CatholicManNights are typically held on Friday nights from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., but can be held on any evening that works within an individual parish.   After holding dozens of CatholicManNight events, the following agenda for evening is recommended:

Before 6:30 p.m. – Preparation for Adoration

Host men act as greeters to direct men to where Adoration is being held (wear nametags).

6:30 p.m. – Adoration begins.

Host priest does a brief welcome prior to Exposition.  Welcome includes: brief overview of Adoration, directions for confession and where to assemble for dinner after Adoration (See sample “Host Priest Welcome”).

Priest, Guest Priest, Deacon and altar servers prepare for Exposition.

6:40-6:55 p.m. – Priest or Deacon Reflections

Guest Priest/Deacon offers a 10-15 minute reflection on the topic for the evening.  Simultaneously, men may begin confession.

7:20-7:30 pm. – Benediction

Host Priest leads the Benediction.

7:30-7:45 p.m. – Social time

Men go to the social hall and beverages are served.

7:45 -7:50 p.m. – Dinner Prayer and Instructions

Host Priest offers a prayer prior to eating.  Discussion Leader  gives direction for serving, etc. Men are encouraged to chip in $10 to cover cost of meal; free will basket is placed by buffet.  Collect emails.

7:45-8:10 p.m. – Dinner and Discussion

Men discuss the topic during dinner.  Raffle tickets are handed out.

8:15 -8:20 p.m. – Introductions and Raffle

Discussion Leader introduces and thanks Guest Priest, Host Priest, other Priests and Deacons.  2-4 items are raffled off (See typical book list).

8:20-8:50 p.m. – Catechesis and Discussion

Discussion Leader reviews CatholicManNight catechesis 2-pager and then leads open floor discussion.

8:50-9:00 p.m. – Announcements and Closing Prayer

Discussion Leader makes announcements.  Host Priest leads men in prayer and offers a blessing.