Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Oct
26
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Fellowship Breakfast

Please join the men of St. Denis as we gather monthly for Faith, Food & Fellowship!  We begin at 8:00, immediately following 7:30 Mass, and we meet in Potthoff Hall. 

Theme: “Defeated Lies - A Place of Victory”

To participate in our potluck breakfast, please click the "Food Sign-Ups" button to see who has signed-up to bring what, and to view what food we still need someone to sign-up for.  

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Men's Conference
Nov
2
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Conference

Come and enjoy this event made especially for you.

Enjoy Morning Mass, prayer, fellowship, inspiring speakers & testimonies,delicious food, raffle, music, receive special blessings, and much more.

Featured Speaker: Fr. Thomas Reynolds

Tickets are $5.00 - includes breakfast & lunch
Click here to purchase tickets: Tickets

Flyer: Men’s Conference

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Be A Saint!
Jan
10
to Jan 12

Be A Saint!

  • Sacred Heart Retreat House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Inspiration to be Holy Men

Retreat Master: Bishop James Wall

Respond to the call to deeper holiness as men in the Church. Bishop James Wall will offer his pastoral guidance, wisdom and advice during this retreat. Join this weekend to find inspiring examples of saintly men in the Church and how to respond to the Holy Spirit in YOUR life!

To register call (626) 289-1353 ext. 2204 or email: retreatcoordinator@carmelitesistersocd.com

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Registration Form (Full weekend and single-day options available.)

And if you’ve never been to the Sacred Heart Retreat House to spend time with the Carmelite Sisters, just know that they’re so nice, even the Galaxy’s Edge Stormtroopers don’t mind hanging out with them…

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Annual Men's Retreat
Mar
20
to Mar 22

Annual Men's Retreat

  • Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

God is doing something New in Us: Exploring paths of deepening Faith

“Remember not the events of the past. The things of long ago consider not.  See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”   Isaiah 43:18-19

What a bold proclamation, this prophecy of Isaiah.  Indeed, it may be so bold, so brash, as to be nearly unbelievable.  Yet, it is true.  God is doing a new thing in each of our lives.  The question then is this: can we see it?  Our honest response may range from “No, I don’t see it” to “I think I see it, but I’m not sure,” or even “what is this ‘new thing’ in my life that I’m supposed to be seeing?”

The challenge is to be open, ready to listen, ready to surrender to God’s love, God’s Spirit at work within us.  God is doing a new thing in our lives, in our journey of faith.  As we gradually open ourselves to that love, God becomes more perceptibly present to us. God often works in the most unexpected ways.  We must also be watchful and attentive to those new ways, those new things God is doing in our lives, and to follow them.

Where then do we find these paths that can help us deepen our faith?  This retreat will suggest a variety of ways to explore those familiar spiritual journeys and to discover new ways of encountering God during this weekend filled with sacred silence. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin reminds us we are spiritual beings having human experiences, yet we are often unattuned to the truly sacred nature of our lives.

The retreat weekend will offer time for meditative prayer, silence, and conferences to assist us in developing our relationship with God in our everyday lives; in short, a pilgrimage of the heart. The call to discover this new thing God is doing in us is a bold and exciting one; a call that deepens our faith lives. Through prayer, instruction and examination of the mystical nature of our lives, we will walk this journey together as we respond to God’s beckoning in our spiritual journey.

To register, click link: Register

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5th Annual Overnight Retreat
Oct
18
to Oct 19

5th Annual Overnight Retreat

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join your CMF brothers for a night under the stars, and participate in:

  • Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation

  • Holy Mass

  • Eucharistic Adoration

  • Spiritual Talks

  • Prayer of 1000 Hail Marys

Featured Guest Speaker: Gilbert Alderete, CMF President

Admission: $20.00 (covers dinner, drinks, snacks and breakfast)

Flyer: Men’s Retreat

For information, please call/text:
Oscar - (661) 912-9502
Tony - (661) 203-9973

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The Free Man
Sep
20
to Sep 22

The Free Man

  • Santiago Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join like-minded men as we draw closer to becoming the men God created us to be, by spending the weekend with Retreat master, Bishop David O'Connell who will encourage us as we dig deep into our hearts for true freedom.

