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7 months ago

Anonymous

In less than 7 days, I will be homeless. I'm 19 years old and I have faith that everything is going to be fine. I'd just really appreciate it if you would join me in praying that I find a home.
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Hi! I have a few questions which i desperately need the answer to ASAP! 1. What was Jesus’ relationship with Matthew 2. an indication of how his friendship with Jesus impacted his relationship with others and 3. the way Matthew challenges us to relate to others. If you could respond it would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks much!

I (inhishands) am crazy busy this week. Does anyone else have a second to respond to anon? If you do send it to the catholics tumblr and I’ll post it. :)

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1 year ago

Anonymous

Hi! I have a few questions which i desperately need the answer to ASAP! 1. What was Jesus' relationship with Matthew 2. an indication of how his friendship with Jesus impacted his relationship with others and 3. the way Matthew challenges us to relate to others. If you could respond it would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks much!

I (inhishands) am crazy busy this week. Does anyone else have a second to respond to anon? If you do send it to the catholics tumblr and I’ll post it. :)

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1 year ago

Anonymous

I won't be able to get to Confession for awhile because of my resources and where I live, so it would be much appreciated if some prayers could be sent my way for me not to beat myself up over my various sins in the meantime, that'd be very nice of you. Love, R.

Certainly :)

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2 years ago
sweetandlovelygirl7

so yeah.

sweetandlovelygirl7:

i don’t like it when Saman has tests. He has a test on Thursday so he’s gonna be studying like all day tomorrow (in addition to today and yesterday). which means i probably won’t get to talk to or see him until Friday. 

people in long distance relationships are super strong. i get upset at not being able to see my boyfriend for a week. i can’t imagine living far away from him and/or only seeing him every couple months or less. my heart goes out to all of you in that situation <3

OH HEY I CAN REBLOG MYSELF.

Anyway, i got to talk to him for a few minutes on gmail video chat, so yay :)

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2 years ago

Anonymous

are you allowed to eat meat on ash wednesday?

No, no meat on Ash Wednesday.

It is a day of fasting and abstinence. Days of abstinence are the days in which the Church calls us to abstain from meat, while days of fasting are days in which the Church calls all adult Catholics in good health to eat the minimum (defined as one moderately sized meal, and two small snacks which are equal to less than the size of the one meal).

God bless!

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2 years ago

Anonymous

I have a response to A, the person who just became Catholic and is noticing that they do not feel God's love anymore. A, this is actually something you should be proud of. Once we get to a certain place on our spiritual journey, God takes away the happy feelings we once got when we prayed, went to mass and served others. This is to show that we are doing these things to worship God, not to feel good feelings. Stay strong, keep praying and those feelings will return!
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2 years ago
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A prayer for me please

Hello, i want to share my history. 
Until last year I was an Atheist, but then I found God and I felt my life was complete I had felt his love and I was anxious to share it with everybody, I even join a Catholic youth group ! 
But now I feel empty again, I feel as if I have lost God, I don’t care about going to church or my youth group anymore and I don’t know why, I know I love God but i just can’t feel it anymore.
I think I’m starting to have doubts and I don’t know what to do, please pray for me I need all the help I can get, I want to love the lord again. Also if you can share your opinions or any experience similar to mine I’ll be really gratefull.
Please, just a prayer. 
-A 

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2 years ago
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Prayer Request

I am asking for prayer regarding my father and I.  He does not accept my wanting to follow God’s Call to the Catholic Church.  He will not allow me to convert until the age of eighteen.  He is a Southern Baptist, and it can be almost overwhelming at times, the discussions we have.  Please pray for God’s guidance, discernment, and wisdom for us both, and that I grow in my Catholic faith, although not currently Catholic.

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4 years ago
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Palm Sunday

Palms

How should a person dispose of old palms?

Palms are sacramentals and it is usually recommended that blessed sacramentals be burned rather than simply thrown away. Sometimes, a parish will invite parishoners to donate their old palms. The palms are burned and the ashes are used on Ash Wednesday the following year.

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What is a sacramental?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sacramentals are “sacred signs  which bear a resemblance to the sacraments. They signify effects, particularly of a spiritual nature, which are obtained through the intercession of the Church.”[171]

Other sacramentals include relics, holy oils, the rosary.

Liturgical prayer

Ritual (set words and gestures) enables us to pray together. We call this “liturgy” - praying the ritual of the whole Church, on behalf of the whole Church, with a sense of doing it together with the whole Church. The Mass is the most obvious example of liturgical prayer. The celebration of the other sacraments and of the Liturgy of the Hours are also examples of liturgical prayer.

There is something special about being together with a group experiencing the same event. A Thanksgiving dinner is one example. Another is a sports event. Sometimes when a team is playing a championship game in another city, people come to the home stadium or arena to watch it together on television. There is something different about experiencing it together.

In liturgical prayer we have a sense of being together with others who are celebrating the same event - those around us, the Church around the world, and the Church in heaven. Most of all, we sense the presence of the Risen Lord who is always the leader of the Church at prayer.

Liturgical prayer is not hard to do, not complicated. We simply open ourselves up to the words, rituals, symbols, the presence of those around us, and the realization that we are doing this in the name of the entire Church… and that we take in the “whole thing.”

Holy Week is the perfect time to think about liturgical prayer. No other week in the year has liturgies so rich and full as the Sacred Triduum.