She Shall Be Called Woman Registration Opens this Month!

In a couple of weeks, the Program Coordination team will contact the individuals on our list to provide the details you need to present the program to your parish.  Click here to join the list!

 

Program Overview:She Shall Be Called Woman is a transformative journey designed to meet the deepest longings of the feminine heart. Our program is a sanctuary for women seeking to be truly seen, known, and loved as they grow in their relationships with the Lord. Through vibrant conversations, authentic speakers, and enriching prayer experiences, we equip you with the tools to embark on a profound spiritual journey.

Each season features speakers from diverse stages of life. These inspiring women offer participants deeper insight into scriptural teachings, theological truths, and practical wisdom.

 

Program Structure:

She Shall Be Called Woman is a parish-based women’s program. The gatherings blend insightful video presentations with intimate small-group discussions, fostering a supportive environment for growth.

The program begins in September and consists of 18 weeks – 9 weeks in the fall and 9 weeks in the spring. Each meeting consists of 3 essential elements: fellowship with refreshments, video presentation, and discussion within small groups.

 

Program Content:

Masterpiece of Creation (Fall Season)

Timeline: September – November

Goal: To truly understand the way the Lord views femininity is to live as one who is fully alive. In a world that often speaks in cliches and labels, God desires to reveal who He is through a greater understanding of who we are. This season will not only unpack the wealth of celebration of what Saint John Paul II called “The Feminine Genius” but will also give real advice on how to combat the mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges we, as women, face every day.

The Ten Virtues of Mary (Spring Season)

Timeline: January – April

Goal: The Blessed Mother is our perfect example of what it is to be a woman in love with the Lord. Saint Louis De Montfort defined ten virtues that Mary exhibited that defined her life. These virtues are challenging, but they aren’t impossible. This season will shed a deep light on each of these virtues while offering approachable tips on how these virtues can better your life, your friendship, and your family.

Make a Permanent Impression That Will Last Forever!

As part of Paradisus Dei’s Lift the Spire! campaign, we have developed naming opportunities within our Houston office center that provide an opportunity for a donor to make a permanent impression that will last forever. Honor your family’s name, a special family member or loved one, or pay tribute to someone who helped you by demonstrating your everlasting support for the beauty and dignity of Catholic family and marriage life which is the core of our mission at Paradisus Dei.

Your naming opportunity will be permanent and will be prominently displayed with a beautiful plaque pertinent to the naming opportunity you choose. Should Paradisus Dei move to a new facility in the future, your naming opportunity will be transferrable to a comparable space, to be agreed upon by the donor and Paradisus Dei.

Please contact our Vice President of Development, Len Bertolini, at
[email protected] or 630.242.0611 if you have questions or would like to discuss one of the naming opportunities.

Share the Joy and Become a Missionary to the Family

“Missionaries to the Family is the heart of Paradisus Dei.”
– Steve Bollman
The next class of Missionaries to the Family begins this July!  If you are passionate about sharing the joy of your married life with others, deepening your understanding of your faith as a couple, and serving your community, then Missionaries to the Family is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

Our missionaries focus on direct, personal accompaniment of other couples and small groups within the home. By inviting others into their homes and lives through spiritual friendship, missionaries can share the joy they have found in discovering Christ hidden in their home.

Applications are due by May 15th. Complete the Application HERE
Virtual Information Night – May 7 at 7:00 pm CT – Register HERE
Email us at [email protected] with any questions.

April Mission Night – “The Best One Yet!”

Men and women from across the country and abroad joined the Program Coordination team and Michael Gormley to learn more about bringing TMIY to their parish.  Michael’s message about WHY bringing TMIY to one’s parish is needed and worth the effort resonated with the audience.

Check out Gomer’s video HERE!

These meetings are having an impact.  If you know anyone interested in starting a TMIY in English or Spanish (EHET).  Please share the dates and registration link from our Mission Control Page. Registration for Fall of 2024 open!

Visit our Mission Control page for updates and resources for spreading the word about TMIY!

Mission Night June 12 | Join Us or Share this Link:  qrco.de/MissionII2024

EHET Mission Night July 11 | Join Us or Share this Link:  qrco.de/EHET2024Mission

TMIY Fall Registration is OPEN!

Registration is Now Open for New & Returning TMIY Classes for Fall of 2024 

 

New Parishes:

To start TMIY, a parish needs their pastor’s approval and a core team of men.  The program content is FREE and we will journey with you every step of the way. Reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in starting TMIY at your parish or if you would like to introduce us to someone who does. Be sure to sign up for our first Mission Night!

 

Join Us On Mission:

If only 1% of TMIY Men helped to start one new Parish, we would be at 1000 parishes this fall.

In TMIY’s 20 years, we have reached over 150,000 men.  However, there are more men who have not experienced the formation and brotherhood of TMIY than those who have.  If you or someone you know needs something like That Man is You! join us on Mission to grow TMIY.  Visit our Mission Control page to find strategies and see our progress in growing TMIY and changing lives. TMIY Mission Control is your one stop online resource to assist you with inviting new parishes to join TMIY.

