A group of around 50 people gathered on Saturday, Feb 20, at the Rocky Point House in The Woodlands for a presentation about the activities to be held at the house recently rented. The Rocky Point House aims at helping families in their journey to create bright and cheerful homes, following the teachings of St. Josemaria. For the moment, the plan is to hold formational activities for adult and young men. The presentation was followed by a house blessing, and preceded by a pot-luck dinner. Some of the attendees wore masks due the current pandemic. Others did not, since they considered the risk minimal because they have been vaccinated or have had the disease. For more information or to help, please call Mariano at 703-963-1453.
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.
The Business Ethics Forum (BEF) is a group of peer executives working to develop and implement philosophically sound and actionable frameworks for ethical and effective business management. The timeless principle of the dignity of the human person and the values of truth, freedom, justice and charity provide the foundation of the BEF’s discussion outlines, case studies, management tools and consulting services. It is essential that within a business the legitimate pursuit of profit should be in harmony with respect for the dignity of the people involved in or affected by the business including employees, owners, customers, suppliers and society.
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.
Martha and William Colina have launched Humano 4.0, a digital space to show the richness of being Catholic. With a light and informal format, speakers share their experiences or expertise once a month through digital platforms. The purpose of Humano 4.0 is to show places, events or characters that bear witness to living the Catholic faith in the middle of the world.
Angelo Directo with other dads, friends and volunteers have put together Club Forge. The initiative is an adventure and character-building club for boys in grades 3 through 5 and their dads. It aims to imbue the boys with a desire to be men of virtue and to give them some of the tools they need to reach that goal. It meets on the third Sunday of the month at 3 PM at Westcott Study Center in Houston.