November 2022 Man-Update

November 2022 Man-Update

November 2022 Man-Update

Support Ministry to Men

By Sean Lynn, president of God Squad Canada

 

In this installment of Man Update, Sean  makes a rare plea to men to support ministry to men.

 

God Squad has been extremely busy this year: BBQs, painting a church, completing the score for The Litany to St Joseph, partnering with the Catholic Men Leadership Alliance (CMLA), working with them to reach out to men where they are at, from the Calgary Diocese and across Canada.  Sean points out that this work is  “Ministry to Men” and is different from  “Men’s Ministry”.

 

To this end, Sean is asking you to continue to support God Squad with your prayers, your time and with financial support.

 

God Squad is extremely excited to announce that they have a donor that will match your donation up to $25,000.  Please prayerfully consider giving to God Squad Canada to support their endeavors.

We need your prayers.  We need you to volunteer as a leader, as a man on a mission for God. 

 

Join us on our mission, whether you want to run a disc golf tournament, a parish breakfast, volunteer with our BBQ outreach or whatever God is calling you to do to help men become the men that God has called them to be.

 

We invite you to reach out to us at info@godsquad.ca

Don’t miss A Dram With Friends with John Edwards.

Meet John Edwards founder and executive director of Pew Ministries, a Catholic speaker and evangelist that has spoken in Canada and across the United States.

October 2022 Man-Update

October 2022 Man-Update

October 2022 Man-Update

Celebrating with John Paul II

By Fr. Marius Sztuk, SDS

 

October 22 is the memorial of the Pontifical Inauguration of St. John Paul II in 1978 and Father Marius will be celebrating with John Paul the Second.

 

Come and take a look at the Orange County Chopper that gives tribute to one of the greatest Saints of our times.  This chopper has an S&S Engine with Baker transmission and has lots of horsepower.  Find out what the colours of Poland are and where to find the keys to the kingdom; who opens the gate and what is the gate?

Don’t miss A Dram With Friends with Jimmy Akin.

We have new friends visiting us in the pub like Jimmy Akin and  our old friends like Jeff Cavins, Jake Khym.  Don’t miss out.  Subscribe now!

September 2022 Man-Update

September 2022 Man-Update

September 2022 Man-Update

God is calling leaders in every parish

By Sean Lynn President God Squad Canada

 

We are so busy. From this summer’s motorcycle ride to BBQs and painting a Church in the hopes of building bridges with indigenous peoples. 

 

There are so many things that God has put on our hearts.  We need you to let us know what God is putting in yours.  We are looking for leaders in every parish across the country.  That is the task that was given Sean at the Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance (CMLA):  A vibrant Ministry to Men in every diocese in Canada. Let us go to St. Joseph who inspired us to begin the Litany to St. Joseph Project; putting the litany in song.  Stay tuned for updates whilst we count on your prayers and support. 

 

St. Peter’s Catholic Church https://st-peters.ca/ in Calgary is starting a Holy Hour for Men on the first Saturday of every month.  Please join us on Oct 1, 2022 at 08:00 for the Rosary, 08:30 Mass begins; followed by Adoration.  Confession will be available and there will be fellowship afterwards.  

 

Reserve March 17 and 18 2023 in your calendars for our 26 Annual Men’s Conference.  Remember Jeff Cavins Activated Disciple Change: Bring another man with you to the conference this year.  Sean is very confident that the Spolumbos’ sausages will be back again this next conference.

God Squad wants you!  

God Squad is looking for a leader to take over the Disc Golf Evangelization for the 2023 season.  We are especially looking for young men.  You will have all the support you need to be successful; including mentorship.  

God Bless.

Don’t miss season three of A Dram With Friends.

 

We will have new friends visiting us in the pub and we will have some of our old friends coming back; like Jeff Cavins and Jake Khym to start the season off.

Riders In The Storm 11

Riders In The Storm 11

Riders In The Storm

Wisdom From The Road Update 11

By Sean Lynn, President of God Squad Canada

 

Sean wraps up our episodes with some final words of wisdom.  

 

Wear your helmet.

 

This year, we encountered suffering people all along our route.  We all suffer.  It’s how you deal with suffering that makes the difference.  Riding with men and being able to embrace your crosses together makes that load feel a lot lighter.  Sean encourages you to reach out to a brother, to other men, to God Squad or to men’s ministry in your area.  Look for new ones in your area.

 

Don’t be afraid to ask a brother to walk with you, or in our case, ride 5,000 plus miles.

 

God is working in our lives and every single man can play a part in His plan.

