‘That Man is You!’ inspires Upper Cape men to authentic Catholic masculinity

EAST SANDWICH, Mass. — For the second year in a row, men from Upper Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts will gather this fall for “That Man is You,” a nationally-acclaimed program that encourages and inspires authentic Catholic masculinity in the modern world. TMIY combines scientific research with the teachings of the Catholic Church to develop the vision of a man fully alive and able to better address the pressures and temptations that men face in today’s culture.

“We enacted the TMIY program last year to promote the opportunity for men to gather together to support one another and to be enriched in their God-given mission as leaders in their families, workplaces and communities,” said Father George Harrison, pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, East Sandwich where the TMIY weekly meetings are held.

Last year, more than 80 men committed to the program. Based on their positive experience, they were eager to continue TMIY for another year.

Each week, TMIY offers breakfast and a brief video on a relevant and timely topic such as managing money, honesty in the workplace or raising children, followed by small group discussion. Discussions end promptly at 7:30 a.m. to allow time for the men to get to work or other obligations. 

“The TMIY program is fantastic! It draws from Scripture and current statistics and helps to put into perspective everything that is going on in the world around us,” said TMIY organizer and Sandwich resident, Tom Falkowski. “I especially appreciate the camaraderie and the opportunity to talk with other like-minded men who recognize the importance of acting as men to try to make a difference in society.”

“It’s really great to see guys from all walks of life — carpenters, construction workers, lawyers and everything in between — all with the common goal of trying to be a better man,” said Plymouth resident John Pinzino. “TMIY changes the way you look at people, your Marriage, your work and life. I really missed the weekly meetings over the summer and I am ready to get started again this fall.”

The program is for Catholic men looking for a deeper sense of purpose and satisfaction and help dealing with the many pressures and struggles of daily life. 

The fall session of TMIY begins today at Corpus Christi Parish in East Sandwich. There is still time to register and experience the benefits of this remarkable program which runs through the fall.

Breakfast begins at 5:45 a.m. and the program runs from 6:15 to 7:30 a.m. Any man over age 21 is invited to participate in this dynamic, and life-changing program. Register at TMIY.org or call for more information at 774-313-0681.

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