Brother-to-Brother Ministries is one of the few Catholic organizations dedicated to assisting Catholic men in Catholic faith formation through one to one mentoring and discipleship.
We do this by meeting individually with men to discover where they are on their Catholic faith journey and determine how we can help them develop a deeper personal relationship with Jesus.
Together, we develop goals that will help them make progress toward deeper Christian maturity and service to others as men of Jesus Christ.
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Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist
Dr. Brant Pitre, New York, Doubleday, 2011
In early 2011, I listened to a CD from Lighthouse Catholic Media (www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org) titled Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Dr. Brant Pitre, a professor of sacred scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Intrigued by the CD I visited Dr. Pitre’s website and discovered that he had recently published a book with the same title. I purchased the book from CatholicProductions.com, read it twice, and developed a 21-page outline which I use to teach about the Jewish roots of the Eucharist.
In the past year, I have been under the teaching of Rick Lentz, who is director-mentor of Brother-to-Brother Ministries. There has been much discussion in reference to how we understand God's word, the Holy Bible. One of the great revelations for me has been to understand that what one reads in the New Testament must be read through the lens of our Jewish heritage, which is found in the Old Testament. Everything Jesus spoke of has to be connected to his heritage, so we must be connected to those same roots. If we are not, then our understanding is not completely grounded, and we lose the deeper meaning of Jesus' teachings and directions.
Just what is it that we do through Brother-to-Brother Ministries?
We form men in Catholic discipleship and mentor men on their faith journeys and help them develop a deeper personal relationship with Jesus. We do this in the following ways:
- Bible Scripture study, verse memorization and applying biblical principles in our daily lives.
- Study of the Catholic Church Catechism and how to live out our Catholic faith as men of Jesus.
- One to one discipleship meetings and spiritual direction.