That Man is You! is a 26 week interactive, multimedia men's program divided into two 13 week "semesters" that follow the typical academic year. The Fall semester is dedicated to developing a vision of man fully alive while the Spring semester is dedicated to becoming "that man." The Spring semester includes an organized Lenten journey that participants make together.
The weekly meetings are designed to provide men with the opportunity to receive and apply relevant information to issues facing men today. The essential elements of the weekly program include:
Gathering over a Fellowship Meal: Men gather together over breakfast while light entertainment (sports highlights or bloopers) are projected onto a large screen in the background. The casual meal setting is designed to facilitate men's social interaction.
Transitional Music Video: Men transition from the casual meal to the heart of the program with the aid of specifically produced religious music videos containing images of our Catholic faith set against popular religious music.
Master of Ceremonies: The MC has the essential role of ensuring that the men are familiar and comfortable with the overall program structure and logistics as well as setting the tone of the individual sessions. He also helps guide the men in their continuing education efforts.
Presentation: A live Master of Ceremonies begins and organizes each session, a member of the clergy offers the gathering prayer, the presentation is projected from DVD's onto a large screen and then the men break into small groups for discussion and reflection prior to concluding the session.
Small Group Discussion: The small groups provide the indispensable opportunity for men to form substantial bonds of fellowship which provide the necessary support to embrace a life of discipleship which is counter to the prevailing culture.
Typical Morning Schedule
5:45am Doors Open for Breakfast
6:15am Music Video Begins
6:20am Master of Ceremonies Welcoming Comments
7:00am Small Group Discussions