Men's Groups

The Holy Spirit is moving among Catholic men in a special way. Over the past years, all across this country there has been a steady rise of local Catholic men’s groups This is a living testament to this powerful action by the Holy Spirit. Through these groups, Catholic men are building strong relationships, learning how to pray for one another, and finding the support they need to thrive in today’s challenging culture. The expansion and continued success of these groups is critical to the future of our Church.

Catholic Men's Groups within the Diocese of Allentown:

St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield

Saturday Morning Men's Group
Contact: Mike Tully

Notre Dame of Bethlehem, Bethlehem

Men's Group
Contact: Dennis Campbell; (267) 252-8015

Catholic Men of Good News (C.M.O.G.N.)

Meets at the following locations:

  • Christopher House, Kutztown University
    Contact: Fr. Rich Brensinger (610) 683-8467
  • Sacred Heart, Palmerton
    Contact: Ed Sidleck

Grupo Regional de Hombres

Meets monthly at different parishes in the Hispanic apostolate in the Lehigh Valley:

  • St. Paul, Sacred Heart, Our Lady Help of Christians, Allentown
  • Holy Infancy, Bethlehem
  • Our Lady of Mercy, Easton

For more information contact The Office of Hispanic Affairs at (610) 289-8900, Ext. 2034

Queenship of Mary, Northampton

Men's Group
Contact: Deacon Mike Donscecz (610) 262-2227

St. Ignatius of Loyola, Sinking Spring

The King’s Men
Contact David Ross; (610) 775-3848, Ext. 206

St. Ann, Emmaus - MOSAIC (Men of St. Ann in Christ)

Contact: Mike Luciano; (610) 965-2140

St. Patrick, Pottsville

Men's Group
Contact: John Sutter

St. Theresa, Hellertown

That Man is You Men’s Group
Contact: Curt Fitzgerald; (215) 353-7726

Holy Family, Nazareth

Men’s Group
Contact: Jon Schultz; (484) 505-6378

St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Easton

Men's Group
Contact: Rick Arlotto

St. Thomas More, Allentown

Men's Group
Contact: Mike Barski; (484) 201-1173

St. John the Baptist. Pottsville

Men's Group
Contact: Fr. David Loeper  (570) 622-5470

St. Mary, Kutztown

Men's Group
Contact: John Tucker; (610) 509-3791

Cathedral St. Catherine of Siena, Allentown

Men's Group
Contact: Paul Berger; (610) 295-4553

Annunciation B.V.M., Catasauqua

Men's Group
Contact: Fr. John Krivak  (610) 264-0332

Immaculate Conception, Douglassville

Men's Group
Contact: Deacon Paul Hiryak; (610) 582-2411

Process for Starting a Local Catholic Men’s Ministry

1. Find a meeting place, if you want to have it at your parish contact your pastor and ask for a meeting room. Let him know you want to start a parish men’s group in your parish. But please make sure to let him know that this is not something he has to now add to his already busy workload.

2. Invite Catholic men to attend a first meeting to have a short period of fellowship, have someone give a testimony, if possible someone who attended a conference or has been past of a men’s group. Discuss and decide when and how often they want or meet. Post announcements in Sunday bulletin.

3. Pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to direct your efforts, trust in the divine providence and be committed.

Still need more help? Contact Bob Olney, Secretariat for Catholic Life & Evangelization, Diocese of Allentown, 610-289-8900 Ext. 2024

Forming a Men’s Group Booklet (PDF)