This school year, “Season 2” of the Austin Summit Leadership program for high school men kicked off. The program offers the practical, intellectual and moral foundation to be a man of character. The Summit is a monthly seminar that helps young men see their high school years from the viewpoint of their entire life. It encourages them to develop now the skills and attitudes they will need for future life challenges. Through a combination of classes, career presentations, and one-on-one mentoring, it teaches them to be men of character who are ready for responsibility in: marriage and fatherhood, professional work, responsible citizenship, friendship with family, colleagues, neighbors, and God. The program is run by a group of dads led by Aaron Schuchart.
A group of friends and members of Opus Dei in The Woodlands are renting a house to facilitate holding formational activities for people in the area. The Rocky Point Formation Center aims at helping families in their journey to create bright and cheerful homes, following the teachings of St. Josemaria. The plan is to hold classes, reading groups, father-son clubs and similar activities in the two-story house located at 70 Rocky Point Circle, Spring, TX 77389. An open house/blessing was scheduled for Jan 9, however it has been postponed. For more information or to help, please call Mariano at 703-963-1453.
Activities for men in Tulsa kicked off this past Saturday, December 19 at the home of Brandon Watson. Brandon and Derek Lyssy organized a pizza lunch, a talk entitled “Transmitting your faith to your children,” and a get-together for 13 professionals from various Tulsa-area parishes. The group plans to meet monthly with the support of supernumeraries from Houston, please pray for the success of this apostolic effort.
Ashton has recently moved to Dallas from Southern California with his family. He has launched a Father-Son in the Dallas area following the same guidelines of the several he started in California. The club, intended for fathers with sons in 1-3 grades, meets once a month on Saturdays. The gathering usually takes place in a public location like public park. The activities includes two sports: kickball and soccer. In the first sport, kickball, sons and fathers play in opposite teams, and both enjoy the competition enormously.
Delayed for non-difficult-to-guess reasons, the blessing of the new house in San Antonio took place on Dec 12, our Lady of Guadalupe. The new Montevista House at 418 Happy Trail has been operating since May. The same reasons responsible for the event delay forced the number of participants to a minimum. In spite of the circumstances, the house has already seen a number of activities for young and not-so-young men take place. Fr. Pete, the Vicar of Opus Dei in Texas, came from Houston for such a special occasion.