Evangelization & Spiritual Life
A Ministry of men at St. Paul the Apostle who seek to be better husbands/fathers/ brothers/colleagues/men by living the gospel every day. Fr. Ray Clennon, our founder, envisioned a community of men who knew their brothers in Christ, affirmed their faith journeys & welcomed every man that sought to foster his relationship with the Lord in their journeys. There are no evaluations, no performance reviews, no competition, no comparisons. Just room to think, laugh, & pray. Room to listen, ponder, share & contemplate in great company.
Men’s Legacy incorporates several ways for men to meet with each other – click on the links below to Find Out More about each opportunity.
It’s not about where’s you’re at, it’s about the journey ahead of you. How do you want to walk that journey? What will be your Legacy?
Bible in a Year
If you’ve struggled to read the Bible, this podcast is for you.
Fr. Mike Schmitz will guide us through the Bible in 365 daily episodes starting January 1st, 2021.
Each 20-25 minute episode includes:
two to three scripture readings
a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz
and guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in His Word.
Listen to the podcast on your own time in your own favorite space. Then join us weekly on Tuesday evening (currently via Zoom) to share glory stories, and struggles of the week. We
will talk about the teachings & hold each other accountable.
Circle of Women
Sisters, you are strong, you are wise and you are beautiful! Come join us, a community of believers, who carry each other when we are weak and celebrate when we are strong. Let’s lean back and let the arms of women’s friendships carry us and help us to know ourselves better. We meet monthly to discuss topics based on the theme of the year, breaking into small groups after an introduction to the monthly topic to talk with each other guided by a few leading questions.
Tabor is our bi-weekly large group gathering that gives adults in the community a chance to have a drink, eat some snacks, and hear an engaging talk about a topic in the Church that speaks to their lives. All are welcome. We meet every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Gathering Space. Tabor is great for those seeking to continue to grow in their faith and for people who are “seeking” a relationship with God.
Cor is our bi-weekly large group gathering that gives young adults in the community a chance to have a craft beer or a glass of wine, eat some snacks, and hear an engaging talk about a topic in the Church that speaks to their lives. All are welcome. We meet every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Gathering Space. Cor is great for those trying to continue to grow in their faith and for people who are “seeking” a relationship with God.
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is a 35-year-old Chicago archdiocesan tradition that has inspired more than 180 similar programs beyond the city, state and country. During the summer months we at St. Paul the Apostle combine as a group of 20 and over to bring one big group together at an offsite location for drinks and a theological speaker. Event times and speakers will be posted in late spring.
We pray together to foster a contemplative presence within our parish community. We welcome those who have a desire to deepen their spiritual lives through reading, contemplative prayer, and a small faith community experience. We meet regularly for spiritual discussion and contemplative prayer experiences. Groups meet both during the day and in the evening to accommodate various schedules.
The faith sharing group works toward understanding the meaning and the message of the Sunday Mass readings as they apply to our lives. We meet weekly to review and discuss the scripture readings for the following Sunday. Discussions are guided by Living the Word, a book for use by small Christian communities. This group includes people of all ages.
First Saturday Prayer Group
The First Saturday Prayer Group meets to pray the decades of the rosary every 1st Saturday of the month and on Wednesdays. We gather for prayer in response to the request of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three shepherd children at Fatima to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the salvation of souls and world peace. We sponsor activities such as retreats meant to bring us closer to God and fund raisers meant to help those in need.