ABOUT FIT SHEPHERDS
Fit Shepherds aims to have every man in our community be in the best physical and spiritual shape of their lives.
Fit Shepherds are formed through demanding workouts, fraternity, and discipleship.
WHY FIT SHEPHERDS?
“The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep.” John 10:11-13
There is a crisis of good men in our world. Entrenched in our culture and society is a narrative that contributes to men living as a hireling, not a shepherd. The hireling has little care for what he does. He is bored. Therefore, when the wolf comes, the hireling flees, abandoning the sheep. The sheep, without their leader, are forced to scatter and perish.
Fit Shepherds are men striving to model their lives after the Good Shepherd rather than the hireling. Fit Shepherds are tired with the many voices which encourage the man to scatter when life gets hard. We are men who strive to lay down our lives in a sacrificial way for our families and community.
A Fit Shepherd knows he can’t do it alone. He needs brothers. He needs other men to go to battle with. He needs to know he has other men alongside him in the trenches—both during the workout and in the day-to-day grind. The wolf will come, his goal is to scatter and destroy. Will you be a hireling and flee, or a Fit Shepherd who sacrifices his life?
WHO IS A FIT SHEPHERD?
Any man or son 12 years and older that wants to be better. To be in better shape; to be a better son; a better husband; a better father; a better brother; a better neighbor. A Fit Shepherd wants to model his life after the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. A Fit Shepherd not only wants this for himself, he wants this for his brother.
LEADING A WORKOUT?
Review the "Guide to Leading a Fit Shepherd’s Workout."
JOIN THE FIT SHEPHERDS
WHEN. Saturday mornings at 7 am sharp
WHERE. St. Raphael Parking Lot
WAIVER. Please fill out the waiver which is available at the workout participating (parent signature if under 18).
GOT QUESTIONS? Please reach out and contact Fr. Kevin.