Man of God
The Man of God program seeks to combat the cultural siege of authentic manhood and reconcile the God-given call of every man to his natural, masculine vocation. As perfectly fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ, our mission is to understand and implement the three-fold purpose of authentic manhood: to guide, to guard, and to give. Strengthened by the brotherhood of other men who likewise seek a more purpose-driven life, we strive to live authentic manhood by understanding who we are and who we want to become. We seek to be firmly rooted in the faith and our identity as men of God in order to heroically live in a masculine way for our parish, our country, our Church, and our wives, sons and daughters! While we depend on God, the world depends on us! Join the Man of God!
FORMED is a video library of some of the greatest resources to further your understanding of the faith. To access the videos, our parish group code is MWBPNN. Please visit www.formed.org and check out all of the resources available.
FORMED gives our parish access to more than 300 episodes of video-based study programs, 35+ feature films and movies, 45+ audio presentations, 25+ eBooks available in English and Spanish!
Athenaeum of Ohio
The Athenaeum of Ohio is the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's accredited college for the furthering of Catholic Education. The Athenaeum is where our Seminarians study for the Priesthood, as well as our Permanent Deacons. The Athenaeum also has programs for lay persons interested in furthering their education.
For lay persons interested, the Athenaeum of Ohio's Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LPMP) provides the Archdiocese of Cincinnati with one of the first and most respected lay formation programs in the United States. The program offers graduate and non-degreed programs in pastoral ministry as well as a variety of continuing education offerings of interest to adult Catholics.
For more information, please go to www.athenaeum.edu.
If you are a Catholic man and are discerning a vocation to the Priesthood, please go to www.cincinnativocations.org.
Sacred Heart Radio
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is blessed to have our entire Archdiocese covered with Catholic Radio. Sacred Heart Radio in particular broadcasts on several stations, both AM and FM, providing an opportunity to grow in your faith.
Several priests appear on the radio station from time to time and share stories of faith, answer questions, and offer prayers. The Sunrise Morning Show is also incredibly popular.
To listen in the Sidney area, tune in to 910AM, or download their app on their website, www.sacredheartradio.com.
Word on Fire
Word on Fire was founded by now-Bishop Robert Barron. It seeks to engage the culture. As stated by Word on Fire:
"Word on Fire is evangelical; it proclaims Jesus Christ as the source of conversion and new life. Word on Fire is Catholic; it utilizes the tremendous resources of the Roman Catholic tradition—art, architecture, poetry, philosophy, theology, and the lives of the saints— in order to explain and interpret the event of Jesus Christ.
Word on Fire Catholic Ministries exists to draw people into the body of Christ, which is the Church, and thereby give them access to all the gifts that Jesus wants his people to enjoy. To be most effective in this mission, Word on Fire places an emphasis and urgency on the use of contemporary forms of media and innovative communication technologies."
For more information, check out www.wordonfire.org.
Catholic Answers is one of the largest and well-known Catholic sites on the internet to day, with the goal to be the most trusted and accessible source for sharing, explaining, and defending the Catholic faith through as many media as possible: from personal contact to the most innovative means of mass communication.
Catholic Answers draws on several experts for their explanation of the Faith, including professors such as Fr. Paul Keller O.P., a professor at the Athenaeum of Ohio. Take a look at www.catholic.com.