Paratus™

PARATUS™ is a much needed program developed by the MEN OF CHRIST® apostolate. In Latin it means “Be Prepared.” For nearly two decades we have been helping men prepare themselves spiritually to be better husbands and fathers, leaders and mentors. Now, PARATUS will help both men and women prepare their families for unplanned situations—both naturally occurring and otherwise—that could affect their safety, health, sustenance and ability to communicate.

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Water sourcing, purification, and storage
Food sourcing, canning, preservation, and storage
Paratus - Be Prepared
Paratus - Prepare Your Go-Bag
Paratus - Personal Defense
Paratus - Water & Food Overview

Event Calendar

Foraging 101
Saturday 20 July

Presented by Joe Meyer

Catholic Ecology Center
W1468 County Rd NN, Neosho, WI 53059
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10:00 A.M. CT

Please arrive at the main building by 9:45 A.M. As this is a guided walking tour, registration will be limited to 30 participants. Join our executive director for 90 minutes as you forage through the CEC ecosystem searching for and collecting wild edibles. Learn the natural history and identification of plants and fungus that can ensure you have food to eat, given any unforeseen situation. These edibles also add flavor, nutrition, and interest to our everyday meals. You will also learn helpful tips about preparing and cooking these amazing wild edibles. No experience required. Learn more about the CEC at catholicecologycenter.org

Emergency Communications
Saturday 24 August

Presented by Carl Guse, Lou Kowieski & Michael Schulze

Schoenstatt Retreat Center
W284n698 Cherry Lane, Waukesha, WI 53188
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7:30 Mass
8:30 Civil Defense
9:00 Considerations
10:00 Break
10:15 Communication Devices
11:00 Recommendations & Training
12:00 Working lunch
12:30 Next steps
1:00 Conclude

Medical Preparedness
Saturday 21 September

Presented by Dr. Franklin Smith

Schoenstatt Retreat Center
W284n698 Cherry Lane, Waukesha, WI 53188
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Details to come

Home Defense & Cyber Security
Saturday 26 October

Presented by Joe Nelson

Schoenstatt Retreat Center
W284n698 Cherry Lane, Waukesha, WI 53188
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Details to come

Previous Paratus Meetings

Stop The Bleed—13 July 2024

Please check back for resources

Home Gardening Basics—27 June 2024

Presentation available

Water & Food Overview—15 June 2024

Recordings & presentations available

Initial Meeting—11 May 2024

Recordings available