Why am I Catholic?
Totally awesome. Play this at your next staff meeting or confirmation meeting or RCIA or RCIC meeting or send to all your friends, Catholic and Protestant.
Are you in youth ministry and you've had it with crazed parents? Rollin' your eyes at the pastoral council? Tired of administration work? Love youth? Love the Church? Appalled at parish politics? Looking for some good games? For a creative ways to teach a lesson for Religious Ed? Just need a place to veg out and say "phew! Someone outside of the parish to talk to!"? Grab y'r Starbucks, turn the computer away from the staff's eyes, grab a seat on a donated dusty couch and let it all go.
Why am I Catholic?
So if the Detroit Tigers had to lose to the St Louis Cardinals (sob!!), I'm at least delighted to hear about these guys:
I've never bought my own computer before. I know! Can you believe it? Maybe those of you getting paid by a parish are saying "oh yeah, sister, I can believe it".
...is the seed of Christianity"
Is this Sunday!!
What makes World Mission Sunday such an important celebration in our Church? As the title reminds us, it is a universal celebration carried out through the world in which all members in every country, diocese and parish lift up their minds and hearts in solidarity with Christ, our Lord and Savior. We are asked to consider that the Church is larger than our own locale. The problems and challenges in our own place must be situated in the context of the larger Church. It is not just a “second collection”; it is a mindset, a mission mentality, celebrated on this day.
(from the World Mission' Website)
As I hear it, approved by the Vatican too.
I had this question asked of me. Would love more input as well.
I had posted an article about this website before, but when I lost everything, I lost their info. I recently came upon it again and wanted to be sure you folks had access to it.
You DO NOT want to miss out on this:
Since I have a full time job in ministry, but not directly in youth ministry right now, I need help from you guys. I don't have a lot of time to blog what I have, but if you send me your info, I'll post it. It's totally helpful, too, if you can include a link for the resource.
I forget that I need to be practical and not all theoretical.
Youth ministry is evolving. It has too. No longer should we be doing just Sunday night "youth group". If you are, please, for the love of St Christopher, read "Renewing the Vision" and overhaul your workload.
One of my loyal readers asked me this question. I had no idea, so I set him on the task. File this with your lesson plan on the angels for next year. It's a great question!
here's the answer a priest friend of mine found for me:
Q. Why are some angels, like St. Michael, considered Saints and others are just angels?
People think that only humans can be Saints. It is true that normally we think only of humans becoming Saints. According to the dictionary, the word "saint" is derived from the Latin sanctus, which means holy or sacred. An angel is a purely spiritual being and as such is noted for being holy. Heaven is the place where the angels who surround God live, along with the saints. The three angels which we refer to as "Saints" are the only three who are named in Holy Scripture. Michael remained faithful to God and led the victory against the fallen angels (Revelation 12:7-9). Gabriel announced to the Blessed Virgin Marythat she was to bear the Son of God (Luke 1:26-38). Raphael identified himself as "one of the seven holy angels who present the prayers of the saints and enterinto the presence of the glory of the Holy One" (Tobit 12:15, RSV-CE). They are referred to as Saints because they are holy, they dwell with God, and they have a name to which we can add the title of "Saint."
I'm a little late on this one. I knew it was coming up yet I forgot until I was at Mass this morning that this Sunday is Respect Life Sunday.