Friendly discussion for men

MONTHLY MEETING: Men gathered to enjoy breakfast and meaningful discussion at the monthly Men Alive meeting.
MONTHLY MEETING: Men gathered to enjoy breakfast and meaningful discussion at the monthly Men Alive meeting.

A program being run by the Port Pirie Men's Ministry is seeing men come together for meaningful discussion while enjoying the Catholic christian faith

Men Alive, being run in the Parish Centre (the old Recorder building on Gertrude Street opposite the Northern Festival Centre) on the fourth Saturday of the month, has been adapted from a national program to run in the community.

Each month features a facilitator and coordinator, and the topics discussed on the day vary.

The monthly meeting is open to all, not just to men of the Catholic faith.

One of the organisers, Les Rich, said numbers had been steady for the breakfast and discussion every month, between 16 and 24, and that the men who attend enjoy the experience.

"It's about men having meaningful discussion and meaningful debate so that it helps them in their everyday life," he said.

"People don't have to be Catholic to come along."

"I'm really happy with the way it has gone.

"It has continued to grow.

Mr Rich said their monthly meetings give the attendees another outlet to share with other men.

"The men that come are starting to feel at ease with the whole concept," he said.

Joining in on Saturday's meeting for the first time and enjoying the discussion was Bishop Greg O'Kelly and newly appointed Father Jimmy Pantin.

Anyone wanting to join in on the Men Alive meetings can contact Les Rich on 0419 844 018.

The next breakfast meeting is being held on Saturday, June 22.