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“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”

~John 10:10

God has an AWESOME for you!

He wants you to be radically happy.  He created you for a mission.  Your true happiness lies when you fulfill that mission.

Our Mission

To bring men together in Christian brotherhood, train them for daily spiritual battle and to be Christ-like leaders through the model of St. Joseph, in their family, parish & community.

The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.  Pope Benedict XVI

Are you up for the challenge?

Be formed in the image of Our Lord and train for spiritual battle in a fraternity of Catholic Men.

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.  Proverbs 27: 17

The Soldiers of Christ are small fraternities (5-8 men) that meet weekly (during a liturgical season), pray together, encounter Christ in Sacred Scripture, and hold themselves accountable to be more Christ-like, through the model of St. Joseph.

TBD @  6:30 PM


St. Joseph Catholic Church
150 St Joseph Way, Cotati, CA 94931

The Spiritual Game Plan

The Spiritual Game Plan is a training system, prayers & disciplines, that help form you into a Soldier of Christ.  Through prayer and discipline, you will encounter Christ's grace and be formed in His image.

God will provide the Grace if YOU provide the effort.

The enemy tempts you away from Our Lord through laziness and a lukewarm attitude.  Be intentional with your relationship with Christ by being aware of him throughout the day, fighting against sin.

When you join The Soldiers of Christ for one of our session periods, you are committing to a structure of prayer and disciples.  You will have a brotherhood that will hold you accountable for your commitment.

Become a Soldier of Christ.

Why Attend The Soldiers of Christ Men's Fraternity?

  • Develop a personal relationship with Our Lord through a brotherhood, Sacred Scripture & The Spiritual Game Plan.
  • Strengthen your vocation (Married or Single).
  • Become a heroic father to your children.
  • Learn to live your faith in daily, ordinary life.
  • Find support and friendship in a brotherhood of Catholic Men.

Click HERE to JOIN the Soldiers of Christ

The message of the Gospel is simple:  Hope.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  1 Peter 1:3

About Our Patron Saints

  • St. Joseph, Terror of Demons
  • St. Josemaria Escriva is known as the saint of ordinary life. Canonized in 2002 by St. John Paul II, his core message was what the Second Vatican Council called the Universal Call to Holiness.  In other words, God has called you to greatness.
  • St. Michael the Archangel 

About Us

Hello, We’re Joe & Donna Hernandez. We are the founders of The Soldiers of Christ. We met in 2011 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastopol, CA while planning and organizing our first bible studies and parish conferences (Fr. Mitch Pacwa & Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers). We got married in 2015.  In 2021 we adopted our daughter, Olivia Marie, from South Korea. 

We have a fantastic team.  Fr. Raúl, Fr. Stuart, Sarah, The Gregorian Chant Duo (Anna & Jessica), John, Eric, Matt, and many others!  Email us if you are interested in joining our team.


The Ministry of Acolyte

On December 16, 2023, John Eakin, Eric Umile, and Joe Hernandez were instituted to the Ministry of Acolyte by Bishop Robert F. Vasa

In 1973, St. Paul VI restored the Office to a Lay Ministry. The Office of Acolyte is no longer reserved only for minor orders, headed to the Ministerial Priesthood.  It is a formal Ministry of the Catholic Church that is exercised at the discretion of the Bishop of the Diocese.

It is a privilege to serve Our Lord in this Office.  You can learn more about the Ministry of Acolyte by opening the accordion box below titled "What is an Acolyte?".

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