We send you a list of activities for the month and beyond.

Please note a class on the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be given by John Coverdale once a month on Saturday mornings starting February 17th.  See details below.

Evenings or Morning of Recollection for Men
At Southmont:
Thursday, February 8, from 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm.   There will be a buffet dinner at 6:40 pm, with suggested donation of $15. If you would like to join us for the buffet, an RSVP would be appreciated to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
Saturday, February 10, from 7:30 am and including Mass, finishing at approximately 10:00 am.   Coffee and donuts available at 7:15 am. 
In Bergen County
Given Ash Wednesday on February 14, the recollection will be held this month on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm at Our Lady or Mt. Carmel, 1 Passaic St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. 
The recollections include 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 are available throughout all of them.  

Discussion Group on the Catechism of the Catholic Church   - First Session February 17
John Coverdale will lead a study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at Southmont on Saturday mornings on the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month from now until June.  The first session will be on February 17th.  The classes will begin at 9:15 am and end by 10:45 am.  You are also welcome to join any part of a meditation at 7:30 am, Mass at 8:00, and breakfast at 8:45 prior to the class.   

The topics this year will be:
February 17:  Faith.  What it means to believe.   Catechism Points 26-184.  
March 23:  God in Himself and as our creator.  Catechism Points 185-324 
April 27:  Men, Angels and Sin.   Catechism Points 325-421.
May 18  Jesus Christ.  Part 1 Catechism Points 422-570.
June 22:  Jesus Christ. Part 2.  Catechism Points 571-682

No special preparation for the discussions is needed, although obviously it would be helpful to have read the points beforehand.  It is not necessary to attend all of the sessions to benefit.  It would be helpful to bring with you a copy of the Catechism or access it online on the Vatican or other website. 

The Father-Son Clubs:
Please note:  Registration for the Vermont Father-Son Weekend trip on March 1-3 is open.  It is for boys in grades 1-7 with their fathers. We stay at Wynnview in Randoph VT, for a weekend of fun-filled activities. See here for details. 
Sunday February 18    Sherpa Club, 2pm-4pm, for fathers and their sons in grades 5-7.
Frontiers Club, 1pm-3pm, for fathers and sons in grades 1-4, meets every other month.  It will not meet in February. 

Weekly Meditations by Zoom Saturdays, 7:30 am. 
Dates:  February 3, 10 (as part of morning of recollection), 17, 24
 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.
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Fr. Bob Connor preaches a half-hour meditation by Zoom.  He is typically at Southmont and the meditation is followed by Holy Mass and he is available for Confession after.  Please confirm with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ahead of time about in-person attendance for any specific day. 

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
   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 fills in for Fr. Bob.

Spiritual Direction Appointments
Spiritual direction for men is available at Southmont, 170 Montrose Ave,  on Thursdays, 8:30 am to 6 pm by appointment.  Booking is possible using the same link as for confessions shown above.   

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