A CMF chapter is a men’s faith group that has chosen to become an official part of Catholic Men’s Fellowship of California. By becoming a CMF chapter, the men’s group is now an integral part of a much larger lay apostolate with a common mission and purpose. As a CMF chapter, the group will be linked with a network of men’s faith groups throughout California. Its leaders will be kept informed of men’s conferences, retreats and other information of value to the group.
Each chapter is assisted by one or more Ambassadors who are proven leaders that can help ensure a men’s group that is strong and growing. The Ambassadors provide support and coaching whenever needed. The men’s group leaders of a CMF chapter have the opportunity to ask questions or share ideas with other CMF chapter leaders and with the leadership of Catholic Men’s Fellowship of California.
All men’s groups are strongly encouraged to become CMF chapters.
Benefits of Becoming a Chapter of Catholic Men's Fellowship of California
1. Ongoing support and assistance from catholic men’s fellowship ambassadors and leaders
2. Being part of a larger parish-based men’s faith ministry in california
1. Group banner
2. Name badges (3) for core team leaders
3. CMF resource guides
4. Flyers, cd’s and other men’s group resources
5. Layout for a 3-fold brochure to be adapted to your group
6. Information for ordering other resources such as additional name badges, calling cards for core team members, leadership books, group shirts and hats
8. Invitations to, and notifications of, men’s conferences and other men’s events
9. Group web page on cmf’s website at www.catholicmen.org
10. Listed as an official chapter on the cmf website
11. Recommendations for group discussion topics, group workbooks, speakers, etc.
12. Invitations to special meetings for cmf chapter leaders
Scripture Reference: There is strength in numbers. “Two are better than one: They get a good wage for their toil. If the one falls, the other will help the fallen one. But woe to the solitary person! If that one should fall, there is no other to help… Where one alone may be overcome, two together can resist. A three-ply cord is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12.
Catechism Reference: “Since, like all the faithful, lay Christians are entrusted by God with the apostolate by virtue of their Baptism and Confirmation, they have the right and duty, individually or grouped in associations, to work so that the divine message of salvation may be known and accepted by all men throughout the earth. This duty is the more pressing when it is only through them that men can hear the Gospel and know Christ. Their activity in ecclesial communities is so necessary that, for the most part, the apostolate of the pastors cannot be fully effective without it.” CCC 900.