True freedom is found in Jesus Christ. Men tend to carry their burdens in life alone, as if there is no one else to help. The troubles of life, anxiety, work loads, and most especially sin, hold us in bondage. Come see and hear men like yourself share how God has transformed their lives. Real men with real stories and testimonies will share how a relationship with Jesus has set them free. You will make friends that will last a lifetime, and realize you are not alone in this fight.

We will enjoy fellowship, and develop ways to strengthen our faith while enjoying the serenity and rugged beauty of the majestic Silverado Canyon.

"So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed." John. 8:36

ITEMS TO BRING:

  • Blanket or sleeping bag and pillow for bunk-style sleeping accommodations

  • Toiletries: towel, toothbrush, body wash, etc.

  • Flashlight

  • Hiking Boots or Walking Shoes

  • Bible, Journal, Prayer Book and Rosary

  • Open Mind Heart and Soul

$195 Includes:
Meals & Lodging
Dynamic Speakers
Sacrament of Confession
Prayer & Reflection
Fellowship with Catholic Brothers

For more information, please contact Francisco Munoz:
(626) 422-2307
francisco.munoz.cmf@gmail.com

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Men's Silent Retreat
Aug
23
to Aug 25

Men's Silent Retreat

  • Sacred Heart Retreat House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come Holy Spirit

Rev. James B. Farnan

The Holy Spirit is moving the men in the Church to return to the heart of the matter. The Church needs holy men who will witness to God’s Fatherly love.

Father James will guide your retreat that includes inspiring talks, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Mass, and time for personal reflection.

Join with other men who are striving to live out heroic virtue and learn how to grow as spiritual leaders in their families.

For information/RSVP: 626-289-1353, ext. 204  
retreatcoordinator@carmelitesistersocd.com

Retreat Flyer

Registration Form

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Restoring Genuine Manliness
Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Restoring Genuine Manliness

Learn the pillars of Christian Manliness; Encounter peace that only Christ offers. Live Free from Fear!

In this workshop DR. PHIL CHAVEZ offers CORE TRAINING in the18 pillars of Christian Manliness that will TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE and impact the people around you. Learn about many of the problems that occurred in seminaries and homes that fostered a deep emasculation, damaging the Church for decades. Dr. Chavez will explain how all men can revive a dynamic faith-life free of fear. Realize the freedom that is made possible by moving in Jesus Christ!

Early ONLINE Registration ONLY $20 if registered by July 4. $30 after that date.
(Includes coffee and breakfast snacks. Lunch on your own - restaurants nearby.)

Doors open at 8:00am

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Rise Up, Oh Men of God
Jul
6
8:00 AM08:00

Rise Up, Oh Men of God

  • St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Catholic Men’s Fellowship Presents:

A Breakfast gathering with CMF Spiritual Director, Bishop David G. O’Connell

Join us to hear Bishop O’Connell’s vision for CMF. Holy Mass will begin at 8:00am, followed by breakfast and presentation in the Msgr. Pierce Hall.

There is no cost to attend this Event!

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Super Saturday Conference
Mar
30
8:30 AM08:30

Super Saturday Conference

Created in a Holy Image

“God created mankind in His image; in the image of God, He created them.”
-Genesis 1:27

CMF put on another wonderful conference this year, at the beautiful Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. After some uncertainty, Mark Wahlberg was able to leave an active movie set to come make and appearance, share some thoughts, and even stay for Mass. But Mark almost played second fiddle to his older brother, Jim, who definitely stole the show with his powerful testimony about finding God…in prison…with the help of angels, including a certain Mother Teresa. The speakers were all terrific; the music was outstanding; and the free Wahlburgers were delicious….until the fire department came. (No joke…grease fire…had to evacuate…and then the folks at Wahlburgers shipped in burgers from their store several miles away to make sure all men were fed.) Hightlight for some of the guys was having Mark Walhberg hand-deliver their lunch to them: Special Delivery. Overall, this conference rocked! (Keep an eye out in the slides for our own Mike Kellogg, who led the guys in the second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.)

