Thankyou, was good advice I can almost remember last weeks homily
(Original post by Jhyzone)
I tend to read the Readings for the Mass an hour before. I do this so that when the Priest is talking I can just focus on his Homily.
Sometimes if I find myself looking around I would close my eyes but try not fall asleep! lol
And I make sure I don't fidget with anything.
Sometimes I stare at the candle at the altar or at the Tabernacle and focus my attention there. It greatly helps
Somehow I came away from reading this thinking that your nephew had been ordained and gave a really good homily (still congrats of course
(Original post by yawn)
Many congratulations my friend. It all happened then, despite the frustrations of delay caused by disorganisation. Wonder any of the college undergrads managed to graduate.
You look very impressive in your graduation gown...and I'm so pleased that your PTSD didn't mar your day.
My brother was conferred with his PhD from Imperial College in the grandeur of the Royal Albert Hall a couple of weeks ago. He was also awarded with the prize for being the undergrad post grad with the most promising potential based on his Thesis. His girlfriend who is German was most impressed saying the whole thing was like a Harry Potter moment. In Germany, they don't have the same procedures for graduation that many other european countries do - just a departmental awarding of certificates. No dressing up in fancy gowns and hoods for them. As we walked back to the Reception for canapes and champagne I said hello to a passer-by who was taking great stock of my brother who looked resplendent by way of his height and his purple and white hooded gown . This gentlemen wished me a good afternoon and as he passed, another family member asked who he was. It was the Lord Professor Robert Winston who lectures in the medical sciences faculty So close to a celebrity that I was almost a celebrity for one, short moment myself.
Regarding the quality of homilies: Today, my nephew was Confirmed by the diocesan Archbishop. His homily was on Pentecost and the Ascension. The way he described how the apostles were guilt-ridden because of their denial of Christ was amazing - each and every one of us could identify with times in our own lives where we had let our friends down after promising to stand by them because of the fear of disadvantageous repercussions. He really made the Gospel come alive by involving us in the psyche of Christ's followers and levelling the homily on a personal basis. He's really cool and I told him so afterwards!
What did the Archbishop say when when you told him how cool he was?
60 and 29 is amazing
(Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
Tbh I should have tried to speak more and get involved in the organising. Never had such responsibility before in a religious sense, so I found the whole thing quite daunting and kept in the shadows
Like there was this one time that one of the other catechists was telling the kids that she didn't believe the Blessed Mother was a virgin and that she must have had sex to conceive Jesus and I was like
but said nothing
The bishop that is confirming our kids always asks them their confirmation name and a few questions about their saint. So we've thoroughly prepared them for that. Some of the kids picked saints I'd never heard of and did a lot of research but others (the boys in particular) were a bit clueless. We soon whipped them into shape though
I must confess, I don't know the names of ALL the kids (there are 29 of them this year) so am worried about handing certificates to the wrong people
I feel more for the first communion catechists in that church though: 60 children taking their first communion this May in that parish
It never actually occured to me help with confirmations and I probably wouldn't have said anything either, but how on earth does she explain Jesus being divine?
I don't want to sound judgemental but I don't like dissent (it's sad), the way I'm looking at it if a certain official teaching isn't right then that must mean God isn't guiding the Church so I might as well just go and join (*picks denomination off Wikipedia*) The Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas (no offence). We need to be unified anyway, being Catholic at the moment comprises the far left (use contraception, pro-choice, same sex marriage etc.) and the far-right (Vatican II is hilarious, there hasn't been a real pope since 1850, mass should always be in Latin)
Oh that's great one day I'll go
(Original post by Matthew_Lowson)
June 14th will be ten years since my confirmation. My brother made his FHC on the 16th. I remember it because my grandma nearly corrected our bishop when he called my confirmation name during the actual rite - she said 'It's not it's Matthew' but quickly realised her mistake
How's everyone this week? Finish uni this week. Two exams to go.
Also had prep meeting for Lourdes yesterday, I'm off there in less than six weeks.
How did the walk (for charity) go?
i wanted to go to the studio tour but it sounded expensive and i forgot...
(Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
Still so jealous that you're going to Lourdes. I need to find a way to get back there
I really felt like I belonged there
I'm good thanks. Just come back from the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Leavesden
Praying for your exams, and for anyone else here who is doing exams
thankyou i have two exams left
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Is that Richmond? As you say, it's about time. The Canonical Code requires local bishops to ensure there are enough Catholic schools for children whose Catholic parents request it.
You can bet your life there's going to be appeals against it from the secular sectors. They have already being condemning any decision before it's been made, but I'm thinking that their grounds for appeal will not be upheld, because, apart from anything else, they're based on bigotry and would seek to deny the right of parents to determine the education they seek for their children - a right that is upheld everywhere else in secular society.
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