"For if, by the transgression of one person, death came to reign through that one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of justification come to REIGN IN LIFE through the one person Jesus Christ." Romans 5:17
What does it mean to Reign in Life through Jesus Christ? Is it something more than just attending Church on Sunday? Is it more than making it through life and just sneaking into heaven by the skin of our teeth? This 4-year formation series for men seeks to discover what the invitation of the Gospel, the invitation of the Church, has to offer them as sons of their Heavenly Father and in their vocation as husbands and fathers. Reigning in Life is vocational school for family life.
Year 1 - Becoming Provider
Discover the true nature and meaning of work. See how our work aids us in becoming better men, husbands and fathers. Live God’s vision for our work to build up ourselves, our families, and the world. Based on Laborem Exercens (On Human Work) by St. John Paul II.
Year 2 - Becoming Protector
Live more deeply your vocation as a husband and father. Appreciate the grace received in intimacy with your wife. Set and achieve goals that win success for your family. Based on Casti Cannubii (On Christian Marriage) by Pope Pius XI and Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) by Pope Paul VI.
Year 3 - Becoming Disciple
Discuss the elements of an unchanging truth that we can count on to guide our decisions at work, socially and at home. Discover the freedom from confusion and complexities that often paralyze good men from choosing what is best. Gain greater confidence in guiding our children in making sound decisions. Based on Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason) and Veritatis Splendor (Splendor of Truth), both by St. John Paul II.
Year 4 - Becoming Leader
Commit to your family’s baptismal call to serve. Live a more unified marriage of mutual service. Gain the peace of knowing your family has all it needs to thrive in our complicated world. Based on Christifideles Laici (The Lay Members of Christ’s Faithful People) by St. John Paul II.
Sessions include a reflection on a Gospel passage and church teachings, followed by a conversation on 2-3 principles that are directly relevant to marriage, parenting, and family life, and conclude with a resolution to implement. The four years are consecutive as each builds on the previous one.