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Living in the Peace of Christ
Mar
15
to Mar 17

Living in the Peace of Christ

  • Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be Not Anxious!

Another wonderful retreat. There is a new Retreat Director, Dr. Michael Cunningham, and all the guys thoroughly enjoyed his two presentations. It was a beautiful weekend with some great talks on letting go of your anxiety/worry, since most of what we all worry about is over things that won’t even come to pass.

Please mark you calendars for March 13-15, 2020 so you can be sure to join us next year!

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40 For 40
Mar
12
12:00 AM00:00

40 For 40

Please pray for the men who are participating in this session of 40 for 40.

Refer back to this website occasionally to see when the next sign-ups will be taking place for your chance to participate in this powerful program.

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Into The Breach
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

Into The Breach

A Call To Battle

The Knights of Columbus and Catholic Men’s Fellowship ministries, in partnership, presented Bishop Olmsted’s Apostolic Exhortation: “Into the Breach”, and it was an amazing success. We were joined by around 50 brothers - young, old, friends, strangers…but we all banded together in fellowship.

Promotional Short-film: A Call To Battle

And a very special THANK YOU to our Sisters in Christ who served as Prayer Warriors and sat with Jesus while our conference was taking place: Pat, Liz, Toni W, Sonia, Ligia, Toni S, Maureen, Stacy, Nancy and Amy. You were truly a blessing.

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Men's Silent Retreat
Jan
11
to Jan 13

Men's Silent Retreat

  • Sacred Heart Retreat House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Msgr. Eugene Morris will lead this men’s retreat that includes: inspiring talks, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Mass, the Holy Rosary in this year dedicated to the Holy Family in Nazareth: “In you, all find their home.” Psalm 87:7

There are full-weekend, commuter, and one-day options available for this retreat.

To register, fill out this form and mail in to the Retreat Coordinator with your payment: Register

For additional questions, you can contact the Retreat Coordinator: retreatcoordinator@carmelitesistersocd.com

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The Deep Heart of God
Nov
30
to Dec 1

The Deep Heart of God

Finding Redemption, Healing and Restoration

Experience the goodness of God’s intention for you and His desire for you to experience long-lasting freedom in every area of life. You’ll learn practical tools for identifying and uprooting sin at its deepest roots, and how you can activate God’s grace in your life and grow closer to Him. Activities include prayer for healing and blessing, learning to hear God’s voice and interactive teaching sessions.

Presenter: Ken Kniepmann

Registration Rates: 

  • $70 - now through November 19th

  • $80 - after November 19th

To Register and/or for more info, please click the link: Registration Info

This two-day conference is presented in partnership with the JPII Healing Center, and would be a wonderful event to experience with your wife/loved ones. Please feel free to contact Michael Chisholm if you would like to hear more about how amazing their conferences/retreats are.

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Our Search for Meaning
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Our Search for Meaning

Serra Retreat cordially invites you to the Men's Retreat: Our Search for Meaning with Sr. Carol Quinlivan, CSJ & Fr. Michael Doherty, OFM.

Women and men of every age have faced the eternal questions: Who am I? Why am I here? What is the meaning of my life?

Discovery is not found on the endless treadmill to acquire more and more but rather in the pause that refreshes. Instead of telling our lives what we want, we might listen instead to the Divine Presence that whispers within our souls. Our God directs us directly if only we took time to listen. The beauty of Malibu provides the perfect setting to pause awhile to recognize our eternal purpose on earth in life.

The cost for this retreat is $280 for a single room, and $220 per person for a double room. The rate include all 6 meals, all talks, activities, and optional confession time and/or spiritual direction. All we will need to hold your spot is a $50 non refundable deposit.

