“Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” 

~Joshua 1:9

Offerings for Men at OLPH

We are a group of Catholic men dedicated to growing in our faith and supporting one another on our spiritual journeys. We offer a variety of opportunities to come together as Disciples in Mission.   Our activities align with OLPH’s discipleship pathway (Belong, Believe, Become and Beyond), offering fellowship, formation and outreach opportunities to the men of our parish.  Please join our Men’s Ministry group to stay informed.  Here are a few of the highlights…

Men’s Mini Retreat:

OLPH Men’s Ministry will sponsor a “Lenten Hike at the Shrine of St. Anthony” on Saturday (3/11) 9 AM-1 PM.

Get your weekend started with a Saturday morning hike on the trails of The Shrine in Ellicott City. Coffee will be available at 9 AM, an easy hike for an hour, and some prayer/fellowship before Confessions at 11 AM. We will end with Noon Mass in the Shrine Chapel and (weather permitting) hamburgers/brats on the grill for lunch before we head home.

Outdoor Stations of the Cross:

OLPH Men’s Ministry will sponsor “Outdoor Stations of the Cross and Bonfire in the Parish Backyard” on Wednesday (3/22) at 7 PM.

Join us for this new Lenten tradition as we gather around the Stations (from our original OLPH Church) that surround our bonfire pit in the backyard of the parish office. We will have an opportunity for prayer, fellowship, and a beverage of choice (BYOB) around the fire pit afterward. Don’t forget your camp chair!

Knights of Columbus:

Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families.

Our services offered to OLPH include:

  • parish pancake breakfasts,
  • Christmas Creche in the church
  • Thanksgiving dinner deliveries
  • Annual youth sport competitions (soccer shootout and free-throw contest )
  • Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest

and many more…


For close to twenty years, the men of OLPH have learned from each other and strengthening each other as we journey in faith and in life.

Our retreat-based model has sought to balance formation with growth in our prayer lives and our efforts at evangelization, true to the long-proven Cursillo discipleship model.

All are welcome to join our gatherings early Saturday morning, whether you have attended a Cornerstone retreat or not.

Manly Burger Nights:

$5 burgers with all the sides (including Marty’s famous onions rings and sauce)

Fellowship with 50+ brothers

A brief motivational teaching from a fellow parishioner


Day retreats to local shrines (St. Anthony shrine in Ellicott City, Grotto in Emmitsburg, and others)

1-night Cornerstone retreat put on by OLPH men

3-night ACTS retreats with nearby parishes

3-night Cursillo retreat in the Baltimore/Washington area


Day retreats to local shrines (St. Anthony shrine in Ellicott City, Grotto in Emmitsburg, and others)

1-night Cornerstone retreat put on by OLPH men

3-night ACTS retreats with nearby parishes

3-night Cursillo retreat in the Baltimore/Washington area

Brats and Beer Movie Night

$5 brats (prepared Chuck’s style with beer, onions and butter) along all the sides

Ending the evening with an outdoor movie on our beautiful new back patio

Jeremiah 31 Men’s Intercessory Prayer Gathering

Meet monthly as a group in the Good Shepherd chapel. Pray for ourselves, our families, our priests and OLPH men’s ministries. Topics include Marian intercession, litany of humility, praise/repentance, and others.

Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Maryland Conference

Meet annually in March to strengthen men’s spirituality in the Archdiocese of Baltimore by helping men answer the call to holiness through prayer, worship, word, and sacrament.

Speakers have included

  • Archbishop Lori
  • Scott Hahn
  • Fr. Larry Richards
  • Ralph Martin
  • Jeff Cavins
  • Curtis Martin (founder of FOCUS)
  • and others

Carpooling is coordinated from OLPH to this awesome event

Basketball pickup games in the OLPH gym

Join men of our parish for a competitive, yet fun, night of pickup ball

Meet on Monday and Thursday nights

Open to adults of all ages

Exodus 90

Join our pastor, Father Mike Triplett, and other men of the parish in this challenging yet fulfilling and fun activity kicking off on January 9, 2023.

Humbly invest in this ninety-day spiritual exercise for men based on three pillars: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity….all essential aspects of the Christian life.

Meet for weekly check-ins as brothers to support/discuss/encourage building up a habit of daily prayer, fasting/abstaining, regular/intense exercise and fraternity.

The Catechism in a Year

Join us early Saturday mornings in the Good Shepherd room off the narthex. We will review/discuss/share the blessings from Father Mike Schmitz podcast that begins on January 1st.

Stick around afterwards and attend the 8:15 morning Mass

No better way to start your weekend!

Men’s Video Series

Gather monthly to watch/discuss a formation video from speakers like Father Larry Richard, Father Mike Schmitz and others. Food and beverages are served in a potluck style gathering.

Excellent informal fellowship and formation for men of all ages.

Men’s Small Groups

Based in parishioner’s homes or on campus at OLPH. Sharing our faith, encouraging each other, and offering support to guys living our faith at home, work and elsewhere.

Established groups focus on young fathers, Ignatian spirituality and other topics.   Join an existing one….or start your own!

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Immediate questions?   Reach out to Deacon Roch at or via cell at 443-285-9395

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