CatholicManNight Event Agenda
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.