fire of the Holy Spirit, ignited within us, to our parishes and homes, because that is where we are Called to Battle. In order to keep that flame alive, we need to find ways to serve in our communities as a constant reminder of who we are as men.  There are many avenues in which to serve or stay fired up in this ongoing battle. 

Below you will find a list of ways to serve in your home parish, many of which are geared towards Louisiana, specifically, but are also nationwide or could be with your help. These organizations may already be active in your parish or you may feel called to start it yourselfGo for it! Or, just go straight to your parish priest and ask what needs doing!
  • The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization; find your local chapter at the State KC website.
  • Knights of Peter Claver  is the largest historically African-American Catholic lay organization in the United States. The Order is named for St. Peter Claver, the Spanish Priest who ministered to African slaves.
  • That Man Is You! is an interactive, multimedia men’s program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership.
  • Louisiana Right to Life is the state affiliate for National Right to Life and has multiple chapters statewide; very involved with local lobbying efforts as well as March for Life.
  • St. Paul Street Evangelization sets up booths in high traffic pedestrian areas with 2+ Catholics to evangelize and answer questions.
  • Men of St. Joseph meet weekly to pray together and encourage each other to be the spiritual leaders of their families (sponsors local chapters)
  • Diocesan Office of Vocations is the place to go if you're considering a vocation to the priesthood within the Diocese of Baton Rouge
  • Witness to Love provides local churches with the tools to transform existing programs of marriage preparation into wellsprings of dynamic marriage discipleship through mentorship; founded by Louisiana native Ryan Verret and his wife Mary-Rose.
  • Domestic Church is an officially recognized lay movement that provides life-long formation for sacramentally married couples to achieve sanctity together, grow in mutual love, and provide an environment where children can thrive and grow in union with Christ, so they may truly be called a Domestic Church!
  • Manresa Retreat House offers three-day preached retreats, for men only, made in silence, based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola. 
  • Bring ACTS Retreats to your parish! A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Community, Theology, Service) Retreats are setting parishes on fire throughout Louisiana!
  • FOCUS is a Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the gospel to college and university students.
  • St. Vincent de Paul leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul; parish chapters or "conferences" available
  • Dumb Ox Ministries works with teens, young adults, and families; cultivating their authentic masculinity and femininity through the Theology of the Body, helping them to prepare for, discern, and pursue their unique vocations to love. 
  • Catholic Community Radio is an amazing resource for our region, but is also always looking for volunteers and sponsors. 
  • Cross Catholic Outreach helps through donations those suffering extreme poverty in countries throughout the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

St John Paul the Great, pray for us,
St. Maximillian Kolbe, pray for us,
St. Joseph, pray for us,
Our Lady, the Immaculate, PRAY FOR US!!

The Men of the Immaculata

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