Strengthen Your Brother


Members of Strengthen Your Brother gather on a Saturday morning to honor Tom Schiller on his upcoming ordination as a permanent deacon serving the Archdiocese of St. Louis.





Strengthen Your Brother (SYB) was launched at Seven Holy Founders in September 2011 with one purpose  - to provide a place for men of all ages to share and support each other in their faith journey

Meetings give men a time to pray and to discuss life from a Catholic, spiritual perspective.

SYB is open to any man, of any age, from any parish. 

Regular participants range in age from men in their 20’s to men in their 90’s.

No one is ever expected to talk, but everyone is welcome to speak as they are comfortable.

Men are invited to come whenever they can.  No attendance is taken and ALL ARE ALWAYS welcome.

The name Strengthen Your Brother comes from Jesus’ statement to St Peter “...but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” - Luke 22:32

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SYB Meeting Information


The group meets throughout the year every other Saturday morning.  Check the bulletin for updated times and information.

The typical schedule is:

  • 6:30 AM Rosary in Common
  • 7:00 AM Discussion and Faith Sharing
  • END PROMPTLY at 8:00 AM
  • Donuts and coffee included.

Below:  Tom Schiller, an active member of SYB since its founding admires the stole given to him by SYB in honor of his ordination to the permanent diaconate.