For more information, please contact the Serra Retreat Office at (310) 456-6631.

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Msgr. Jim's Funeral Mass
Sep
27
11:00 AM11:00

Msgr. Jim's Funeral Mass

In Attendance…

Most Reverend Jose Gomez - Archbishop of Los Angeles
(Principle Celebrant)

Cardinal Roger Mahoney - Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles

Most Reverend David O’Connell - Bishop of San Gabriel Region

Former St. Denis Priests:
Fr. Joel*, Fr. Dennis*, Fr. Sebastian, Fr. Olin*, Fr. Chuck
*Pallbearers

Current St. Denis Priests/Deacons:
Fr. John, Fr. Vincent, Fr. Mario, Deacon Dennis, Deacon Phil, Deacon Alfred

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Fall Retreat 2018
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Fall Retreat 2018

  • Santiago Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Spiritual Combat: Do Not Lower the Lance

Join Catholic Men's Fellowship of California for our Fall 2018 retreat, held this year at Santiago Retreat Center in the foothills north of Irvine.

Our low price of $185 for this weekend retreat includes six meals and lodging.  The retreat will feature talks by Bishop David O'Connell, along with a healing service and time for Reconciliation and personal prayer time.

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Men's Silent Retreat
Aug
24
to Aug 26

Men's Silent Retreat

  • Sacred Heart Retreat House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Msgr. Eugene Morris will lead this men’s retreat that includes inspiring talks, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Mass, the Holy Rosary (in this year dedicated to the Holy Family in Nazareth):
In you, all find their home.” Psalm 87:7

Options are available to stay for the entire weekend at the retreat house, as well as "commuter" and one-day options.

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The Magnificent Seven
Aug
17
to Aug 19

The Magnificent Seven

The Seven Virtues Perfect Our Seven Principles

Virtues are gifts from God that lead us to live in a close relationship with him. Virtues are like habits. They need to be practiced; they can be lost if they are neglected. The weakness caused by original sin causes us to be inclined toward sin. The power of virtue is that it reverses the inclination toward evil, and by strength of habit inclines us toward the good.”

Come join us as Stephen Valgos, Catholic Evangelist, in his wisdom of the teachings of the Church lead us to a better understanding of how practice of “The Seven Virtues Perfect our Seven Principles”, and tip the scales of the moral life toward good and away from evil.  

Fr. Mike Lacey former Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish, San Lorenzo Ca. will celebrate Mass for our Retreat.

Accept this invitation to join other men for a weekend of reflective spirituality. Get away from the pressures and activities of daily life for a refreshing weekend of renewal. Regain, deepen and strengthen your spiritual perspective.

Retreat Cost: $185 per person (Includes lodging and all meals).  You may register online and pay with your credit card or PayPal account. You may also register by mail by downloading the attached flyer, printing it, and sending a check to the address on the flyer.

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Most Holy Eucharist
Aug
11
8:30 AM08:30

Most Holy Eucharist

  • St. Louise De Marillac Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The CMF chapter at St. Louise de Marillac is proud to announce that Fr. Brian Mullady, known for his specials on EWTN, has agreed to give a talk on: The Most Holy Eucharist.

The event will include a pot-luck breakfast.  The last breakfast event they hosted gathered together about 70 men - and we hope to exceed that this time.  Their parish CMF group will be providing coffee, potatoes, eggs, bacon, sausage, plates, cups, napkins & utensils - but any and all other goodies will be welcomed.

There will be Mass at 8:00 am, and the event will begin immediately following Mass. 
Please plan on attending!

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HV50 Conference: Faithful to God's Design
Jul
27
to Jul 28

HV50 Conference: Faithful to God's Design

  • Ontario Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join your fellow Catholics at the Ontario Convention Center July 27-28, 2018 as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae!
Register by June 30th to avoid late registration rate price increases!

