SJE Men's Discipleship   •   Live4More
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.

For those of you who may be disappointed about the Orlando Rise UP Conference, we have a happy surprise for you! The First Virtual Catholic Men's Conference is coming to your computer workstation VERY SOON.
The virtual conference will be available nationwide between Friday April 3 at 12PM EST to Sunday April 5 at Midnight.

Registration is required ... and it is Free! Take a look at the Presenters. It looks like quite a treat. For information and registration Click Here

* Indefinetely Postponed *
Men's Rise Up Conference in Orlando on Saturday, March 28, 2020

  • A Message from Secretariat for Laity, Family, & Life:
    Dear Brothers in Christ,
    Peace be with you all! Given the directives of the Center for Disease Control concerning large gatherings, we have indefinitely postponed the 2020 diocesan men’s conference, Rise Up: Put on the Armor of God. This was difficult as we know that you were looking forward to the fellowship and spiritual formation that this day would have provided, but we know that the decision was in the best interest of our communities. We will be issuing refunds and we thank you for your enthusiasm and commitment to the Lord. Please keep an eye out for updates on the next conference, as we want to make sure we continue to support you as you strive to be a man of God!
    Daniel Boyd, Ed. D
    Secretary for Laity, Family and Life
    Diocese of Orlando | 407-246-4910
    “Teaching and Living the Light of Christ”

The March Men's Breakfast on Saturday Mar 7th 2020 "Sacrament of Holy Orders – WHAT’S UP WITH THAT: A Deacon's VIEW"

...was a fun, enlightenting and delicious morning featuring our parish's neighbor Deacon Tom Stauffacher of Ascension Church. Deacon Tom shared a bit about what the calling and ministry of a deacon is about and how that same calling and ministry is what we are called toward exercising in our own lives. He shared and compared, sometimes in a quite humorous way, how we all share in the task of discipleship and service, whether Bishop, Priest, Deacon or Lay Person. He broke our understanding down to Vocation, Temperment, Holiness, Sacrament, Priorities, and Life Style. Everyone seemed to go having learned something new and was filled with interest which inspired sharing with the other brothers in attendance. If you missed this, so sorry. It was a great morning.

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

Sorry we missed you at Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center for the retreat “Eucharist: Blessed & Broken ~ Shared & Sent“. Although my brothers from St John's were not there, my brothers from Ascension and a number of other parishes shared together a remarkable experience. This was the first time I attended at OLOF. So glad I did. It is a blessed place to find time for you and God; to be renewed, healed, strengthened, loved and challenged. What a remarkable experience I had. Perhaps next time we can get a dozen and a half men together like Ascension did. The next annual Men's retreat for St John's is scheduled for January 29-31, 2021. There are also other opportunities to take part at OLOF. They offer a number of different types of retreats; men's, women's, couples, silent, scripture, charismatic, healing, centered prayer, and more. For more information you can visit their website at Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center or email SJE Men's Discipleship from the bottom of this page.

December's Men's Night with Adventure Catholic - Psalm 23 Became So Much More Meaningful

Our new friends Alan Migliorato & Darryl Dziedzic shared with us a new insight into what the Psalmist David expressed as God's reassurance and promise of His guidance, care and leadership for us in Psalm 23. It was an evening in God's hands for sure. The 12/02/19 presentation seemed to resonate with the men. It was very relatable to all of us, giving some new insight to how God works in our lives and the hope and mercy He extends to us even when we do not realize it. Seeing us as the lambs was enlightening and encouraging. The example God gives us to form our relationships and impart the same love and care to others became much clearer. Thank you, Alan and Darryl, for a meaningful, thought provoking and enjoyable evening. While it is available, see their website for a shout-out of thanks to St John's for hosting Alan, Darryl and their message.

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 Blake 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.

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, Adventure Catholic 6PM-8:30PM
  • 1/24-26/20 — Men's Weekend Retreat at Our Lady of Florida, N Palm Beach
  • 03/07/20 — Men's Saturday Breakfast, Deacon Tom Stauffacher 8AM-9:30AM
  • 03/28/20 — Rise Up Men's Conference, Holy Family, Orlando *** Indefinetely Postponed ***
  • 06/15/20 — Men's Night 6PM-8:30PM *** Cancelled ***
  • 10/10/20 — Joint Annual Live4More Conference 7:30AM-12:00PM at St John the Evangelist *** Tentative, Will Review in light of evolving events ***

Small Group Formations
Remember the Benefits provided by participation in Men's Small Groups:
Personal Support
Prayer Life/Scripture
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 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.


Email:     SJE Men's Discipleship   Joe Boniface
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