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We’ve looked at what I believe to be the essential elements of instruction before receiving the Sacraments, now let’s look at the celebration of the Sacraments themselves. Again, I’m not an expert here, and most parishes are fine in this area. These are just observations.
The biggest night for the Sacraments in any parish is the Easter Vigil. After many months of preparation the candidates and catechumens approach Our Lord to receive the life-giving mysteries promised. It is…Continue
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Reading 1: Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10. Listen and give glory to God or be cursed
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 131:1, 2, 3. "In you, Lord, I have found my peace."
Reading 2: 1 Thes 2:7b-9, 13. We give thanks for those who listened and received the Word of God.
Gospel: Matt 23: 1-12. Humble yourself. Become a servant to all. Do what those in authority tell you but do not follow their example.
Added by Wes Schaeffer on October 30, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments
Care for the poor.
Trust in the Lord, your refuge.
Imitate the Apostles who imitate the Lord.
Love the Lord and your neighbor.
In today's second reading (1 Thes 1:5c-10) we read how pleased Paul was that they had turned from idols to live as the Lord wanted them to live.
What idols do you need to turn away from:
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In today's 2nd Reading (1 Thes 1:1-5b), Paul gives thanks and prays for the Thessalonians for their "work of faith and labor of love and endurance."
Anything in life worth achieving takes time, effort, discipline, focus, sacrifice, attention to detail and love such as:
We do not know God's ways but we must keep…Continue
Added by Wes Schaeffer on October 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Today’s topic is what I call Pre-Sacramental Education. This includes the whole subject of formation of our youth as well as educating those adults who are coming into the Church. The purpose is to prepare the candidates for the Sacraments.
These are my opinions. My intention is not to contradict the authority of the bishops. Each diocese seems to have their own spin on this and the parishes must follow the lawful direction given to them by their bishop. What…Continue
Added by Jeff King on October 11, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments
Hello fellow Catholic Capitalists! Haha no offence but that's from this portal's tagline.
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I am Victor from Singapore. I am a designer, illustrator and self-publisher committed to creating resources for the Glory of God. I have recently written and illustrated 3 children's books on Eucharistic Miracles which you can preview at my company site here: www.parousian.com
I am also an avid…Continue
Today we talk about the most mysterious and exciting topic in this whole field. It is the heart of our mission as Christians and the competency that we have the least control of. It is vital to any successful evangelization program, but we can’t make it happen, we can only make the conditions favorable to it and pray that it happens. Today we are going to talk about Conversion.
First, I guess we better define the term as it will be used in this context. From…Continue
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