Next Saturday 30th July at 1.30 pm in the Cathedral, we will be launching the Catholic Men Association known by its acronym CMA. Under the leadership of Frs. Gaston Afah, Anthony Chiatu and Emmanuel Rinda, this is the first branch of the CMA in the UK and it is a great joy that we are beginning here in the Diocese of Portsmouth. The CMA is a group of lay men in the Catholic Church which started 25 years ago in Cameroon. Its members model their lives and activities on St Joseph, Head of the Holy Family, Husband of Mary and Foster-Father of our Redeemer and Saviour Jesus Christ. The motto of the CMA is Service, Love and Humility. The CMA is open to all adult men aged 18 and older who are married in the Catholic Church and to single Catholic Christians. Its purpose is to foster Christian principles and Catholic ideas, promote spiritual, moral, material welfare and development of the Catholic community, to visit and pray with the sick, support the homeless and under-privileged in the society, to support other Catholic groups and parish activities and to hold regular prayer meetings and attend retreats and conferences.
Why not come along next Saturday for the Mass at 1.30 pm in the Cathedral to find out more?