By Father Mariuz Aug 2018

take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

(Eph 6:17)

 

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Riders In The Storm 10

Riders In The Storm

Wisdom From The Road Update 10

By Dwight Whitlach, RITS 

 

Dwight talks to us about being an Activated Disciple.  

 

First invited to ride by Jeff Cavins over 5 years ago Dwight sees meaning in what the men of Riding In The Storm (RITS) stand for:  Bringing young men back to the Church.  Men need to be invited. 

 

When people find out what and who we are, doors open to being prayed for, prayed over or prayed with.  

 

Dwight’s wife makes him go on the God Squad Rides because she’s seen how it makes him a better man.  The rides are an opportunity to be an Activated Disciple, helping others into the Church and also helping him grow in his faith.  

 

What does the Church offer?  The Faith will offer young men peace, fellowship and friends for life.

Rejoice always.
Pray without ceasing.
In all circumstances give thanks,
for this is the will of God
for you in Christ Jesus.

(1 Thes 5:16-18)

 

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Riders In The Storm 8

Riders In The Storm

Wisdom From The Road Update 8

By Sean Lynn President of God Squad Canada

 

Running lights, it’s the law.  If you want to be seen, you need to have your lights on.  Our young men need to see men in action in the church. Are you being seen?  Turn on your running lights so that you can be seen at night.  You may even have to turn on your high beams in the darkness.  Be that light of Christ in the world as we were trying to do on this ride with everyone that we met.  Be involved.  You are called to do something. “Be doers of the word” (James 1:22) Whether big or small, God has a plan for you.

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It’s better to smoke in this life than in the next.

Riders In The Storm 6

Riders In The Storm 6

Riders In The Storm

Wisdom From The Road Update 6

God Squad introduces you to Father Marius Sztuk, Society of the Divine Saviour (SDS) who in this installment speaks to us from Cheyenne WY.

 

Father speaks to us about the holiness of vacations, about how being in the midst of the world, away from your daily routine can be a way to learn how to find common ground.  Say like motorcycles, something many have people have in common.  Once common ground is found, you can rest assured that his holy priest will turn the conversation to God.  

 

Learn how messy our lives can be and how we all have our own crosses to carry.  

 

We have been entrusted the great gift of faith and as part of our discipleship, we moved to share it with others.  Vacations are not a vacation from God.  Au contraire. 

VOLUNTEER NOW!

Join us in this great work of corporal mercy on a Saturday August 27, 2022.

 

Please consider donating your time to help us paint St. Paul’s Church in Brocket Alberta. 

 

Be there for 09:00 AM. 

We’ll supply the tools and the paint.

 

Bring a ladder of you can.

Riders In The Storm 5

Riders In The Storm 5

Riders In The Storm

Wisdom From The Road Update 5

Be not afraid: To show your colours!

 

Richard Beaulieu of God Squad, shares his pearls of wisdom.  In this installment, Richard exhorts you to show your colours, to be public about your faith.

 

Try it and see what kind of doors open up for you.

VOLUNTEER NOW!

Join us in this great work of corporal mercy on a Saturday August 27, 2022.

 

Please consider donating your time to help us paint St. Paul’s Church in Brocket Alberta. 

 

Be there for 09:00 AM. 

We’ll supply the tools and the paint.

 

Bring a ladder of you can.

Riders In The Storm 4

Riders In The Storm 4

Riders In The Storm

Wisdom From The Road Update 4

Welcome Tom Ottman, one of our American Riders In The Storm as he speaks to us about Brotherhood and how these brothers look to each other for strength.

 

In this installment, Tom reveals the beauty of Holy Boldness.

 

See if you can guess the total combined years of marriage our Riders In The Storm have.

VOLUNTEER NOW!

Join us in this great work of corporal mercy on a Saturday August 27, 2022.

 

Please consider donating your time to help us paint St. Paul’s Church in Brocket Alberta. 

 

Be there for 09:00 AM. 

We’ll supply the tools and the paint.

 

Bring a ladder of you can.

Riders In The Storm 3

Riders In The Storm 3

Riders In The Storm

Wisdom From The Road Update 3

4,200 km from home, Troy Peterson, on of this year’s Rider In The Storm, shares his words of Wisdom from the Road.  In this segment, Troy tells us about the value of the virtue of patience.

The fruits of this virtue may very well play into God’s Providence.  Listen to Troy’s prayerfully pondered point.

 

VOLUNTEER NOW!

Join us in this great work of corporal mercy on a Saturday August 27, 2022.

 

Please consider donating your time to help us paint St. Paul’s Church in Brocket Alberta. 

 

Be there for 09:00 AM. 

We’ll supply the tools and the paint.

 

Bring a ladder of you can.