We send you the schedule of activities of Southmont for the month.   

Evening of Recollection for Men  (South Orange)
There is one evening of recollection this month, in South Orange. (We hope to resume Bergen recollections in June.)
Our recollection this month is Wednesday, May 12. Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.   Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street. South Orange, NJ.
The Wednesday recollection will also be streamed via Zoom.  Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErdu6urz8sGdGAlVJAopSb0MjeBfa_fRGV
The recollections includes a meditation, a preached time of prayer, led by a priest of Opus Dei, an examination of conscience, a second brief meditation, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Confessions will be available from 7 p.m. on. 

Memorial Day Cookout
We will have our Memorial Day cookout on Monday, May 31,  from 2 to  5 p.m.  The rain day will be  Sunday, June 6. If we are forced to postpone the cookout, we will send an email and post an announcement on the Southmont website no later than 11 a.m. of the scheduled day.  We would appreciate you sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telling us if you can come and the number of persons. 

Catechism Class, Saturday May 15th, 9:10 - 10:30 a.m.
John Coverdale leads the sessions by Zoom to study the Catechism of the Catholic Church. No special preparation for the discussions is needed, although it would be helpful to have read the points of the Catechism or the Compendium of the Catechism beforehand.   A full list of the classes and recordings of prior classes can be found at: http://southmont.net/index.php/catechism-class . 
Access the sessions at: http://bit.ly/smtcatechism
The remaining sessions are:
May 15: Marriage CCC 1601- 1666.  Compendium 337-350
June 19: Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick.  CCC 1499-1600.  Compendium 313-336

Weekly Meditations, Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.
Dates: May 15, 22, 29
Online – via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/210168415?pwd=dVlJK1UrWktOQkR2cVNybThjVysrZz09 .   
You can dial in at (646)558-8656,  meeting ID: 210 168 415, Passcode: 772742.
One tap mobile +16465588656,,210168415#,,,,*772742# 
Fr. Bob Connor preaches a half-hour meditation.  He is away this month on May 8.

Father – Son Clubs:  Frontiers (1 - 3 p.m.) and Sherpa (2 - 4 p.m.)
May 16, 2021
See Frontiers Club, for father and sons in grades 1-4, and Sherpa Club, for fathers and sons in grades 5-7. 
This is our last session this year.  New families are welcome, to try one session and decide on attending next year.

Confession Times
Fr. Bob Connor is available on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and at 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., in the parking lot of St. Vincent de Paul Church,  250 Bebout Ave, Stirling, NJ 07980. 
He is also available on Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:30 - 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 209 Woodcliff Avenue, Woodcliff Lake, NJ.
You can sign up for a ten minute slot at  https://calendly.com/frbobconfessions .    
Fr. Bob will be away on May 7-8th.  In his stead a priest of Opus Dei will hear confessions at the above locations in the first 2 hour slot on those days.

Spiritual Direction Appointments
Spiritual direction for men is available at Southmont, 170 Montrose Ave,  on Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment.   Booking is possible using the same link as for confessions shown above.  Meetings can be car-car outside, or in a large living room while wearing masks.

YSI Leadership Camp, June 20-26, Tunkhannock, PA.    
The camp is for boys entering grades 6-8 and includes sports, outdoor activities, classes, virtue talks, and other games.  Daily Mass, confessions, rosary, and catechism classes are also offered.  For more information and to register see: http://ysi.org/leadership-camp-pa    Dads are invited to join the camp on the last night for a father’s discussion, campfire, and the boy’s talent show. 

Retreats for Men:
Murray Hill Conference Center offers three-day silent retreats conducted by Opus Dei, at Murray Hill Place, 139 East 34th St., New York, NY 10016.
https://www.murrayhillcc.net/index.php/logomenu
MHCC Retreat 7 (May 13 - 16)
MHCC Retreat 8 (May 27 - 30) 
Cost for the retreats: $ 465.00

We send you the schedule of activities of Southmont for the month.   

