ST. JUDE PARISH
17 MOUNT OLIVE ROAD, BUDD LAKE, NEW JERSEY
Men’s Cornerstone is a parish based retreat program for men. All men are welcomed to experience Cornerstone and to participate in one, two, or all three capacities: as Candidates, as Team Members, and as Alumni.
Candidates – Candidates are invited to attend a 26 hour Cornerstone Experience (from Friday evening to Saturday evening) given by the men of St. Jude parish. The gathering provides an outstanding opportunity to meet and interact with the men of the parish. It is a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment, an opportunity to step out of the hustle of daily life to relax, pause, and reflect.
Team Members – All candidates are invited to join the Cornerstone team to prepare the Cornerstone weekend experience for the following year. Being on the team is a commitment of approximately one year. Various roles and talents are needed to put on a retreat for 30 men or more.
Cornerstone Alumni – Made up of all former candidates and former team members, alumni provide prayers and logistic support to team members to help ensure a successful retreat. Alumni are invited to attend Cornerstone reunions, to listen, to give witness talks, and to attend all Cornerstone Masses. Finally, Cornerstone alumni are encouraged to participate in other ministries at St. Jude.
The Way it Relates to Our Parish Mission and Vision – Cornerstone offers an opportunity of spiritual renewal for the candidates, a path to discipleship for team members, and a life long journey in a community of brotherhood for alumni.
Roles and Activities of Ministry – Various roles are needed to provide a retreat for 30 men or more.
Time Commitment – For Team Members: Bi-Weekly meetings for 1 year with a break during the summer months, plus some special added meetings. For Candidates: 26 hours from Friday evening to Saturday evening.
Contact Person: Minhson Nguyen
Contact Phone: 201-230-8514
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org