Please join us On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2-5pm for our traditional Family Cookout including a peanut hunt, and bring a few friends with you. It is a great way for people to meet other families and to get to know Southmont.  Don Rasmusson will be leading games for the children.  We will provide hotdogs, hamburgers, sausage, and drinks. We ask you to bring salad or chips or dessert or other item if you would like to bring something.    The rain date for the cookout is Sunday, June 4.

Evenings or Morning of Recollection for Men

At Southmont:

Thursday, May 11, from 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm.   There will be a buffet supper at 6:40 pm. Suggested dinner donation $15. If you would like to join us for the buffet dinner, a RSVP would be appreciated to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

In Bergen County:   

Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm.  At Our Lady or Mt. Carmel, 1 Passaic St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. 

The recollections includes a meditation, a preached time of prayer, led by a priest of Opus Dei, an examination of conscience, a talk on practical aspect of living the faith in ordinary life, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Confessions will be available from a half hour before the evening recollections and throughout all of them.  

The Grade

May 20th   - Final session for the year.

At Murray Hill Place in NY City

This monthly program for 8th grade and high school boys , from 2-4 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month. See The Grade for details.    

Father – Son Clubs  

May 21,  Frontiers (1-3pm)  Sherpa (2-4 pm).  Final sessions for the year.

See Frontiers Club, for father and sons in grades 1-4, and Sherpa Club, for fathers and sons in grades 5-7.  Frontiers runs every other month, and is meeting in May.

Weekly Meditations by Zoom Saturdays, 7:30 am. 

Dates: May 6, 13, (None on the 20th ) and 27. 

 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 by Zoom.  Many weeks he is at Southmont and the meditation is followed by Holy Mass and he is available for Confession after.  Please confirm with him or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about in-person attendance plans each week. 

Confession Times

Fr. Bob Connor, or in his absence another priest for the first two hours of the time, will be available on Fridays at 10:30 am-1:30 pm in the church of St. Thomas More, at 4 Convent Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960 and on Saturdays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at 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 .   This signup will be active even if another priest will fill in for him. Substitutions will be reflected with a note on the Calendly page.   

Spiritual Direction Appointments

Spiritual direction for men is available at Southmont, 170 Montrose Ave,  on Thursdays, 8 am to 6 pm by appointment.  Booking is possible using the same link as for confessions shown above.   

YSI Leadership Camp – for boys currently in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade.

Leadership Camp will take place this summer from Sunday, June 18th to Saturday, June 24th at Camp Kelly in Tunkhannock, PA.  An action-packed, one-week overnight summer camp for entering 6th – 8th grade boys.  Each boy is placed on a team with about 10 other campers with whom he shares a cabin, attends activities, and competes in games. Every morning, campers attend a talk on a specific virtue, as well as classes on journalism, nature studies, great Americans, or military history. In the afternoons, boys compete in football, basketball, soccer, and dodgeball, followed by a refreshing swim.  Each evening features a camp-wide activity ranging from capture the flag to a treasure hunt to the talent show on the last night.  Other activities including canoeing, archery, and mini-Olympics are offered throughout the camp.  Spiritual activities, such as daily Mass, praying the Rosary, and confession, are offered.

Throughout the week, the counselors of each team help the boys to apply principles of leadership and lessons from the virtue talks to concrete situations during the camp. Most importantly, the staff speak individually with each camper to help him grow in self-knowledge and to formulate resolutions for growing in character after the camp.

Learn more and register here:

https://ysi.org/leadership-camp-pa/

Staff

We are also seeking assistance from dads and high school and college counselors. If dads are interested in helping with classes or activities during the week, please let me know. All dads are invited to join us for the final night of camp (Friday, June 23rd) and stay overnight on the grounds. Counselors may apply at https://ysi.org/leadership-camp-pa/apply-to-be-a-counselor/ .  

Conner Reilly

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Camp Director

Director, The Grade

Director, Schuyler Hall 

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