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St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community, Viera FL

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It is our mission to enhance the faith experience of men in our parish though Christ centered fellowship and discipleship formation. We do this by meeting periodically in large and small social settings to consider topics of interest to those seeking to live their faith. Every man is welcome to participate. Our goal is to empower men to become better disciples of Jesus Christ. Click here to download the ministry tri-fold.

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Portraying Our Patron, John the Evangelist
"the Beloved of Jesus"
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Feedback is always invited

What would you like to have offered to the men of the parish to help live, understand or share our faith as 'the beloved men of Jesus' at St John the Evangelist? You can also submit your thoughts with the link beside Our Patron's picture.

2020 Men's Retreat on Jan 24-26 at Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center

Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, staffed with Passionist priests in N Palm Beach is presenting a 3 day men's weekend retreat entitled, “Eucharist: Blessed & Broken ~ Shared & Sent“. The weekend is open to a group of 10 different parishes around Florida, of which St John the Evangelist and Ascension are included.

For registration please download application here.

The website for the retreat center is OurLadyofFlorida.org. You may find other information there. Current Parish promoter for this retreat is Joe Boniface and SJE Men's Discipleship Ministry.

2019 Live4More Conference 9/28/19 at HNJ - Great Blessing, Great Turnout, Great Success

With nearly 200 attending from nearly all of the parishes in Brevard, the great speakers and their messages, the good fellowship and shared brotherhood, the morning proved quite fruitful and rewarding. The conference theme of 'Living as Sons of God' come out of the talks. Fr Ben Lehnertz lead us through understanding how to live and experience the Beatitudes through our human challenges as we aspire toward our own sainthoods. We also heard Fr Brake Britton tell about the challenges and importance of maintaining our masculinity in a world fighting to erase it. God intends for us to work together, man and woman, with our own strengths and weaknesses, allowing our respective natures and synergies to help build our lives in holiness.

We also heard several times of the importance of establishing relationships with those who help us along our faithful journey. It is important to have those around us to support us when we experience those challenges of faith and celebrate with us the joyful times and share in those moments of praise and thanksgiving. Live4More Small groups, our small christian communities of faithful men, well serves such a need. Pray, think, and act on starting or joining a group. Each group takes on a unique profile. It serves and ministers to those involved. It supports its members and knows its needs. It empowers us to be examples and evangelists to others. It helps keep our focus on the Living God in our lives. Contact us to get started.

Had Another Great Evening at SJE Men's Night in June

On Monday 6/17/19 we were blessed with so much as we gathered once again for fellowship, food, music, prayer and a thought provoking & inspirational talk given by Deacon Mike McElwee .

Our faith is sometimes a fragile thing. We can go from Praise and Elation to wondering where our spiritual energy went and "Where is God when I need him?" Deacon Mike shared, in "Where is God when I Suffer?", some real life stories, helped us get in touch with and understand those times we have suffered and showed us some of the hope, healing and strength we can gather having experienced such things. Thank you, Deacon, for showing us that light in Christ, even when it seems dark.

We talk about fellowship with our brothers. What I witnessed, in this group of Godly Men, was compassion, faith, dedication, and human love and understanding being shared and supported in one diverse roomful of Christ centered brothers.

Annual Men's Discipleship Calendar

Our Men's Discipleship Calendar for 2019/2020 planning year is as follows:

  • 09/28/19 — Joint Annual Live4More Conference 7:30AM-12:00PM at Holy Name of Jesus
  • 12/02/19 — Men's Night 6PM-8:30PM
  • 03/07/20 — Men's Breakfast 8AM-9:30PM
  • 06/13/20 — Men's Night 6PM-8:30PM
  • 10/10/20 — Joint Annual Live4More Conference 7:30AM-12:00PM at St John the Evangelist


Small Group Formations
Remember the Benefits provided by participation in Men's Small Groups:
Community
Fellowship
Personal Support
Prayer Life/Scripture
Brotherhood
Encouragement
Strength
Praise & Glory to God

Considering a Men's Small Group? With the coming Men's Conference in September, there will be opportunity to find a respective group. We will be having signups available at the conference for both St Johns & Holy Name parishes. Other parishes are invited to do the same. Be sure to stop by the Live4More table to find out more about these small christian communities and what they offer to enhance our call and empower us as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For those of you who have or wish to sign up for Small Groups, we are continually working on recruiting members, gathering materials and organizing groups and interests. If you have not already communicated your interest, please do so in email or using the Information Link from this page to forward your preference. Groups may take many different forms from bible study to directed theme programs to discussion of Christian literature to sharing on The Daily Word and Sunday Readings to simple prayer with discussion...you name it. Some ideas for materials can be found on the RESOURCES page (see link header above).

Remember, SMALL GROUPS may be an option and way to provide the spiritual support group we have talked about at our events. Let us know you are interested and we can help get you started.

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