Pro Deo - Pro Patria, for God - for - Country
A Catholic Men's Fraternal
NonProfit 501(c)(8) Organization
YOUNG MEN'S INSTITUTE
In the late 1800's, Irish immigrants in America were subject to a great deal of social and political discrimination. So it wasn't surprising that conversations among Irish Catholics turned frequently to the necessity of organizing. Such a conversation was held on an evening in 1883 by a group of men who stopped to talk after a service in front of St. Joseph's parish hall in San Francisco. But as they stood under a lamppost, their hands stuffed in their pockets, their feet stamping the pavement, and their breath steaming in the cold night air, something happened. For the first time the opt-repeated conversation changed "Something should be done about this discrimination" to "We should do something about it". And thus the Young Men's Institute was born.
In the years that followed, YMI expanded both in membership and in scope of purpose. Today there are Councils throughout California, Hawaii, and Indiana, each one following the tradition of Catholic brotherhood voiced that evening under the lamppost.
The Young Men's Institute mission is the mutual aid and benevolence, the moral, intellectual, and social improvement of its members.
Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your Love. Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.
I Pledge Allegance To The Flag Of The United States Of America,And To The Republic For Which It Stands One Nation Under God, Indivisable With Liberty And Justice For All.
WHY JOIN? Why join a catholic men's fraternal organization?
YMI offers you an opportunity to enjoy the company of other catholic men and their families at church, at dinners, dances, picnics, and a wide assortment of other entertainment.
Strengthen your religious commitment through prayers, rosaries, retreats, and masses. Derive satisfaction from working together for the good of other members, and your community.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? Bring your own expertise or persuasion to the many causes of YMI. There are many programs for family, such as council scholarships for students of YMI Members, "Grand Council Scholarships for all catholic students, even seminarians for the protection of your family, the "Educational Foundation" provides assistance to the surviving school age children of any YMI Member. Each child in grade K thru college is eligible for the aid. The surviving family of benefit members also qualifies for a death benefit, and many councils also provide such benefits. Check It Out! Ask any member to sponsor you.
SO, WHAT'S UP? What you have read so far is just a bit of what YMI is all about, what we engage in is according to a concensus of the membership. You can come and enjoy a lunch, chat with friends, and be happy, or, you can take helm and be president, or marshal. It can even lead to a Grand Council stint, as we have an annual convention, and lead by brothers in Grand Council, our parent organization.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO? Well, we have extended to you the hand of friendship, if you are a catholic man age seventeen (17) or older, you merely ask a member to sponsor you. If you do not know a member, just download and fill out the application on this website and mail it in. You will be contacted by the secretary or an officer of the organization. They will provide you with the information you need such as dues, meetings, etc.
COME JOIN US!
San Jose Council #2 of the Young Men's Institute, a fraternal order of Catholic men, in conjunction with, and with the financial aide of the "Clayton and Lorraine Anglus Memorial Scholarship Program" has established a scholarship program for Catholic students in grades 7 thru College. Student must be sponsored by one of our Members.
The "Clayton and Lorraine Anglus Memorial Scholarship Program" is held yearly. Students are required to complete an application and be sponsored by one of our Members. An essay must accompany the application, instructions will be posted on the application.
San Jose Council #2 of the Young Men's Institute is committed to helping people in need in our community through monthly donations to eligible charities. YMI Council #2 is whole heartedly committed to this program and allows us the opportunity to practice what we preach.
Chaplain - Fr. Paolo Gobbo
President - Alex Preciado
First Vice President: - Stan Martinez
Second Vice President - Rich O'Brien
Marshal - Larry Gallegos
Treasurer - Dan Palermo
We currently meet at the American Legion Hall at 12:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month.
1504 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, California 95125, United States