Evening of Recollection for Men  (South Orange)
There is one evening of recollection this month, in South Orange. (We hope to resume Bergen recollections in June.)
Our recollection this month is Wednesday, May 12. Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.   Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street. South Orange, NJ.
The Wednesday recollection will also be streamed via Zoom.  Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErdu6urz8sGdGAlVJAopSb0MjeBfa_fRGV
The recollections includes a meditation, a preached time of prayer, led by a priest of Opus Dei, an examination of conscience, a second brief meditation, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Confessions will be available from 7 p.m. on. 

Memorial Day Cookout
We will have our Memorial Day cookout on Monday, May 31,  from 2 to  5 p.m.  The rain day will be  Sunday, June 6. If we are forced to postpone the cookout, we will send an email and post an announcement on the Southmont website no later than 11 a.m. of the scheduled day.  We would appreciate you sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telling us if you can come and the number of persons. 

Catechism Class, Saturday May 15th, 9:10 - 10:30 a.m.
John Coverdale leads the sessions by Zoom to study the Catechism of the Catholic Church. No special preparation for the discussions is needed, although it would be helpful to have read the points of the Catechism or the Compendium of the Catechism beforehand.   A full list of the classes and recordings of prior classes can be found at: http://southmont.net/index.php/catechism-class . 
Access the sessions at: http://bit.ly/smtcatechism
The remaining sessions are:
May 15: Marriage CCC 1601- 1666.  Compendium 337-350
June 19: Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick.  CCC 1499-1600.  Compendium 313-336

Weekly Meditations, Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.
Dates: May 15, 22, 29
Online – via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/210168415?pwd=dVlJK1UrWktOQkR2cVNybThjVysrZz09 .   
You can dial in at (646)558-8656,  meeting ID: 210 168 415, Passcode: 772742.
One tap mobile +16465588656,,210168415#,,,,*772742# 
Fr. Bob Connor preaches a half-hour meditation.  He is away this month on May 8.

Father – Son Clubs:  Frontiers (1 - 3 p.m.) and Sherpa (2 - 4 p.m.)
May 16, 2021
See Frontiers Club, for father and sons in grades 1-4, and Sherpa Club, for fathers and sons in grades 5-7. 
This is our last session this year.  New families are welcome, to try one session and decide on attending next year.

Confession Times
Fr. Bob Connor is available on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and at 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., in the parking lot of St. Vincent de Paul Church,  250 Bebout Ave, Stirling, NJ 07980. 
He is also available on Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:30 - 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 209 Woodcliff Avenue, Woodcliff Lake, NJ.
You can sign up for a ten minute slot at  https://calendly.com/frbobconfessions .    
Fr. Bob will be away on May 7-8th.  In his stead a priest of Opus Dei will hear confessions at the above locations in the first 2 hour slot on those days.

Spiritual Direction Appointments
Spiritual direction for men is available at Southmont, 170 Montrose Ave,  on Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment.   Booking is possible using the same link as for confessions shown above.  Meetings can be car-car outside, or in a large living room while wearing masks.

YSI Leadership Camp, June 20-26, Tunkhannock, PA.    
The camp is for boys entering grades 6-8 and includes sports, outdoor activities, classes, virtue talks, and other games.  Daily Mass, confessions, rosary, and catechism classes are also offered.  For more information and to register see: http://ysi.org/leadership-camp-pa    Dads are invited to join the camp on the last night for a father’s discussion, campfire, and the boy’s talent show. 

Retreats for Men:
Murray Hill Conference Center offers three-day silent retreats conducted by Opus Dei, at Murray Hill Place, 139 East 34th St., New York, NY 10016.
https://www.murrayhillcc.net/index.php/logomenu
MHCC Retreat 7 (May 13 - 16)
MHCC Retreat 8 (May 27 - 30) 
Cost for the retreats: $ 465.00

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