Frequently Asked Questions
Who are Fishers of Men and what do you do?
Fishers of Men is a Catholic Men’s Ministry which Calls, Equips, and Encourages men through an experience of authentic friendship to become active disciples of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this through small faith sharing men’s groups that meet weekly.
What is “Authentic Friendship”?
In today’s secular world, authentic friendships are rare. Authentic friendships are those where men who are on a journey to find Jesus can minister to and be ministered by other men. Authentic friendship allows men to trust each other and hold each other accountable. It implies “solidarity” and “subsidiarity” as taught by our Church. It also implies that we will be fully present to each other. Authentic friendships find their common ground in living a sacramental life. As Jesus said, “Come and see.”
When and where do you meet?
Fishers of Men groups meet as Parish based small faith sharing groups mostly once per week. To find groups in the Memphis, TN area go to fisherofmengroups.com.
What do you do at a Fishers of Men meeting?
Most meetings consist of an opening song, group prayer, a group study (we favor using Crossing the Goal videos as a study guide but some groups study next Sundays readings), small group (4 or 5 men) sharing and discussion, and a closing prayer. Our meetings are designed to last one hour. Many groups offer an opportunity to attend Mass either before or after the meeting.
Are you just another “Bible Study” or “Prayer Group”?
We fill a unique niche in most Parishes. We are a men’s ministry who motivate and challenge each other to encounter Christ and to become a spiritual leader in their household. We offer a safe atmosphere where men can truly be themselves as they grow together. Most other men’s ministries offer service opportunities and fellowship but lack the chance to embark on a sincere spiritual journey with other men. Although we study true Catholic theology and do use the Bible, we are not a Bible study.
Do you have to be a parent to be a Fisher of Men?
No, not at all. Fishers of Men is made up of men in all stages of life, single, married, widowed, and divorced. It is a great place for younger men to find mentors who can help them in the early stages of fatherhood, married life, and even a business career.
Do you have to be a Catholic to be a Fisher of Men?
Men of all faith traditions are welcome. Anyone attending a Fishers of Men meeting needs to be aware that we are a Catholic Men’s Ministry, sharing and learning what it means to be Catholic in today’s world.
Are you a service or fund raising group?
No, the Fishers of Men is not a civic group or a service organization. We are a spiritually oriented group of men supporting each other in our spiritual journey.
We believe we all deserve and want to know the truth.
- God loves everyone
- We are all sinners by nature
- God became man as Jesus Christ who died for us in reparation for all sins so that we may have eternal life.
- We must accept His gift, repent, believe, and invite Jesus to come into our lives.
- We must abide in Jesus and His Church by obeying his teachings and living a Sacramental life.