Full Event Pass – $184 per person

(Late registration rate of $220 begins July 1, if space available)

Includes: All Friday and Saturday Events: Friday daytime sessions, Friday night film screening of Unprotected, Saturday sessions, Saturday evening Closing Mass and HV Heroes Banquet Gala (Banquet included — all other meals available for purchase at on site kiosk or nearby restaurants.)
There are one-day options available as well.

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Baseball Night
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Baseball Night

It was a wonderful night of Baseball, Food & Fellowship as we cheered on the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at Epicenter Stadium.  The night featured $1.00 hot dogs/drinks, our Grand Knight throwing out the first pitch, and a fun time was had by all.

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Mater Dolorosa Retreat
Mar
16
to Mar 18

Mater Dolorosa Retreat

  • Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Going Without Knowing: Pitching Our Tent in Faith

This was another wonderful weekend retreat.  Feedback from the men is that many felt this might have been one of the best retreats Mater Dolorosa has put on, at least in a while.  Guys seemed to get things from each of the talks, and they all enjoyed themselves.  

Please mark your calendars for next year.  We always go up the weekend of St. Patrick's Day.

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Behold the Man II
Mar
3
8:30 AM08:30

Behold the Man II

  • St. Louise De Marillac Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2nd Annual Super Saturday Conference

Guest Speakers:
BISHOP DAVID O'CONNELL - Episcopal Vicar, San Gabriel Region
MSGR. TIM NICHOLS - Pastor, St. John Vianney Church
JOHN PRIDMORE - Former Organized Crime Figure from England
JOHNNY ROMERO - Evangelist
TERRY BARBER - Evengelist

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Carmelite Retreat Weekend
Jan
12
to Jan 14

Carmelite Retreat Weekend

  • Sacred Heart Retreat House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Streams of Grace and Mercy

Presented by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
Celebrating 75 Years of service in Southern California

REV. JOHN TRIGILIO - Retreat Master

This was a wonderful retreat.  Mike Kellogg enjoyed staying for the full weekend, and Michael Chisholm very much enjoyed the one-day "commuter" option; and we both got a lot out of Fr. Trigilio's talks.  The campus was beautiful.  The Carmelite Sisters were a joy to watch as they went about their business.  The food was very good, and the gift shop was a bit addictive.  We participated in a Rosary procession around the campus led by some of the Novices, as well as a couple of hours of Eucharistic Adoration.

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Family Christmas Party
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Family Christmas Party

Thank you to all of you who joined us at the Kellogg home on Saturday.  The Family Christmas Party was a wonderful success!  It was so great to see you all with your spouses and families.

This was a nice comment received from David:
"Just wanted to comment. After the Christmas party, I realized that CMF has the best food at every event I have ever been too. Anyone who has been to a few of these knows exactly what I am talking about. The eggs, sausage, waffles, and homemade stuff and that is just the breakfast. The Christmas party dinner was better than a Thanksgiving meal. The fantastic food you eat at one of these events can't be beat and is proof of God's blessing on this organization. Thank you."

Looking forward to doing this again next year!

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All-Night Fellowship Retreat
Nov
17
to Nov 18

All-Night Fellowship Retreat

  • Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

3rd Annual Men's Night Retreat

Spiritual Talks * Confession * Midnight Mass * Fellowship * Prayer * Song

Guest Speaker: STEVE RUDA
Former Seminarian; former Marine Captain; co-founder of CMF of California; Battalion Chief - Los Angeles City Fire Department; Recipient of the California State Firefighters Association Medal of Valor

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Sacred Heart Men's Retreat
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Sacred Heart Men's Retreat

  • Sacred Heart Retreat Camp (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

He has called you to be near Him

The retreat is conducted by the Sacred Heart Sisters with the presence and spiritual support of priests.  During these days you will have the opportunity to draw nearer to our Lord Jesus through Eucharist, time for quiet prayer, faith sharing, Reconciliation, and more.  

Sleeping accomodations are dormitory style, dress is casual and meals are provided.  
Requested donation of $100 at the time of registration.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Sisters by phone or email.

909 866-5696
retreatcamp@sacredheartsisters.com
Online Registration

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