Visit Our Mission Control Page

 

TMIY Mission Night is scheduled for April 24th at 7:00 pm CT. 

Please help us fill the room as we share about what TMIY is, it’s impact and how a new parish can get started.

Mission Nights are online meetings for pastors, parish staff, and men who do not currently have TMIY at their parish.  Please help us get the word out. Whether it’s a phone call, text, DM, or email – you never know the impact you might have through the simple act of invitation.

Share This Registration Link With a Friend!

Missionaries to the Family – Now Accepting Applications!

The next class of Missionaries to the Family begins this July!  If you are passionate about sharing the joy of your married life with others, deepening your understanding of your faith as a couple, and serving your community, then Missionaries to the Family is an endeavor you don’t want to miss.

Our missionaries focus on direct, personal accompaniment of other couples and small groups within the home. By inviting others into their homes and lives through spiritual friendship, missionaries can share the joy they have found in discovering Christ hidden in their home.

Applications are due by May 15th. Complete the Application HERE
Email us at [email protected] with any questions.

TMIY – Lent is a Time to Invite Others on the Journey

Lent is a time to quiet our hearts and our lives and to return to what is essential – our relationship with the Lord.

Journeying with brothers throughout Lent has always been a highlight of the TMIY program. During this holy season of Lent, we want to ask you to invite other men, from your parish and beyond, to take this journey back to the Father’s heart with you.

Once men have experienced TMIY themselves, it’s natural that they will then want to keep coming or even bring TMIY to their home parish!

Who knows the impact that your one invitation can have on man, his family, and his parish?

TMIY registration for the Fall of 2024 opens on April 1st. 

Interested in starting TMIY at your parish? Contact us at: [email protected]

Live Filming & Veterans Visit with Fr. Mode

On February 15, Fr. Daniel Mode CHC (CAPT), USN, filmed a TMIY talk for the upcoming TMIY Year, Apostles of the New Springtime. Fr. Mode is the author of the book, The Grunt Padre, about the life of Servant of God, Fr. Vincent Capodanno. The message fits perfectly with the new year of TMIY’s section about modern-day apostles. Fr. Mode’s message on spiritual friendships and making friends with the saints and men and women of heroic virtue is sure to resonate with the men of That Man Is You.

Following the filming, Fr. Mode took the time to meet with local TMIY veterans who were able to view the filming live from a local conference room. Fr. Mode answered questions about Fr. Capodanno and his cause for canonization and shared more about his work as a chaplain. The meeting ended on a high note with Fr. Mode granting his challenge coin to the eldest veteran in the room, Deacon Dale Steffes.

You can learn more about the cause of canonization of Fr. Capodanno by going to the Guild website – https://www.capodannoguild.org/.

Missionaries to the Family Half-day Retreats

“Praying together is something we’ve been working on! I feel like this retreat was just the spark we needed!” ~ Joliet Retreat Couple

 

“The retreat gave practical ways for us to form our family and marriage, and you gave us freedom to choose how we plan to bring up our children. I’m so excited to commit to self-sacrifice and bringing joy in our home. ~ Houston Retreat Couple

 

The Art of Catholic Family Life: Building a Holy Home

Our new half-day retreats take married and engaged couples into the mystery of Nazareth. Encounter practical ways to transform your house into a holy home, sacred ground, a place to profoundly encounter God, a place of joyful service and loving sacrifice, a refuge and respite in the chaos of the world.

Register for a virtual information night to learn more about Missionaries to the Family!
MAY 7 – 7:00 pm CT REGISTER HERE

Have questions? Reach out to us: [email protected]

 

 

Our Lady of Lourdes | February 11

The Apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes, France (1858)
Written by: Steve Bollman

Our Lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous 18 times between February 11 and July 16, 1858. February 11th is now celebrated as the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, and July 16th is celebrated as the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

From a spiritual and practical perspective, Lourdes is big – very big. On the spiritual level, Pope Pius XII stated that Lourdes represented “a new and incomparable outpouring of the Redemption” (Le Pelerinage de Lourdes, 1957). On the practical level, it is the largest Marian shrine attracting up to 6 million people every year.

I would like to mention the hidden presence of the Holy Family at Lourdes:
– Our Lady is the only one who appeared. Her presence is still tangibly felt at the grotto and baths.
– Christ is present in the Eucharist – not only in the numerous Masses celebrated everyday in the countless chapels, but especially in the Eucharistic processions – which are themselves the source of numerous miraculous healings.
– St. Joseph loves to remain hidden. His statue is at the gate welcoming people to Lourdes. St. Joseph remains the guardian of the Holy Family.

As such, the Holy Family has, so to speak, taken up residence at Lourdes. It is a “little Nazareth.” Pope Pius XII stated that Mary “deigned to establish at Lourdes ‘the seat of her immense kindness'” (Le Pelerinage de Lourdes, 1957). It is for this reason that Paradisus Dei is so attached to Lourdes. Here families may encounter the Holy Family so that their family may find healing and experience something of the love, peace, and joy of the Holy Family.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us.

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