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

~John 10:10

God has an AWESOME plan for your life!

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

Our apostolate exists to help YOU encounter Christ and grow in His image.

Yes!  You can have a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Our Lord.  Discover the heroic mission God created you for.  

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

Become a Soldier of Christ.

Our Mission

To help men encounter Christ in a brotherhood, equipping them to fight the daily spiritual battle, and be Christ-like leaders in their families, parish & community. 

Grow closer to Our Lord while discussing the upcoming Lenten Sunday Mass readings within a brotherhood of Catholic men.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.  Romans 1:16

Wednesdays @  6:30 PM

February 21st through March 27th

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

Grow in the image of Jesus Christ

How I wish your bearing and conversation were such that, on seeing or hearing you, people would say: This man reads the life of Jesus Christ.  St. Josemaria Escriva, The Way, 2

Why Attend The Bible Study for Men?

  • Develop a personal relationship with Our Lord through his Holy Word.
  • 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 Men's Bible Study.

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

Fridays during Lent

@ 6:00 PM

In English

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


Our Lord would love to see YOU.  Come by yourself, bring your spouse, family, and, or a friend.


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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